07/04/2016 2:57 PM -
On Sunday, July 3rd, the Spitz stadium hosted a double header for a Fort Mac Relief rainout earlier in the season. This afternoon game was made up from early in the year when the Giants were still on town evacuation due to Mother Nature’s nasty fire. Right from the first pitch on Sunday afternoon to the last pitch on Sunday evening, the Bull’s took no breaks in quality at-bats. The Boys had 21 hits in the first game winning 19-6, and 20 hits in the second game winning 21-5.
Game 1 @ 2:05
Trey Faulconer started on the bump for the Bull’s he commandingly threw the first 4 innings of 7 and recorded 0 earned runs with 3 strikeouts. Following his quality start, Tommy Garland “Tommy Gun” came in with only allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run in 3 innings of work.
Offensively, there was almost too much action to fully cover…. 7 out the starting 9 Bull’s had multi-hit games with 12 extra base hits separated into 3 homeruns and 9 doubles!
Hitting in the 2-hole, Mike Moffatt homered in his first at-bat, following his homerun he continued to go 3-5 with a double and a single just leaving himself 1 triple away from the cycle. Moffatt was not the only Bull to be a triple shy of the cycle, Ryan Pouwells was also seeing the ball well that afternoon going 3-4 with 5 RBI’s. Other notable offensive mentions were Carter Whitbeck smacking in his first homerun off the Boston Pizza sign in left field, Steinke going 4-4, and Hometown hero Matt Malec going 4-5 both with quality doubles.
Defensively, the Bull’s had only made one un-costly error. It was a very smooth game, which is what the Bull’s need to bring into tonight’s game against Med Hat.
Game 2 @ 7:05
Pat Kelly stared the game giving up early runs due to a homerun in the top of the first, after the quick score, Kelly shutdown Giants offense for the next 5 innings. Racking 6 strikeouts, and only totaling 5 hits against he picked up the easy W. Coming into relief was Jared Kennedy with 2 innings and Terrell Dorsey closing it out who both threw well thus limiting the Giants offense to only 2 runs.
Much like the first game, this was also an offensive showing for the Bull’s lineup. Mitch McGeein was the star of the show last night with ultimately sparking the boys with a 4th inning grand slam! He brought the thunder going 5 for 6 on the night with 5 RBI’s and 2 doubles boosting his season slugging percentage over the roof! Again, 7 of the 9 starters had multi-hit games. Notable mentions are as follows; Mike Moffatt having 3 hits on the evening with 2 RBIs, Evan Comeau having 2 timely hits, and Ryan Pouwells with 2 hits and 6 RBI’s!
Yesterday was a unbelievable day for the Bull’s offense gathering 40 hits in 16 innings of play, the boys have seem to have found their spark again going into a big 2 game set against their season rivals Med Hat Mavericks.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in this much-anticipated match-up vs. Medicine Hat tonight. Either call our office at 403-320-2025 or stop by on your free time before game time at 7:05!!