ABERDEEN, SD- The Sabre Dogs won 11-6 against the Hub City Hotshots in comeback style with a seven-run ninth inning.
Tyler Courtney made his second start of the season on the mound, and pitched well. He set up the bullpen for success with few mistakes. He went five innings allowing five hits, four earned runs, and just one walk. The relief efforts from the bullpen were solid Wednesday night for the Sabre Dogs. Colton Bridges had his best outing of the season, and Caden Kaelber for the second time in the series, came in and shut the door. Kaelber was credited with his second win of the season.
The offense didn’t waste time as they scored right away with an RBI double from Mason Dinesen and a sacrifice fly from Bo McClintock in the top of the first inning. They would then have a little bit of a drought and wouldn’t score again until the top of the sixth.
With the Sabre Dogs down 6-4 going into the top of the ninth, it looked like the Sabre Dogs were going to lose their third game out of their last four. However, they had different plans as Mason Dinesen got a two RBI double to tie the game. Bo McClintock also got himself a two RBI double to take the lead, and Josh Paino put the nail in the coffin with a three-run home run to left field.
The Sabre Dogs will take on the Clark Division-leading Western Nebraska Pioneers Thursday to begin a four-game series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. This will be the final series before the All Star Extravaganza.