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WMBL for July 25

07/26/2017 1:14 AM -
 
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Weyburn Beavers 10 Moose Jaw 6
 
With their 10-6 win over Moose Jaw, the Weyburn Beavers have created a log jam at the top of the Eastern Division. Regina, Swift Current and Weyburn all have 27 wins but the Red Sox and 57’s each have a game in hand on the Beavers. 
 
Now 21-22, Moose Jaw will finish fourth and wait to play the winner in the battle for first place in the Eastern Division. 
 
389 fans filled Tom Laing Park to watch Weyburn starter Garrett Waters pick up his sixth win of the season. The senior from the University of Mobile pitched seven innings before turning to the bullpen for the final six outs. Cody Pamperin and Eric Evans blanked the Miller Express to preserve the win. 
 
Bo Sheridan got the start for Moose Jaw. He lasted six innings in the loss. 
 
Bryan College freshman Tyler Scott had three hits, a RBI and a stolen base for the Beavers. Cam Williams also added three hits in the Weyburn win. 
 
Travis Able went three for five with two runs for the Miller Express. Moose Jaw first baseman Ben Dalke also picked up his 11 double of the year. 
 
 
 
Melville 9 at Yorkton 6
Keaton Sullivan doubled in two runs and scored as part of a four run ninth inning that lifted Melville past the Yorkton Cardinals 9-6. 
 
The versatile Mason Furlong, who leads the WMBL in strikeouts, played a key role in the Melville victory as he pitched a scoreless inning in relief and smacked his fifth home run.
 
Offensively the Cardinals got doubles from Jackson Soto, Jake Davidson, Chance Wheatley and Terry Zuccola.
 
Andrew Astalos, came on in relief of Millionaire starter Aaron Page in the fifth inning. Astalos made his fifth WMBL appearance and earned his first win.
 
Yorkton starter Justin Johnson pitched six complete innings in a losing effort. 
 
Melville has won two straight while the Cardinals have now dropped seven in a row. 
 
 
 
Lethbridge 0 at Okotoks 6
The Okotoks Dawgs blanked the Lethbridge Bulls 6-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,686 fans at Seaman Stadium. The victory extended the Dawgs winning streak to seven games.
 
Okotoks starter Anthony Balderas earned his team best fifth win by throwing eight shutout innings. Balderas only allowed five hits and struck out nine of the 28 Bull batters he faced. 
 
A five-run fifth inning put the game out of reach as Zach Hanna ignited the crowd with his three-run home run. Matt Lloyd slapped a single to keep his hitting alive. He has now had at least one hit in a franchise-high 22 games. 
 
Bulls starter Landen Bourassa t':: and Travis Turner each contributed a pair of hits in the Giants victory. 
 
Nick Spillman, the junior from UBC, had two of Edmonton’s seven hits. 
 
Brock University sophomore Alex Nolan started and tossed seven complete innings holding the Prospects to five hits and two runs. Nolan also struck out four in his winning performance. Nicklas Cardinal closed out the game to earn his first save of the year. 
 
Finnigan Duffield suffered his fourth loss of the season as he allowed four runs on five hits over six innings. 
 
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