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WMBL Round Up June 28

06/29/2017 12:44 AM -

Feature Game: Medicine Hat at Swift Current - Double Header

With the sweep of the Medicine Hat Mavericks, Swift Current moved into second place in the Eastern Division. These two victories were huge as it moved them to just two games behind the division leading Red Sox. Regina and Swift Current are set to play a two game Thursday and Friday, which will be a show down for first place in the Eastern Division. 
 
Game 1:
Medicine Hat 1 at Swift Current 4
Swift Current defeated the Medicine Hat Mavericks 4-1 in the first game of a double header. 
 
Medicine Hat opened the scoring with a run in the first inning and that was the extent of their offence in the opening game. 
 
Chris Caffrey, the Cleveland, TN native was a bright spot offensively as he had two of the Maverick’s four hits. He also added a walk. 
 
For Swift Current, Kyle McDonald, the Crowder College sophomore, had a double, a run scored and a stolen base. 
 
The Mavericks got a complete game from Saskatoon born Jared Libke. In his fourth start of the season the senior from Arkansas-Monticello allowed four runs on six hits while walking four. 
 
Garrett Goodall started for Swift Current. He provided the 57’s coaching staff with five solid innings allowing one run on three hits. He also walked two and struck out three. After Goodall left the game the Swift Current bullpen combination of Sean Chandler and Aiden Goodall did not allow a hit. It was a good pitching day for the Goodalls as Garrett picked up the win and Aidan the save. 
 
 
Game 2:
Medicine Hat 4 at Swift Current 8 
Swift Current completed the sweep of the twin bill defeating Medicine Hat 8-4. The two victories tonight vaulted Swift Current into second place in the Eastern Division. 
 
The 57’s scored first and never gave up the lead as they improved their record to 13-8. The Mavericks dropped to .500 with a 11-11 record. 
 
Dustin Wells was strong on the mound in his first start and win of the season for the 57’s.  He gave up four hits and a run in five innings of work.  Michael Carr suffered the loss for Medicine Hat. 
 
Swift Current outfielder Matt Bondarchuk was 4 for 4 at the plate delivering a double and two RBI for the winners. 
 
Caleb Longley was 2 for 3 with a run for Medicine Hat. His hitting performance raised his season batting average to .360. 
 
 
Melville 3 at Yorkton 6
The Yorkton Cardinals grabbed a 6-0 lead after four innings and held on to defeat the Melville Millionaires 6-3 at Jubilee Park. 
 
Cardinal starter Justin Johnson picked up his first win of the season with a complete game five-hitter. Johnson also walked two and struck out five Millionaire batters.  
 
Brody Curry got the nod to start for Melville and lasted 3.2 innings. He took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits. He also walked four Cardinal hitters. 
 
Jackson Soto had a homer, two RBI, a walk and a run scored to lead Yorkton’s offence.
 
Vinny Martin, Melville’s senior from UBC, wacked his fifth double and scored his seventh run of the season in a losing cause.
   
Yorkton stayed ahead of Melville in the Eastern Division standings with the win. The Cards are now 6-14 while Melville is 5-16.
 
 
Ft. McMurray 3 at Edmonton 6
Edmonton sent 374 fans home smiling with a 6-3 win over the Fort McMurray Giants. 
 
The Giants sent out Samuel Hersh to the hill to battle the Edmonton hitters. Hersh threw 5.1 innings giving up nine hits and six runs. He also walked five before handing the ball to Jason Buss who was tagged with the loss.  
  
Edmonton born Finnigan Duffield started for the Prospects. His day ended after 4.2 innings of six hit three run baseball. Scott Gilespie came on in relief and was lights out allowing just 1 hit over 2.1 innings. His performance earned him the win with Andrew Mirasty picking up the save. 
 
Giant shortstop Max Hewitt was a bright spot offensively for Fort McMurray going three for four with a double and a walk.  
 
Zane Takhar, a sophomore at Northeastern State, led the Prospect offence with three hits, a run and a walk. 
 
Edmonton is now 11-9 while the Giants dipped to 7-14. 
 
 
Regina 10 at Weyburn 4
In the battle of the top two Saskatchewan teams, the Regina Red Sox showed why they are the team to beat in the Eastern Division. Regina scored eight runs in the first two innings and then coasted to a 10-4 victory at Tom Laing Park
 
Austin Alarid got the start for Regina. Alarid lasted 5.2 innings before handing the ball to relievers Preston Minor and Ruddy Estrella. This bullpen dual worked together to toss 3.1 shutout innings to clinch the victory.
 
Austin Gurr, had a rough outing for the Beavers. He was hammered for eight runs on four hits and four walks. 
 
Offensively the Red Sox were lead by Derek Slate who had three hits and a RBI. Aden Campbell had a homer and four RBI for Regina.
 
Weyburn outfielder Carlos Flores had a good night despite the final score. Flores was three for four with a double  
 
Brooks 4 at Okotoks 5
For the second consecutive game Brooks took a lead into the late innings only to see it disappear and end up in a loss. 3,038 fans at Seaman Stadium went home happy as the Okotoks Dawgs scored four runs in the final three innings for a 5-4 come from behind victory. 
 
The Bombers, 6-15, have now given up 46 runs on their three-game losing streak. 
Okotoks improved their overall season record to 13-8. 
 
Okotoks starter Jack Rupe made his second start for the Dawgs. Rupe threw seven complete innings scattering seven hits and giving up just two runs. He also fanned seven of the 26 Bomber batters he faced. Ethan Fox shut down the Bombers in the 10th inning for the victory. 
 
Cody Vega, the freshman reliver from Alvin Community College suffered his third loss of the season. 
 
Greg Cullen singled home Joel Brophy in the bottom of the 10th for the Okotoks victory. 
 
 
Upcoming Games – June 29
Yorkton at Brooks
Swift Current at Regina
Weyburn at Edmonton
Okotoks at Lethbridge
Melville at Medicine Hat
Moose Jaw at Ft. McMurray