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Forum staff reports, Published July 18 2012

RedHawks' 14-game winning streak comes to a halt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The streak is over.

For the first time in 17 days, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks lost a baseball game – falling 5-3 Wednesday to the Sioux Falls Pheasants and ending a franchise record-tying 14-game winning streak.

A win would have equaled the American Association record for consecutive wins at 15, set in 2010 by Pensacola.

The RedHawks’ last loss was an 8-4 July 1 home setback to St. Paul. Since then, they swept four-game series against Winnipeg, Kansas City and Grand Prairie before beating Sioux Falls twice.

The RedHawks, 35-22 and still in first place of the North Division, rallied for three runs in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3. They had the top of the lineup batting in the ninth, but Sioux Falls closer Cody Evans struck out Zach Penprase, Buddy Sosnoskie and Nic Jackson on 13 pitches to end the game.

Jon Gaston went 3-for-4 with one run for the RedHawks while Penprase went 2-for-5 with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the sixth.

Cesar Nicolas racked up two RBIs on two hits for Sioux Falls.

Mitchell Clegg got the win, allowing eight hits, striking out four and walking no batters.

REDHAWKS SIOUX FALLS

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Pnprse,ss 5 0 2 2 Anthsn,2b 4 0 1 0

Sosnkie,rf 5 0 0 0 Lawhrn,1b 4 2 1 0

Jckson,cf 4 0 0 0 Bolden,cf 5 1 2 1

Cmpbll,3b 3 0 0 0 Nicolas,3b 3 1 2 2

Gaston,lf 4 1 3 0 Gurrero,rf 2 0 1 0

Delgado,c 4 1 1 0 Morales,dh 3 0 1 2

Rodrgz,1b 4 1 2 1 Barbero,lf 3 0 0 0

Stovall,dh 4 0 0 0 Quintna,c 4 0 1 0

Cota,2b 3 0 1 0 Judkins,ss 3 1 1 0

Totals 36 3 9 3 Totals 31 5 10 5

RedHawks 000 003 000–3 9 0

Sioux Falls 004 000 10x–5 10 2

E–Nicolas (4), Guerrero (8). 2B–Gaston (10), Cota (15), Nicolas (17), Quintana (11). HP–Jackson (3), Cota (5), Anthonsen (2). LOB–FM 9, SF 10.

REDHAWKS

IP H R ER BB SO

Laber, L,2-5 5 7 4 4 2 3

Dahman 1 2 1 1 0 1

Fuqua Xc 0 0 0 1 0

Harris Zc 0 0 0 0 0

Morari 1 1 0 0 1 0

SIOUX FALLS

IP H R ER BB SO

Clegg, W,5-3 5Xc 8 3 3 1 4

Van Leur Zc 0 0 0 0 0

Cooper 1 1 0 0 0 0

Mertins 1 0 0 0 0 0

Evans (S,8) 1 0 0 0 0 3

Umpires–Home: Riggers. First: O’Leary. Third: Stegner. Time–3:06. A–2,179.