LINCOLN – It was an early inning run-fest, and the Sioux City Explorers led wire-to-wire in a 15-9 exhibition victory over the Saltdogs Tuesday night.

After two innings, Sioux City held a 9-8 lead, with all six of their second-inning tallies coming unearned due to two Lincoln errors.

Ian Gac and Brian Joynt each hit home runs for the Saltdogs, who wrapped up the pre-season with a 3-3 record.

Saltdogs’ hitting lines:
Maikol Gonzalez, ss: 2-5, 2B
Trevor Martin, 2b: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB
Jon Gaston, cf: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 R
Ian Gac, 1b: 3-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB
Kevin Howard, 3b: 1-5, RBI
Brian Joynt, rf: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, HBP
Matt Forgatch, lf: 1-5, 2B, RBI, R
Eddie Young, dh: 1-5, RBI
Chris Anderson, c: 0-4

Saltdogs’ pitching lines:
Marquis Fleming, rhp: 2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, K
T.J. Bozeman: IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Trey Barham: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
Jake Meiers: IP, 0 H, 0 R
Marshall Schuler: IP, 4 H, 4 R, BB, K
Ian Kadish: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Conor Spink: IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
Michael Click: IP, H, 2 R, ER, 3 BB, K

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