Dodgers go 6–2 over the past week

Thursday, June 24, 2021
JD Ketterling slides headfirst during the Dodgers win over Glasgow last week. The Dodgers went 6–2 over the week to improve their overall record to 15–16 on the season. Photo courtesy Gloria Allwin

JD Ketterling slides headfirst during the Dodgers win over Glasgow last week. The Dodgers went 6–2 over the week to improve their overall record to 15–16 on the season. Photo courtesy Gloria Allwin

The Laurel Dodgers picked up two home wins and four road wins last week to close in on the .500 mark on the season with a current record of 15–16.

Last Wednesday they picked up two home wins against the Glasgow Reds 7–5 and 11–8.

In the 5 p.m. game they were down 2–4 going into the bottom of the 5th and outscored the Reds 5–1 over the final 2 1/2 innings to grab the two run victory.

Jaxon Wittmayer and Issac Nieto each had two hits in the game with Wittmayer picking up three RBI’s.

JD Ketterling got the win pitching 3.2 innings, giving up three hits and one earned run while striking out two.

In the 7 p.m. game Laurel took a 9–4 lead into the 6th and held on for the 11–8 win.

Ricky Temporal had three hits with three RBI’s and Richie Cortese had two with one batted in.

Nieto got the win, pitching five innings while allowing eight hits and four earned runs and struck out two.

Then the Dodgers went on the road to Glendive, Froid and Billings, going 4–2.

They scored four runs in the top of the 7th to erase a 6–1 deficit against Glendive in the first game but came up one short in the 5–6 loss. Cortese had two hits in the game. Ketterling got the loss while pitching a complete game. He gave up 11 hits and three earned runs while striking out one and walking one.

Laurel bounced back in the second game, scoring 14 runs in the first two innings to win 14–3.

Cortese scored seven runs on two hits, including a three–run homer in the first and a grand slam in the second. Temporal had two hits and two RBI’s.

Landen Peak got the win after pitching five innings and giving up six hits and two earned runs. He struck out four and walked three.

Laurel picked up two wins at Froid on Sunday, beating the Bulls 19–0 and 8–2.

Nieto went 5–5 in the first game with four RBI’s, Reece Dolechek had three hits and five batted in. Evan Caton, Cortese, Temporal, Ian Bauer and Braeden Foos each had two hits.

Caton got the win in five innings allowing three hits and striking out five.

In the second game Wittmayer had three hits and six other Dodgers had one in the 8–2 win.

Aiden Hill pitched a complete game allowing two hits and one earned run while striking out six and walking two.

On Tuesday the Dodgers traveled to Billings, splitting the doubleheader with the Blue Jays 4–15 and 10–5.

In the first game Temporal let the team with two hits and Caton, Nieto and Maverick Hoppman each had one. Bauer, Knaub and Kyle Berube all contributed on the mound with Bauer picking up the loss with 10 earned runs.

Laurel took a 5–0 lead after the second inning and held on to apick up the 10–5 win in the second game.

Cortese led the way with three hits and four RBI’s while getting walked once. Wittmayer, Nieto, Ketterling and Hoppman each had two hits.

Wittmayer got the win allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out five and walking three.

The Dodgers are in Helena today for the Cloninger Classic where they face the Idaho Falls Bees at 5:30 p.m., the Bozeman Bucks tomorrow at 10 a.m. and the Kalispell Lakers on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in non–league match ups.

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