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WMBL July 28

07/29/2017 2:45 AM -


Feature Game
Fort McMurray 3 at Okotoks Dawgs 10
5,342 fans at Seaman Stadium watched as the Okotoks Dawgs took a bite out of the Fort McMurray Giants 10-3. The Dawgs pounded out 12 hits as they earned their league leading 33rd win. Fort McMurray who now has a of record 19-27, had seven hits.  
Okotoks starter Jack Rupe made his sixth start of the season and ran his record to 2-1. The University of California at San Diego star gave up just one run and three hits over seven innings. He also struck out six Giant hitters. 
Tyler Moskalyk got the start for Fort McMurrray. He lasted 6.1 innings and was tagged with the loss after surrendering seven runs on seven hits. 
Keegan Marsden, the junior from Goldey-Beacom College, was one of the few bright spots for the Giants as he smacked his ninth home run of the season. 
Matt Lloyd had two hits and an RBI to lead the Okotoks to victory. 
Melville Millionaires 13 at Moose Jaw Miller Express 5
The Money Men used a six run second inning to defeat the playoff bound Miller Express 13-5. Melville is now on a two-game winning streak while Moose Jaw has lost two in a row.
Vinny Martin was the Melville star of the games collecting five RBI on two hits which included his third homer of the year.
Moose Jaw outfielder Cutter McDowell had a home run and scored two runs for Moose Jaw.
Melville starter James Batton threw eight innings in his first WMBL start.  He now has two wins in 20 game appearances this season.
Hunter Kloke was one of six Moose Jaw pitchers in the game. Kloke took the loss allowing six runs on seven hits. 
Edmonton 5 at Lethbridge 8
In a game that is key to playoff positioning, the Lethbridge Bulls sent the 1,766 fans home happy with an 8-6 win over Edmonton. 
Lethbridge used triples from Dylan Flasch and Jesse Hilyard to pick up their 26th win of the year. With the loss, Edmonton fell to 24-22.
Marion McLean, the junior Morehead State had two hits, a run and a walk in the Edmonton loss.   
Scott Gillespie started for the Prospects and lasted 6.1 innings before turning the ball over to reliever Andrew Grieder who suffered the loss after giving up three runs in 1.1 innings of work
Lethbridge sent Liam Sabiston to the mound for the start. He gave way to the bullpen after 5.1 innings. David Jones, Brady Moxham, the winning pitcher, and Chris Stodolka, who picked up his 10th save, blanked the Prospects over the 3.2 innings they worked. 
Double Header
Game 1:  Swift Current 3 at Regina 2
The Swift Current 57’s swept both ends of a double in Regina against the Red Sox.
In game one Swift Current got home runs from Keil Krumwiede and Brett Esau to defeat the Red Sox 3-2. Blake Adams also helped the 57’s cause with two hits. 
Northern Oklahoma freshman Griffin Keller was the only Red Sox player to have a multi-hit game against Swift Current pitching.
Swift Current sent Matt Michalski to hill to face Regina in game one. His five innings of five hit ball were good enough for the win. Keil Krumwiede, not only hit a homer in the game, he picked up his fourth save of 2017 by tossing two shutout innings of relief. 
Austin Alarid took the loss after pitching 5.2 innings.
Game 2:  Swift Current 7 at Regina 3
In game 2 of the twin bill, the 57’s jumped out to 4-0 lead on route to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox. The double header drew 1,173 fans to Currie Field. After the two-game set, Swift Current became the first Eastern Division team to crack the 30-win mark as they now sit at 31-15. Regina dipped to 28-18.   
Matt Bondarchuk chipped in two hits, four RBI, a run and a stolen base in the Swift Current win. 
Regina’s Aden Campbell had a hit and a RBI, his 48th of the season in defeat. Junior Fermin added his 19th stolen base of the season.
James Smith raised his record to 6-1 with the Swift Current win. 
Will Moore got roughed up in this outing pitching five innings with seven runs and six hits and four walks. 
Medicine Hat 13 at Brooks Bombers 12
The Medicine Hat Mavericks needed 10 innings to defeat the Brooks Bombers 13-12. 
The Mavericks banged out 19 hits including seven doubles and two home runs in the victory. Blake Rowlett, the senior from East Tennessee State, had a double, a homer, two runs, two RBI and three walks in the Medicine Hat win.  
Ashton Roy and Cole Halfacre both went yard in a losing cause for the Bombers. 
Medicine Hat used five pitchers in the game. Jared Libke got credit for the win as he threw three shutout innings for the Mavericks.
Mason Swegarden was the final Brooks pitcher of the night. According to the scorecard the junior from Mayville State University gave up three hits and a run over two innings. 
Weyburn 14 at Yorkton 2
This game was called after seven innings due to weather. Prior to the weather delay Weyburn scored 14 runs on 20 hits while Yorkton countered with two runs on six hits. 
With the win Weyburn improved to 29-17, Yorkton dropped down to 10-36 and are presently on a 10-game losing streak.   
Tyler Scott had four hits, two RBI and two runs for the Beavers. 
Columbus, Nebraska native Parker Smejkal continues to have an outstanding season for the Cardinals. He had two hits to raise his season batting average to .326
Weyburn starter Conner DiNaro went the entire seven innings giving up six hits and two runs to Cardinal batters. Listed as the winning pitcher, DiNaro upped his record to 6-2.
Tyler McDonald was tagged for 12 hits, three walks and six runs in the loss.