Sabre Dogs sweep Trappers on Sunday

11-9 win makes six straight for Souris Valley

Robert Brewer/MDN Chase Keeton of Souris Valley cruises into third base for a stand-up triple to lead off the second inning in Sunday's contest against the Pierre Trappers. He would later come around to score a run for the Sabre Dogs in that inning. Keeton’s grand slam in the sixth gave the Sabre Dogs a lead they would not relinquish.

On Sunday, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (16-7) completed a three-game sweep of the Pierre Trappers at Corbett Field, winning by a final score of 11-9. In the process, first place Souris Valley pushed its winning streak to six games.

After one inning of play, both teams found themselves in a 1-1 tie. Then in the second, the Sabre Dogs pushed a pair of runs across the plate. A Jayden Shafer RBI groundout allowed Chase Keeton to score from third, and Reece Anderson later scored an unearned run by virtue of a Pierre fielding error to give Souris Valley a 3-1 lead.

Over the course of the next three innings, Pierre posted six unanswered runs and held a 7-3 lead going into the home half of the fifth until a Braeden Cordes RBI single with two on and one out inched the Sabre Dogs closer at 7-4.

In the bottom of the sixth, Souris Valley blew the game open with a massive seven-run inning to regain the lead for good. With one out and the bases loaded, Justin Cooper was hit by a pitch to force home a Sabre Dogs run. The next batter, Beau Brewer, came through with a one-run single making the score 7-6 in favor of Pierre at that point.

The offensive barrage continued for Souris Valley as Steven Moretto worked a bases loaded walk to tie the ballgame. Then with two outs and the bases still loaded, Keeton cashed in on a 1-2 count and cleared the bases with a grand slam. All told, the Sabre Dogs needed just two hits to score their seven runs in the frame.

On the mound, reliever Jaiden Beck picked up the win for Souris Valley. In two innings, Beck struck out a pair of Trappers and allowed two hits and an earned run. Meanwhile, Kainin Morrow earned the save with two strikeouts and did not allow a base runner in the ninth.

With two days off between their next contest, Souris Valley plans to play again on Wednesday as they will begin a three-game series on the road in Nebraska against the Hastings Sodbusters. Start time for Wednesday’s game is slated for 6:35 p.m.


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