All-Star season for four Lethbridge Bulls

By Geoff Smith (@smithco on Twitter)
August 1, 2017 - 6:20am

LETHBRIDGE -- Four members of the Lethbridge Bulls have been honoured with second team All-Star selections, as they prepare for the start of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs.

  • Outfielder Jesse Hilyard of Klamath Falls, Ore. had a .284 batting average with 20 runs and 33 hits, including six home runs. On defence Hilyard's fielding percentage was .969 with 58 put outs, four assists, and two errors.
  • First baseman Alex Bishop of Calgary was Lethbridge's leading hitter, with 40 runs on 62 hits and seven home runs, and a batting average of .341. His fielding percentage was .977 with 355 put outs, 24 assists, and nine errors.
  • Pitcher Dawson Moser of Dewitt, Ark. was 3-2 out of the bullpen with three saves, an ERA of 1.47 and 26 strikeouts.
  • Closer Chris Stodolka of Lethbridge was 2-1 with 10 saves, an ERA of 4.35, and struck out 25 batters.

The first-place Okotoks Dawgs dominated the all-star selections, with five on the first team and three on the second team. Two members of the Dawgs won player awards: Kody Funderburk was named Most Valuable Player, while Matt Lloyd was Canadian Rookie. Swift Current's Blake Adams was Rookie of the Year, while Coach of the Year went to Weyburn's Phil Curtis.

The Bulls begin the WMBL playoffs Tuesday, Aug. 1 against the Medicine Hat Mavericks. Lethbridge won four out of the six regular season matchups between the two teams. The game begins at 7:05 at Spitz Stadium.

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