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MIssion still possible for Dawgs

08/08/2014 9:54 PM -

For Immediate Release:
August 8, 2014

Medicine Hat, AB... In a park where the Okotoks Dawgs (3-4) have struggled to produce offence all season long, the team was left searching for answers after being shutout 4-0 by the Medicine Hat Mavericks (5-1), putting the team in a 0-2 hole in the best-of-five Western Division Finals.

Anthony Willeford (MacMurray College) allowed three runs through 5.2 innings as he ran into some trouble in the sixth. CJ Lewington (Southeastern Illinois College) gave up the other run in the bottom of the eighth. On the other side, the Mavericks' JP Stevenson threw seven scoreless innings, limiting the Dawgs to two hits.

Overall, the Dawgs managed only three hits to the Mavericks' seven. Zach Johnson (Porterville College) recorded another hit, extending his streak to seven games, one in each playoff game; he was 1-4. Middle infielders Blake Patterson (Spalding University) and Ellis Kelly (Lamar Community College) recorded the other hits for the Dawgs.

Being down 2-0 is familiar territory for the Dawgs, as they came back from the same deficit last round against the No. 1 Lethbridge Bulls. The Dawgs have won 17 of their last 21 home games and will look to keep that trend, and the series, going tomorrow night at Seaman Stadium (7 PM). The game will again be televised by Shaw TV.