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WMBL Round Up - July 20

07/21/2017 1:04 AM -

 

Feature Game
Okotoks 4 at Melville 3
Okotoks extended their winning streak to three games with a 4-3 win over Melville. The Dawgs, 27-11, are currently undefeated on their Saskatchewan road trip. 
 
Justin Vernia earned his fourth win in his fifth start for Okotoks. The product of 
Gonzaga University made a quality start allowing two runs on six hits and one walk. Tyler Burnett pitched the final four outs to register his 11th save. 
 
Michael Pagacik made his fourth start for the Melville Millionaires. He was responsible for four runs on five hits and five walks. The lefty from Littleton, Massachusetts took the loss, his second of the season. Andrew Astalos was first up from the Melville bullpen. Astalos later gave way to Mason Furlong in the eighth inning. 
 
Cameron Campbell was responsible for all four Okotoks runs. His sacrifice fly in the top of the third scored Eddie Sanchez. Campbell than hammered a three-run homer in the fifth to put the game away for the Dawgs. 
 
With three hits against Melville Matt Lloyd has now hit safely in 18 consecutive games in 2017. 
 
Keaton Sullivan has a pair of hits for the Millionaires. 
 
Melville, now 11-28, has now lost six games in a row. 
 
 
Lethbridge 3 at Moose Jaw 6
The Moose Jaw Miller Express grabbed an early 6-0 lead by scoring three runs in both the first and second innings. The Bulls charged back with a three run third inning. That’s where the runs ended and the final score read 6-3 for the Miller Express. The Moose Jaw victory ended a three-game losing skid. 
 
Ben Erwin started for the Lethbridge Bulls and was hit with the loss. He lasted just two innings giving up six runs on nine hits. Louis Corral, the junior from Lindsey Wilson College and Hunter Cunningham saw action in relief for the Bulls.
 
Moose Jaw sent left-hander Grant Westmoreland to the mound to start. The Pearland, TX product earned his third won of the season. The versatile Ben Dalke from Castle Rock, Colorado picked up his second save of the season.  
 
Lane Harvey had four of Moose Jaw’s 15 hits while Zach Fascia added three hits and two RBI.
 
Ryan Pouwells had two hits for the Bulls. The junior from LSU at Shreveport has now hit safely in nine consecutive games. 
 
Lethbridge is now 23-18 while Moose Jaw improved to 19-21.
 
 
 
Ft. McMurray 11 at Yorkton 9 (14 innings)
Fort McMurray and Yorkton needed extra innings to decide this game. In the top of the 14th 
Brendan Halstrom singled to score both Garrett Takamatsu and Jordan Stickler to give the Giants the win 11-9. 
 
The win snapped the Giants three-game losing streak and improved their record to 14-25. Yorkton is now 10-29 and on a three-game winless skid. 
 
Yorkton’s Parker Smejkal had a great night for the Cardinals. He was five for seven with a triple and a homer, five RBI and three runs scored. 
 
Joey Nicastro let the Giant hitters with five hits. 
 
Giant’s Kyle Gamez picked up the win after throwing 5.2 innings of scoreless relief. It is his first win in nine relief appearances. 
 
Local product Tyson Black pitched five complete innings in relief. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk. Black is now 0-5 on the year. 
 
 
 
Medicine Hat 2 at Weyburn 15
The Weyburn Beavers scored eight runs in the first three innings on the way to their 24th win of the season. The Weyburn bats came alive as they outscored the Mavericks 15 – 2 at Tom Laing Park.
 
Maverick starter Barry Caine made his second start and faced just 13 batters before leaving the game. In his 1.2 innings, the freshman out of Southwest Oregon allowed seven runs on eight hits. In total the Mavericks used four relievers in the contest.  
 
Winnipeg born Ryan Johnson got the call to start for the Weyburn Beavers. The junior from  Lubbock Christian made his fifth start and with the win ran his record to 4-1 on the year. 
 
On offence, Medicine Hat managed their two runs on four hits and nine walks. Colton Wright had three walks on the night.  
 
Weyburn’s Ulysses Fluellen had four hits including his fourth home run of the season.  Luis Jimenez continued his hot bat with three hits and two RBI.