The Sioux City Explorers are playoff bound after an 8-3 win Friday over the Sioux Falls Canaries.
Jason Garcia struggled with his control early, but picked up his second win in as many tries going 6.2 innings, allowing just 2 runs, on 5 hits and struck out 12.
Garcia at one point even struck out the side in order in back to back innings, recording six straight outs with a punch out.
Sioux City pitching in total had 15 strikeouts and struck out everyone in the Sioux Falls lineup at least once.
The X’s were up 2-1 early thanks to three Canaries errors.
That’s how the score would stay till the fifth. The X’s would open up the lead with a four run inning.
Sioux City with the win clinched a post season spot for 2018.