- Mini Penny
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team suffered a road loss to the Oklahoma City Bulls by a score of 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Dolese Park.
Things started off good for the Riverdawgs as an RBI single by Cameron's Dale Pearson scored Spiro's Joe T. Ross to make it 1-0 in favor of the locals in the opening inning. But that would prove to be their only run.
The Bulls tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning, then had a stretch of four straight innings of scoring runs beginning with the fifth inning.
A two-run fifth inning put the Bulls ahead for good at 3-1 after five innings. The Bulls then scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, followed by a two-run eighth inning for a 7-1 lead after eight innings.
The â€™Dawgs had only three other hits after Pearson's RBI single. The Riverdawgs got singles by Cameron's Chris Pearson, Spiro's Slater Dunn and Panama's Jimmy Cheely.
Spiro's Jeff Walden (2-2) suffered the loss, pitching the first 5.1 innings and allowing three runs.
The Riverdawgs will play a single nine-inning game against Okmulgee at 6 p.m. Thursday at Poteau High School's Town Creek Park. Then, they will make up their June 10 home doubleheader against Bartlesville at 2 p.m. Sunday, also at Town Creek Park.