07/21/2015 2:46 PM -
The Bulls battled their way to a split in Edmonton on Thursday and Friday last week. In the first game the Bulls came away with an 8-6 victory over the Prospects. Tyler Gibson started on the mound for the Bulls going 5 innings. Gibson gave up 3 ER, on 8 hits and struck out 3. Reno Dupuis was excellent in relief, pitching scoreless 7th and 8th innings before Chris Stodolka ended the game with his 4th save of the season. Stodolka had his scoreless innings streak snapped at 16 innings, giving up his first run of the year in the 9th inning. The Bulls pounded out 15 hits on the evening including doubles from Trace Hansen, Brandon Bufton, Josh Day and Jacob Caples on the evening. Day was 2-4 with 3 runs scored, Steinke was 2-5 with 2 clutch RBI’s late in the game and Caples was 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI. All Bulls starters except for one recorded a hit in the contest.
A recent theme between the Bulls and Prospects, the teams battled it out in another close game. Edmonton came away with the victory winning 4-3. The Bulls jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning on 5 hits, but that would be all of the offense they would muster on the evening. Cody Stewart, Brandon Bufton and Taylor Hutchison all had multi-hit nights for the Bulls. On the mound second year pitcher Kyle Olliges was on the wrong side of a close battle. It is not the first time this year Olliges has failed to have the Bulls typical run support behind him. Olliges pitched 8 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 ER and striking out 5 prospect batters.