FARGO, N.D.(KFGO AM)- – Nic Jackson hit a three-run triple in the eighth to highlight a five-run inning that helped the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 11-3 Monday at Newman Outdoor Field. The contest between the RedHawks and Canaries totaled one hour and 45 minutes in delays due to rain and a power outage in the eighth inning. Ron Bourquin walked and Todd Jennings singled to get the first RedHawks on base in the eighth with Fargo-Moorhead leading 6-3. After Zach Penprase and Mitch Einertson both reached base on fielding errors, Nic Jackson picked up his second hit of the ballgame by driving a triple off the center-field wall – extending the RedHawks lead to 10-3. C.J. Retherford hit an RBI single before the lights went out with Keith Brachold up to bat with two outs and Fargo-Moorhead up 11-3 – two hours and 37 minutes into the game. The game start had been delayed 48 minutes due to rain. The game continued after the lights came on, 57 minutes after the power initially went out. RedHawks starter Alex Caldera improved to 8-2 after giving up three earned runs on four hits in six-plus innings. Nate Kilcrease pitched 2/3 inning, Joe Harris threw 1 1/3 innings of no-hit relief and Mackenzie King pitched a scoreless ninth to help Fargo-Moorhead improve to 33-23 this season and extend the North Division lead to 4.5 games ahead of second-place St. Paul. Mitchell Clegg (3-3) picked up the loss pitching four innings, while giving up six runs (four earned) on five hits. Kyle Vasquez pitched 1-2-3 innings of relief for Sioux Falls (23-33) in the fifth and sixth innings. Canaries’ Nick Van Stratten led Sioux Falls at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Van Stratten served as the first run of the game after scoring on an RBI groundout after a first inning triple. Buddy Sosnoskie hit a two-run double and Zach Penprase followed with a first-pitch two-run homer in the fourth to stretch the RedHawks’ lead to 6-1. The RedHawks and Canaries continue a three-game series at 7:02 p.m. tonight at Newman Outdoor Field.
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