07/11/2017 12:26 AM -
WMBL Round Up for July 10, 2017
Moose Jaw 2 vs Yorkton 0
It was a classic pitching duel between Yorkton and Moose Jaw. The Miller Express and Cardinals were scoreless heading into the eighth inning then Moose Jaw took control of the game. The Miller Express scored a run in each of the final two innings to stop their six-game losing skid. With the 2-0 loss, Yorkton dropped their third straight game and is now 9-23.
The winning run came in the top of the eighth when Moose Jaw’s Ben Dalke walked with the bases loaded scoring Lane Harvey to break the goose egg on the scoreboard. Harvey also had a couple of hits and a walk in the win.
Kevin Connolly had three hits and a walk for the Cardinals.
Grant Westmoreland, the Pearland, TX product was the winning pitcher. He tossed 7.2 innings of shutout baseball. He had six hits and seven strikeouts before handing the ball over to Zach Fascia, who picked up his third save of the season.
Yorkton starter Bryce Mulcah, a freshman from Lane Community College, pitched seven innings striking out nine. DJ Depiero joined the game in the eighth inning and was tagged with the loss.
Edmonton 3 at Brooks 4
The Brooks Bombers won their second consecutive game when Drew Duncan hit a game ending sacrifice fly to score David Janes. Make the final 4-3 Brooks over Edmonton. The loss extended Edmonton winless streak to three games.
Edmonton sent Zaine Foth-Thomas to the mound. The freshman from Cisco Community College pitched 6.2 innings allowing five hits, three runs and five walks. The Edmonton native also had three strikeouts. Andrew Mirasty came on in relief and gave up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Mason Swegarden made his sixth start for Brooks. Swegarden improved his record to 3-2 with a solid seven inning performance that saw him strike out seven Prospect batters. Quentin Kopjar, earned the save as he finished the final two innings blanking the six Edmonton hitters he faced.
In addition to his game winning sac fly, Drew Duncan had three hits, two RBI and two stolen bases for Brooks in the victory.
Derek Shedden and Erik Sabrowski each had a pair of hits for the Prospects who saw their record fall to 17-14. Brooks jumped to 11-20 on the year.
Weyburn 10 at Regina 9
The Weyburn Beavers outscored the Regina Red Sox 10-9 for their 18th win of the season. Even with the loss Regina remained in first place in the Eastern Division but dropped to 20-10 on the season.
The Beaver offence was led by Spring Hill College speedster Ulysses Fluellen who had three hits including a standup double and a RBI. Anthony Wiggins also was a force at the plate. He was three for four with three runs, a RBI and a walk.
Regina’s Justin Erlandson had four hits and a stolen base in the loss. His two doubles gave him 13 on the year. Other offensive stars for the Sox were Aden Campbell who smacked a home run in the first inning and Phil Langlois, the Victoriaville, QC native was 3 for 5 on the night
Weyburn starter Garrett Waters, gave up 14 hits and six runs while grabbing the victory. Cody Pamperin earned his second save of the 2017 campaign with 1.1 innings of stellar work.
Will Moore from Taft Community College made his sixth start for the Red Sox. Moore gave up four runs on seven hits and five walks. He also struck out two Weyburn batters. Preston Minor came in from the bullpen to make his 19th appearance of the season in the sixth inning. Newcomer Chase Boone made his WMBL debut in the seventh inning and was handed the loss.
The same two teams will battle again on Tuesday. Game time at Currie Field is 7pm.