06/30/2015 11:50 AM -
The Bulls returned home Friday night against the Medicine Hat Mavericks. In front of a tremendous crowd at Spitz Stadium the Bulls won their 7th straight game 6-3. John Caveness threw well, going 7 innings, giving up 3 ER and striking out 6 to pick up his first win of the season. Chris Stodolka pitched a scoreless eighth and Jake Hansen the 9th to earn his 3rd save of the season. Bulls shortstop Evan Comeau had a memorable evening with the glove. Comeau was part of four double plays, and multiple web gems ranging to his left and right on Friday evening. It was one of the most impressive defensive displays in recent Bulls memory.
Saturday the Bulls and the Millionaires had to resume a suspended game from the week before. In the scorching hot Lethbridge heat the boys were able to secure their 8th win in a row, 7-6 in 11 innings. In a back and forth contest the Bulls pounded out 18 hits, but left 15 runners on base on the afternoon. Centre Fielder Josh Day was 4-7 with an RBI, Mitch Dornblut was 4-6 with an RBI and Bretton Gouthro was also 4-6 with an RBI in the afternoon contest. Ben Kennedy started and went 6 innings for the Bulls. He surrendered 4 ER, walked 4 and struck out 4. Reno Dupuis came out of the pen first in relief, and pitched 2 scoreless innings. Jake Hansen surrendered two runs in the 9th to tie the game at 6-6. Josh Day broke the tie in the top of the 11th inning with an RBI single to right field.
The Bulls had their 8 game win streak snapped Saturday evening when the Melville Millionaires rallied in the top of the 9th inning to slow down the red hot Bulls. Another back and forth contest saw the Millionaires score 3 runs off reliever Cole Slamko to lose for just the 5th time this WMBL season. Kyle Olliges started on the bump for the Bulls pitching 6.2 innings giving up 3 ER and striking out 5. 1st Baseman Mitch Dornblut delivered a gorgeous opposite field 2 run double in the 7th inning to put the Bulls in the lead. It was clear that both teams were exhausted after the long day in the heat. The Bulls committed 5 errors in the game.
Luc Hebert was the story again on Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium. After having their 8 game win streak snapped Saturday night the boys delivered a 9-1 victory over the Melville Millionaires to push their record to 16-5. Hebert went 7 innings giving up 3 hits, 0 ER and striking out 2. Hebert improved his record to 4-1 on the season and his ERA now sits at a ridiculous 0.91 which is good for 2nd in the WMBL over 29.2 innings. Cody Stewart was 3-6 with 2 RBI’s and Mitch Grisbrook and Evan Comeau both collected 2 hits in the 8th and 9th spots in the Bulls batting order.
The boys will now have two days off before they take on the Swift Current Indians in their annual Canada Day festivities. The Bulls will play the Indians in an afternoon contest starting at 2:05pm. The night game will start a half hour later then normal 7:35pm. As always fans will be invited to come on the field to watch the Canada Day fireworks after the game concludes.