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WMBL Round Up – July 2

07/02/2017 8:17 PM -

Feature Game

Melville Millionaires 13 at Brooks Bombers 15
The Brooks Bombers scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Money Men from Melville 15-13. This game featured 28 runs, 26 hits and six errors.
 
The loss extended Melville’s winless streak to six games while Brooks, 9-16, is now on a two-game winning streak. 
 
Melville’s Marshall McPherson had three hits, including his sixth home run of the season and three RBI. He also scored two runs. Vinny Martin had two doubles for Melville, who fell to 5-20 on the year.
 
Wayne State’s David Janes, had two hits including a homer and five RBI to spark the Bombers. Lee Thomas also added two hits and three RBI for Brooks.
 
Melville starter Michael Pagacik, the freshman from Baldwin Wallace, pitched five innings in his first start of the season. The loss went to reliever Keaton Sullivan. 
 
Quentin Kopjar, Brooks’ lefty starter from Pratt Community College, lasted just one inning. The Brooks bullpen came on helped the team stay in the game.  Jacob Barker earned his third win of the season for the Bombers.
 
 
Moose Jaw Miller Express 8 at Edmonton Prospects 3
The Moose Jaw Miller Express ended their two-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over Edmonton. 
 
Miller Express starter Bo Sheridan picked up the win throwing five innings of one run baseball.  The Sugar Land, TX product has now won his last two starts.
 
The Australia born Michael Gahan started for Edmonton. Gahan took the loss as he gave up five runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings of work. 
 
Ben Dalke led the Moose Jaw charge with two runs, two hits and a RBI. The Central Missouri freshman is now hitting an impressive .400 this year. 
 
Catcher Ryan Koop had two hits, a RBI and a stolen base for Edmonton. 
 
Moose Jaw is now 15-1l, while the loss dropped Edmonton’s record to 14-10. 
 
 
Swift Current 57s 17 at Okotoks Dawgs 6
The Swift Current 57’s turned 21hits into a 17- 6 victory at ReMax field in Edmonton. 
 
This game featured the battle of Wayne State starters as Swift Current’s Bobby St. Pierre faced off against college teammate 
Chris Horvath. 
 
St. Pierre earned Wayne State bragging rights with the victory. 
 
Swift Current’s Brett Esau was the human hi-lite reel smacking two doubles and a homerun. He also scored three runs and had three RBI. 
Blake Adams also chipped in four hits, three runs and two RBI for the 57’s.
 
Okotoks first baseman Kody Funderburk hammered his sixth home run of the season. Zach Hanna had two doubles and a run in the loss.  
 
The loss ended the Dawgs four game winning streak. Okotoks is
now 16-9 while the visiting Swift Current 57’s are 15-9.
 
 
Regina Red Sox 1 at Medicine Hat Mavericks 2
In an afternoon pitching duel, the Medicine Hat Mavericks bested the Regina Red Sox 2-1 at Athletic Field. With the win, Medicine Hat is now 14-12 on the season while Regina dipped to 16-8.
 
Aaron Garner, the product of Oklahoma, pitched a solid six innings for Medicine Hat, giving up a run on five hits. He also struck out four. It was Garner’s second win in five starts this season. 
 
Will Ziebol tossed two shutout innings in relief for the Mavericks before Michael Carr slammed the door in the ninth to save the victory.   
 
Dalton England, made his fifth start of the 2017 WMBL season. England lasted 5.2 innings allowing just one run on four hits before handing the ball over to the Red Sox bullpen. 
 
Preston Minor finished the sixth inning with Kendal Daniels pitching the seventh. Daniels’ only blemish was a solo shot off of the bat of Caleb Longley. 
 
Broderick Rodocker and Aden Campbell provided two hits each for Regina. Jordan Schulz scored the only Red Sox run when he advanced home on a wild pitch in the third inning. 
 
Jaxson Hodge smacked a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth. Hodge trotted home to tie the game when Louie Canjura scored him with a double of his own. 
 
The difference in the game came on Longley’s fifth homerun of the season in the seventh inning.
 
 
Weyburn Beavers 2 at Fort McMurray Giants 6
The Fort McMurray Giants got a complete game from starter John Reid on the way to a 6-2 win over Weyburn. 
 
The lefty from Grambling, impressed the 440 fans at Shell Place by producing an eight hit, two run effort for his third win of the season. Reid tossed 118 pitches, 83 for strikes in his winning performance.
 
Landon Mostellar, the Clarksville, TN native started for Weyburn. Mostellar lasted 5.1 innings allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks. It was his second loss in five starts. 
     
Hector Benitez, the Savannah State centre fielder had a good night with the bat. He was two for four with a walk, two runs scored and he swiped his 12th stolen base of the season. Max Hewitt also chipped in with three RBI in the Giants win.
 
Bret Young and Cam Williams each had two hits for the Beavers in a losing cause. 
 
The win was the ninth in 25 games for Fort McMurray, Weyburn is now 13-12.
 
 
Upcoming games
Monday, July 3
Weyburn Beavers at Okotoks Dawgs
Melville Millionaires at Lethbridge Bulls
 
 
Tuesday, July 4
Edmonton Prospects at Brooks Bombers
Melville Millionaires at Lethbridge Bulls
Moose Jaw Miller Express at Swift Current 57s
Yorkton Cardinals at Regina Red Sox
Weyburn Beavers at Okotoks Dawgs