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WMBL Round Up for July 8

07/09/2017 2:14 AM -

FEATURE GAME

Edmonton Prospects 2 at Okotoks Dawgs 4
4,118 fans filled Seaman Stadium to watch this game featured the top two teams in the Eastern Division. Okotoks prevailed 4-2 to extend their winning streak to three games. Okotoks remains in first place and is the first WMBL team to reach 20 wins.
 
Edmonton scored runs in the first and fourth innings. Okotoks came alive offensively in the seventh inning and never looked back. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Joel Brophy smacked a double to centerfield which cleared the bases and put the Dawgs ahead 4-2
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Chris Horvath, the Wayne State product got the Dawgs start and earned a no decision in his 6.1 innings of work. Horvath allowed six hits, two runs, two walks and four strikeouts. Taylor Davis came on in relief and picked up his first win of the year. Closer Tyler Burdett pitched 1.2 innings to earn his ninth save of the season.
 
Eric Sabrowski took the loss for Edmonton to drop his record to 1-1.
 
 
Brooks Bombers 3 at Lethbridge Bulls 5
The Lethbridge Bulls ended their three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Brooks Bombers. Brooks has now lost four in a row. 
 
Brooks took the early 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. The Bulls roared back scoring five unanswered runs for the victory. 
 
Cody Vega started for the Bombers. The freshman from Alvin Community College went six innings giving up five hits, two walks and four runs in the loss. 
 
Lethbridge sent Brady Moxham to the mound and he did not disappoint. The South Dakota State sophomore allowed just three runs on six hits. He also struck out seven in picking up his third victory. Dawson Moser came out in the ninth for his first save of the year. 
Ashton Roy had a couple of hits, a walk and scored a run in the Bombers loss.  
 
Outfielder Jesse Hilyard contributed two doubles and two RBI for the Bulls. 
 
With the win Lethbridge, 18-12, moved into sole position of second place in the Western Division. At 9-20 Brooks sits in sixth. 
 
 
Fort McMurray Giants 1 at Medicine Hat Mavericks 5
The Medicine Hat Mavericks continued their winning ways as they slide by Fort McMurray 5-1 to pick up their fourth consecutive win.
 
Medicine Hat now 17-12 are tied with Edmonton for third place. Fort McMurray is 10-19 is fifth, 9.5 games behind Division leading Okotoks.  
 
Shortstop Max Hewitt has a pair of hits for the Giants, who have now lost three in a row. Fort McMurray starter Tyler Hodder lasted 6.1 innings in this one. He was removed after five hits and three Maverick runs. The Thompson Rivers University sophomore took the loss to run his record to 3-2.
 
Tanner Helms was spectacular on the mound for the Mavericks. The senior from Glenville State picked up his third win throwing 8.1 innings of one run baseball.  Louie Canjura pounded two hits and an RBI in the Maverick win. 
 
 
Weyburn Beavers 6 at Swift Current 57s 2
The Weyburn Beavers upset the Swift Current 57’s 6-2 in front of 410 fans at Mitchell Field. The loss not only ended the 57’s five game winning streak it took away a chance for Swift Current to take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division. 
 
Wade Weinburger had a great night for the Beavers as he had two hits including a home run, his fourth of the year, two RBI and a run scored. 
 
Catcher Mason Brown had two hits and a walk for the 57’s. 
 
Conner DiNaro earned his third win of the year. He tossed seven complete innings with five hits, one run, two walks while striking out six.
 
Swift Current gave the ball the Bobby St. Pierre. The Windsor, ON native took the loss after pitching seven innings. 
 
The win moved Weyburn into third spot in the Eastern Division.
 
 
Yorkton Cardinals 5 at Moose Jaw Miller Express 4
 
The Yorkton Cardinals defeated Moose Jaw 5-4. The win was the second in a row for the Cardinals and the fifth straight loss for Moose Jaw.  Yorkton now 9-20 kept their playoffs hopes alive ad=s they train Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot. The Miller Express have a record of 15-16 and leads the Carss by 5 games. 
 
Yorkton’s winning run came in the top of the ninth as Hank Forrest scored on a wild pitch. 
 
Upcoming Games
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