A great effort by Joel Lutz lifted the Medicine Hat Mavericks (6-0) to a 13-8 win over the Okotoks Dawgs (3-5) on Thursday at Seaman Stadium.
Lutz rocked the Okotoks Dawgs with two home runs. Lutz went 5-6 in the game with four RBIs and four runs scored. Lutz homered in the third and eighth innings.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 21 total runs and 33 hits during the game. Relief pitchers got their fill of innings during the game, with the opposing managers using nine pitchers in total.
The Okotoks Dawgs had the lead early, but couldn't hold off the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The Okotoks Dawgs led until the seventh inning, but the Medicine Hat Mavericks took the lead back on a groundout by Bryan Arthur.
Alex Bos's six strikeouts helped the Medicine Hat Mavericks to the victory. Bos allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over six innings.
Dominic Porretta was charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed four runs.
The Medicine Hat Mavericks easily handled the Okotoks Dawgs pitching as six hitters combined for 16 hits, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.