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WMBL July 16

07/16/2017 10:36 PM -

Feature Game

Lethbridge Bulls 1 at Swift Current 57’s 5
The Swift Current 57’s maintained their half-game lead in the Eastern Division with a 5-1 win over the visiting Lethbridge Bulls.
Swift Current starter Mitch Guiberson got his first win of the season.  The freshman from Community College of Spokane pitched a solid seven innings allowing five hits, one walk and one run.  The 57’s bullpen provided two innings of shutout relief to secure the win.
Brady Moxham started for the Bulls and suffered his second loss of the season. The South Dakota State University product threw six innings giving up 11 hits and five runs.
Nolan Handley chipped in with two hits including a double in the Lethbridge loss.
Swift Current’s Riley Campbell extended his hitting streak to eight games while catcher Mason Brown hammered out three hits.
With the win, Swift Current ‘s record is now 24-12 while Lethbridge is 21-16
Brooks Bombers 2 at Fort McMurray Giants 1
Brooks infielder Drew Duncan had three hits and a stolen base in the Brooks 2-1 victory over Fort McMurray. Nicola Mislinski from Folsom Lake College had two hits and scored a run for the Bombers.
Giants centerfielder Hector Benitez had a single, a double and a RBI while his teammates Garrett Takamatsu and Travis Turner had two hits each.
Brooks got a complete game from Jacob Barker. The right hander from the University of the Ozarks earned his fourth win giving up eight hits and a run while striking out five. Barker faced 36 batters and threw 126 pitches, 85 were for strikes.
Nicklas Cardinal, the Bonnyville, AB native, got the start for the Giants. He pitched five innings giving up two runs on six hits in a losing effort.
Okotoks Dawgs 10 at Medicine Hat Mavericks 18
It was an old fashion slugfest in Medicine Hat as the Mavericks outscored the Dawgs 18-10.
The teams also combined for 31 hits. With the rare loss the Dawgs fell to 24-11 while the Mavericks charged to 19-17.
Okotoks outfielder Zack Hanna led the Dawgs with three hits, a walk, a run and a RBI.
Darius Foster, Matt Lloyd and Eddie Sanchez all chipped in with two hits in the loss. 
Chris Caffery held a hot bat for Medicine Hat going 4 for 4 with three runs, a homer and four RBI. He also reached base on a hit by pitch.
Luis Canjura, Blake Rowlett and Frank Podkul all had three hits in the game for the Mavericks.
Okotoks used six pitchers in the game. Chris Horvath started but left the game after just two innings. He suffered the loss giving up eight runs on five hits and four walks.
Barry Caine got the nod for Medicine Hat and even though he was tagged for 10 hits and seven runs in 4.1 innings got credit for the win.
Melville Millionaires 3 at Regina Red Sox 8
The Regina Red Sox continued their dominance of the Melville Millionaires winning for the sixth time in seven matchups this season. On Sunday, the Sox defeated the Millionaires 8-3 on a sunny afternoon at Currie Field.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jordan Schultz smacked a double to right field that scored Regina’s speedy centre fielder Justin Erlandson to open the scoring in this game. Melville countered with two runs in the top of the sixth to grab the lead.
The Red Sox hitters excited the hometown fans in the bottom of the sixth when they loaded the bases and went on to score two runs to retake the lead. The Sox blew the game open with five more runs in the bottom of  seven. It was Erlandson who ignited rally when he pounded a double that scored three Red Sox runs.
Mason Furlong started for the Money Men and pitched a solid five innings. He allowed three runs on five hits and five walks. Keaton Sullivan came on in relief and was tagged with the loss.
Dalton England made his seventh start of the season for the Red Sox. The senior from North Dakota State pitched well as he lasted 6.1 innings.
Kendal Daniels The Regina, SK product earned the victory when he finished up the seventh inning. Preston Miner pitched the eighth and Frank Grandinette, the newest Red Sox came on in the ninth, for his first taste of WMBL baseball.
458 fans watched on as the Red Sox win their 23rd win of the year while Melville’s loss took their record to 11-25.
Edmonton Prospects 0 at Yorkton Cardinals 4
The Yorkton Cardinals scored four runs on 13 hits to blank the Edmonton Prospects 4-0. The visiting Prospects managed just two hits in the game. The win improved the Cards record to 10-26 while Edmonton dropped back to .500 at 18-18.
 Michael Gahan, the East Lismore, Australia native started for the Prospects. He went seven innings and gave up 12 hits and four runs in the loss.  Matt Brisson tossed the final inning of the game for Edmonton.
Bryce Mulcahy, who picked up his second win of the year, threw six innings of shutout ball. He allowed three hits and two walks but struck out an impressive 12 Edmonton hitters. Derek Marshall and Tyler McDonald mopped up for the Cardinals. In total the Yorkton pitchers fanned 15 Prospect batters.
Kevin Connolly the senior from Creighton University had three hits and a RBI for the Cardinals. Chance Wheatley had a double and his second home run of the year. He also added three RBI.
Anthony Olson and Derek Shedden had the Edmonton hits. Shedden also stole a base in the losing effort.