Sunday, May 8, 2016

Game 14: Bulls 7, Riverdogs 6

The Riverdogs’ attempt at wrapping up the regular season on a three game winning streak came to a halt as the Bulls defeated the Riverdogs 7-6 in a game that went extra innings. The loss puts the Riverdogs record at 6-8 for the regular season, with a fifth place finish in the standings.

In a well played defensive game by both sides, the Riverdogs had no problem hitting the ball; however the Bulls defense rose to the occasion only allowing two Riverdogs runs in the first five innings. The ‘dawgs finally exploded for four runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 6-6, then held the Bulls in the bottom of the sixth to send the game into extra innings. While the Riverdogs failed to score in the top of the seventh, the Bulls were able to push across the winning run with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh to take the victory.

Leading the way for the Riverdogs were Bobby who was 3-3 with two doubles, a single, 1 RBI and 1 run scored; Caleb who was 3-3 with a double, two singles and 1 run scored; William who was 2-3 with a double, a single and 1 run scored; and Nicky D. who was 2-3 with two singles and 2 RBI. Blake, Matthew N., Jacob, Matthew D., Nolan and Weston all added one hit each. Blake, Carter and Matthew D. all had a RBI each, while Matthew N., Jacob and Weston all scored a run each.

As said earlier, both teams played well overall defensively in the game. The Riverdogs held the Bulls to one “three up, three down” inning in the game¸ while Caleb had two fly ball catches in the outfield.

The fifth place finish means the Riverdogs will open the league tournament up against the 4 seed. That team has yet to be determined as there are still three games left to be played in the league regular season. Coach David will be in touch regarding upcoming tourney games and practices.

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