GERING, NE- It was the hottest day of the year for Sabre Dogs baseball, but unfortunately the Sabre Dogs were unable to stay hot as they lost the first game of a four-game road series against the Western Nebraska Pioneers with the final score of 5-4.
The Sabre Dogs gave up two homers and three runs in the second inning, and things were not looking good right out of the gate. After that, the pitching unit only allowed two runs for the rest of the game with Matt Sartwell and Chase Grillo coming in with two innings of relief each.
The hitting finally clicked in the top of the fifth with four runs thanks to a two-RBI triple by Crews Taylor, and a two-run home run by Chauncey Callier. Unfortunately, they went all in on that inning as that would be the only scoring they would get. The Sabre Dogs threatened in the top of the ninth with a two-out walk to Phillip Childs. He proceeded to steal second base, only for Jase Edwards to ground out to the second baseman in a very close play at first.
Game two of the series will be Friday at 7:35 p.m.