June 24th, 2024

PBA splits season opener with Dinos


By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on April 6, 2022.

For the first time in two years, the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs stepped on to the ball diamond at Lloyd Nolan Yard for two days of double header baseball against the University of Calgary Dinos.
The Dinos took the first two games on Saturday, 11-7 and 10-9 respectively.
In the 10-9 second game loss, the Dawgs squandered a 6-4 lead heading into the sixth inning and watched the Dinos score six runs over two innings to solidify the victory.
“It wasn’t a very good performance,” said Todd Hubka, PBA head coach.
“We didn’t play well, pitch well, hit well, field well. We didn’t play very good baseball today. We basically handed them two wins by not taking care of the baseball.”
Hubka added, “We’re not throwing enough strikes and throwing early — like getting strike one ahead of guys — and when you do that, you have to pitch behind and it just makes their hitters even better.”
The tides appeared to have turned on Sunday as the Dawgs responded by winning both game 8-6 and 11-6.
“It’s been about winning a championship and that’s what it always has been about at Prairie Baseball Academy,” said Hubka, on the season focus.
“We come to the park every day to win and we expect to be playing in May for a championship.”
PBA had the opportunity earlier this year to play games in Nevada.
“It was good,” said Hubka.
“You know we got to play 10 games down there and got to play against some really good competition and that’s the one thing about our team is we don’t have lot of guys that have played college baseball just because of COVID. And we’ve got to find a way to play the right way and compete.”
The Dawgs will hit the road this weekend for four games in Kamloops against the TRU Wolfpack.

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