SIOUX CITY — The Houston Apollos twice came back from multiple run deficits and scored in the tenth on Wednesday to beat the Sioux City Explorers 9-7 at Lewis and Clark Park.
Sioux City scored in the first inning for a third consecutive game as Michael Lang scored on a Seamus Curran ground out. The lead extended to four in the second when Jose Sermo drove home a pair on a two out single.
The X’s went up 4-0 when Blake Tiberi scored from third on a double steal.
Houston came back to tie the game in the third after an error loaded the bases with two outs a walk and a bases clearing triple from William Salas knotted the game up at four.
The X’s responded however, retaking the lead on a Joseph Monge sacrifice fly, 5-4 in the bottom of the third and added another in the fourth on a single from Curran.
Lang on a wild play in the seventh set up the seventh and final run for the X’s as he reached third on a dropped third strike that was compounded with an error. He scored on a Tiberi ground out, giving Sioux City a 7-4 lead at the end of the sixth.
However the Apollos once again fought back as they loaded the bases with two outs. Once again it was a bases loaded walk to score a run and Yeiler Peguero tied it with a double down the right field line and tied the game at seven.
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The game remained that way until the tenth when Houston put runners at second and third with no one out and Gabe Wurtz singled to left scoring a pair to give the Apollos their first lead of the night.
Tyler Koch took the loss for the X’s.