07/25/2017 12:50 AM -
Regina 2 at Swift Current 7
The battle for first place in the Eastern Division continued at Mitchell Field in Swift Current on Monday night. The 57’s rallied from an early two run deficit to score seven unanswered runs to defeat the Regina Red Sox 7-2.
With the win Swift Current and Regina are tied for first with identical 27-15 records. Weyburn is hot on their heels with a record of 26-16.
Mitch Guiberson earned his second win of the season throwing six innings. He allowed two unearned runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out two before handing the ball to the Swift Current bullpen. The combination of Layne Downing and Jagger Harjo shut down the Red Sox hitters in the final two innings.
Brendan Hornung who made his second start for the Red Sox, took the loss. The right-hander from the University of Hawaii gave up 12 hits and seven runs in 5.2 innings pitched.
Derek Slate, the senior from Point Loma Nazarene, has two hits and a walk but drove in both Regina runs.
Catcher John Baiada had a home run and two RBI and scored three runs in Swift Current’s win. Keil Krumwiede also homered for the 57’s.
Edmonton 4 at Fort McMurray 5
The Fort McMurray Giants scored three runs in the first and two in the ninth to defeat the Edmonton Prospects 5-4. The Prospects did outhit the Giants 13-6 in the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, leading 4-3, Edmonton went to the bullpen. Marion McLean relieved starter Zaine Foth-Thomas and was called on to face Evan Willow, who singled. Tyler Friis came on to run for Willow as Richard Ortiz stepped into the batter’s box. Ortiz proceeded to smash a two-run walk-off home run to send the 649 fans at Shell Place home happy.
Kyle Gamez pitched 2.1 innings of relief for the Giant victory.
Brooks 1 at Medicine Hat 8
Medicine Hat used a strong eight inning pitching performance from starter Jared Libke to defeat the Brooks Bomber 8-1. Brooks left 11 runners on base while the Mavericks stranded six runners.
Mason Swegarden took the loss in his eighth start of the season for the Bombers. The loss dropped Swegarden’s season record to 4-3.
Maverick second baseman Chris Rodriguez was the star of the game hammering a single and double while picking up four RBI in the win.
With the win Medicine upped their record to 23-20 while Brooks dropped to 14-29.