Home runs fail to help Dodgers past Newmarket

June 20, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Jake Courtepatte
The first two home runs of the Bolton Dodgers’ season weren’t enough to halt the team’s recent losing skid.
Andrew English blasted a three-run shot while Tysen Hansen added a two-run of his own in last Wednesday’s match with the struggling Newmarket Cornhuskers in Tottenham; a barn-burning 15-11 loss to give the Huskers their second win of the season.
Shawn Hansen came up short of collecting his first win of the season, while his counterpart Eric Jones was given the win for the Huskers.
Their third loss in a row, the Dodgers have struggled to start the North Dufferin Baseball League season, their only win coming in late May against the Aurora Jays.
Occupying the basement of the league standings, Bolton shares their record with the Ivy Leafs in a 1-5-0 start.
With more than a week’s break between games, they take on Aurora at Lambert Wilson field in a road game tonight (Thursday), with game time scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Brewers, Bolton’s other NDBL competitor, fell victim to a three-run home run by the Giants’ Carson Burns in their action Monday in Orangeville. Burns also earned the win on the mound, with Andrew White taking the loss in a close 9-8 score.
Despite the loss, the Brewers sit comfortably in fifth place in the NDBL standings with a record of 6-3-1, seven points back of the league-leading Giants.
They return to the diamond in a doubleheader with the Alliston Athletics (1-8-1) at North Hill Park in Bolton tonight (Thursday), rescheduled from a rainout in late May.
First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m, with the second game going immediately after.
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Shawn Hansen was on the mound for the Bolton Dodgers’ loss to the Newmarket Cornhuskers in Tottenham in their only NDBL action last week.
Photo by Jake Courtepatte



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