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WMBL Round Up July 23

07/23/2017 11:10 PM -

Feature Game

Weyburn Beavers 6 at Swift Current 57s 0
The Weyburn Beavers extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-0 shutout of the Swift Current 57’s. 
 
The Beavers are now 26-16 and making a run at the top two teams in the Division. Swift Current is now on a three-game losing streak and sport a 26-15 record. 
 
Austin Gurr had a quality start for the Beavers. The Alberta born, Gurr threw seven shutout innings allowing just two hits and three walks. He also struck out three of the 25 batters he faced. Beau Rabedeaux and Eric Evans kept the Swift Current hitters at bay in the final two innings. 
 
Matt Michalski, the senior from the University of Texas, pitched eight innings in the loss. Michalski gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks. He now has a 3-3 record. 
 
Outfielder Ulysses Fluellen had two hits and two RBI for Weyburn. Brett Young also had a strong game for Weyburn. He contributed two hits including a double, a walk and a RBI. 
 
While the 57’s only managed three hits, Blake Adams reached base twice on hit by pitches. 
 
 
 
Medicine Hat Mavericks 6 at Lethbridge Bulls 11
Lethbridge overcame an early 2-0 Medicine Hat lead to defeat the Mavericks 11-6 at Spitz Stadium. 
 
Brady Moxham started his seventh game for Lethbridge. The sophomore from South Dakota State threw 6.1 innings giving up five runs on nine hits and five walks. Chris Stodolka and Dawson Moser, who got the save, came on to keep the lead for the Bulls. 
 
Medicine Hat starter Tyler Skinner lasted just 4.1 innings as the Bulls hitters smacked five hits while scoring six runs. The Maverick’s used a bullpen by committee to finish the game. 
 
Blake Rowett had a good day in the batter’s box as he was two for two with two walks and two runs scored in the Mavericks losing effort.
 
Ryan Pouwells had two home runs and five RBI to lead the Bulls offense. 
 
The Mavericks are now 22-21 on the year while Lethbridge improved to 25-19. 
 
 
 
Fort McMurray Giants 4 at Melville Millionaires 9
The Melville Millionaires ended their eight-game winless skid with a 9-4 win over the visiting Fort McMurray Giants. The win was Melville’s 12th of the season. 
 
Millionaire starter Amado Almanzar picked up his second win of the year. The Ranger College product faced 27 batters over 5.2 innings in the victory.
 
Samuel Hersh was tagged with the Fort McMurray loss. He lasted five innings surrendering six runs. 
 
Max Hewitt had two hits in the Giants loss. It was a shared offensive effort for the Millionaires as six Melville hitters had two hits. 
 
The loss ended the Giants three game winning streak as they dropped to 16-16 in the Western Division standings. 
 
 
 
Okotoks Dawgs 10 at Regina Red Sox 5
With their 10-5 victory over the Eastern Division leading Regina Red Sox the Okotoks Dawgs are the first team to reach the 30-win mark in the WMBL. Okotoks also finished their successful Saskatchewan road trip with a perfect 6-0 record.
 
With the loss, the Red Sox fall to 27-14 and are currently on a two-game losing streak. 
 
Okotoks starter Chris Horvath, the Wayne State product, tossed six innings
of six hit and two-run baseball to pick up his fourth win of the year. 
 
Gilbert, Arizona native Dalton England took the loss for Regina and dropped his 2017 record to 2-3. 
 
Offensively for the Dawgs outfielder Zach Hanna and catcher John Hawk each had four hits. 
 
Kody Funderburk, the WMBL home run leader pounded his 13th dinger of the season, a three-run shot in the top of the 9th inning to seal the game for Okotoks and Matt Lloyd extended his hitting streak to 21 games. 
 
For the Red Sox Phil Langlois and Conner Reynolds were the bright spots on offense. Langlois, the Niagara University junior had two hits while Reynolds, who started at first base, finished with two hits and two RBI. 
 
The Red Sox will look to get back to their winning ways Monday night as they travel to Swift Current for an important first place showdown with the 57’s.
 
 
 
Yorkton Cardinals 6 at Moose Jaw Miller Express 15
The Moose Jaw Miller Express continued their winning ways defeating the Yorkton Cardinals 15-6. Yorkton dropped their sixth game in a row. 
 
Mitchell Robinson started for Moose Jaw and gave way to the Express bullpen after five innings. Mitchell Price threw two innings to pick up his first win of 2017. 
 
Left hander DJ Depiero started for Yorkton and lasted just 2.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits. Reliever Zackary Sharp, the senior from the University of Mary, was charged with the loss. 
 
The Cardinals Jackson Soto had three hits, a run and a RBI in the game. Parker Smejkal chipped in with two hits in the loss. 
 
Ty Schindel led the Moose Jaw attack with three hits, two runs and two RBI. In the bottom of the third Ben Dalke smacked a grand slam, it was his seventh homer of the season. 
 
 
Upcoming Games
Monday, July 24
Brooks Bombers at Medicine Hat Mavericks
Regina Red Sox at Swift Current 57s
Edmonton Prospects at Fort McMurray Giants
 
 
Tuesday, July 25
Lethbridge Bulls at Okotoks Dawgs
Moose Jaw Miller Express at Weyburn Beavers
Melville Millionaires at Yorkton Cardinals
Edmonton Prospects at Fort McMurray Giants