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Peter Barrows celebrates his 3-run homer in the 3rd.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Peter Barrows homered twice and John Straka threw eight strong innings as the Sioux City Explorers earned their first win of the season, 10-2, over Sioux Falls Saturday night at Lewis & Clark Park.
The victory is also the first career managerial win for new manager Steve Montgomery who is in his first year with the team.
The Explorers are now 1-2 on the season.
Mark Sobolewski went 4-for-5 at the plate and drove in the X's first run of the game with an RBI single to left in the bottom of the first inning.
Tommy Mendonca followed that up with an RBI knock of his own, lining a ball off the glove of Sioux Falls first baseman Chase Burch.
Still leading 2-0 heading into the home half of the second, Peter Barrows stepped to the plate and crushed a solo homer to dead center, his first of the season to give the Explorers a three run cushion.
Barrows wasn't done yet, clobbering a three-run homer an inning later.
Sioux City added three more in the fifth and added a run in the eighth.
It was plenty of run support for Straka who scattered seven hits and struck out five to pick up his first win of the year.
Sioux City travels back up to Sioux Falls on Sunday to wrap up the four game series. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.
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