06/09/2015 2:31 PM -
It has been an entertaining start to the 2015 WMBL season to say the least. There have been exciting games, and quite a few impressive individual performances. In the Alberta Division, Lethbridge has started the season on a roll. They are 7-1 and riding a three game win streak going into their game against Medicine Hat on Tuesday. Edmonton is not far behind with a 5-2 record. The prospects have been playing some inspiring baseball to start the season. Two of their hitters are currently in the top 5 in the league in batting average. Tanner Kirwer is hitting .483 and right behind him is Alex Bishop at .444. Rounding out the division, Medicine Hat currently sits at 3-5 and Okotoks is at 1-6.
In the Saskatchewan division Weyburn has shot to the top of the division to start the season. They currently have a record of 5-1. Right behind them Regina and Yorkton are at 4-3. Geoff Seto from Regina is currently leading the WMBL in batting with a .545 average thus far. Weyburns Brenden Meade is hot on his heels with a .526 batting average.
There have been a couple notable individual performances to kick off the season. Medicine Hat’s Aaron Green had a 7 RBI night against Okotoks June 3rd. He finished the evening 3-4 with 2 runs scored 2 doubles and a homerun. Green currently leads the league in RBI’s with 10. He will look to add to that total Tuesday night in Lethbridge. Travis Steinke of the Lethbridge Bulls had a Friday night to remember at home. Steinke ended a back and forth contest against Edmonton with a 2 run walk off homerun in the 12th inning to propel the Bulls to a 6-4 victory over the Prospects.
On the team side of things, Okotoks currently boast the top team batting average in the WMBL at .318. Edmonton, Lethbridge and Weyburn all have team batting averages just over .300. Edmonton and Lethbridge have been stealing bags at an alarming rate to start the season. Edmonton leads the way with 22 and Lethbridge 17. The next closest team has 9 stolen bases. On the pitching side, the Saskatchewan division has dominated to start the season. The top three team ERA’s in the league all belong to Saskatchewan teams. Regina leads the way with a 3.19 ERA. Weyburn and Yorkton are not far behind with ERA’s of 3.35 and 3.36 respectively.
Check back next week for another WMBL update. Make sure you get out to enjoy some WMBL baseball this summer.