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WMBL Game Recap – Sunday, June 17

06/17/2018 8:34 PM -


Brooks 6 at Okotoks 7
The Okotoks Dawgs defeated the Brooks Bombers 7-6 in front of a fantastic crowd of 4,888 fans at Seaman Stadium. The Dawgs, who have won their last two games, improved to 9-4 while Brooks, 4-9, had their losing streak extended to three games.

Cody Ebert earned his second win of the season with a six-inning performance that saw the right hander from Columbia College allow just two runs on four hits. Ebert also struck out four of the 26 batters he faced.  Closer Craig Smith came on in the ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season. Brooks starter Jonny Chavez was handed the loss after working 6.1 innings.

Okotoks catcher Cole Maclaren let the Dawgs offence with three RBI and two runs scored. Logan Haring, the Brooks DH, had the games lone homer run, a single shot in the eighth inning to make it a one-run game.

Highlights – Brooks
Riley MacDonald: had a RBI to increase his season total to 21
Felix Pena: 1.2 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts

Highlights – Okotoks
Cody Ebert: has 19 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched
Jacob Bouzide: 2 hits and 2 RBI


Melville 2 at Yorkton 4
Harrison Grow made a great first impression on the 200 Cardinal fans in his WMBL debut at Jubilee Park. The freshman from Lane Community College turned in a five hit, one run performance in his first start. He also had four strikeouts in the Yorkton win.

Melville’s starter Zach Diaz was the losing pitcher allowing four runs and nine hits over 6.2 innings.

Millionaire outfielder Chandler Hughes was a bright spot in the lineup contributing two doubles and two runs.  Jared McDonald, the Arizona product, has two hits including a double and two RBI in his first game with the Cardinals.

Yorkton improved to 3-9, while Melville has lost nine consecutive games and currently sit with a 3-10 record.

Highlights – Melville
The speedy Cole Kaler stole his 5th base
Nik Pagan: 2 hits and a walk

Highlights – Yorkton
Clyde Yeh: 2 hits and a RBI
Austin Skelhorn: picked up the save

Ft. McMurray 2 at Medicine Hat 15
With their 15-2 victory over the visiting Fort McMurray Giants the Medicine Hat Mavericks improved to 10-2 and have won their last 10 games. The Giants now sport a 5-9 record.

All hitters of the Western Division leading Mavericks reached base at least once in the contest. Offensively for the Giants, Drew Dickerson had two of the three Fort McMurray hits and a stolen base. Medicine Hat also left 12 runners on base while the Giants stranded five.

Jared Libke provided Medicine Hat with another quality start. Libke surrendered two runs and three hits while striking out five over seven innings of work. The Mavericks bullpen did not give up a hit in the final two innings of the game.

It was a long day for the Giants pitching staff as they used seven pitchers in the game. 

Highlights – Ft. McMurray
Liam Rihela: 1 hit and 2 RBI
Adam North is hitting .417

Highlights – Medicine Hat
1,147 fans at Athletic Park
Maverick hitters:  17 walks and 10 hits


Regina 4 at Moose Jaw 0
Regina’s 4-0 win over Moose Jaw marked the second straight game the Red Sox have shutout their opponent.  The game was a classic pitching battle through the first eight innings as the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning. In the top of the ninth, the Sox exploded for three runs on three hits and two walks to put the game out of reach.

WMBL rookie Dylan Bells earned his second win of the season for the Red Sox. The freshman from Frank Phillips only allowed two hit and three walks over five innings. Bells, who faced 21 Moose Jaw batters had three strikeouts. Manager Mitch MacDonald turned to the bullpen to close out the final four innings and they did not disappoint. Anthony Race, Darrien Ragins and Sam Cottingham-Beard did not allow a hit or run.

Moose Jaw starter Mitchell Robinson also had a good day on the mound. The native from Golden, Colorado strike out four Regina hitters but was tagged with one unearned run on two hits and three walks. 

Highlights – Regina
Danny Hunt: stole 2 bases
Colton Onstott: had 2 hits and a RBI

Highlights – Moose Jaw
433 fans at Ross Wells Park
Alex Hendra-Brown: 2 walks

Lethbridge 9 at Edmonton 4
The Lethbridge Bulls hammered out 16 hits in their 9-4 road win in Edmonton.

Lachlan Mayo was brilliant in the Bulls win as he had three hits including his third home run of the season. Mayo also walked and scored twice while driving in three runs. He is now hitting an impressive .438 in nine games.

Tony Olson from Sherwood Park, AB had two hits and scored twice for the Prospects in a losing cause. Zane Takhar continues to have a presence at the plate for Edmonton as he walked four times and scored two runs

Bulls reliever Austin Tambellini earned his second win of the year. Edmonton starter Conner Burns took the loss after getting roughed up in the first three innings. 
Highlights – Lethbridge
Austin Tambellini: has 2 wins and 11 strikeouts in 6 games
Hank Forrest: now has 5 doubles on the year

Highlights – Edmonton 
Percy Liu: has 7 stolen bases
Nick Spillman: hitting .419 with 10 RBI

Upcoming Games – Monday June 18
Moose Jaw at Melville
Regina at Weyburn
Swift Current at Yorkton
Medicine Hat at Edmonton