06/23/2017 1:11 AM -
WMBL Round Up for Thursday, June 22
Game 1 - Medicine Hat 2 at Fort McMurray 3
In the first game of the double header, Jared Libke started for Medicine Hat and threw seven solid innings. The sophmore from Arkansas- Monticello gave up just two runs on six hits while also striking out six.
Mavericks reliever Taylor Wilson, who came on in the eighth, got tagged with the loss when he walked Hector Benitez with the bases loaded to score Joey Nicastro for the winning run.
Infielder Blake Rowlett was two for four with two doubles and a RBI to lead all Medicine Hat batters. With his hitting performance Rowlett improved his season average to .431.
Corey Conklin had two hits for the Giants.
Alex Nolan made a quality start for the Giants. The Brock University sophomore tossed eight innings of three hit ball. He left the game with the score tied 2-2. Trevor Bauer, making his seventh appearance of the season, earned his first win of the season.
Game 2 - Medicine Hat 7 at Fort McMurray 5
Medicine Hat scored seven runs in the first five innings then hung on to win the second game of the double header 7-5. The win moved the Mavericks back to .500 with an 8-8 record. Fort McMurray is now 5-11 on the season.
Tyler Friis had two hits, a run, a RBI and a walk for the Giants.
Caleb Longley was three for four with a walk, homer and 2 RBI in the Mavericks winning effort.
Conner Deeds, a red shirt freshman from South Mountain Community College got his second win of the season. Deeds put in a solid five innings of work giving up a run and four hits for the victory.
Samuel Hersh took the loss in game two after giving up six runs in 3.1 innings.
Edmonton 3 at Regina 14
The Regina Red Sox scored five runs in the first two innings to take an early lead and then rolled to a 14-3 win over Edmonton at Currie Field.
Lefty Austin Alarid, the freshman from Eastern Arizona, turned in a strong eight innings for the Red Sox win. Alarid allowed just two runs on six hits and two walks.
Justin Erlandson broke the game open with a three-run double. The speedster from Bend Oregon finished the night with three hits, two runs and three RBI.
The offensive star of the games was Broderick Rodocker who had five hits, three RBI and two runs in the Sox win. As well, each member of the Regina lineup had a hit in the contest.
Finnigan Duffield got the nod to start for the Prospects. He gave way to the Prospect bullpen after five innings. Duffield, who took the loss, gave up five runs on nine hits while fanning five Red Sox hitters.
Aiden Huggins had a hit and a walk for the Prospects.
Regina moved to 11-5 on the season, the loss dropped Edmonton to 9-6.
Moose Jaw 4 at Okotoks 11
Okotoks snapped Moose Jaw’s modest two game winning streak and extended their own winning streak to four games with a 11-4 victory. A nine-run eighth inning paved the way to a Dawgs victory.
WMBL Pitcher of the Week Mitchell Robinson was on the hill for the Moose Jaw Miller Express against the visiting Okotok Dawgs. He allowed just two runs on nine hits in his seven innings of work. The Express bullpen was hammered for nine runs over the final two innings. Tanner Emes was saddled with the loss after giving up five runs in just a third of an inning.
Jack Rupe started for Okotoks and was chased from the game after three innings. Rupe gave up eight hits and four runs while facing only 18 Moose Jaw batters. Brennen Lauffenburger earned his first win of the WMBL season
Matt Lloyd, a product of the University of Indiana continued with his hot bat chipping in with three hits and three RBI for Okotoks, who improved to 11-4 on the season.
Cole Warken had three hits for Moose Jaw, who dropped their record to 10-8.
Brooks 7 at Lethbridge 6
In a very entertaining game Brooks (5-11) defeated Lethbridge (10-6) 7-6 at Spitz Stadium. With the game tied heading into the ninth inning Brooks got a single from Mason Swegarden which scored Logan Burke for the lead and win.
Trever Wiegel started for Brooks but turned the ball over to the bullpen in the sixth inning. Jacob Carter picked up his second win of the season pitching 1.2 innings. Juan Carreon pitched the final out for the save.
Lethbridge starter Wesley Moore worked 5.2 innings before being relieved of his pitching duties. Reliever Dawson Moser took the loss.
Catcher David Jones from Wayne State College was a spark plug for the Brooks offence. He produced three hits and an RBI in the Bomber win.
Alex Bishop and Darius Carter each had three hits for the Bulls in a losing cause.
Postponed due to weather
Yorkton at Melville
Weyburn at Swift Current