08/15/2015 1:34 PM -
The Lethbridge Bulls rallied with 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th Inning after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the inning and held off the Regina Red Sox in sevuring a 5-3 win Friday night at Spitz Stadium. The win gives a Bulls a 2-0 series lead, their 8th straight playoff victory, and most importantly, one win from capturing the WMBL Championship.
Following a lead off walk to start the bottom of the 7th to Dylan Dyson, key hits in the 7th inning rally went to Mitch Grisbrook (Double) and Troy Blad (Single) that tied the game at 2. Bulls Pitcher and Emergency Left Fielder Andrew Grieder followed that sequentce up with a sacritice bunt. An out and an intentialal walk to Bretton Gouthro brought Mitch Dornblut to the plate who delivered a triple into the right filed corner scoring both Blad and Gouthro and the Bulls were ahead to stay 4-2. Dornblut scored on a past ball to increase the lead to 5-2.
Starting pitcher Luc Hebert gave the Bulls a solid 6 plus innings of 2 run ball but left the game in the top of the 7th after taking a line drive off his right (throwing) arm. It was later learned that he had fractured his arm on the play. Matthew Beaton (awarded the win), Reno Dupuis, and Chris Stodolka with a save pitched well in relief of Hebert's start.
The Bulls can wrap up their first WMBL CHampionship on Sunday afternoon in Regina at 2:05 when Game 3 is scheduled to start. Kyle Olliges is expected to be handed the ball for the Bulls.