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Sylvan Lake Gulls drop to .500

After a pair of big wins to start the WCBL, the Gulls lost twice over the weekend

The Sylvan Lake Gulls dropped to .500 after a pair of losses in the Western Canadian Baseball League season.

After starting the campaign with a pair of wins over the defending champion Lethbridge Bulls, the Gulls fell to the Bulls on Saturday before losing to the Okotoks Dawgs 10-3 Sunday.

Kade Kahlert tossed a gem in the shutout Saturday for the Bulls, throwing six and two-thirds innings, allowing just two hits and no runs, along with four strikeouts.

Shayne McTavish and Devin Benavides rounded out the shutout for the home side. Cooper Johnson started out strong for Sylvan Lake, throwing four innings of two-hit ball before he handed the reigns to Tyler Hampu. Hampu struggled, allowing four runs in four innings of work, while striking out six.

The Gulls only had four hits in the loss to Lethbridge.

In Saturday’s 10-3 loss, Clearly Simpson and Jaden Lamothe each had two-hit games. Lamothe hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the third. Chase Rodriguez and Tyler McWillie also had RBIs in the loss.

Kyle Froelich battled through six innings for the Gulls, allowing five runs and striking out three. Sylvan Lake reliever Jake Finkelstein also allowed five runs in two innings of work.

Okotoks had 14 hits in the victory and only five strikeouts, while the Gulls had 10 hits and nine strikeouts.

The Gulls are back on the field Tuesday night when they travel to Edmonton to take on the Prospects, for the first meeting between the two clubs this season.

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