07/13/2017 12:43 AM -
Lethbridge 9 at Medicine Hat 11
This game featured two of the top three teams in the Western Division and they did not disappoint the 1,030 fans at Athletic Park. With the 11-9 victory Medicine Hat inched into second place with a 18-13 record and .581 winning percentage.
The Bulls fell back into third place with their .576 winning percentage and 19-14 record. Both teams are 3.5 games back of the Okotoks Dawgs.
Shortstop Darius Carter, from West Texas A&M had two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI for the Bulls. Brock Frentzel also added three hits for Lethbridge in the loss.
Medicine Hat pounded out 13 hits in the win. David Salgueiro, the junior from LSU Shreveport, let the Mavericks with three hits and three RBI.
Reliever Louis Corral was the losing pitcher after giving up four runs in 1.1 innings of work.
Taylor Wilson picked up his third win of the season for the Mavericks. Lefty Michael Carr earned his second save of the year by pitching one shutout inning of relief.
Okotoks 14 at Brooks 8
Okotoks used the big bats and seven home runs from five players to outlast the Brooks Bombers 14-8.
Matt Lloyd and Kody Funderburk, the current WMBL home run leader, each hammered two home runs for the Dawgs. Jayce McLean, Cameron Campbell and Darius Foster also homered for Okotoks.
For Funderburk, his pair of dingers, his 10th and 11th of the year, also set a new team record and extend Okotoks winning streak to five games.
Lloyd also kept his hitting streak alive. He has now hit safely in 13 straight games.
For the Bombers, Lee Thomas, the freshman from the University of Incarnate Word, had three hits, three RBI and a walk in the loss. Nicola Mislinski and Drew Duncan also had a pair of hits each.
The winning pitcher was CJ Lewington, who upped his record to 1-2. Bomber starter Trevor Wiegel took the loss to fall to 0-3 on the year.
With their 22-10 record Okotoks remains the top team in the WMBL. Brooks dropped to 11-21 and are on the verge of falling out the Western Division playoff race.
Yorkton 2 at Regina 12
The Yorkton Cardinals opened the scoring in the second inning to take an early one run lead. Regina countered with 12 unanswered runs before Yorkton added a final run in the ninth. The 12-2 loss dropped Yorkton to 9-24 and extended their winless streak to four games.
Yorkton starter Kyle Stevenson had a rough evening as the Red Sox batters tagged him for seven runs on nine hits and two walks. Derek Marshall and Zachary Sharp came out of the Cardinal bullpen to finish the game.
Jake Waters got the start for the Regina Red Sox and had a very good outing. Waters only allowed one run on six hits and three walks, as well as six strikeouts. Kendal Daniels was summoned from the Red Sox bullpen to pitch the next two innings. The local product shut down the Yorkton hitters before turning the game over to Chase Boone and Justin Magstadt.
Jackson Soto, Parker Smejkal and Jake Davidson all had two hits in the game for Yorkton.
Jordan Schulz and Aden Campbell both had doubles and home runs in the game. The homers came in the eighth inning to supply insurance runs for the Sox.
Regina and Swift Current are tied for first in the Eastern Division with identical 21-11 records.
Melville 5 at Weyburn 3
Melville used a four run ninth inning to slide past the Weyburn Beavers 5-3 at Tom Laing Park. The Money Men have now won four straight games running their record to 10-22. It was the first loss in five games for the Beavers who dipped to 19-15 on the season.
Brody Curry started for the Millionaires and pitched seven complete innings. James Batton came out of the bullpen to pick up the win for the Millionaires. Mason Furlong came on in the ninth and earned the save.
Carson Perkins started for the Beavers and tossed six innings before handing the ball to the bullpen. Cody Pamperin was hit for the loss after surrendering four runs in the top of the ninth.
Keaton Sullivan had two hits to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He also scored two runs for Melville.
Weyburn shortstop Luis Jimenez had two hits including a homer and a RBI for the Beavers. Jimenez now has nine hits including two home runs in his last four games.
Swift Current 4 at Fort McMurray 2
Swift Current overcame an early two-run deficit to defeat Fort McMurray 4-2 at Shell Place.
With the win, Swift Current continues to have a share of first place in the Eastern Division with the Regina Red Sox.
The 57’s got three hit performances from Riley Campbell and Blake Adams. Brett Esau hammered his sixth home run of the season in victory.
Giant hitters only managed three hits in the game. Catcher Evan Willow had a double and drove in both Fort McMurray runs.
Fort McMurray has now lost two in a row and sport a 11-21 record.
The winning pitcher was James Smith, who tossed eight innings of three hit ball. The save went to Keil Krumwiede. Giant pitcher Trevor Bauer took the loss.
Upcoming WMBL Games
Thursday, July 13
Swift Current at Edmonton
Brooks at Lethbridge
Regina at Weyburn
Moose Jaw at Melville
Okotoks at Medicine Hat