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Dawgs Red hang on to down Bulls

By Lethbridge Herald on July 23, 2021.

The Lethbridge Bulls had the tying run 90 feet away, but a last-inning comeback wasn’t in the cards.

The Bulls were edged 9-8 by the Okotoks Dawgs Red in Western Canadian Baseball League play Thursday night Spitz Stadium.

Down 6-1 to the Dawgs Red after five innings, the Bulls got themselves back into the game with three runs in the sixth inning to close the gap to 6-4.

Okotoks added three in the seventh inning to go up 9-5, but Lethbridge pushed back in the bottom of the ninth with three more runs to pull within one.

However, Dawgs closer Liam Bohan was able to send down Jack Ray on strikes with Bulls Carlin Dick on third to end the threat and hand the Bulls their second straight loss that puts them at 11-12 this season.

The Dawgs got the jump early, taking advantage some early Bulls miscues for a 4-0 lead after the first inning and adding two more in the third for a 6-0 cushion.

The Dawgs Red improve to 10-12 with the win as the teams go back at it in the rematch tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Spitz Stadium.

The Bulls outhit the Dawgs Red 12-11.

Dick, Evan Symons and Kalem Haney each had two hits.

Dick hit a solo shot over the right field wall in the fifth inning for his first home run of the season and batted 2-for-6 with one run scored and three RBI, giving him 18 this year.

Haney was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI and Symons hit 2-for-3 with one run scored.

Brandon Hupe was 2-for-4 for the Dawgs Red with two runs scored and two RBI, while Nash Crowell was 2-for-5 with one run scored and three RBI.

Ryder Hancock batted 2-for-4 with one run scored and Russell Mattson was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Bryce Fraser took the loss for the Bulls, going six innings and giving up six runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out five.

Brandon Woods earned the win with a five inning start, surrendering one run on six hits, walking two and striking out one.

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