06/24/2017 12:43 AM -
WMBL Round Up – Friday, June 23
Edmonton 4 at Regina 5
425 fans were entertained at Currie Field as the Regina Red Sox defeated Edmonton 5-4. The win gave the Red Sox a two-game sweep of the visiting Prospects.
Regina starter Jake Waters threw a complete game seven-hitter in the Regina victory. He also had 11 strikeouts.
Jordan Schulz, who was three for five with an RBI, came through in the clutch when he doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. His RBI double helped to improve Record to an impressive 12-5.
Michael Gahan had a busy night for the Edmonton Prospects. He began the game as the Edmonton starter pitching five complete innings giving up four runs and nine hits before moving to 3B. The Australian born Gahan was also two for four at the plate and he added two RBI.
Andrew Grieder took the loss as he gave up the hit that scored Regina’s winning run. Edmonton is now 9-7.
Melville 5 at Swift Current 18
Swift Current banged out 21 hits in their 18-5 win over Melville. With the win Swift Current upped their record to 11-5 while Melville dipped to 4-13.
Blake Adams had four hits, two runs and a RBI for the 57’s. Matt Bondarchuk, Kyle MacDonald and Grant Van Scoy each chipped in with three hits. Nick Canas also played a part in the Swift Current offensive explosion with a homer and five RBI.
Mason Furlong, the sophomore from Temple College was the lone hitting highlight for Melville. He contributed two hits, a homer and four RBI. It was his third home run of the season.
Melville starter Thomas Halcomb took the loss giving up eight runs in four innings. Melville then used five relievers to close out the game.
James Smith picked up his third win of the season. He threw six innings allowing five runs on six hits before handing the ball to the 57’s bullpen.
Moose Jaw 14 Okotoks 7
Moose Jaw earned a split during their two-game visit to Seaman Stadium. Okotoks, 11-5 dropped a 14-7 decision to the 11-8 Moose Jaw Miller Express Friday night.
The Miller Express broke open the game by scoring eight runs over the final three innings.
Ben Dalke, the Central Missouri junior, had three hits including two doubles, two walks and scored four runs.
Dawgs Kody Funderburk, brought his big bat to the game, pounding out two home runs and collecting five RBI.
The winning pitcher was Moose Jaw’s Bo Sheridan who upped his season record to 1-2. Okotok’s Ethan Fox, made his 2017 WMBL debut but dropped to 0-1 with the loss.
Brooks 3 Lethbridge 6
The Lethbridge Bulls doubled up the Brooks Bombers 6-3 on the way to their 11th win of the season. The Bombers are now 5-12.
David Jones had a pair of hits for the Bombers while Lethbridge’s Nolan Handley had two hits and a walk in the game.
Greg Hollman started for Lethbridge and pitched seven complete innings then handed the ball to the bullpen. Dawson Moser had a shutout inning with two strikeouts Chris Stadolka was flawless in the 9th striking out two of on the way to his sixth save of the year.
Cody Vega, a freshman at Alvin Community College, had a rough third of an inning giving up three hits and three runs in the loss.
Medicine Hat 11 Fort McMurray 5
Medicine Hat won their 11th game of the WMBL season with a 11-5 victory over the Giants, who’s record dropped to 5-12.
Mavericks Chris Caffery was four for five with a pair of walks and a run scored. Brendan Halstrom had three hits including a double and three RBI in a losing cause for the Giants.
Tanner Helms made his second start for Medicine Hat. He threw seven solid innings giving up three runs on seven hits to earn his second win of the year. He also struck out four Fort McMurray hitters.
Tyler Hodder, the right hander from Thompson Rivers University, was tagged with the loss giving up eight runs, on seven hits. Six of the runs were unearned.
Yorkton 4 Weyburn 10
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