By Lethbridge Herald on July 10, 2018.
The Lethbridge Bulls wound up on the wrong end of walk-off Monday night.
The Bulls were edged 6-5 by the Yorkton Cardinals in Western Major Baseball League play in Yorkton despite only allowing three Cardinals hits.
The loss puts Lethbridge at 12-19 on the season.
Lethbridge battled back to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the eighth inning, but a leadoff walk from Thirus Jones set the table for a game-winning, one out double from Griffey Halle. Yorkton scores a 2-0 sweep over the Bulls following a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon.
The Bulls held a 3-1 lead after two-and-a-half innings with a three-run third.
Jesse Hilyard singled to lead off and scored on a single to centre field from Lachlan Mayo.
Hank Forrest scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-1 and Kaleb Warden added Lethbridge’s third run off a single from Dustin Braun.
But the Cardinals replied with four runs in their half of the third inning for a 5-3 lead.
The Bulls got one back in the fourth inning when Blake MacDonald scored on a Jaret Semeniuk double.
Lethbridge tied it in the eighth when Ashton Roy singled to lead off and eventually scored on a single to the pitcher off the bat of Forrest.
The Bulls had 10 hits as Forrest batted 2-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI.
MacDonald batted 2-for-4 with one run.
Chris Stodolka took the loss for Lethbridge, going one and one-thirds innings, allowing one run on one hit, walking one and striking out two.
The Bulls continue their road trip tonight and Wednesday in Melville against the Millionaires.
They’re in Okotoks Friday night against the Dawgs and are back at Spitz Stadium Saturday night at 7 p.m. against the Moose Jaw Miller-Express.
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