Dodgers win one, lose one

July 19, 2018   ·   0 Comments


Sometimes one is all you need.

A walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Bolton Dodgers their first win of the season over the Aurora Jays, exacting revenge after a road loss to the club in May.

With the North Dufferin Baseball League playoffs looming and every point crucial for the middle-of-the-pack Dodgers, Tysen Hansen knocked in the game’s only run by sending a single over the head of pitcher Ian Milne, scoring Jon Bloomfield.

Despite the low-scoring game, the often hard-hitting Dodgers actually knocked around 10 hits over seven innings, including a pair of doubles from Eamonn Chiodo.

Veteran pitcher Shawn English was the deciding factor on defense, going the distance while giving up only three hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Yet it was New Lowell’s Allan Brownridge that took it to the Dodgers on Friday in a busy week’s schedule, pitching a shutout of his own in an eventual 16 – 0 final.

A strong start to the season led to a disastrous late June for the Dodgers, who went five games without a win before returning to form in taking two of their last four.

They brought their 9-11-1 record, good for eighth-place in the 14-team league, into a rematch with the Knights on home field Wednesday night following press time.

The Bolton Brewers, rained out in their only game of the week, returned to action Wednesday night against the Clearview Orioles.

They continue their road swing in a double-header Sunday afternoon against the Barrie Angels, who are marred in a four-game losing streak.

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