06/25/2017 1:52 AM -
WMBL Round Up – June 24
Melville 5 vs Regina 10
The Regina Red Sox used the long ball to blast past the Melville Millionaires 10-5 at Currie Field.
The victory was the Red Sox third consecutive and moved them to 13-5 on the season. The loss extended the Melville winless streak to eight games.
The story of the game was the bat of Regina outfielder Broderick Rodocker. The senior from Warner University brought the Red Sox fans to their feet with a grand slam to deep left field in the second inning. Rodocker went yard again in the seventh inning with a two-run shot.
The homers were Rodocker’s third and fourth of the season. He finished the night 4 for 5 with two homers including a grand slam, six RBI and three runs.
Taylor Nychyk was the lone bright spot on offensive for Melville. He was two for four with a stolen base.
Carlos Ramirez from Los Lunas, Mexico started for the Millionaires. The sophomore from Otero Junior College was tagged with the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits and six walks.
Right handed starter Jordan Scott made his fourth start of the season for Regina. The junior from Liberty University threw 114 pitches allowing just three runs on six hits. He also struck out eight batters for the win. Kendal Daniels and Preston Minor came on in relief to close down the Millionaires in the final two innings.
These two teams will meet again on Sunday in Melville and Monday in Regina.
Fort McMurray 7 vs Brooks 11
The hometown Bombers jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on to defeat the Fort McMurray Giants 11-7. The win improved Brooks to 6-12. The loss was the third in a row for Fort McMurray who now sport a 5-13 record.
Books infielder Ashton Roy made the highlight reel as he was three for four with three runs three RBI and a walk in the contest.
Keegan Marsden went two for four with a home run and a walk for the Giants.
Tyler Moskalyk, from the University of Winnipeg, started for the Giants. He was the losing pitcher giving up four runs on nine hits over six innings.
Brooks sent Juan Carreon, a sophomore from Black Hawk College, to the hill to start the game. The lefty from McAllen, TX, picked up the win, pitching six complete innings. He gave up two hits and two runs.
Medicine Hat 2 at Edmonton 15
Edmonton used a five run first inning to propel them to a 15-2 win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The win ended Edmonton’s two game losing streak. Edmonton is now 10-7 while Medicine Hat dropped to .500 at 9-9.
Michael Kashou, a native of Anaheim, CA started for the Mavericks but was lifted after one inning as the Prospects banged out six hits and scored five runs.
Zaine Foth-Thomas started for the Prospects and got the win. The Edmonton product and freshman from Cisco Community College provided the Prospects with six solid innings allowing four hits and one run.
Shortstop Aidan Huggins had four hits, two runs, two RBI and a walk for Edmonton.
Maverick catcher Colton Wright had two doubles and scored a run.
Yorkton 1 at Weyburn 5
The Weyburn Beavers improved to 10-8 this season with their 5-1 win over Yorkton. The Cardinals fell to a disappointing 4-13.
Ryan Johnson started for Weyburn. The junior from Lubbock Christian University gave the Beavers six solid innings allowing just one run and two hits. Brodie Stairs, Lane Fazende and Eric Evans came on in to provide three innings of shutout relief.
Mitchell Worthington had a rough outing for the Yorkton Cardinals. He lasted 3.1 innings giving up five runs on five hits while walking three and striking out two.
Dondrei Hubbard, the senior from Houston, TX reach based three times in the contest with a hit and two walks for Yorkton. Walker McCleney stole hos 16th base of the year.
Catcher Zach Frazier had a hit and two RBI for Weyburn. Both teams combined for a modest nine hits in the game.
Swift Current 3 at Moose Jaw 4
377 fans were on hand at Ross Wells Park to watch Moose Jaw pick up their 12th win of the year, a 4-3 victory over Swift Current.
The 57’s sent Matt Michalski to the hill against Moose Jaw. The senior from University of Texas, made his fourth WMBL start and went 6.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits. He also fanned six of the 26 Moose Jaw batters he faced. Layne Downing took the loss for Swift Current as he gave up a run after facing just four Express batters.
Hunter Kloke got the start for Moose Jaw and went five innings. He only gave up two hits but walked six and allowed three Swift Current runs. DJ Martinez was summoned from the bull pen and picked up the win. Zack Fascia notched the save throwing a perfect ninth inning. It was his second save of the season.
Brett Esau, the Meadow Lake, SK product smacked a solo home run in the fifth to break a scoreless tie. Swift Current added two more to make it a three run fifth inning
Moose Jaw rallied back in the bottom of the seventh to score four runs and grab the lead for good. While they only had seven hits in the game all nine Moose Jaw hitters got on base.
At the end of the night Swift Current fell to 11-6 and Moose Jaw, now on a two-game winning streak, is 12-8.
Okotoks 5 Lethbridge 7
A great crowd of 1,059 were on hand to watch their Lethbridge Bulls defeat a tough Dawgs team 7-5. This see-saw affair had the lead change four times before the Bulls took control in the bottom half of the 8th inning.
Graham Brunner, had a quality start for the Dawgs. In six innings of work, the youngster allowed just one while striking out six. Reliever Corey Jackson was tagged with the loss.
Coming out of the bullpen, Dawson Moser, the Arizona native, was credited with the Bulls win. It’s his third of the season. The very reliable Chris Stodolka picked up his seventh save of the
At the plate, Okotoks infielder Eddie Sanchez had a hit, two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base. Kody Funderburk had two hits including a double for the Dawgs.
Edmonton DH Alex Bishop had a good night as he chipped in with four hits, two runs and one RBI.
With the win Lethbridge improves to 12-6 while Okotoks drops to 11-6.