It looks like the Okotoks Dawgs have worked out a lot of their early season pitching issues.

Winners of eight of their last nine games, manager Brett Thomas says it took a little while for the pitchers to get comfortable before they could settle in.

"Now the guys are in a rhythm and their arms are strong again and it's kind of nice to see them attacking the zone. You know our infield defence has been so phenomenal that these guys can really trust that they can just throw the ball down and let them beat it into the ground and let our defence work."

Thomas says what's made the biggest difference in the turnaround is the relief pitching has been able to shut the door on opponents in the late innings.

"It's almost been reversed, we've been trying to figure out who's going to start because everybody's been so comfortable on the back end, which has been nice. That's when the game has been most important, in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. To be able to have guys that we can trust to go in there pound strikes and mix pitches is awesome."

The Dawgs open a two game series against Moose Jaw starting Tuesday at Seaman Stadium.