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Monday July 16, 2012
The Okotoks Dawgs had to scrap their way to victory tonight against the Edmonton Prospects at Seaman Stadium with the final score being 6-5.
Once again, the Dawgs received another quality start from the southpaw Brett Derooy. The Washington State lefty went six solid innings, only surrendering one earned run and striking out three in the process.
With the game tied 5-5 in the 8th inning, acting manager Allen Cox turned to the “Big Man” in the bullpen, Matt Thornton in hopes of recording the final six outs of the game. In typical closer fashion, Thornton got into a little bit of jam in the top of the 9th with the bases loaded in a 6-5 ball game. However, he was able to get out of it with the final out coming in the form of a ground ball to the second basemen.
Tres Eberhardt was once again the spark plug for the Dawgs offence at the top of the lineup. Eberhardt was 2/5 with two doubles, three RBI’s and a run scored. Tres’ on base percentage is 0.424 on the season, which is exactly what you want from a leadoff hitter.
The Dawgs are heading out East on a four game road trip in which they make stops in Lethbridge, Swift Current and Weyburn. The Dawgs next home game is Saturday July 21st against the Moose Jaw Miller Express. The season is winding down and the Dawgs are in a heated battle for the top seed in the division with Medicine Hat.