The Sioux Falls Canaries scored seven runs over the final three innings, but the comeback effort fell short with the Birds dropping the final game of the three-game series against the Laredo Lemurs by the final score of 12-8 on Wednesday night at Sioux Falls Stadium.

Canaries starting pitcher Kris Regas battled for much of the night, holding a dangerous Laredo offense to just one run over the first five innings.

Regas4-5, didn’t allow another run until the top of the 6th inning when he gave up four hits to the first five batters, including a grand-slam to Lemurs second baseman J.D. Pulfer. The blast gave Laredo their second lead of the night at 5-1, and knocked the veteran left-hander out of the game.

The Bids put together a comeback attempt late in the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the 7th after a Darwin Perez RBI sac-fly and a David Bergin RBI double. The Canaries struck for two more runs in the bottom of the 8th on an Ethan Chapman RBI double and added three more runs in the bottom of the 9th inning on a Jake Taylor three-run homer.

Taylor finished the night going 2-for-3 at the plate with two homeruns, two walks, and three runs scored to go along with four RBI in the loss. Chapman also had a good night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

The Birds are back in action on Thursday night when they open up a four-game, home and road series against their I-29 rivals, the Sioux City Explorers.