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WMBL Game Recaps – Thursday June 28

06/29/2018 12:31 AM -


Swift Current 14 at Lethbridge 7
The Swift Current 57s overcame a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Lethbridge Bulls 14-7. The game featured an offensive explosion of 34 hits between the two teams. With the win, the defending WMBL champions are now 12-11 while the loss dropped the Bulls to 8-13.

57s catcher Ben Komonosky enjoyed a good night with the bat. The University of Evansville product was four for six with a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Myles Miller also chipped in with three hits. 

The Bulls offense was powered by Jaret Semeniuk. The freshman from the Prairie Baseball Academy had four hits including two doubles. Semeniuk also had a RBI and scored two runs.

Swift Current reliever Brock Gilliam pitched 3.1 innings to earn the win. Seth Spangler was the Bulls losing pitcher.

Highlights - Swift Current
Anthony Stewart: 5 RBI on 3 hits
Mitch Dean: 3 hits and 3 RBI

Highlights – Lethbridge
Blake MacDonald and Dylan Borman each had a home run
The Bulls used 6 pitchers in the contest


Melville 5 at Okotoks 3
With 2,946 fans in the Seaman Stadium stands the Melville Millionaires snapped their four game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the hometown Okotoks Dawgs.

Noah Freimuth was a dual threat for the Money Men as he belted a home run and then pitched a scoreless eighth inning.  Ryan Tackett had three hits, a homerun, three RBI and scored two runs in the Millionaires 7th victory of the year.

Nate Dechaine hit his seventh double of 2018 and picked up his 22nd RBI for Okotoks in the loss.

Melville starter Tyler Ulrish allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks for the win. David Flores earned his second save. Carter Robinson, the freshman from Mesa Junior College took the loss and is now 2-2 in his four starts with the Dawgs.  


Highlights – Melville
Left 5 runners on base
Keaton Sullivan: 2 hits including his 5th double of 2018


Highlights - Okotoks
Ryan Humenuik stole 2 bases
Carter Robinson threw 103 pitches – 75 for strikes


Regina 12 at Moose Jaw 1
The Regina Red Sox extended their winning streak to nine games with a convincing 12-1 win over the Moose Jaw Miller Express. Regina, now 15 -6, sit in second place in the Eastern Division.

The Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning and then turned the game over to starter Evan Rogers, who was last week’s WMBL Pitcher of the Week. The senior from Texas A&M at Texarcana did not disappoint as he tossed eight innings allowing just one run on six hits and two walks.  Rogers also struck out seven Moose Jaw batters.

Adam Cook’s home run in the second inning was the first run charged to Rogers in the last four games.

Markus Gregson, the Surrey, BC product, started for Moose Jaw but left the game after he gave up seven runs in 1.1 innings.

Colton Onstott had a good night at the plate for Regina as he was three for five with a home run and a walk. Onstott also scored three runs and had two RBI.

Offensively for the Moose Jaw, Geordie McDougall had two hits.


Highlights – Regina
All nine starters had at least one hit
Phil Langlois hit his first homer of the year

Highlights - Moose Jaw
Miller Express record now sits at 11-10
Eric Marriott: 2 walks and a hit


Weyburn 12 at Brooks 4
Corey Harrell and Wade Weinburger had home runs in the Weyburn Beavers 12-4 win over the Brooks Bombers. Weyburn continues to sport the best record in the WMBL at 19-3. Brooks is now 5-15 and have just one win in their last 10 games. Weyburn is 7-3 over their last 10 ball games.  

Weyburn leadoff hitter Corey Wheaton was three for six and improved his season batting average to .393. Brooks third baseman Riley McDonald hit his 12th home run in a losing cause.

Chase Thometz earned his second win pitching six innings for the Beavers. Thometz was tagged for four runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six Brooks batters. Losing pitcher Tyler Whalen lasted 4.1 innings in his start before turning the game over to the Bombers bull pen.

Highlights – Weyburn
Banged out 15 hits
Wade Weinburger had 3 RBI

Highlights - Brooks
265 fans at Elks Stadium
Stranded 9 runners on base


Medicine Hat 15 at Yorkton 1
This one was over early as the Mavericks scored six runs in the top of the first inning and then strolled to a 15-1 win over Yorkton.  The Western Division leading Medicine Hat Mavericks now sit with a 18-3 record. The Cardinals are now 4-16 and are on a six game winless streak.

Maverick shortstop Carson Johnson led the hit parade with four singles, two RBI and two runs scored. Colton Wright reached base five times with three hits and two walks. The Surrey, BC native also had three runs and two RBI.

Yorkton right fielder Thirus Jones had two of the Cardinals eight hits.

Jumpei Akanuma, from Kyoto, Japan pitched seven scoreless innings for his fourth win of 2018. He allowed five hits, two walks but registered  seven strikeouts.  Ryan Thrasher took the loss  for Yorkton.

Highlights – Medicine Hat
8 game winning streak
Generated 15 hits and 12 walks in the game
All 9 hitters scored at least one run

Highlights - Yorkton
150 fans at Jubilee Park
Colin Kellington: 1 hit and 1 run scored


Edmonton 2 at Ft. McMurray 5
A crowd of 578 left Shell Place happy as the Fort McMurray Giants defeated the visiting Edmonton Prospects 5-2.

The Giants improved to 7-16 while their provincial rival dropped to 8-14. The Giants are on a modest two game winning streak while Edmonton has lost their last six games.

Liam Rihela was the Giants offensive star of the game. Rihela, a sophomore at Thompson River University produced two hits, two RBI and stole four bases in the Fort McMurray win.

Chris Mercure, tossed 110 pitches, earned the win with a sparkling seven inning performance. Mercure gave up one run on five hits and two walks, he also struck out five. 

Edmonton native Brenden Wiun dropped to 2-1 with the loss.

Highlights – Edmonton
Three doubles in the game
Percy Liu stole his tenth base on the season

Highlights - Ft. McMurray
Chris Panzarella had a double, a walk and scored 2 runs
Matt Vonderschmidt pitched 1 scoreless inning for the save

Upcoming Games – June 29
Moose Jaw at Regina
Swift Current at Lethbridge
Medicine Hat at Yorkton
Melville at Okotoks
Weyburn at Brooks
Edmonton at Ft. McMurray