Dawgs drop wild one to Beavers
July 17, 2018
By Tyler Lowey
WEYBURN, Sask. — The Okotoks Dawgs lost 10-8 to the Weyburn Beavers on Tuesday night at Tom Laing Park.
After losing in the ninth inning on Monday to the Beavers (27-9), the Dawgs (24-12) lost tonight’s game in the eighth inning in a back-and-forth affair.
Nate DeChaine (Morningside College) started things for the Dawgs in the first when second basemen Tyler Scott got slapped with an error and allowed Collin Ridout (Tennessee Wesleyan University) and Eddie Sanchez (Central Arkansas University) to score. Will Hollis (Cisco College) also scored in the opening inning on a fielder’s choice by Richard Mascarenas (Linn-Benton Community College).
Cam Doherty (Mesa Community College) gave it right back in the bottom half when Keaton Greenwalt, Drake Pilat, Wade Weinburger and Nolan Machibroda picked up RBI singles to take a 4-3 lead.
In the third, Doherty appeared as if he was going to get out of another jam, but Scott ripped a two-run double to right field to score Weinburger and Machibroda. The next batter was Corey Wheaton, who singled up the middle to plate Scott.
Doherty only went 2 2/3 innings, surrendered 14 hits and seven earned runs, struck out one batter. He avoided the loss when his lineup bailed him out later in the game.
Alex Jones (Niagara University) gave up a solo home run to Greenwalt in his first full inning of relief in the fourth.
Beavers starter Ryan Johnson didn’t fare much better, as he yielded five earned runs over five innings.
After getting out hit 15-1 through the first four innings, the Dawgs strung four-straight hits together capped off by a two-run single by Abdiel Alicea (Tabor College) and RBI single by Mascarenas.
The bats kept it up in the seventh, when pinch hitter Ryan Humeniuk (Indian Hills Community College) subbed in for Danny Donnelly (Chandler-Gilbert Community College) and crushed a two-out double to centre off reliever Christian Rivera to tie it at eight.
The back-and-forth action continued in the eighth when the Beavers loaded the bases with one out against Dustin Schorie (Mesa Community College).
Greenwalt scored on a bobbled double play ball by Mascarenas and Cam Williams singled home Pilat to go up 10-8 and level Schorie’s record at 1-1.
Dalton Ross was the pitcher of record and moved to 5-0 and Eric Evans recorded his seventh save.