MINOT, ND- The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs got their tenth win in-a-row with an 8-0 win against the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks which marks their second-largest winning streak in franchise history. They are just three games away from tying their thirteen-game win streak last year.
It was a perfect Independence Day for the Sabre Dogs as they were able to get the better of the league’s only team from Canada. They were able to sweep them in a doubleheader in Brandon, MB on Canada Day, and they stayed hot beat them again on America’s birthday. The hitting has been consistently complimenting the team’s improved starting pitching which has solidified an identity for itself half-way through the season.
Loxtercamp got his second complete-game of the season, and his first complete-game shutout. He became just the fifth pitcher in the Expedition League to throw multiple complete games this season. This was also the league’s 20th complete game this year. “The Red Lobster” allowed three walks and three hits with three strikeouts.
The offense was able to produce ten hits with their eight runs. Crews Taylor was just a triple shy of the cycle with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. He is now tied atop the league with the most homers (7). Phillip Childs stayed hot and went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI, and two stolen bases. He is now 6-for-7 in his last two games.
The Sabre Dogs will go for the sweep Friday night at 7:05 p.m. before a five-game road trip in Casper, WY and Aberdeen, SD.