06/14/2016 2:33 PM -
First of all we would like to apologize for not getting an article written last week for the WMBL website. From here on out we are trying to make Tuesday’s our media day for the WMBL. We will announce the new players of the week, and do a weekly roundup detailing the latest action from around the league.
We are now two weeks into the season, and there is plenty to recap. In the East Division the Swift Current Indians sit on top, with a record of 8-2 over their first 10 games. The Indians lead the Regina Red Sox (5-3) by 2 games. In the West Division the Medicine Hat Mavericks are leading the pack with a 9-2 record. The Mavs are closely followed by the Lethbridge Bulls (8-3) and the Okotoks Dawgs (6-4). The Dawgs have reeled off 4 straight victories. Tuesday night the Bulls will host the Dawgs at Spitz Stadium in what is sure to be an exciting weeknight tilt.
The Swift Current Indians are leading the WMBL offensively through two weeks of play. The Indians are hitting .310 as a team and have 8 team homeruns led by WMBL Player of the Week Alec Humphreys. Click here to read about Humphreys impressive start to the season. The Medicine Hat Mavericks lead the league in runs thus far with 101 in 11 games played. Followed by Swift Current (81) and Lethbridge (76).
On the other side of the ball Swift Current leads the league in ERA by almost a full run. Currently the Indians staff has a 2.44 ERA. Next best are the Lethbridge Bulls at 3.38 followed by the Okotoks Dawgs at 3.50. It is early, and those numbers can change quite dramatically from game to game. For now the Indians are pacing the way, and it will be fun to see how the next few weeks play out.
Attendance has been tremendous through 2 weeks of the 2016 WMBL Season. Over 40,000 fans have already attended WMBL games. As they do every year the Okotoks Dawgs lead the way in attendance. After 5 openings the Dawgs are averaging 3,650 fans per game. The Edmonton Prospects are second with an average of 1,298 in 4 openings. Regina leads the way in the East Division with an average of 462 fans per game in 4 openings. Thank you to everyone who has supported the WMBL so far this season. Please spread the word, and hopefully we will see you out at a game in the near future!
Check back next week to catch up on what is sure to be an exciting week of WMBL baseball.