July 19th, 2024

Bulls tame the Dawgs in 6-3 win

By Lethbridge Herald on June 26, 2024.

Herald photo by justin seward Lethbridge Bulls Tyler Monroe goes airborne trying to catch a throw from the catcher as the Okotoks Dawgs’ Aidan Rose slides into second base during Western Canadian Baseball League action on Wednesday at Spitz Stadium.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Bulls continued their winning ways with a 6-3 win over the Okotoks Dawgs on Wednesday night during Western Canadian Baseball League action  at Spitz Stadium.

“Sheamus (Ryan) came out and gave us a great start … and the bats came alive right from the get-go,” said Ryan MacDonald, Bulls head coach.

“I think we had 10 hits through the first four or five innings and then we were  kind of off to the races from there.”

The Dawgs got on the board early in the first inning as Tucker Zdunich scored from second base on a Bulls error.

Scott Hansen tied it up for the Bulls in the  bottom of the first on a Carlin Dick single.

The Bulls scored their second run of the game in the second inning as a Tyler Monroe single with two runners on scored Noah McNeil.

Lethbridge pulled away from the Dawgs in the third inning with four runs to make it 6-1.

 With no outs in the third inning, the Bulls Adonis Bernal came to plate with two runners on and scored Jack Kalisky with a single to make the score 3-1 Lethbridge.

It was later in the same inning that Kalem Haney hit a bases-clearing double to give the Bulls a 6-1 lead.

A Dawson Santana double scored Aidan Rose to get the Dawgs second run of the game in the fifth inning.

Okotoks added a third run in the ninth courtesy of Barry Eiseman on an Aidan Rose ground out.

Kalisky didn’t think the team backed down from first place Dawgs.

“We weren’t scared,” said Kalisky.

“We know (we) can compete with these better teams.”

Ryan earned the win for the Bulls after pitching six innings, while giving up two runs on three hits and striking out seven batters.

The Bulls scored six runs on 12 hits and the Dawgs two runs on five hits.

The Bulls (16-10) host the Swift Current 57’s on Friday night.

EDITORS NOTE: The original story had the incorrect score of 6-2 when it should have been 6-3, as the Dawgs scored a run in the ninth.

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