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Gulls get to the Bulls early on their way to convincing win


By Lethbridge Herald on July 31, 2021.

As they return home for a three-game homestand this long weekend, the Lethbridge Bulls will try to get back on the winning track.

Playing their second game in as many nights against the Sylvan Lake Gulls, the Bulls wound up on the wrong end of a lopsided 15-3 loss in Western Canadian Baseball League play Friday night in Sylvan Lake.

The loss puts the Bulls at 14-14 and drops them into a tie for third place in the tight WCBL standings with the Gulls – also 14-14 – and half a game back of the second place Edmonton Prospects (14-13), who beat the Okotoks Dawgs Red 14-5 Friday night in Edmonton.

The Okotoks Dawgs Black (17-10) remain in first place, three games up on the Prospects and three-and-a-half ahead of the Gulls and Bulls.

On Friday, the Gulls went to work quickly, scoring at least one run in the first six innings to open up a 14-3 lead. That included three runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings.

The Bulls scored one run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth, but were shut down the rest of the way for their second straight loss after a 5-3 setback to the Gulls Thursday night in Sylvan Lake.

The Gulls outhit the Bulls 12-8.

Bulls second baseman Nick Gravel batted 2-for-4, while Carlin Dick was 1-for-4 with his 24th RBI of the season.

Bulls starter Ty Schaffer was tagged for the loss for Lethbridge. The product of Cardston went one and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs on six hits, walking one and striking out one.

The Bulls and Gulls resume their series tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Spitz Stadium and play again Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

On Monday at 3:05 p.m. the league-leading Dawgs Black pay a visit to Spitz Stadium.

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