The University of Calgary Dinos baseball team is back in action this weekend as they take on the top ranked Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in a David vs. Goliath match-up. U of C will play at home for the first time this season, and will look to write the ship after a 1-7 start.
The Dinos have struggled so far this year, putting up 18 errors in just 8 games, but the team and coach know it’s just a matter of focusing on the little things.
“We just gotta make sure that we’re throwing strikes and not giving them outs.” says Colin Moro, head coach of the Dinos. “When they hit a ball to a player we gotta make the plays.”
Getting the start on the mound will be 2nd year pitcher, Jordan Smith. Smith is still looking for his first win of the season. The Dinos pitcher knows he has to be at his best to give his team a good chance to win, but also says they know what to expect since the two teams have already met four times this season.
“We know how they are, so it’s just improving on what we’ve done so far and hoping to execute a little better than we have in previous weekends.” Smith said.
U of C is currently riding a five-game losing skid. Four of those five games were against PBA, where the Dawgs managed to score 10 or more runs in every game.