Friday: Sioux City 6, Lincoln 4, 12 inn.
What went wrong: After a Tommy Mendonca error that would have ended the game in the ninth and given the Saltdogs a 4-3 victory, the Sioux City Explorers tied the game on Jayce Ray's RBI single at Haymarket Park. Sioux City grabbed the lead and secured the victory on a two-run home run by LeVon Washington in the top of the 12th. Because the game went into extra innings, Lincoln dove deep into the bullpen, using seven pitchers.
What went right: With Lincoln trailing 3-2 heading into the fifth, Mendonca hit a two-run home run to give the Saltdogs a 4-3 lead that would hold until the ninth. Derek Gordon went six innings, allowing just three runs to the Explorers while striking out three.
Dog bytes: The Saltdogs have had nine ejections throughout the season, including manager Bobby Brown's that occurred in Friday's contest. Brown has accounted for seven of the ejections.
Streaks: Lincoln had won eight straight games with Gordon starting on the mound before Friday.
What's next: Lincoln and Sioux City play again at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Haymarket Park.