SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota – LF Aaron Takacs extended his hitting streak to six, but the Saltdogs lost 6-0 at Sioux Falls Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Takacs went 2-for-3 with a single, double and walk, but the ‘Dogs (43-50) left 12 runners on base and were shut out for the seventh time this year despite outhitting the Canaries 10-6.

Sioux Falls (48-46) opened the scoring in the 1st inning. CF Aaron Whitefield reached on a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Whitefield then stole third and scored on a throwing error from C Luke Roskam on the play.

The Canaries then added to the lead in the 4th. After two leadoff walks from LHP Abdallah Aris, LF Darnell Sweeney hit a ball to right-center that CF Nick Anderson couldn’t catch which led to a violent wall collision. Sweeney got to third on a two-run triple while Anderson remained down before leaving the game.

Aris allowed the one hit over three-plus innings but was tagged for four runs and five walks with no strikeouts. RHP Walter Borkovich pitched the rest of the 4th and 5th innings, allowing a single from 2B Trevor Achenbach to score Sweeney, but otherwise tossed two scoreless frames with no walks and two strikeouts.

Sioux Falls extended the lead to 6-0 on a two-run homer from CF Aaron Whitefield off of RHP R.J. Freure in the 7th inning. Freure allowed two runs in one inning.

LHP Steffon Moore tossed a scoreless 8th inning, while RHP Carter Hope worked around two hits in a scoreless 6th.

The ‘Dogs now return home for an off-day Monday. Lincoln opens a three-game series against Cleburne beginning with a seven-inning doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday. Both games can be seen in their entirety on AABaseball.TV, and radio coverage will join-in-progress at 6:00 p.m. on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.

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