06/18/2018 11:09 AM
The Lethbridge Bulls took 2 of 3 games from the Edmonton Prospects over the weekend, improving their record to 5-9 on the season.
Getting themselves out of last place in the West Division, the Lethbridge Bulls have been on a tear of late and this recent road trip in evidence that a turn around is in the works.
The weekend started off with a rainy, dreary night game that saw the Bulls get off to an amazing start, taking a three run lead after the first inning, the exact thing the Bulls needed after coming off a huge win against the Brooks Bombers the night before.
The fort was held down by Bulls starting pitcher, Jaden Griffin who threw an immaculate 6 innings, while only allowing 3 hits during his time on the mound.
After Griffin came out of the game to start the 7th inning, things started to turn around and get ugly for the Bulls who saw a comfortable 5-1 lead disappear. The Prospects scored 7 runs in a shaky 7th inning for the Bulls, to take the lead 8-5.
Knowing they couldn't let another game get away from them, the Bulls fought right back and tied the game in the 8th off of a Hank Forrest 3-run triple to right field.
After a clean 9th inning for both teams, the game went to extras where the Bulls took the lead 10-8 in the top of the 10th.
The Prospects came into the bottom of the inning and made things interesting getting the winning run on base, but relief pitcher, Chris Stodolka shut things down once and for all, and gave the Bulls a well deserved 10-9 win.
Saturday's game, the second of the three game set didn't go as well as Friday's as the Bulls took the loss 6-3.
The big story on the day for your Bulls was reliever, Kale Penner who came in relief for starter, Chris Koehler. Penner threw a clean four innings, allowing zero hits through his time on the mound, looking unhittable.
In the end, it was the Prospects who got the last laugh, as they took the win, tying the weekend series heading into Sunday's rubber match.
On the mound in Sunday's game for your Bulls was starter, Chris Messer, who threw 4 innings of work, allowing two hits, but 8 walks. Austin Tambellini came in relief for 3 innings and eventually walked away with the win, allowing no runs and striking out three on the day.
The Bulls big win on Sunday, was lead by outfielder, Lachlan Mayo as he hit a towering home run and drove in 3 RBI, scoring 2 runs as well. Infielder, Darius Carter also hit a home run in the win for his first of the year.
The Bulls next game comes Tuesday, June 19th, as they take on the Okotoks Dawgs, who lead the season series 2-0 on the Bulls. The game is also the Plaid for Dad, Father's Day Game. Wear Plaid as we raise awareness for prostate cancer with the Plaid for Dad Organization. First pitch comes at 7:05PM. You can buy your tickets by following this link https://tickets.bullsbaseball.com/events/8243-bulls-vs-okotoks.