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April 1, 2013

Bulldogs take two from PC West

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Edmond Memorial Bulldogs took a doubleheader from Putnam City West on the Patriots’ field Monday evening.

The Bulldogs made short work of PC West in the first game. The ’Dogs scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, and put up five runs in the fifth inning to bring the contest to an early end.

Memorial starter Parker Rigler set the tone when he struck out the side in the first inning, then whiffed two in the second.

The Bulldog bats got going in the second when Garett Hill and Steven Jones walked, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Cody Ebert’s line-drive double to left field, and Memorial led 2-0.

The third inning started with two consecutive singles for the Patriots, but the Bulldogs put an abrupt end to that rally when Memorial catcher Colin Simpson and shortstop Garett Hill picked off the leadoff runner at second base, then caught the runner from first on a steal attempt.

The Memorial offense got hot in the third inning when Simpson tripled to right, scoring leadoff man Jack Hale. Simpson then scored on a sacrifice by Wade Hanska. The Bulldogs exploited a PC West defensive miscue when Cole Caldwell reached on a shortstop error and later scored on an error by the third baseman. The Bulldogs led 5-0 after three.

Rigler struck out three of the next six batters and the score held at 5-0 heading into the fifth.

The Bulldogs loaded the bases when Caldwell doubled and both Jones and Hill walked, and a single by Ebert scored two to put Memorial up 7-0. Matt Bruner singled to score Jones, and when Hunter Schellhardt walked, the bags were covered for the second time in the inning. Consecutive singles by Hale and Simpson scored Ebert and Bruner to give the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead and the run-rule win.

Ebert’s four RBIs paced Memorial, which got a pair of runs apiece from Caldwell, Hill and Jones.

Rigler struck out nine over five innings, allowing only two hits and no walks.

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