By Nolan Brooks
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City Monarchs’ offense shined in the series finale against Sioux Falls, scoring double-digit runs for the second time in three nights and cruising to a three-game sweep.
The Monarchs lit up the scoreboard again with ten runs across the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. The Monarchs’ bullpen also contributed with another solid outing that helped the Monarchs cruise to an 11-3 win at Legends Field.
Johneshwy Fargas has been red hot at the plate for the Monarchs at home. Fargas kicked off the series finale with a leadoff triple and later scored thanks to Jan Hernandez getting the RBI groundout.
Unfortunately, the Canaries loved the third inning in this series as Darnell Sweeney smashed a double and scored one batter later thanks to an RBI ground-rule double from Welington Dotel that tied the game at 1-1.
Sioux Falls continued to score runs in the fourth inning via a solo moonshot homer from Trevor Achenbach that gave the Canaries a 2-1 lead.
But just when the Canaries seemed to have the Monarchs figured out, here came Kansas City.
The Monarchs broke the game open with five runs in the fifth. Another RBI from Hernandez, a Micker Adolfo RBI double that scored two runs and a sacrifice fly from Justin Wylie that scored Keon Broxton helped put the Monarchs in front 9-2.
Monarchs starter Cody Deason got the win (1-0) and Canaries starter Colby Wyatt got the loss (1-1).
UP NEXT: The Monarchs continue their home slate with a new series against the Milwaukee Milkmen. Game one is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow evening.