Dodgers switch scores with Billings Blue Jays in doubleheader Tuesday

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Story And Photo By Jackson Mcmurrey
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Dodgers’ Keagan Thompson warms up during his turn at the plate.

Dodgers’ Keagan Thompson warms up during his turn at the plate.

After a prolonged hold put on the Laurel Dodger’s 2020 baseball season due to Coronavirus, nothing showed that the team was ready to play more than the 10-0 winning score in their first matchup in a doubleheader against the Billings Blue Jays. The Dodgers were then just as as surprised when the second game, played less than an hour after the first had ended, resulted in a loss of 10-0 against the Blue Jays again.

The first game, with the hot sun still high in the sky, finished in the sixth inning when the Dodgers won by the runrule. Keagan Campbell, Keagan Thompson, Richie Cortese, and Jaxon Wittmayer all got two hits throughout the game, but it wasn’t until the third inning that the first point was brought home by Campbell after getting batted-in. Pitching for the Dodgers the first game was Landen Peak, who got four strikeouts during his term, and then was followed by Isaac Nieto.

By the time Laurel was back up to bat in the sixth inning, they were up five runs already, then brought five more runs home in the sixth and the game ended 10-0 with the Dodgers all sharing smiles on their faces.

Tables were turned coming back to game two of the doubleheader of the Laurel Dodgers against the Billings Blue Jays, when the sun went down and the lights came on. Much of this had to do with Laurel trying out a few new pitchers, Braeden Foos, Kayne Johnson, and Carmine Terraciano. The Blue Jays also issued a new pitcher for the match who would walk no one and strikeout seven of the Dodgers players.

The top of the third began to drag on as the Dodgers let up eight points to the Blue Jays, and the score was 9-0 by the fourth inning. The Dodgers, after a few more unlucky hits right into the hands of the opposing Billings team, couldn’t find a way to bring a man home. The game ended when Laurel played the field for the last time of the night, and were spared mercy after losing by the run-rule with a score of 10-0.

The Dodgers will play again on Friday, June 5, against the Miles City Mavericks in another doubleheader at home at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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