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Wednesday July 04, 2012
The Dawgs continue to steamroll everything in sight as they handed the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets another big loss by a score of 11-4 tonight at Seaman Stadium. Even with their winning streak they haven’t been able to lose the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the division, who won again tonight and moved their record in their last 10 to 7-3. Both teams are still currently tied a top the West Division.
The Dawgs offence is relentless right now. What has got them on this eight-game winning streak is the ability to put teams away. They score runs in bunches, and in consecutive innings. It has been hard for other teams to keep up with the amount of runs the Dawgs are scoring.
The Dawgs offence is also getting contributions from everyone on the roster. Andrew Nist, a split time catcher, led the way for the Dawgs on offence tonight. Nist was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI’s. The amount of depth on the Dawgs roster has allowed Manager Brandon Newell to use several different starting lineups and has allowed him to plan matchups late in the game.
Connor Russell was the winning pitcher tonight and a bulldog on the mound. Connor pitched six quality innings, limiting damage and giving a chance for his team to put up some runs. Connor did not have his best command out there tonight, but it is what a pitcher does when he does not have his “A-game” that defines him.
The Edmonton Prospects roll into town tomorrow night, to face the hottest team in the Western Major Baseball League. The Dawgs are looking for their 9th straight win as they look to get some breathing room atop the division. It is AM 1140 Faith Night at the stadium, first pitch goes at 7:05pm.
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