The Giants got back in the win column with a big 8-5 win over the Brooks Bombers, to improve their record to 5-10 and 3-3 over the last six games.
Curtis Bafus got the start and was credited with his first win of season. Bafus pitched 3 innings of one run ball before the bullpen came in and took over.
Dugan Shirer continued his hot start to the season. Going 3 for 5 one of those hits being a 2 run homerun, his second in as many games. Shirer now has the second best AVG in the league at .418
Dustin Braun also had a big night at the plate driving in 3 runs going 2 for 4 with a walk. Braun leads the Giants in RBIS this season with 9.
Other notable players. Justin Bridgman went 3 for 6 with 2 doubles. Bringing his AVG up to .370 on the season. Tyler Flores went 3 for 4 and had a walk. In 4 games Flores has hit for a .429 AVG. Impressive for the recent high school graduate, who is committed to the University of Nevada Reno for the 2017 college season.
Giants are back on the field Saturday night in Lethbridge, and will send Dallas DeVrieze to the mound, to take on the 10-4 Bulls. Dallas will be looking for his second strong start in a row, and his second win of the season. A win over the Bulls will move the Giants to 4th place in the Western (Alberta) division. First pitch goes at 7:05. Follow @FMMGIANTS on Twitter, Fort McMurray Giants on Facebook for up to date scores, or follow the live pitch by pitch at http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/scoreboard.html?leagueid=154
GO GIANTS GO!!!
- Fort McMurray catcher Josh Iannetti got the start behind the plate against the Bombers. While he went 0-5 at the plate he did throw out two Bombers trying to steal 2nd.
- Fort McMurray RHP Ryan Dunn’s 16.1 IP continues to lead the Giants in that category. Ryan has only issued 5 walks in those 16.1 IP and that command of his pitches has made him a go to arm out of the bullpen for interim manager Kellen Camus.