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WMBL Round Up July 7

07/08/2017 1:10 AM -

Feature Game

 
Okotoks Dawgs 22 vs Brooks Bombers 2
The Okotoks Dawgs blasted the Brooks Bombers 22-2 at Elks Stadium. The Dawgs banged out 23 hits in the win. 
 
Graham Brunner, the local product from the Dawgs Academy made a quality five-inning start for his second win of the season.  Brunner allowed two runs, three hits and a walk. He also had four strikeouts before turning things over to the Dawgs bullpen.
 
Brooks starter Juan Carreon from Black Hawk College took the loss. 
 
Kody Funderburk’s three run homer in the first inning started the rout which ended with an 11-run ninth inning. Jayse McLean had a monster night at the plate for the Dawgs with five hits, three runs and three RBI. Matt Lloyd added three hits including a homer, four runs and four RBI.
 
Michael Hults had two hits for Brooks. 
 
19-10 record Okotoks sits in first place in the Western Division while the 9-19 Bombers are in last place in the division. 
 
 
Lethbridge Bulls 0 vs Edmonton Prospects 8
Scott Gillespie pitched a four-hit shutout as the Edmonton Prospects blanked the Lethbridge Bulls 8-0. With the win, Gillespie, a product of the Prairie Baseball Academy, improved to 3-0 on the season.
 
Sherwood Park native Greg Hollman, now 3-2, took the loss for Lethbridge.
 
At the plate, Lethbridge’s Blake MacDonald had a hit and a walk in the loss.
 
Prospects first baseman Erik Sabrowski had a triple and two runs while Anthony Cusati, the junior from UBC, chipped in two hits, two RBI, a walk and a run.  
 
Edmonton has now won two in a row while Lethbridge is on a three-game slide. 
 
 
Regina Red Sox 2 vs Yorkton Cardinals 6
The Yorkton Cardinals ended a five-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Regina Red Sox. 
 
Cardinal starter Bryson Spagnuolo ran his record to 3-0 with the win. The freshman from Santa Clara University had a very good start. He lasted seven innings allowing two runs on four hits and one walk. Spagnuolo also had three strikeouts. 
 
DJ Depiero struck out five Red Sox batters in his two innings of work. 
 
In his sixth start of the season, Jordan Scott gave up six runs on eight hits in the loss.  The junior from Liberty is now, 3-2 
 
Kendal Daniels finished the final two innings for the Sox giving up a hit, a walk while fanning two. 
 
Offensively Jordan Schulz had two of the five Regina hits. 
 
Catcher Jake Davidson had three hits and an RBI for Yorkton.  Bryce Mulcahy and Donovan Buechs each had two hits in the win. 
 
At the end of the day, Regina and Swift Current are now tied for first place in the Eastern Division. 
 
Regina, 19-9 has the day off Saturday and will visit Moose Jaw on Sunday afternoon.  
 
 
Weyburn Beavers 1 vs Melville Millionaires 5
327 fans at Pirie Field watched as the Millionaires won their seventh game of the year, a 5-1 victory over Weyburn.
 
The loss halted Weyburn’s two game winning streak. 
 
Winnipeg native, Ryan Johnson pitched five innings for the Beavers allowing just two runs on hits.
 
Michael Pagacik, the left hander from Baldwin Wallace University got credit for the Melville win by throwing five strong innings. He had three strikeouts while allowing one run. 
 
Vinny Martin had three hits and a walk in the Money Men’s victory. 
 
Weyburn centre fielder Brett Young had two hits and a run in the Beavers losing effort. 
 
Melville is now 7-22 while Weyburn is 15-14. 
 
 
Swift Current 57s 5 vs Moose Jaw Miller Express 4
Brett Esau and Keil Krumwiede both homered in Swift Current’s 5-4 victory over the Moose Jaw Miller Express.  
 
Swift Current is on a role with five consecutive wins and is now tied for first place in the Eastern Division with the Regina Red Sox. Moose Jaw has now lost four in a row. 
 
 
Matt Michalski, the University of Texas senior ran his record to 4-2 with the win over Moose Jaw. (3-2). In addition to his home run, Krumwiede also picked up the save. 
 
 Jesse Marks took the loss working four innings for Moose jaw. 
 
Ben Dalke had a homer and RBI for the Miller Express. 
 
 
Fort McMurray Giants 4 vs Medicine Hat Mavericks 5
Medicine Hat spotted the Fort McMurray Giants a four-run lead before scoring five unanswered runs for the victory. 
 
Fort McMurray third baseman Keegan Marsden had three hits, a walk and an RBI in a losing effort. 
 
Colton Wright also had three hits and two RBI for Medicine Hat, who have now won three in a row. 
 
Alex Nolan started for Fort McMurray and went 5.1 innings. The loss went to Nicklas Cardinal who is now 0-2 on the year. 
 
Conner Deeds, the redshirt freshman from South Mountain Community College made his 4th start for Medicine Hat. Barrie Caine earned the win after blanking the Giants in the ninth. 
 
Upcoming Games
 
Saturday, July 8
Brooks Bombers at Lethbridge Bulls
Fort McMurray Giants at Medicine Hat Mavericks
Weyburn Beavers at Swift Current 57s
Edmonton Prospects at Okotoks Dawgs
Yorkton Cardinals at Moose Jaw Miller Express
 
Sunday, July 9 
Lethbridge Bulls at Brooks Bombers
Fort McMurray Giants at Medicine Hat Mavericks
Yorkton Cardinals at Melville Millionaires
Edmonton Prospects at Okotoks Dawgs
Regina Red Sox at Moose Jaw Miller Express
Swift Current 57s at Weyburn Beavers