The Okotoks Dawgs swept their series against the Moose Jaw Miller Express, 2-1, 10-5, and 5-4. Jeff Duda (Campbellsville) pitched a four-hit complete game in the first game, struck out 11. The Dawgs trailed 1-0 going into the seventh inning, but they tied it in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Mac Sullivan (USC), and won it on the eighth on an RBI double by Jeremy Shelby (Grambling State). In the third game, Manny Kumar (Grambling State) scored the winning run on a passed ball. The Dawgs will play the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the semifinal playoff round; the series starts Thursday, August 6 at Okotoks.
The Okotoks Dawgs won five of six over the past week, running their record to 27-11. They now lead the West Division by 6.5 games. They also continue to draw good crowds; 2,063 for a 5-3 win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks (Jake Bottari [College of Idaho] got the win) and 2,352 for an 11-10 win over the Lethbridge Bulls. Jeff Duda (Campbellsville) got a 7-0 shutout at the Edmonton Prospects, and leads the team in W-L (6-1), ERA (2.29). He leads the league in strikeouts (80), and has issued only nine walks in 70 2/3 innings pitched. Duda pitched the first eight innings of a 12-inning 3-2 win at Medicine Hat; Mac Sullivan (USC) hit a home run to win it, and Lee Ingram (Thompson Rivers) got the win. Manny Kumar (Grambling State) singled in the winning run in a 12-inning 3-2 win at Lethbridge. Anthony Cros (Northwest Oklahoma State) continues to lead the Dawgs in hitting, with an average of .398. Continue reading
The Okotoks Dawgs continue to lead the West Division with a 22-10 record. The Dawgs lost road games to the Regina Red Sox and the Medicine Hat Mavericks, then won two home games against the Moose Jaw Miller Express, 14-3 and 6-4. The games against Moose Jaw drew crowds of 1,864 and 1,793. In the 6-4 win, the Dawgs scored five runs in the second inning on an RBI double by C Brett Thomas (California), a two-RBI single by 2B Matt Hart (Santa Ana College), an RBI single by RF Anthony Cros (Northwest Oklahoma State), and a sacrifice fly by CF Jeremy Shelby (Grambling State). Cros’ RBI was the winning run, and Marc Wilson (Campbellsville) got the win, his first of the season. Cros leads the team with a .405 batting average, and a .553 on-base percentage. Dan Britton-Foster (British Columbia) is the leading pitcher for the Dawgs, with a record of 3-0, 1.12 ERA. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 16th.
UNC 8 Boston College 1
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Duke 5 Georgia Tech 4
DURHAM, N.C. – Jake Lemmerman hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning to lead Duke to a 5-3, series-clinching win over No. 7 Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 15th. The biggest news was that Duke clinched the final spot in the ACC Tournament by beating Georgia Tech 6-4.
Duke 6 Georgia Tech 4
DURHAM, N.C. – Andrew Wolcott tossed a nine-inning complete game and held No. 7 Georgia Tech to four runs to lead Duke to a 6-4 win Friday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 14th.
Boston College 3 North Carolina 1
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team earned its spot in the 2009 ACC Championship with a 3-1 win against No. 4 North Carolina on Thursday at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
It will be the first time that the Eagles have advanced to the conference tournament since its first season in the league in 2006. Continue reading
We enter the final weekend of ACC play with four squads fighting it out for the last two spots in the conference tournament. Boston College and Duke are currently in the drivers seats for the final two spots as each of them would have to get swept over the weekend for either NC State or Virginia Tech to make the tournament. The final weekend sees five ACC series while Florida State steps out of conference with a series against Grambling State. The North Carolina Tar Heels make their second trip to Boston College in a key series for the Eagles. Georgia Tech heads to Duke which is key for both squads as the Yellow Jackets are trying to hold off the North Carolina Tar Heels for the Coastal Division title. The battle of Virginia takes place this weekend in Blacksburg with Virginia Tech hosting the Virginia Cavaliers. The final two series sees Clemson heading to NC State and Miami (FL) heading to Wake Forest. Continue reading
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The Lumberjack baseball team got looks at 19 players on Tuesday, but fell 11-5 to Grambling in a fall baseball action at Jaycees Field.
The game does not count toward either team’s 2009 record, however it does count toward each team’s allotment of allowed games.
The Division Finals of the Western Major Baseball League start on Thursday, August 7, and the matchups are the Sherwood Park (AB) Dukes vs. the Okotoks (AB) Dawgs, and the Regina (SK) Red Sox vs. the Swift Current (SK) Indians.
The Dukes are led by Dan Grant (Northern Iowa; .403, 4 HR, 38 RBI) and Casey Barnes (Kansas Wesleyan; 5-4, 2.76 ERA, 67 K). They defeated the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets three games to one in the first round.
The Dawgs have Manny Kumar (Grambling State; .336, 3 HR, 28 RBI) and Jake Bottari (College of Idaho; 5-0, 0.84 RBI, 43 K). They swept the Lethbridge Bulls in the first round. Continue reading