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Saturday July 29, 2017
The Okotoks Dawgs (33-13) host the Brooks Bombers (14-32) today, July 29, in their second last game of the regular season. First pitch flies at 7:05pm.
The “dream summer” continued last night as the Dawgs won their second straight game, 10-3 over the Fort McMurray Giants. Jack Rupe strung together yet another impressive outing for the starting rotation, working into the seventh inning while limiting the Giants to one run and striking out six. Eddie Sanchez led the way with a three-hit game, while Rose doubled his home run total, cracking the third blast of his five-year Dawg career -- his second in as many nights. As a club, Okotoks collected 12 hits in the victory. In 2017, they have now hit a franchise-high 45 home runs thus far.
The red and white tied the 2016 club with their 33rd win of the season last night. With two games left, the Dawgs need one more victory to clinch the best record in the WMBL and to have the most wins in a single season since their 2011 campaign.
In a top 30 list compiled by Collegiate Summer Baseball -- a list that puts together all of the best summer collegiate programs -- the Okotoks Dawgs ranked 11th in North America -- the only Canadian team to be listed.
BREAST CANCER JERSEY'S
Sunday, July 30, the Dawgs will be wearing pink in the park to gain awareness for breast cancer. A live auction will take place throughout the contest against the Giants, selling off game-worn jersey's. The silent auction will take place on the concourse with a select few jersey's. All profits will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. All fans are encouraged to wear pink!
Now that the Dawgs have clinched a spot in the postseason, our playoff tickets are now on sale! All nine-game playoff packages will be $180. Individual playoff tickets are now available online for the first two games of the opening series, August 1 and 2. Playoff patio bookings are available, please call Angie Cox at 403 262 3294 for details.
HITTING IS CONTAGIOUS
Jayse McLean: Three-game hitting streak
John Hawk: Four-game hitting streak
Kody Funderburk: 12-game hitting streak [16 hits over that span, 2 HR] [Leads WMBL in HR with 13]
Matt Lloyd: 61-156, 45 R, 15 2B, 7 HR, 35 RBI, .391 RBI
Kody Funderburk: 58-176, 7 2B, 13 HR, 47 RBI, .330 AVG
The Dawgs end the regular season tomorrow, July 30, against the Giants.