SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Curt Smith and Austin Gallagher each homered as the Saltdogs (45-40) exploded for a season-high performance in a 13-5 blowout of the Sioux Falls Canaries (30-56) in front of 3,693 fans at The Birdcage Saturday night.
Smith homered as part of a five-run, six-hit, four-double top of the first inning.
After Sioux Falls plated a pair of runs in both the second and third, debuting Saltdog Gallagher clubbed a towering three-run homer to right to extend Lincoln’s lead to 10-4 in the fourth.
Lincoln plated a season-high 13 runs on a season-high 19 hits.
Ryan O’Sullivan (4-3) pitched six innings, allowing three earned on three hits to earn the victory.
Luis Alen, Curt Smith, Gallagher and Jon Smith all had three hits a piece for the division title-minded ‘Dogs.
Curt was ejected in the middle of the ninth inning for arguing a call at first base.
Lincoln looks to finish its winning road trip in the rubber game Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. RHP Shairon Martis is expected to face LHP Joe Bircher. Radio coverage begins at 3:35 p.m. on KFOR FM 103.3/1240 AM.
The Saltdogs kick off their final home stand of the regular season Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. against Gary. Great seats are available at or by calling 402-474-2255.