The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs returned to their winning ways Sunday night defeating the Pittsfield Suns by a final score of 8-4 at Historic Doyle Field.

The Basics
Score: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 8, Pittsfield Suns 4
Records: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (17-8) | Pittsfield Suns (12-14)

How it Happened
Edward Baram (Adelphi) turned in a solid outing on the hill for the Dawgs tossing 6 innings and giving up three earned runs. Sam Steeves (Franklin Pierce) picked up the win in relief for the Dawgs tossing one inning and picking up three strikeouts. Kyle Cala (Wagner) came through with the big bat for the Dirt Dawgs and was 3/5 with 7 RBIs and two runs scored. Cala launched two three-run home runs, while also mixing in an RBI single. Kyle Pangallo (SNHU) also chipped in with the bat going 2/3 with an RBI single and three runs scored.

Pittsfield struck early in the game taking a 1-0 lead on a solo shot by Justin Cook (Oklahoma) in the third then chipping two more runs across in the fifth with a pair of RBI singles by Kevin Donati (SUNY Albany) and Sean Phelan (Pennsylvania).

The Dirt Dawgs wasted no time answering and tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on one of Cala’s three-run dingers. After a quiet sixth for both teams Cala struck again for a three-run homer and doubled the Dawgs lead to 6-3. Then once again the Dawgs struck in the seventh notching two runs on an RBI single by Pangallo and another by Cala.

The Suns would notch one more run in the ninth on an RBI single by Scott Holzwasser (Northeastern) but that would be all as Joe Simeone (UConn) would finish the game by way of the K striking out 3/5 batters he faced in the last inning.

Inside the Numbers

The Dirt Dawgs have fared well on their late Sunday games winning both games they have played. The Dawgs look to build up another win streak on the season and have another full week of games in which they play six games in the next seven days.

Up Next
The Dirt Dawgs return to action tomorrow night hosting the Seacoast Mavericks at 6:35. Pittsfield returns home to play the Brockton Rox on the 4th of July at 6:35.