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Riverhawks Nab Another Series Win Over Lefties


A 6-1 victory keeps the Hawks hot against Port Angeles

Box Score

By Cody F. Schmidt

Another dominant Edmonton Riverhawks win against the Port Angeles Lefties tonight. While the Lefties were able to briefly hold their first lead over the Hawks, the Edmonton bats teed off in the middle innings to lock in another series win.

The Hawks erased their one run deficit in the 4th, as #36 Jakob Poturnak hit a 395 foot double to the warning track in centre field. A single to right from #12 Evan Overmars was enough to tie the game.

Edmonton’s lead came in the 5th, as they put up a four spot to secure the win and push way ahead of Port Angeles. The bottom half started with five straight hits, as #6 Brett Ott and #10 Jonny McGill both singled, then a #1 Kelly Corl double sent both runners home. Corl ran to third on his play, then made it home on the next pitch to #42 Tom Poole who singled. The last base hit of the chain belonged to #9 Skyler Chang, with Poole running first to third. A sac fly from Poturnak brought home Poole, and though the Hawks would get another runner on base, that limited their 5th inning scoring.

A bonus run came in the bottom of the 6th, as the top of the lineup had another rally. Ott and McGill both singled, and Corl was hit by a pitch to load the bags. Poole earned an RBI on a groundout to third before the frame ended.

Starter #23 Brady Kobitowich braved 7.0 innings of work tonight. Only tagged for a solo homer in the 2nd, Kobitowich kept up his recent streak of successful starts. Getting out of a one out bases loaded jam thanks to a 6-4-3 double play was the most treacherous it got for Kobitowich. The Edmontonian righty made his second-longest appearance of the season, and his record improves to 4-2 on the season.

A scoreless 8th was brought to the 3272 fans in attendance by #21 Conall Sexton, marking his third strong appearance out of the pen in the last week. #45 KJ Ward handled the top of the 9th, finishing with a pair of Ks on a perfect inning.

The top of the order put in work today, as Ott, McGill, and Corl all had multi-hit games and they hit together for the crucial rallies. The Hawks will aim for their second sweep of the Lefties tomorrow night, as the series concludes. There will be plenty of wishes granted across RE/MAX Field for Home Run Wishes night in conjunction with Oodle Noodle and OilersNation. Grab a seat at tickets.gohawks.ca now!