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Robert Brewer / DND Souris Valley starting wide receiver Cullen Hannigan prepares for batting in Thursday’s home game at Corbett Field.

The Mice Valley Saber Dogs (23-9) tried to close their three-game streak against the Pierre Trappers with a sweep Thursday night at Corbett Field. Heading into the game, the Dogs earned an 11-6 victory over Pierre on Tuesday and a 20-7 triumph over visiting South Dakota on Wednesday.

Thursday’s game turned out to be a low scoring affair by comparison. Pierre scored two runs in the second set and another in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. In the bottom of the fourth, Souris Valley first baseman Beau Brewer started the set with a walk and climbed to second with a single with a Cullen Hannigan out. Brewer then stole the third base and came to score on a sacrificial volley courtesy of Dalton Bowling.

In six full innings, the Dogs were trailing 3-1 on the scoreboard and Hannigan’s fourth single was the club’s only hit at this point. Souris Valley starting pitcher Dominick Parkhurst ended his night allowing three earned runs on eight hits in five innings. Meanwhile, Saber Dogs reliever Shaun Hickey managed one out, stuffing bases unharmed as the score remained 3-1 in favor of Pierre in the seventh inning.

Souris Valley left two runners stranded in the home half of the seventh and couldn’t score any runs in the frame. The Saber Dogs trailed 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth. In that setting, Souris Valley clean-up hitter Justin Cooper walked out with two strikeouts to score an unearned run that reduced the deficit to 4-2. Then at the end of the ninth with a sur and a withdrawal, it was Drew Miller who scored a two-run homerun to tie the score. The Dogs didn’t score again in the inning, and it was on extra baseball.

The Saber Dogs gave up a point to Pierre at the start of the 10th and again faced a do-or-die situation at the end of the set. Three of Souris Valley’s top four hitters in the frame reached base via walk. With bases loaded and just one out, pitcher Pierre Joseph Bramanti was called up for a feint that allowed Brewer to score from third and the other two basemen to advance as well. At that point the game was tied at 5-5 and the Dogs had their winning run to third base when Gunnar Magrann netted a brace on a 2-2 count to close the win and secure a series of sweeps. of the Trappers. .

On the mound, Daniel Charron secured the relief victory as he played three innings for the Dogs and allowed two wins on three hits with three strikeouts. Meanwhile, Brewer’s long hitting streak was interrupted at 31 games. His streak of consecutive success represents a new Expedition League record.

Next to the Dogs, they plan to continue their home stand on Friday by hosting the Fremont Moo in Minot. The start time for this competition is 7:05 p.m.

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