06/25/2017 11:56 PM -
WMBL Highlights – June 25
Medicine Hat 5 at Edmonton 2
This one ended 5-2 for the visiting Medicine Hat Mavericks.
Oklahoma native Aaron Garner started for Medicine Hat and was handed the victory tossing five strong innings allowing just one run on six hits. The Mavericks relievers kept the Prospect hitters at bay until Barry Caine slammed the door in the 9th inning for the save.
Andrew Grieder took the mound for the Edmonton Prospects. His third start of the season lasted just 2.1 innings. He was tagged for three runs on six hits. He also walked two and had three strikeouts before handing the ball to Jye Deeble and the Prospect bullpen.
Colton Wright had a pair of hits and RBI to lead the Maverick offensive charge. Aidan Huggins had a double and triple in the game while Nick Spillman smacked a triple in the Prospects losing effort.
Medicine Hat is now 10-9 and Edmonton is 10-8 in the Western Division.
Regina 4 at Melville 5
The Millionaires needed 10 innings to defeat Regina 5-4 in WMBL action Sunday afternoon in Melville. The victory ended an eight-game losing streak for the Money Men.
Dalton England started for Regina, going six complete innings. He exited the game with nine hits, four runs and a walk. Ruddy Estrella got the bullpen call and threw two scoreless innings.
Kevin Borst, a senior from Tiffin University, took the loss, as he came on in the ninth and gave up three walks and a run in his 1.1 innings of work.
Amado Almanzar started for Melville and went five innings. He received stellar support from the bullpen crew of Tanner Luna, Eric Sandoz and Keaton Sullivan, who got the win.
Marshall McPherson two run shot in the first innings for Melville got the party started for 179 fans at Pirie Field. Regina picked up seven hits in the game including two each from Aden Campbell and Junior Fermin.
The Sox now 13-6, and Millionaires, 5-14, will renew acquaintances Monday Night at Currie Field. Game time is 7 pm.
Swift Current 2 at Weyburn 6
Swift Current shortstop Grant Van Scoy opened the scoring in this one with a home run in the second inning. The 57’s would score one more in the inning to take an early 2-0 lead. That would be all the offence for Swift Current on this afternoon. Weyburn would go on to score six unanswered runs for a 6-2 victory and extend their winning streak to four games.
Weyburn chased Swift Current starter Fernando Pena to the showers after just 2.2 innings. He is on record for the loss giving up four runs on four hits while facing just 13 batters.
Weyburn sent Landon Mostellar to the mound for this all Saskatchewan matchup.
He finished the day with a complete game two-hitter. He had one earned run and two walks while striking out seven.
In addition to the strong pitching performance from Mostellar, five Beavers had multi-hit games. Wade Weinburger and Evan Weidner thrilled the Weyburn fans by blasting balls over the fence at Tom Laing Park.
Weyburn is now 11-8 while Swift Current’s season record fell to 11-7.
Moose Jaw 2 at Yorkton Cardinals 10
The hometown Yorkton Cardinals scored 10 runs on 18 hits to get by Moose Jaw who had 2 runs on 8 hits.
Moose Jaw dropped to 12-9 on the season while Yorkton upped their record to 5-13.
Yorkton pounded out six doubles against Moose Jaw pitching. As well, Hank Forrest, Dondrei Hubbard, Jake Davidson and Donovan Buechs all had three hits in the game.
Ty Schindel had a good day at the plate for Moose Jaw with three hits and a RBI.
Miller Express starter Jesse Marks gave up six runs and 12 hits in the loss. Bryson Spagnuolo, a freshman from Santa Clara University pitched seven solid innings for the Yorkton victory.
Fort McMurray 25 at Brooks 5
Fort McMurray 25 Brooks 5. That’s not a misprint. This was a game where Fort McMurray out scored some of the CFL teams that played this weekend. The Giants cracked out 22 hits while Brooks only had 7 in this late afternoon contest.
The game featured seven home runs, two by Brooks and five by the Giants hitters including two by Keegan Marsden. The third baseman from Goldy-Beacom College finished the day with four hits five runs, four RBI and two walks. His OBP was a lofty. 463 for the game.
Brooks used five different pitchers Sunday afternoon. The loss went to starter Dallas Forno, who was making his first WML start. He had four relief appearances earlier this season.
John Reid made his fourth start for the Giants. With the win, he evened his record to 2-2 on the year. Reid faced 26 batters and threw 57 strikes in his six innings of work.
At the end of the day, both Fort McMurray and Brooks sported identical 6-13 records.
Game 1 - Lethbridge 6 at Okotoks 5
Lethbridge continued their winning ways with a 6-5 victory over Okotoks.
Lethbridge scored four runs in the first two innings to grab the early lead. Okotoks battled back to go ahead 5-4 after five innings. In the top of the sixth, Ryan Pouwells singled home Brock Frentzel and Brett Semeniuk to give the Bulls the lead for good.
University of Alabama product Zach Hanna and Iowa Western’s John Hawk provided the offence for Okotoks. The pair combined five hits, two runs and all five Dawg RBI.
Bulls winning pitcher David Jones improved his record to 1-1 and closer Chris Stodolka recorded his eighth save of the season. The Okotoks Dawgs pitcher of record was Anthony Balderas who’s record dropped to 1-1.
Game 2 - Lethbridge 0 at Okotoks 3
Game two of this twin bill turned into a great pitching matchup which the Dawgs prevailed 3-0 over the Bulls. After weekend’s action the Dawgs improved their record to 12-7 while the Bulls dropped to 13-7.
Starter Chris Horvath was dominant for Okotoks. The Wayne State starter pitched 6.1 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and four walks before handing to the ball to Tyler Burdett to complete the shut out.
Jaden Griffen was on the hill for six innings before the Bulls relievers took over and kept the game close.
Offensively, the Dawgs broke the scoreless tie with two runs in the seventh inning and one in the eighth. Okotoks hitting highlights included doubles from Zack Hanna, Cameron Campbell and Darius Foster all had doubles during the game.
Ryan Pouwells, a junior at LSU Shreveport, led the Bulls with two hits.