Late rally falls short in playoff-opening loss for Saltdogs

Saltdogs vs. Monarchs - Playoffs, Game 1
Saltdogs vs. Monarchs - Playoffs, Game 1
Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 12:14 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 12:17 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Saltdogs scored two 9th-inning runs, but couldn’t complete a comeback against the Kansas City Monarchs in Game 1 of the American Association Playoffs on Wednesday. The Saltdogs, playing in the post-season for the first time since 2017, left the tying run at the plate twice while attempting to rally back from a 5-run deficit.

Lincoln did not score until the final inning. Nate Sampson had a 2 RBI single, while Justin Byrd finished the night 2-for-4 at the plate.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series will be Friday night in Kansas City.