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Bolton Dodgers put together two-game winning streak

May 31, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Written By JAKE COURTEPATTE

A rollercoaster start to the North Dufferin Baseball League season has the Bolton Dodgers back on an upswing, tying together a pair of wins last week.

Coming off their third loss in four games, the AA ball club met with the Lisle Astros on Wednesday and once again found the offensive power they showed earlier in the season.

Lead-off batter Jon Bloomfield crossed the plate for the Dodgers in the first inning, before the bats exploded in the third for three-straight runs, followed by a five-run fourth.

When the dust settled, Bolton was able to cash in twelve times on fourteen hits, led by a four-for-four effort from Eamonn Chiodo and a three-for-three day at the plate from Tysen Hansen.

Bloomfield and Hansen each crossed the plate three times in the contest.

Veteran ace Shawn English showed his experience in pitching a well-controlled complete game, allowing just five baserunners all game on three hits and two walks, while striking out four.

He allowed two runs in the fifth in his only blip on the radar, already earning his third win in the early-going by a score of 12 – 2.

The teams returned to the Lisle diamond on Sunday for the second half of a back-to-back, where once again the Dodgers excelled in putting bat to ball in a 12 – 8 victory.

Stringing together a pair of wins twice already this season, the most recent as well as the first two games on the May schedule, has helped the Dodgers move up the NDBL ladder. Their record of 5-3-0 has the Dodgers just two points out of the league lead, held by the undefeated Ivy Leafs.

Following a busy few weeks on the schedule, Bolton takes a week-long break into Sunday’s matchup with the Orangeville Giants (3-2-1) on the road, before returning home on Wednesday to host the struggling Mansfield Cubs (0-5-1).

For stats, schedules, and more information, visit www.ndbl.ca.

         

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