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Bulls Sweep Cards, Finish Saskatchewan Road Trip

06/17/2019 12:18 PM -

The Lethbridge Bulls are leaving Saskatchewan with a smile on their faces after a lengthy road trip, which saw them end with a 3-2 record.

Lethbridge began their five game trip in Melville for a three-game series with the Millionaires, where they lost two games and won one. They then headed off to Yorkton to face the last place Cardinals where they saw two games get rained out on both Friday and Saturday. Saturday's contest is rescheduled for June 29th at Spitz Stadium in Lethbridge with a 12:35PM first pitch.

Friday's rain out was made up in a double-header, which was played on Sunday where the Bulls won the first game 10-2, and the second 3-1, improving their record to 8-7 on the season, burying the Cardinals to 1-14.

The first contest was close until the Bulls opened up the score in the seventh inning, putting up four runs, then two more in the eighth, finishing with 10 hits on the day. 

Second baseman, David Hudleson had three hits, five RBI's and one run scored in the winning effort for the Bulls, while designated hitter, Ashton Roy continued to dominate WCBL pitching going 2-3, with one RBI, three runs scored, and three walks.

Evan Chenier was the "opener" for the Bulls, throwing one inning, striking out two, allowing one earned run before Logan Bexten came in and shut the door on the Cardinals hitters. Bexten completed the next eight innings, which saw him strike out six and only allow three hits.

In the second game, it was all Cardinals until the fourth when the Bulls tied it, then eventually went on to put up two more runs to secure the victory.

It was a quiet second game for hitters, but first baseman, Kaleb Warden showed why he is one of the Bulls top hitters, going 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored. 

Ben Erwin pitched a complete (seven inning) game in the winning effort, striking out a whopping 12 batters, only allowing three hits. Erwin now is tied for the league lead in strikeouts with 22.

The Bulls continue their road trip on Tuesday, June 18th in a match up with the Medicine Hat Mavericks, before finishing it on Wednesday, against the Broosk Bombers. Lethbridge returns home Thursday, when they take on the Mavericks in the Plaid for Dad game, where the Bulls players will be wearing special plaid jerseys in support of prostate cancer. To buy tickets, click here. To learn more about the Plaid for Dad foundation, visit PlaidForDad.ca.