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Peter Maris powers RedHawks to series sweep over Sioux City

Maris drove in a team-best six runs to lead the way

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FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rolled to an 8-3 victory over Sioux City on Thursday night in American Association baseball before 2,846 fans at Newman Outdoor Field.

The RedHawks surged ahead in the bottom of the fifth inning with five runs. Peter Maris belted a grand slam, his 13th home run this season, to fuel F-M's big inning. Maris finished 3-for-4 with six RBIs to lead the way. Sam Dexter went 3-of-4, and Drew Ward went 2-for-5, including his 15th homer this season, with two runs and an RBI. Ben Livorsi tacked on two hits and scored two runs.

Danny Taggart started for F-M, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts over four innings in a no decision. Brady Stover (2-2) notched the win, tossing two shutout relief innings, in which he surrendered one hit with two walks and three strikeouts.

The RedHawks (47-24) earned the three-game sweep over the Explorers (30-40) and are scheduled to square off against Lincoln at 7:02 p.m. Friday at Newman.

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