Jorge Delgado had three hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in six runs to lead the Sioux City Explorers past the , 11-1, Wednesday evening at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City, Iowa.
Delgado’s blast capped a four-run first inning for the Explorers, who now have won the first two games of the series. Bobby Blevins allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 15 hits, while striking out three, in his 5.1 innings pitched for Rockland.
The Boulders scored their lone run of the game in the third inning, when Qualon Millender led off with a triple, then was knocked home on an RBI double by Landis Wilson.
But Sioux City came right back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, then added another in the fourth to make it 7-1. The Explorers put up their second four-spot of the game in the sixth, the big blow a two-run single by Delgado, to stretch the lead out to 11-1.
Sioux City starter Jason Jarvis went eight innings to pick up the win, allowing one earned run on seven hits and two walks, while striking out four.
Rockland looks to avoid the sweep today with Gustavo Chacin on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. Eastern time.