Newell-Fonda won their opening game at the Class 1A state softball tournament while Gehlen Catholic fell into the consolation bracket.
Trailing 5-2 going into the bottom of the eighth the Explorers rallied for five runs to take a 7-5 lead that was finished off by Matt Pobereyko pitching in his fourth game in three days, earning the X’s a sweep of the Sioux Falls Canaries.
The Sioux City Explorers lost for the fifth time in six games, falling to Sioux Falls on Saturday night, 8-4.
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