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Friday June 09, 2017
Photo cred: Amanda Fewer
The Okotoks Dawgs (4-1) are on the road to take on the Fort McMurray Giants (0-5) for their third of a five-game road trip tonight, June 9. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35pm.
The Dawgs left Edmonton with an 11-2 loss against the Prospects a night ago, their first of the season. Prospects pitcher Noah Gapp went the distance for the second time on the season, striking out eight and allowing just two earned runs. On the offensive side, Greg Cullen notched a single in his first at-bat, extending his hit streak to five games. Zach Hanna provided a late-game spark with a fly ball off the right field wall, finishing the contest with a multi-hit game -- his first as a member of the Dawgs.
This will be the first matchup of the year between Okotoks and Fort McMurray. In 2016, the Dawgs had their way with the Giants, taking six of the eight games played while outscoring them 72-34. The six victories were highlighted by back-to-back wins of 12-3 and 11-2, while also shutting out the Giants 10-0 late July.
LEWINGTON GETS THE NOD
A year ago, CJ Lewington won his only start against the Giants. He will get the nod tonight.
Pitching line: 7 IP, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
FATHER’S DAY GAME
Although the Dawgs are away from Seaman Stadium for the next five days, there’s no reason not to be geared up for one of the most anticipated games of the season. June 18 against Brooks, the Dawgs will host their annual Father’s Day event.
The Man Van will be parked outside Seaman Stadium gates for the entirety of the game, helping Okotokians get checked for prostate cancer.
Joel Brophy in 2017: 7-10, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, .700 AVG
Peter Hutzal in 2017: 7-19, 8 R, 2 RBI, .368 AVG
Zach Hanna in 2017: 3-9, 2 2B, .333 AVG
Kody Funderburk (R) in 2017: 7-18, 6 R, 6 RBI, 2 HR, .389 AVG
The Dawgs finish their three-game series in Fort McMurray Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, before coming home to take on the Lethbridge Bulls Tuesday, June 13.
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