The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks started a three-game homestand Monday night at Newman Outdoor Field against the Sioux City Explorers.
The brief home stint kicks off an important week for the RedHawks, who entered Monday on a three-game winning streak to improve to 12-17 overall.
After three games against Sioux City at Newman, the RedHawks play four games in Winnipeg against the rival Goldeyes.
Winnipeg is in first place in the American Association North Division. The RedHawks are in last place in the North Division.
“This will be a big test right here. Sioux City has a good club. They have been hitting the ball,” RedHawks manager Doug Simunic said prior to Monday’s game. “This can’t be a ho-hum week. If you’re having another ho-hum week, you’ll be ho-hum. You need to come out and be above .500 in this week if you can.”
Simunic said the short-term team goal is to the get back to the .500 mark.