October 20th, 2019

Roy blasts Bulls past Bombers

By Lethbridge Herald on June 6, 2019.

Dale Woodard
Lethbridge Herald
Ashton Roy had a feast at the dish Wednesday night.
It resulted in a phenomenal stats night as the second baseman for the 
Lethbridge Bulls slugged three home runs — including a grand slam — 
and nine RBI as the Bulls charged past the Brooks Bombers 22-5 in 
Western Canadian Baseball League play Wednesday night at Spitz Stadium.
That gives the Bulls their third straight double-digit game as well as 
their third straight win that improves them to 4-3 on the season.
And in Wednesday’s outing, Roy supplied nearly half the offensive 
output with his three-tater and nine-RBI game, going 4-for-6.
“I was feeling pretty good tonight,” said Roy, who nearly added 
another home run in the eighth inning. “My last at-bat I had to really 
step out and really control myself. I was getting a little anxious and 
I wanted to hit another one, but it was good.”
Roy slugged a two-run shot in the first inning, added a three-run 
round-tripper in the fifth and completed the hat trick in grand- slam 
style with a shot over the centre field fence in the sixth.
  “He threw the same pitch twice, he made a mistake and I hammered 
it,” said Roy, who has four home runs and 16 RBI on the season.
With the chance to have a three-home-run game, Bulls head coach Jesse 
Sawyer said there was no way he could take his second baseman out of 
the game.
“I’ll tell you what, the last couple of games I had taken him out 
early,” he said. “He had a great night a couple of nights ago and I 
got somebody else in. He came to me before the third home run and said 
‘Coach, are you going to keep me in tonight?’ You don’t get many 
chances to hit three home runs in a game and then he goes out there 
and does it. He’s been the spark of our team. He’s been the energy guy 
and he’s been great for us all year.”
The Bulls scattered 22 hits on a night when the team nonetheless put 
up five errors. But the bats more than made up for it.
A big test beckons tonight as the undefeated Okotoks Dawgs (6-0) visit 
Spitz Stadium at 7:05 p.m.
Lethbridge’s Robert Bostedt batted 4-for-6 with three runs and two 
RBI, while Grant Kerry was 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Liam Vulcano 
was 3-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBI, including his first 
home run of the year.
Brett Mercier also had his first homer of the season while Roger Riley 
was 2-for-5 with three runs scored.
Bulls reliever Kai Poffenroth took the win for the Bulls, throwing one 
and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and three strikeouts.
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