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WMBL Round Up July 13

07/14/2017 1:00 AM -

Feature Game

Swift Current 22 at Edmonton 4
 
The Swift Current 57’s continued their Alberta road trip. The 57’s had a successful start to their 
Alberta visit winning two from Fort McMurray and it continued in Edmonton. This game started after a brief rain delay but Swift Current continued to bring the thunder as they scored 22 runs on 21 hits. With the 22-4 loss, Edmonton’s record dropped to 17-16.
 
Riley Campbell, Matt Bondarchuk, Nick Canas and Kyle MacDonald all provided Swift Current with three RBI’s each. All ten 57’s batters reached based safely at least twice during the game. 
 
Edmonton shortstop Zane Takhar had three hits and a run for the Prospects. Anthony Olson also added two hits including a double and a RBI. 
 
Jagger Harjo from Tabor College started for Swift Current 57’s. It was his second start of the season and he turned in a solid six innngs to up his record to 2-0. Will Blanchard pitched the final three innings to earn a save. 
 
Edmonton started Taran Oulton from Hutchingson College.  The Edmonton native lasted just 1.1 innings allowing four runs and five hits. The short start was the first loss this season for Oulton. 
 
The win moved the Swift Current 57’s into first place in the Eastern Division 
 
 
 
Regina 2 at Weyburn 4
Weyburn scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and hung on to defeat Regina 4-2 in front of 388 fans at Tom Laing Park. It was the Beavers third straight win over the Red Sox. 
 
Jordan Scott started for the Red Sox and threw seven innings. He gave up 11 hits and four runs in the loss. Preston Minor came on to pitch Regina’s eighth inning. 
 
Ryan Johnson started for Weyburn and went six innings for the win. The Winnipeg, MB native received help from four relivers including Eric Evans who notched his fourth save of the season. 
 
Boderick Rodocker hit a two-run shot, his seventh of the season in the third inning to account for the Red Sox runs. Rodocker now has 43 RBIs in 2017. Aden Campbell also provided three hits to the Regina offence. 
 
The Beavers top of the order were hot at the plate. Luis Jimenez, Zach Mathis and Evan Weidner combined for seven hits and all four Weyburn runs. 
 
Both team had 11 hits in the game. 
 
Regina will travel to Yorkton for a game against the Cardinals Friday night. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. 
 
The battle for the three top spots in the Eastern Division is heating up. With the loss Regina dropped to 21-12 while Weyburn improved to 20-15.  Swift Current is in first place with a 22-11 record. 
 
 
Brooks 15 at Lethbridge 10
It was a slugfest at Spitz Stadium as Brooks and Lethbridge combined for 34 hits, 25 runs and eight errors. Brooks came out on the winning side 15-10.  The Bombers scored seven unearned runs in the first inning to set the tone for the game. The Bulls struggled in the field as they committed seven errors in the contest.
 
Ashton Roy, from Pratt Community College, led the Bombers with four hits including two doubles, two runs and two RBI. Jesse Hilyard hit his fourth home run of the year for Brooks.
 
Six Bulls batters had multiple hits in the game. Lethbridge outfielder Brock Frentzel had two hits, three RBI and runs. Brett Semeniuk also had two hits and three RBI. 
 
 Juan Carreon Black, the Hawk College sophomore, made his fifth start and 10th appearance this season. He threw 5.1 innings to collect his third win of the season. 
 
LSU Shreveport freshman Trace Francis was chased from the game after one inning. With the loss he is now 1-2 on the year. 
 
 
Moose Jaw 2 at Melville 8
The Melville Millionaires scored three runs in the first inning on route to a 7-2 win over the Moose Jaw Miller Express. 
 
This is an important series for both teams as Melville is chasing Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.  After tonight’s action Moose Jaw holds down fourth place with a 16-18 record. With the win, Melville has now won five straight games and improved to 11-22 
 
Cole Warken had two of Moose Jaw five hits on the night. 
 
Austin Stokes, Melville’s lead-off hitter, had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Mason Furlong and Keaton Sullivan also chipped in with a pair of hits each. 
 
Tanner Emes was the Moose Jaw starter, he lasted six innings after allowing four runs on six hits. Zach McDonald and Mitchell Price came on in relief. 
 
Melville starter Cole Henley made his second WMBL start and it was a dandy. The sophomore from Barton Community College pitched eight complete innings giving up two runs on four hits.  He also had a walk and six strikeouts.  Henley gave way to Thomas Halcomb who got the final three outs for the Millionaire victory. 
 
 
 
Okotoks 12 at Medicine Hat 5
The Okotoks Dawgs continued to be the WMBL’s top team winning their 23rd game of the year,  a 12-5 rout over Medicine Hat. The Dawgs also extended their winning streak to six games. 
 
Justin Vernia, made his fourth start of the year, and pushed his record 3-0. He also has 22 strikeouts in his four starts. Jared Libke was the losing pitcher for Medicine Hat.
 
Okotoks collected 10 hits in the game including home runs by Cameron Campbell and Greg Cullen. 
 
David Salgueiro, Blake Rowett and Chris Caffrey replied with three hit games for Okotoks. 
 
 
Upcoming Games 
Double Header:
Medicine Hat Mavericks at Lethbridge Bulls
Medicine Hat Mavericks at Lethbridge Bulls
Swift Current 57s at Edmonton Prospects
Moose Jaw Miller Express at Melville Millionaires
Regina Red Sox at Yorkton Cardinals
Brooks Bombers at Fort McMurray Giants