July 12th, 2024

Bulls take two of three games from Sylvan Lake Gulls


By Lethbridge Herald on June 13, 2022.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Bulls saw success against the Sylvan Lake Gulls this weekend after taking two of three games to start their six-game road trip.

The Bulls won the finale on Sunday afternoon 12-7.

It was the Gulls who got on the board in the top of the first inning as catcher Mathew Kurata came up to the dish with no one out, two on and hit into a double play but not before scoring Matt Fung to open the scoring.

The Gulls would add another in the bottom of the second inning as Kyle Froelich hit a single to cash in Tyler McWillie.

The Bulls would tie the game up at two in the third inning as Kyle Turner stepped up and hit a single to score Nick Gravel.

Lethbridge’s Noah Rodriguez came to the plate a short time later and hit a single before Sylvan Lake’s third baseman threw an error to advance Rodriguez to second, Turner to third base and brought Roger Riley to home.

In the fourth inning, the Bulls would pulled ahead as Gravel hit a single to score Tyler Vivier to make the game 3-2.

Carter Claerhout was put out for out number two in the inning, but not before scoring Gravel to double the visitors lead.

Rodriguez was up next and hit a single and scored Riley and Turner to see the visitors take the lead by three runs and Krece Paperisk drove in Rodriguez with a double to make it 6-2.

Sylvan Lake would get two runs back in the bottom of the fifth as Ethan He hit a single to cash in Ben Prediger.

The Gulls Kaden Zarowny came up two batters later and got to first on fielder’s choice and scoring Chase Rodriguez on the play to make the contest 6-4.

The sixth inning saw both teams exchange runs as the  Bulls  Claerhout advanced to first and then to second on an error by the pitcher,  scoring  Riley for Lethbridge’s seventh run of the game.

The Gulls would tie the game in the bottom of the sixth as McWillie hit a three-run home run to tie the game at seven.

But it was the Bulls who pulled away in the seventh as Riley hit a single to score Vivier and Kalem Haney.

Rodriguez then advanced to second on an error by the pitcher on a busy sequence that sawaClaerhout go to third, while Riley and Turner scored earned runs to preserve the win.

The offensive output came on the heels of a 1-0 Bulls win on Saturday night, which saw pitcher Max Benton go seven strong innings and only allowing three hits.

The scoring play came in the top of third when Riley hit into a 6-3 — the shortstop throwing to first base — and scored Vivier.

Lethbridge lost the opener 6-5 on Friday night in a game that they got an early 3-0 lead in.

Brad Goodwin hit a single to score Haney from third in the third inning.

Turner came up to bat and hit a single to advance Riley to second and scored Gravel and Goodwin on the play.

Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch during his at bat and advancedHaney.

Gravel would advance to second while Goodwin received a wild pitch and scoring Haney in the process to make the game 5-0.

The Gulls’ offence woke up in the bottom of the fourth as Froelich hit a single to score Jackson Clemett and Jayden Lamothe.

Chase Rodriguez hit a single to score Karata.

Fast forward to the seventh where He hit a sacrifice fly to score Prediger, while in the eighth Fung hit a sacrifice fly to score Zarowny.

With three men on in the ninth Zarowny hit a walk-off single to bring in Cleary Simpson for the win.

The Bulls beat the Edmonton Prospects 5-3  in 10 innings on Monday night to bring their recored to 7-9.

Lethbridge has won four of their last five games.

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