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WMBL Round Up July 14

07/15/2017 12:43 AM -


Swift Current 57s 4 at Edmonton Prospects 0

Swift Current ended their Alberta trip with their fourth straight win as they blanked Edmonton 4-0 in front of an announced crowd of 2,178 at ReMax Field.

The victory improved the Eastern Division leaders record to 23-11 while Edmonton’s losing skid reached six games.

The 57’s got a lights out pitching performance from Bobby St. Pierre. The Wayne State product won his fourth game of the year by throwing a complete game shutout. He only allowed four hits while striking out six.

Edmonton starter Scott Gillespie lost his first game of the season and is now 3-1. Gillespie, pitching in his 11th game, lasted six innings before giving way to the Prospect relievers.

Swift Current had eight hits including Brett Esau’s 7th home run and 26th RBI. In addition to the Esau homer, Swift Current had three doubles and a triple in the game  

Edmonton’s Zane Takhar, hitting .327 on the season, had a single in the contest.


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Game 1: Medicine Hat Mavericks 8 at Lethbridge Bulls 9

Lethbridge got back on the winning track with a come from behind 9-8 victory over Medicine Hat.

The Mavericks opened the game with five straight runs before the Bulls charged back. A five run fifth inning tied the game at 5-5. Lethbridge grabbed the lead for good by adding three runs in the seventh. Medicine Hat got close by scoring three runs in the final two innings.

Defense was a bit of an issue in the game as Lethbridge committed six errors while the Mavericks had three.

 Blake Rowlett and Tanner Helms each had three hits for the Mavericks in a losing cause.

Lethbridge had hits from seven different players. Brock Frentzel and Jesse Hilyard each contributed two RBI each for the Bulls.

Conner Deeds, who came out of the Maverick bullpen took the loss after he pitched five innings allowing seven runs on six hits.

Ben Erwin gained his second win of the season after throwing 5.2 innings of relief. Dawson Moser picked up his third save.    


Game 2: Medicine Hat Mavericks 2 at Lethbridge Bulls 10

In the second game of the twin bill the Lethbridge Bulls came out swinging. The Bulls bats produced 13 hits and 10 runs in their 10-2 seven inning win. Lethbridge’s sweep of the double header keeps them two games ahead of Medicine Hat in the race for second place in the Western Division.

Sherwood Park, AB product Greg Hollman made his seventh start and earned his fourth win of the season for the Bulls. Reliever Louis Corral picked the game in the seventh and blanked the Mavericks.

Tanner Helms started for Medicine Hat and had a rough outing. Helms gave up 12 hits and 10 runs over four innings. Justin Simanek, Cole Masik were part of the Mavericks relief team.  

Ryan Pouwells and Alex Bishop lead the Bulls attack. Pouwells had two doubles and a homerun while Bishop three hits and three RBI.

David Salgueiro had two hits for Medicine Hat.


 Moose Jaw Miller Express 8 at Melville Millionaires 6

Moose Jaw halted Melville’s five game winning streak as they defeated the Millionaires 8-6.

First baseman Ben Dalke had a good night at the plate for Moose Jaw. The junior from Central Missouri was three for four with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. For the fifth time this season Dalke reached base by on a hit by pitch. Pate Katechis hit his second home run of the season to assist in the Miller’s victory.

Melville leadoff hitter Austin Stokes continues to have an impressive season. He added two hits to his season total of 38. Keaton Sullivan had three hits including a homer and three RBI in the Melville loss.  

Travis Edgar, pitching in his 14th games was credited with the win, his second of the season. Zach Fascia earned his fourth save.

Miami native Martinez Alex took the loss in his first game as a Millionaires.

The Melville loss leaves them six wins behind the fourth-place Moose Jaw Miller Express.


Regina Red Sox 12 at Yorkton Cardinals 4

Regina Manager Mitch MacDonald handed the ball to local product Chase Nistor and he did not disappoint.

Nistor earned his first win of the year defeating Yorkton 12-4. The sophomore from Taft Community College threw six very productive innings giving up seven hits, one walk and three runs. He also struck out five Cardinal batters.

The combination of Kendal Daniels, Ruddy Estrada and Justin Magstadt protected the Regina lead and preserved the Red Sox 22nd win of the year.

Bryson Spagnuolo started for Yorkton. He suffered his first loss of the season and is now 3-1.

Phil Langlois had four hits while Broderick Rodocker chipped in with three hits. Aden Campbell added his 10th double and four RBI in the Red Sox win.

For Yorkton, Kevin Connolly, Parker Smejkal and Hank Forrest all had a pair of hits for the Cardinals.

With the win Regina now sits in second place in the Eastern Division, one game back of Swift Current. At 9-25, Yorkton’s playoff chances are fading as they are 14 games behind the division leading 57’s.  


Brooks Bombers 6 at Fort McMurray Giants 7

Garrett Takamatsu singled home Tyler Friis and Max Hewitt in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Giants 7-6 comeback win over Brooks.  

620 fans were on hand at Shell Place to watch the Giants win their 12th game of the season.

Ashton Roy had three hits, two RBI and scored two runs in the Bombers loss.

Fort McMurray catcher Evan Willow hammered his second home run of the season to assist in the win.

Brooks starter Cody Vega threw seven complete innings before handing the game over to the Bomber bullpen. With the loss Trevor Wiegel’s record dipped to 0-4.

Fort McMurray sent Alex Nolan from Brock University to the mound to start. Ryan Dunn entered the game in the fifth inning allowing one run and a walk in four innings of relief. Cy Vojak joined the game in the ninth and celebrated his first win of the year.



Upcoming Games

Double Header

Game 1: Brooks Bombers at Fort McMurray Giants

Game 2: Brooks Bombers at Fort McMurray Giants

Medicine Hat Mavericks at Okotoks Dawgs

Moose Jaw Miller Express at Swift Current 57s

Melville Millionaires at Weyburn Beavers

Edmonton Prospects at Yorkton Cardinals