07/12/2016 10:26 AM -
The Bulls bounced back after an embarrassing loss on Saturday to the Edmonton Prospects by picking up both games in the doubleheader on Monday. The wins were much needed for a Bulls squad that is fighting to stay within striking distance of Medicine Hat and Okotoks at the top of the West Division standings.
In game 1 Trey Faulconer started on the mound. Faulconer threw 5 innings surrendering 4 runs, which was enough for his 4th win of the season and a 10-4 win. Tommy Garland pitched a scoreless 6th, and Jared Kennedy finished up the game with a scoreless 7th inning and 2 strikeouts. WMBL standout Mitch McGeein led the way on offense with his 6th homerun of the season. McGeein’s 3 run shot that easily cleared the left field wall at Telus field was followed by a 2 RBI triple in the top of the 5th inning. McGeein finished the game 2-5 with 2 runs and 5 RBI’s. Catcher Carter Witbeck had a perfect afternoon going 3-3 with and RBI to boost his average to .400 in limited time this season.
In game 2 of the doubleheader, veteran pitcher Luc Hebert was outstanding on the mound for the Bulls. Hebert threw the complete game to lead his team to a 6-1 victory. The Bulls needed an outing like this from a starter to give the bullpen a little break. All told Hebert’s line looked like this: W, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.
On the offensive side of the ball the Bulls got contributions from the entire lineup including homeruns from Lachlan Mayo and newcomer Matt Warkentin. Mayo’s homerun tied him for the team lead with McGeein at 6. Every starter, but one recorded a hit in the second half of the double header. Second baseman Ryan Pouwells left the game after rolling his ankle at 1st base in the second inning.
The Bulls will be back in action tonight in Okotoks when they take on the division rival Dawgs at 7:05pm. Tonight’s game is a big one as the Bulls try to chase down the Dawgs for second place in the division.