07/08/2018 1:02 AM -
Brooks 12 at Melville 14
It was a historic night at Pirie Field in Melville. Even though the home squad won the game 14-12, the highlight of the night came from the Brook Bombers. Catcher Riley MacDonald of the Bombers set a new record for WMBL home run as he hammered out two homers giving him 19 on the year. The old record was held by Jesse Sawyer of the Lethbridge Bulls, who hit 18 dingers in 2011.
MacDonald was red hot in the game as he reached base six times. He finished the day four for four with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and three RBI. MacDonald also walked and was hit by a pitch.
Joey Walls had a productive night at the plate for Melville. In his first game as a Millionaire he slammed three hits in including two doubles. Walls also walked scored a run and had three RBI.
Brooks starter Jonny Chavez took the loss while Noah Freimuth from Fort Wayne, Indiana picked up his first win of the season for Melville.
With the victory, Melville is now 9-20 and Brooks fell to 9-19.
Highlights – Melville
AJ Nitzschke let the Prospect offensive charge with four hits including a home run. He also scored three runs and drove in four. Zack Gray had a pair for hits and runs, a homer and three RBI in the loss.
Highlights – Medicine Hat
Lethbridge outfielder Dustin Braun contributed three hits and a RBI in the loss. Regina’s offence was led by catcher Colton Onstott. The sophomore from the University of New Mexico had two hits, a run and a RBI.
Regina hitters chased Lethbridge starter Kyle Paopst after three innings leaving reliever Liam Sabiston to take the loss. Red Sox starter Dylan Bells weathered the early storm of Lethbridge hitters and pitched into the sixth inning for the win. Sam Cottingham-Beard closed the game out with 3.2 scoreless innings.
Highlights – Lethbridge
Highlights – Regina