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WMBL for July 19

07/20/2017 2:09 AM -

 

Feature Game
Lethbridge Bulls 5 Moose Jaw 0
 
Lethbridge scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 5-0 shutout victory over the Moose Jaw Miller Express. The win moved Lethbridge to 23-17 while the 18-21 Miller Express have now dropped three in a row. 
 
Wesley Moore the lefty freshman from Vauxhall Academy started for Lethbridge. Moore had an exceptional night on the hill pitching seven shutout innings giving up just two hits and four walks.  Trace Francis kept the shutout in tact with two scoreless innings of relief. 
 
Dylan Flasch and Ryan Pouwells were the offensive stars for Lethbridge as each provided three hits each. 
 
Moose Jaw Miller Express starter Tanner Emes threw 6.1 innings and allowed five runs on 11 hits.  The loss dropped Emes’ record to 2-4 in 2017.
 
Lane Harvey and Cole Warken had Moose Jaw’s hits. 
 
 
Fort McMurray Giants 4  Regina Red Sox 8
The Regina Red Sox defeated the Fort McMurray Giants 8-4 in front of 985 fans at Currie Field, 
The win was the fourth in a row for the Sox and third straight loss for the Giants
 
Regina starter Jordan Scott picked up his fourth win of the 2017 campaign. Scott a junior from Liberty University threw 113 over seven innings. His only blemish was two runs on seven hits. 
 
Trevor Bauer, the senior from Waldorf University, took the loss after giving up seven runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings.
 
Max Hewitt and Evan Willow and Corey Conklin all had a pair of hits in the loss. 
 
Jordan Schulz provided an offensive spark for the Red Sox. The Saskatchewan born Schulz had three hits including a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases. 
 
With the win the Red Sox kept pace with Swift Current for top spot in the Eastern Division. 
 
Regina has Thursday off before heading to Swift Current on Friday for a first place showdown. 
 
 
 
Okotoks Dawgs 14 Yorkton Cardinals 5
Okotoks continued to win with their dominating play. Their 14-5 win over Yorkton was their 26th victory in 2017, the most in the WMBL. 
 
The Dawgs overcame an early four run deficit to help starter CJ Lewington win his second game of the year. 
 
Yorkton Cardinals starter Bryson Spagnuolo was chased from the game after 2.1 innings. He gave up a disappointing seven runs on five hits and four walks. 
 
The Okotoks offence was aided by six stolen bases and home runs from Matt Lloyd, Zack Hanna and Ryan Humenuik.
 
Yorkton catcher Terry Zuccola had a homer and a hit for the Cards. 
 
 
Medicine Hat Mavericks 2 at Weyburn 6
The Weyburn Beavers halted the Medicine Hat Mavericks three game unbeaten streak with a 6-2 win. Weyburn improved their record to 23-16 while the Mavericks dropped to 21-18. 
 
Weyburn Beavers starter Carson Perkins, a native of Beinfait, SK, was solid on the mound.  
The Canisius College freshman gave up just two runs on six hits in victory.
 
Brady Nygaard had a good night at the plate for the Beavers. He smacked two hits, including a double and two RBI. He also scored and had a walked. Ulysses Fluellen hit his third homer of the year in the win.
 
Colton Wright and Jackson Freed each contributed a pair of hits in the Mavericks’ loss. 
 
 
Brooks Bombers 7 Swift Current 57’s 14
The Swift Current 57’s showed why they are one of the top teams in the WMBL as they bounced back from a 7-3 deficit with an eight run sixth inning. The scoring outburst was one of the keys to their well played 14-7 win. 
 
Swift Current now has won three straight games while Brooks has lost their last three games.  
 
Jagger Harjo made his third start of the season for Swift Current. The Midwest City, OK native left the game after four innings. Will Blanchard, one of four relievers for the 57’s, got credit for the come from behind win. 
 
Owen Steele made his WMBL debut and pitched five innings and faced 21 batters. He was tagged for three runs on five hits and a strikeout. James Hardy was given the loss after being hammered for seven runs on five hits and a walk in just two-thirds of an inning. 
 
Brooks catcher Michael Hults had three hits, a homer, two runs scored and four RBI in a losing effort. 
 
Swift Current got home runs from Riley Campbell, Blake Adams and Keil Krumwiede to power past Brooks. Campbell also stole his 28th base. 
 
The win gives Swift Current a share of first place with the Regina Red Sox. 
 
 
Upcoming gsmes
 
Thursday, July 20
Okotoks at Melville
Lethbridge at Moose Jaw
Ft. McMurray at Yorkton
Medicine Hat at Weyburn
 
Friday, July 21
Brooks at Edmonton
Regina at Swift Current
Okotoks at Melville
Ft. McMurray at Yorkton