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Getting to CHS Field

Defeathered: Saints Crushed By Canaries 16-3

ST. PAUL, MN May 24, 2017

The St. Paul Saints would like to forget about Wednesday night at Sioux Falls Stadium.  In one of the more lopsided losses in recent memory the Saints lost 16-3 to the Sioux Falls Canaries.


          The Saints got behind big early and could never dig out of the hole.  In the first Blake Schmit led off with a single against Eric Veglahn.  With one out Burt Reynolds singled him to second.  With two outs Jake Taylor’s RBI double made it 1-0.  On the play Tanner Vavra threw to third, but his throw skipped past Nate Hanson into the Saints dugout and both runners came in to score making it 3-0 Canaries.  After Ty Morrison was hit by a pitch Patrick Fiala hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, to make it 5-0.


          The Canaries tacked on four more in the third when Chris Jacobs led off with a solo homer, his first of the night and of the season, to make it 6-0.  Taylor then walked and Morrison singled him to second.  With one out Mike Falsetti made it 7-0 with an RBI double.  Two batters later Schmit made it 9-0 with a two-run double.  Veglahn lasted 3.0 innings allowing nine runs on nine hits.


          The Saints finally got on the board in the fifth when Tanner Vavra and Jon Kristoffersen started the inning with back-to-back singles.  With two outs Nate Hanson knocked the two in with a single to make it 9-2.


          The Canaries thwarted any idea of a comeback in the bottom of the inning when they scored five runs, all unearned, off of Kramer Sneed.  Fiala led off the inning by hitting a tapper to the right of the mound that Sneed had trouble picking up and then his throw to first went into foul territory.  With one out Dan Motl singled Fiala to third.  An RBI fielder’s choice from Schmit made it 10-2.  After a BJ Guinn Jr. single, Burt Reynolds made it 11-2 with an RBI single.  Jacobs then homered for the second time in the game, a three-run shot to left, to make it 14-2.


          The 16 runs were the most the Saints had given up since May 27, 2014 when the Rockland Boulders scored 18.


          The Saints have Thursday off and are back in action on Friday night at CHS Field in game one of a three game series against the Kansas City T-Bones.  The Saints send RHP John Straka (1-0, 0.00) to the mound.  The T-Bones are TBA.  It is Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks with the music of The Beatles.  The game can be seen on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities, and heard on Club 1220 KLBB.