The Oshawa Dodgers continue to be the Intercounty Baseball league’s most improved team in the early going of the 2008 season.
Oshawa swept a doubleheader from the London Majors Saturday afternoon at Kinsmen Stadium, winning the opener 4-2 and following that with a 6-1 win in the second game to move within a game of first place in the IBL as the first month of the season comes to an end.
In the opener Adam Garner pitched a complete-game three-hitter, allowing two runs – one earned – with three strikeouts and two walks as the Dodgers supported him with a 10-hit attack.
Brendan Emmett led the Dodger attack with three hits, while Steve Lewis went 2-for-3 and drove in a run.
Loser Adam Echlin went six innings, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Mason Reilly had two hits for the Majors.
In game two, reliever Greg Byron pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings to help Oshawa improve to 7-3 on the season. Byron allowed just one hit with three strikeouts and two walks.
Lewis again went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mark Jeffery drove in two runs for the winners.
Loser Pierre Miville-Deschenes went 4 2/3 innings, allowing six runs – five earned – on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Rick Ross had a hit, two walks and scored the lone London run as the Majors slipped to 4-4.
WP - Greg Byron (1-0) LP - Pierre Miville-Deschenes