LINCOLN, Nebraska – Josh Altmann extended his hitting streak to six games with an RBI single in the 1st inning, but the ‘Dogs couldn’t overcome a four-run 2nd inning in a 9-2 loss to the Sioux Falls Canaries at Haymarket Park on Saturday night.
Altmann tied Ryan Long’s season-high hit streak, and gave Lincoln a 1-0 lead against Angel Ventura. But Ventura answered by retiring 11 straight ‘Dogs while three walks and two doubles led to four runs against Lincoln starter Carson Lance in the 2nd.
Zak Taylor drove in David Vidal with a double in the 5th to make it 4-2, but the Canaries scored five times with two outs in the 8th to take a seven-run lead. Wyatt Ulrich had a two-run single before Jabari Henry hit a three-run homer – his first of the year.
Long’s six-game hit streak came to an end, while both Curt Smith and Edgar Corcino went 0-for-4. Vidal hit his first double of the year and Taylor’s RBI was also his first of the season.
Carson Lance allowed four runs on four hits over six innings – tied for Lincoln’s longest start of the year – while Tyler Anderson pitched a scoreless 8th inning with two strikeouts.
The ‘Dogs have lost the first two games of the series and will try and avoid the sweep at 7:05 p.m. on Sunday. Pregame coverage begins on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM at 6:35.
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