River Dogs

CALGARY - Things are heating up above the border for the River Dogs who’ve put back-to-back wins together in the opening rounds of the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Alberta.

"They guys are playing pretty good ball right now ... we've obviously gotten good pitching and good fielding in both games ... only one error with the ball hitting a sprinkler head," coach Randy Boruff said. "We have a big game tomorrow with Montana ... a win gets us into the semis."

Hunter Boyd tossed five solid innings of two-hit ball and the Dogs crushed the AA Calgary Blues 11-0 in the opener Tuesday.

Jerry Reyes wielded the hot stick for the River Dogs going two-for-three at the dish with a three-run shot that left the ball park in the top of the third.

Game 2

The Dogs took a 4-0 lead into the top of the six, and then exploded for four in the seventh to cruise to an 8-0 win over Grays Harbor this morning.

Seth Alvarado pitched a complete game shutout, giving up four hits and fanning three.

The River Dogs wrap up National Division pool play when they take on the Electric City Outlaws from Montana tomorrow morning at 10.

"Ya know ... even though we've scored 19 runs in our first two games ... I'd like to see our guys more aggressive on the fastball," Boruff said. "We've been running the base paths well and playing good small ball and that is what got us to this point."