06/26/2017 11:32 PM -
Melville 2 at Regina 10
The Eastern Division leading Regina Red Sox came out bats swinging against Melville winning 10-2 in front of a season high 926 fans at Currie Field.
Jordan Schulz, the Strasbourg, SK native smacked a first inning home run to give the Red Sox a lead they would not relinquish. Broderick Rodocker continued to dominate WMBL pitching with a pair of hits and two RBI. Nolan Ard and Justin Erlandson each had three hits for the Sox.
Will Moore, the sophomore from Taft Community College, made his fourth start of the season. Moore pitched 5.1 innings allowing just two runs and three hits in his winning effort. He turned the game over to Preston Minor in the fifth inning. Minor threw 1.2 scoreless innings. Local Regina product, Kendal Daniels came on in the eighth inning and Justin Magstadt was flawless in the ninth.
Melville sent Mason Furlong to the hill. He left the game after a rough 2.1 innings. The left hander from Beach City, TX was pegged with the loss giving up eight runs on seven hits. The Millionaire bullpen kept the Sox hitters at bay the rest of the game with a combined two runs on five hits.
Third baseman Vinny Martin had a hit, walk and run in a losing cause for Melville.
With the victory over the Money Men, the Red Sox are now 14-6 and sit in first place in the Eastern Division. Melville dropped to 5-15.
Regina has a well-deserved day off on Tuesday before heading to Tom Laing Park to battle the Weyburn Beavers on Wednesday.
Medicine Hat 16 at Brooks 13
It was a wild shoot out in this all Alberta matchup at Elks Stadium in Brooks.
The Bombers struck first with five runs in the first three innings. The Mavericks battled back and tied the game after five innings.
Not to be outdone, Brooks added five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 8-5. Medicine Hat rebounded and added three runs in the top of the seventh to make the score 10-8. Brooks then replied and added three more in their half of the seventh to increase their lead to 13-8.
The Bomber lead held up until the top of the ninth when the Mavericks exploded for eight runs to go ahead for the first time in the game 16-13. That’s how this wild night of WMBL baseball ended as Medicine Hat hung on to defeat Brooks 16-13.
Southeast Missouri senior Chris Caffrey had an impressive nigh for the Mavericks. The Cleveland, TN native was four for five with three home runs, three runs and eight RBI. It was Caffrey’s three-run homer in the top of the ninth ignited the Medicine Hat comeback.
David Jones, the junior from Wayne State College had an impressive night at the plate for Brooks. Jones had five hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
The Mavericks used seven pitchers in the game. Michael Kashou faced four batters in the eighth inning for the win. Taylor Wilson picked up his first save of the season when he closed out the game in the 9th inning.
Brooks reliever Kyle Poast, a product of the Prairie Baseball Academy, took the loss. Poast was one of seven Bomber pitchers who saw action in the game.
With the comeback victory, Medicine Hat improved to 11-9 while Brooks dropped to 6-14.