Five-run third propels Dawgs

 Eddie Sanchez had two hits and a run for the Okotoks Dawgs on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Okotoks Dawgs (FILE PHOTO)

Eddie Sanchez had two hits and a run for the Okotoks Dawgs on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Okotoks Dawgs (FILE PHOTO)

July 10, 2018

By Tyler Lowey

Okotoks Dawgs

BROOKS, Alta. — The Okotoks Dawgs won their sixth in a row when they defeated the Brooks Bombers 6-4 at Elks Stadium on Tuesday.

After a 15-minute weather delay, the Dawgs (21-10) got to Bombers (10-21) starter Felix Pena in the third. Pena saw his record drop to 1-3.

Collin Ridout (Tennessee Wesleyan University) and Eddie Sanchez (Central Arkansas University) started the inning with singles. The Western Major Baseball League leader Will Hollis (Cisco College) in average drove in one run with a double. Nate DeChaine (Morningside College) came up and scored Sanchez on a sacrifice fly. The line kept moving when Abdiel Alicea (Tabor College) doubled to left to score Hollis. Riley Baasch (Bellevue University) scored Alicea on an error to second basemen Jakob Shields. Richard Mascarenas (Linn-Benton Community College), who singled earlier in the inning, stole home on a double steal with Baasch for the eventual winning run.

In the fifth, Alicea connected on his first home run of the season when he crushed the first pitch he saw over the right field fence.

Cody Ebert (Columbia College) cruised through the first five innings, as he only allowed two hits and struck out five. He ended with seven strikeouts and allowed four hits as his record improved to 5-1.

In the sixth, Ebert plunked the WMBL home run leader Riley MacDonald with two out. The next batter was Conner Morro and he connected on a full count offering for a two-run home run.

Ebert surrendered another run in the eighth, as it was the first time this season he went that deep into a start. It also the third-straight start where he has gone at least seven innings.

Craig Smith (Columbia College) gave up a solo home run to Zach Lehman in the ninth but escaped with his league-leading ninth save of the season.

The Bombers are now 0-17 in franchise history against the Dawgs.