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Dawgs bite back; take game two

08/02/2013 12:38 AM -

Written by Ethan Green

Photographer Neil Hilts

August 1, 2013

The Okotoks Dawgs (1-0) and Lethbridge Bulls (1-1) faced off in game two of the WMBL Western Conference Quarterfinals and it was a dogfight all night. The Dawgs found themselves in an early four-run hole and it started to look like last night all over again. The Dawgs woke up in the third with two runs, then put up a couple of solid innings to take the game 7-5.

Josh Myers (Northern Kentucky University) set the table with three hits in five at-bats. He also made huge plays with the glove, throwing a runner out at home and making a “superman” catch in center that saved extra bases. Zac Asman (Northern Kentucky University) continued to stay hot, with three hits in four at-bats including two runs scored. Sean Kettering (Otterbein University) hit his first home run since July 7th, a solo shot.

It was the second straight game that the Dawgs starter has been chased from the game early. Hayden Cleveland (Franklin College), who was named as a WMBL all-star this morning, had a tough outing, only throwing three innings while giving up four earned runs. Jamie Wilson (Auckland University) received the win, throwing two innings while only giving up one run. Cody Artalejo (Northeastern Junior College) was stellar in three plus innings, giving up two hits and striking out one. Dominic Porretta (Otterbein University) got the save, recording the final three outs while only giving up a single hit.

The Dawgs head to Lethbridge tomorrow in a pivotal game three. Aaron Conyers takes the mound looking to help the Dawgs take the lead in the five game series.