07/26/2016 9:54 AM -
The Bulls got back in the win column on Monday night in Medicine Hat. On Saturday the Bulls dropped a tough one to the Mavs, losing on a walk-off single in the 9th inning. On Monday night an early surge in offense proved to be enough as the Bulls hung on to take a 5-4 win. With 6 games remaining in the 2016 regular season the Bulls sit 4.5 back of division leading Okotoks and 3 games back of 2nd place Medicine Hat. At this point it would seem the boys need a perfect run to have any chance of moving up a spot in the standings.
Tanner Jesson-Dalton started on the mound for the Bulls. Dalton was solid over 6 innings of work. The Prairie Baseball Academy freshman has pitched his way into the top spot in the Bulls rotation, and as he has done all season, gave them a chance to win on Monday night. All told Jesson-Dalton’s line looked like this: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO. Dalton improved to 4-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched this season. Kregg Snook pitched a scoreless 7th inning, and Terrell Dorsey threw up zeros over the final 2 innings of the ballgame to pick up the save.
On offense the Bulls jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead via the long ball. Mitch McGeein tied the league lead with his 11th homerun of the season a two run shot off the top of the scoreboard in left. McGeein has a homerun in a suspended game against Brooks that will be finished this evening in Lethbridge. Lachlan Mayo followed with a two run shot of his own for his 7th big fly of the season. Travis Steinke picked up the last RBI in the top of the second on a ground ball to the shortstop. The Bulls would fail to score the rest of the game, but the pitching staff held the lead the rest of the way.
Six games remain in this 2016 WMBL regular season. Time flies by so fast in the summer time. As it stands right now the Bulls would head to Medicine Hat to take on the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs. After struggling against the Hat early on in the season the Bulls have held the edge over them down the stretch. We will know for sure in a few short days, and there is nothing better than playoff baseball.
The Bulls are back in action at home tonight against the Brooks Bombers. The two teams will finished their suspended game from earlier in the season at 6:05pm. Following that game the Bulls will play their regularly scheduled game against the Bombers. Come out and support the boys as the season heads to a close!