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WMBL Round Up for July 5

07/06/2017 12:22 AM -


Moose Jaw Miller Express 13 at Regina Red Sox 19
It was a wild night at Currie Field. The Regina Red Sox brought out the big bats early as they powered their way to a 12-run lead after three innings. Moose Jaw battled back with seven runs in the top of the fourth. Regina then added a pair in their half of the fourth to make the score 14-7. Moose Jaw tallied six runs over the final three innings while Regina scored five to make the final 19-13 for the Red Sox. 
The first-place Red Sox improved their record to 18-8 while Moose Jaw, now 15-13, stayed ahead of the fourth-place Weyburn Beavers.  
Moose Jaw starter Zach McDonald, who lasted just one inning in his fifth start, was tagged with the loss. The freshman from Brescia University faced 11 Regina batters and was hammered for eight runs on six hits. 
Austin Alarid pitched four innings in his fifth Red Sox start of the season. Alarid was tagged for seven runs on seven hits before handing things over to the Regina bullpen. Preston Minor was first out of the bullpen and picked up the win. Both teams used six pitchers in this hit happy game. 
Offensively, Jordan Schulz had two singles, a double and a triple, scored four runs and registered five RBI for the Red Sox. Broderick Rodocker also had a big night for the Sox. Not only did he hit his sixth homerun of the season, overall, he had four hits, two runs and three RBI. 
Moose Jaw outfielder Travis Able had three hits and three runs for Moose Jaw. Cutter McDowell made an impression in his second game with the Miller Express as he had three hits and two runs and a RBI. 
Fort McMurray Giants 9 at Brooks Bombers 4
Fort McMurray ran their record to 10-16 with a 9-4 win over the Brooks Bombers at Elks Stadium. With the loss, Brooks falls to 9-18 on the season. 
Fort McMurray handed the ball to Ryan Moroz a freshman from Minot State to start the game. Moroz pitched 2.2 innings before being replaced by California native Trevor Bauer. The win went to Bauer who finished the game allowing just one run on seven hits over 6.1 innings of relief. 
Trevor Wiegel, who was making his sixth start of the season, took the loss.
Josh Snider contributed four hits, a run and a RBI while teammate Max Hewitt had a pair of hits and two RBI for the Giants. 
Lee Thomas was the offensive bright light for Brooks. It was a three-hit night for Thomas, who also had an RBI. 
Swift Current 57s  9 at Yorkton Cardinals  2
The Swift Current 57’s extended their winning streak to three games with a 9-2 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals. Yorkton now on a four-game losing skid fell to 7-19 on the season.
Swift Current starter James Smith provided Swift Current with 6.2 solid innings of work for his fourth win of the season. The Cardinal batters hit the junior from Nebraska at Omaha nine times and scored two runs before Smith turned the ball over to Aidan Goodall and Fernando Pena to close things out. 
Bryce Mulcahy took the loss for Yorkton. He allowed four runs on four hits and three walks. 
To help with the win, Ben Andrews provided the 57’s with two hits and three runs.  Matt Bondarchuk had three RBI to help the Swift Current cause.
Chance Wheatley had a pair of hits and a run for Yorkton.
Edmonton Prospects 3 at Medicine Hat Mavericks 10
Medicine Hat used a five run sixth inning to power past the Edmonton Prospects 10-3. The win tightens up the Western Division race for third place.  The Mavericks have now won two straight to improve their record to 15-12. Edmonton is 15-11.  
Edmonton starter Finnigan Duffield, the lefty freshman from the University of Alberta, suffered the loss. Duffield pitched five innings and allowed six runs on nine hits. 
The Saskatoon born Jared Libke threw eight solid innings for the Mavericks allowing two runs on three hits. The Arkansas-Monticello sophomore also struck out seven of the 30 prospect batters he faced. 
Justin Simanek finished the ninth inning recording two strikeouts.
Chris Rodriguez helped the Maverick’s bang out 13 hits. His three hits included two doubles and four RBI. Colton Wright walked three times and had two hits while scoring three runs. 
Edmonton had six hits including Erik Sabrowski’s second homer run of the season.
Upcoming Games
Lethbridge Bulls at Edmonton Prospects
Swift Current 57s at Melville Millionaires
Yorkton Cardinals at Weyburn Beavers
Moose Jaw Miller Express at Regina Red Sox
Fort McMurray Giants at Okotoks Dawgs