X’s earn playoff spot with win over T-Bones

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KANSAS CITY (Courtesy American Association) – Sioux City claimed the final postseason spot today as they defeated Kansas City by the score of 9-5. The Explorers will be the South Division wild card and host the T-Bones in game one of the best-of-five South Division Championship Series Wednesday.

There were 12 hits picked-up by Sioux City today and was led by designated hitter Dexture McCallwho went 2-4 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI. Explorers right fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker launched a blast in two at-bats along with four walks and an RBI while left fielder Sebastian Zawada chipped in three hits and three RBI’s.

Sioux City raced out to a 7-0 lead through 3 ½ innings of play and would never look back en route to the big win.

Explorers starting pitcher Pete Tago threw a complete game and claimed his sixth win of the season. Tago allowed five earned runs on 11 hits and fanned 11 batters. The righty completed the regular season with a 6-3 record.

Sioux City will face Kansas City in the first round. Games one and two will be in Sioux City on Wednesday and Thursday. Games three through five as necessary will be in Kansas City.

Devin Reiners

Devin Reiners

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