A mechanical malfunction on the travel day following the 17-marathon win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks, pushed the series opener between the Okotoks Dawgs and Eastern Divison opponent Melville Millionaires into Saturday night where the rested league-leaders were forced into extras yet again to pick up a gritty 5-3 victory.
Southeastern Community College catcher Catcher Gavin Logan came through in the clutch for the Dawgs in the 10th inning to lift the Dawgs to their second extra-inning win of the season.
Point University hurler Billy Brand took the mound in Melville to open the Dawgs’ six-game road swing in Saskatchewan.
Melville tallied three extra-base hits in the inning resulting in them taking their first lead of the game at 2-1.
Bellevue University first baseman Riley Baasch tied the game in the sixth inning with an RBI base-hit before Okanagan College senior Davis Todosichuk regained the Okotoks lead with an RBI sac-fly in the seventh.
The Millionaires forced Brand out of the game after earning a bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 3-3.
Bellevue University relief pitcher and Calgary, Alta. native Brandon Dejardains entered the contest and forced an inning-ending double play to get his Dawgs out of the jam.
Both teams played to a stalemate until the Mils had the chance to walk-off in the bottom of the ninth when they advanced two men into scoring position but Boise State commit and winning pitcher Daniel Ferrario salvaged the situation to force the Dawgs into extras for the second straight game.
Mesa Community College closer Dustin Schorie entered the game in the bottom of the 10th and secured his seventh save of the season.
A seven-inning doubleheader will take place Sunday at 2:05 p.m. before the series finale takes place at 5:05 p.m.