07/30/2017 11:48 PM -
Medicine Hat 12 at Edmonton 9
Medicine Hat and Edmonton put on a slugfest for the 2,443 fans at Re/Max Field. The two teams combined for 26 hits and when the dust cleared the Mavericks outscored the Prospects 12-9 for the win.
At 21-17 Medicine finished third and will visit the Lethbridge Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. Edmonton will face Okotoks in Round one.
Nick Spillman, a junior from UBC, had five hits including two doubles and three runs in the loss.
Chris Caffrey led the Maverick’s charge with three hits, a walk and two runs. Jaxon Hooge chipped in with a home run and three RBI.
Barry Caine pitched three innings of two hit relief to pick up his fifth Maverick victory.
Edmonton’s Brandon Hill came on in the third inning and was given the loss after Medicine Hat scored six runs, five unearned over 0.2 innings of work
Melville 8 at Regina 9
Regina Red Sox needed extra innings to win 9-8 over the Melville Millionaires on Fan Appreciation Day at Currie Field.
With 672 fans in attendance the Red Sox honoured five-year veteran and local Saskatchewan product Jordan Schulz in a pre-game ceremony.
Regina born Chase Nister, the hard throwing right hander from Taft Community College had a solid eight inning start for the Sox. The Money Men managed just five runs on nine hits against Nister. The Red Sox bullpen closed things out with Justin Magstadt picking up the win.
For Melville it was pitching by committee as they used seven pitchers in the game. Thomas Halcomb took the loss in relief.
The only thing hotter than Red Sox catcher Antonio Torres’ bat was the temperature, which peaked at 35C. Torres was five for five with a walk, three runs and an RBI. Schulz had two hits and a RBI in his final regular season appearance at Currie Field.
Melville’s Jared Johnson had a predictive day at the plate three hits and two runs.
Win the win the Red Sox finished the season in third place with a 29-19 record. Melville wraps up their season at 16-32.
Regina will now head to Weyburn to meet the Beavers in the first round of the playoffs.
Lethbridge 10 at Brooks 7
Trailing 7-2 heading into the fifth inning the Lethbridge Bulls scored eight unanswered runs over the next three innings to beat Brooks 10-7. Both teams managed to bang out 12 hits each.
Lethbridge finished second in the Western Division in 2017 with a 27-21 record while Brooks was 14-34 and ended up sixth.
Jesse Hilyard, who made his first start and second pitching appearance of the season, earned the win. The Brooks loss went to starter James Hardy.
The Lethbridge offence was led by first baseman Alex Bishop who had two hits and two RBI. Brock Frentzel also belted his fourth home run of the season.
Ashton Roy, the freshman from Pratt Community College had three hits including his fourth home run of the year on the final day of the season. Roy also scored a run and added three RBI for Brooks.
Fort McMurray 8 at Okotoks 12
With their 12-8 victory over Fort McMurray the Okotoks Dawgs set a franchise record with their 35th win of the season. Okotoks finished the year with a league best 35-13 record and first overall. The loss dropped the Giants record to 20-28
It was Pink Day in the Park in Okotoks and the Dawgs celebrated by hitting four home runs.
Kody Funderburk hit his league best 14th and 15th dingers of the year, He also finished the game with seven RBI. Matt Lloyd and Greg Cullen also went yard in the Dawgs win.
Hector Benitez the junior from Savannah State had two doubles, two walks, two runs and two RBI.
Trevor Bauer was tagged with the Giants loss. In preparation for the playoffs Okotoks used seven pitchers including reliever Carter Johnson who earned his first win.
The Dawgs will host Edmonton on Tuesday, August 1 in round one of the WMBL playoffs.
Yorkton 2 at Weyburn 12
The Weyburn Beavers strong armed the Yorkton Cardinals 12-2 at Tom Laing Field to end the regular season.
With the loss Yorkton ended the season on 12 game while Weyburn’s 30-18 record was good enough for second place in the Eastern Division.
Yorkton managed six hits from six different players. Zach Mathis was a beast at the plate for Weyburn as he contributed a double and home run along with five RBI and three runs.
Justin Johnston started for Weyburn and gave up 10 hits and six runs in the loss.
Conner Starke was brilliant over seven innings giving up just five hits and a run in the Beavers victory.
Swift Current 14 at Moose Jaw 9
The Eastern Division Pennant winners defeated the fourth-place Moose Jaw 14-9. This was a preview of the first round of the playoffs.
The 57’s finished the year 33-15 while Moose Jaw finished 23-25.
Outfielder Blake Adams had two hits, a homer and four RBI for Swift Current.
Ben Dalke, the junior from Central Missouri, had three hits, two runs and two RBI in the loss.
The win was credited to reliever Trey Taylor. It was his first win in 22 appearances. Joshmar Doran suffered the loss for Moose Jaw.