DICKINSON, ND– The Sabre Dogs were unable to win the series against the Badlands Big Sticks Sunday afternoon as they dropped the third game 14-5.
There weren’t a lot of positive things that came out of this final game besides the fact that starting right fielder Crews Taylor extended his hit streak to four games, and third baseman Chauncey Callier extended his hit streak to six games.
Pitching as a whole started slow as they allowed 12 runs in the first three innings. The Sabre Dogs went through four pitchers Sunday which is the most they have expended in a single game this season thus far.
Starting catcher Justin Henle had himself a nice day as he had his first multi-hit game of the season with a 2-RBI double in the eighth inning. Center fielder Wilson Roubion had another multi-hit game as he went 2-4 with an RBI single in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, Crews Taylor went deep with no men aboard for his second home run of the season.
For the offense, it was too little, too late as the Sabre Dogs weren’t able to climb the insurmountable deficit despite their best efforts scoring three runs in the eighth and ninth innings.
The Sabre Dogs have an upcoming seven-game home stand against the Pierre Trappers, Badlands Big Sticks, and the Fremont Moo. They fall to 4-4 on the season and drop to third place in the Lewis Division. First pitch Monday night is at 7:05 p.m.