LINCOLN, Nebraska – RHP Zach Keenan allowed one run over seven innings, RF Connor Panas extended his hitting streak to 11 with a grand slam, and the ‘Dogs swept the Sioux City Explorers with a 12-1 win at Haymarket Park on Sunday afternoon.


Keenan allowed just four hits seven innings for the second time this year and the ‘Dogs (23-22) tied for their largest win of the year to complete the first sweep over Sioux City (21-25) since August 2017. Lincoln finished the seven-game homestand with a four-game win streak.

The ‘Dogs took a 3-0 lead when LF Aaron Takacs hit a three-run homer in the 2nd inning. 1B Yanio Perez made it 4-0 with an RBI double in the 3rd and 2B Nate Samson followed with an RBI single to make it 5-0.

Sioux City scored its only run in the 4th inning on a sacrifice fly from DH Wilfredo Gimenez in the 4th, but the ‘Dogs answered with a two-run double in the 6th inning.

Panas’s grand slam came in the 7th inning and extended his team-best hitting streak to 11. The ‘Dogs added an unearned run on an error with two outs in the 8th.

LHP David Zoz pitched a scoreless 8th inning and RHP Nic Laio tossed a scoreless 9th inning.

The ‘Dogs hit the road for a six-game road trip that begins on Monday night in Cleburne, Texas. First pitch is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 6:35 on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.

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