Dan Khavkin, Dawgs Baseball
EDMONTON, AB- For the first time this season, the Okotoks Dawgs (7-2) drop back-to-back games in
the 2019 WCBL season while also falling for the second straight day to the Edmonton Prospects (8-4)
on the road 4-2 Sunday afternoon.
Crowder College and Edmonton native Graham Brunner took the mound against his hometown team
for his first start of the season.
He pitched four innings, surrendering four runs on four hits while striking out and walking four batters.
Prospect starter Matt Erikson picked up his first win of the season, pitching seven innings while giving
up two runs on seven hits and striking out three batters.
The Dawgs seemed to get their red-hot offence back on track after not scoring until the ninth inning the
night before, scoring their 14 th first-inning run of the season on an RBI single from Linn Benton
Community College outfielder Jacob Melton, who got the lone RBI for the Dawgs last night.
Okotoks doubled their lead in the top of the fourth inning off a bases-loaded situation in which catcher
Riley Baasch grounded into a double play but cashed a runner in the process.
Edmonton responded with a four-spot on the board in the bottom half of the fifth inning and never
The Prospects tied the game with a bases-loaded situation of their own. With no outs, Tanner
Roundy’s RBI single brought in two runs that ended Brunner’s outing.
Tanner Simpson entered the game in relief before stopping Edmonton’s run.
“We stopped having fun,” says Dawgs skipper Mitch Schmidt.
“We strung together some bit of momentum but as soon as we had one call go the other way,
everything, for some reason, changed,” he commented post-game.
The Dawgs, like the game before, couldn’t string dangerous moments together and when they did, it
was too late.
Prospect closer Jesse Poniewozik came in for the shut-down innings and closed the game out for
Edmonton’s eight win of the season.
Okotoks has the day off on Monday before they hit the road and continue their first of two seven-game
road-trips. The next stop is a three-game set in Moose Jaw, Sask., starting on Tuesday, June 11 th with
first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.
Reserved seats at Dawgs home games are “hot ticket items”. In 2018, all home games were SOLD OUT. And there is “not a bad seat in the house”, as Seaman Stadium was designed to be a fan friendly facility with comfortable wide seating, maximum leg room and perfect views of the action. So reserve your season tickets NOW.
Individual game tickets are also available, typically commencing in April prior to each Dawgs season. If you are unable to reserve your own seats for the season, you will want to ensure that you get seats for those individual games you would like to attend. Again, “not a bad seat in the house”, but you will want to book your tickets early to ensure reserved seating.
The Dawgs offer a number of great group booking options starting with our very popular Anthem United Hospitality Patio located above the Dawgs home dugout on the 1st Base side of Seaman Stadium. Another fan favourite is the Speedy Glass Patio on the 3rd Base side. AND for birthday parties and those special youth events at the ballpark, fans cannot go wrong with Diggity’s Party Pad.