The Sylvan Lake Gulls couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2023 regular season. They swept the Fort MacMurray Giants over the weekend winning all three games.
Friday, May 26th-Giants 0 Gulls-1
Friday night in front of over 1600 fans, the bases were loaded in the bottom of the 9th and Hank Dodson hit a sacrifice fly to bring Aiden Jackson home to win the game.
Tyler McWillie was named the winning pitcher.
Saturday, May 27th-Giants 0 Gulls-1
Saturday was much the same for the home team. In the second inning returning player Matty Fung hit a single with the bases loaded to send Shea Bowen in for a run. That would end up being the winning score for the Gulls, as they would end up beating Fort MacMurray again 1-0.
Josh Tucker was named the winning pitcher.
Sunday, May 28th-Giants 4 Gulls-5
Sunday afternoon, the Gulls had a chance to sweep the Giants in front of 1,493 fans. It was a close game but they came out on top with a 5-4 win.
Matty Fung continued his great weekend with a run in the first, followed by Jonah Weisner who also scored to put the Gulls up 2-0.
It would be Fung and Weisner again in the 5th inning, along with a run by Aiden Jackson to put Sylvan Lake up by a score of 5-1. The Giants would come back with three more runs later in the game but it was not enough to beat the Gulls.
Hunter Jones was the winning pitcher.
Next up for Sylvan Lake, the Okotoks Dawgs, Tuesday, May 29th at Gulls Stadium in Sylvan.