X's catcher Ray Serrano tags out Sioux Falls first baseman Trevor Lawhorn during Thursday's game.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- -
The Sioux Falls Pheasants snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Sioux City Explorers, 5-1, on Thursday night.
Sioux City (24-29) only had one hit through the first four innings. That hit was an RBI single by Wally Backman, Junior, in the second inning which tied the game at 1-1.
Trailing 2-1 in the fifth, Sioux City loaded the bases with nobody out. Mike Murphy hit a fly ball to right field that was caught by Sioux Falls' Christian Guerrero, who throw home to get Peter Barrows at the plate for a double play. Two batters later Yusuke Inoguchi lined Trevor Lawhorn at first and the X's came up empty.
The Pheasants scored one run in the sixth and two more in the sixth to take a four run lead. Jason Jarvis gave up all five runs in six innings of work to suffer the loss.
Game two of the four game series is Friday night at 7:05 at Lewis and Clark park.
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