06/02/2017 2:23 PM -
The Lethbridge Bulls kicked off their 2017 WMBL season with an emphatic 18-9 win over the Brooks Bombers on Thursday night in Brooks. New head coach Jesse Sawyer picked up his first win as a head coach in the WMBL, hopefully the 1st of many. The boys get right back at it with their home opener tonight at Spitz Stadium. Tanner Jesson-Dalton will start on the mound for the Bulls game against the Fort McMurray Giants starting at 7:05pm.
Thursday night was all about the offense for the Bulls. The boys combined for 20 hits, and 18 runs to start off the season on a high note. 1st baseman Alex Bishop led the swatting 2 home runs, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5. Dylan Flasch and Carter Witbeck also hit home runs on what was a great night to hit in Brooks. The two PBA standouts combined to go 8-12 with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI’s. The Bulls will look to continue swinging it like they did Thursday night as they open up at home with 3 games this weekend against the Giants.
On the other side of the ball Greg Hollman started on the mound. Hollman was effective for the most part, pitching into the 6th inning. All told Hollman gave up 4 earned runs, walked 1 and struck out 5 bombers batters en route to his first win of the season. Liam Sabiston and Dylan Borman finished up the lopsided game on the mound for the Bulls.
The Bulls now move on to their home opening weekend. Friday night should be a fantastic evening at Spitz Stadium. Come on out and enjoy some great summer baseball! For last minute tickets please contact the Spitz Stadium office at 403-320-2025. Go BULLS!