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Friday June 16, 2017
Kobe Hyland tags out a Maverick on opening weekend
Photo cred: Amanda Fewer
The Okotoks Dawgs (7-3) take on the Medicine Hat Mavericks (3-7) to end their home-and-home series at Seaman Stadium tonight, June 16.
The Dawgs want to put last night in the rearview mirror after an 18-7 loss. Medicine Hat earned their first win against the red and white this season on the back of a 23-hit performance. A five-run second and a seven-run fourth set the stage for the blowout loss. John Hawk recorded his first home run in an Okotoks jersey, blasting an opposite field shot, while Eddie Sanchez and Zach Hanna enjoyed multi-hit nights. Five-year veteran, Brendan Rose, who is better known for a bat in his hand and a glove in the field, made his pitching debut in the eighth inning, throwing a scoreless frame.
In a trio of games against Medicine Hat this year, the Dawgs are 2-1. In their home opener, Okotoks gave up a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning only to walk it off in the bottom half with a pair of runs, winning 7-6. In game two, the red and white put forth a 12-hit performance in a 14-11 victory. Thing changed quite dramatically in game three, however.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Dawgs are back at home after a 12-day absence from Seaman Stadium. Over the course of the 2017 campaign, they are 3-0 in their friendly confines.
KNOW YOUR STARTER
CJ Lewington gets the nod tonight and is in search of his first win this season. In his first start against Medicine Hat, Lewington threw five innings, striking out four while allowing two earned runs. He was handed the no-decision on the walk-off victory. In Fort McMurray, Lewington gave up seven earned runs in 3.1 innings of work.
A year ago, Lewington led the team in innings pitched and was named pitcher of the year.
FATHER’S DAY GAME
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.
Clayton Keyes: Drafted in the 15th round of the MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks -- makes his first start with the collegiate program tonight.
Matt Lloyd: 3-9, R, HR, RBI, .333 AVG [On a two-game hitting streak]
Brendan Rose: 10-36, 5 R, 2B, 4 RBI, .278 AVG
The (8-3) Edmonton Prospects come to town tomorrow, June 17, before the (3-7) Brooks Bombers end the home stand on Father’s Day, June 18.
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