07/16/2019 9:43 AM -
The Lethbridge Bulls went into the weekend series against the Swift Current 57's with a four game losing streak to only drive that number up to five after a loss to the 57's Friday night.
Heading into Saturday's contest, the Bulls needed a spark and got just that from left-handed pitcher, Jaden Griffin who was making his final start of the season. Griffin tossed eight innings of work while striking out five and allowing only four hits. Chase Florendine came in to close things out, tossing the final inning of a 10-2 victory at Spitz Stadium.
First baseman, Kaleb Warden continued his tear this season in Saturday's ballgame, finishing the night 3-5 with a double and three RBI's. Ashton Roy also put together quite the performance as he went 3-5 with two doubles and an RBI.
In the rubber match on Sunday afternoon, the Bulls defeated the 57's 7-5, bringing their record up to 19-18 for the season, good enough for second in the WCBL's West Division.
Tevin Hall got the start for Lethbridge, throwing 4 2/3's, allowing four earned runs and 10 hits allowed before Kyle Poapst came in to clean things up where he tossed 1 1/3, not allowing a hit. Evan O'Toole finished off the final three innings where he earned the save after collecting five strikeouts, shutting down Swift Current batters.
Kaleb Warden finished the ballgame 2-3 and collected his ninth homer of the season. Warden sits as the favourite to win the WCBL MVP award as we head past the halfway point of the aseason. The slugging lefty has batted .414 for the season with nine homers, 12 doubles and a league leading 53 RBI's.
The Bulls head off to Moose Jaw to take on the Miller Express in a three-game series before heading home to Spitz Stadium where they meet the Edmonton Prospects for a three-game weekend series.
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