08/04/2018 12:12 AM -
Okotoks 1 at Edmonton 2
(Edmonton WINS the series 3-1)
The Edmonton Prospects punched their ticket to the Western Division Finals with a 2-1 victory over the Okotoks Dawgs. The 872 fans at Remax Field celebrated as Edmonton won the series 3-1.
Edmonton starter Rich Walker was brilliant once again. The Cave Creek, AZ product went seven complete innings and did not allow an earned run while giving up just two hits and a walk. Walker also fanned four Dawg batters. Michael Gahan came on in relief for the Prospects and picked up the save after throwing two scoreless innings.
Carter Robinson was the pitcher of record for Okotoks. The freshman from Mesa Junior College threw 7.2 innings allowing an earned run on six hits and three walks.
The series clinching run came in the bottom of the seventh inning when AJ Nitzschke smacked a lead off triple. Tony Olson then hit a deep fly to right field that scored Nitzschke.
Dawgs outscored Edmonton 22-20 in the series
Abdiel Alicea had a walk, a stolen base and scored Okotoks only run
Rich Walker threw 87 pitches - 61 for strikes
Zane Takhar contributed a hit, a walk and scored Edmonton’s first run
Medicine Hat 17 at Lethbridge 4
(Medicine Hat WINS the series 3-1)
With their convincing 17-4 win over the Lethbridge Bulls, the Medicine Hat have advanced to the Western Division Final. The Mavericks will face the Edmonton Prospects for the Divisional Crown.
Medicine Hat took command of game 4 with a six run third inning and then added seven more runs in the fifth inning to secure the win over the Bulls.
The game featured plenty of offence as the teams combined for 33 hits including three home runs and 10 doubles.
Carson Johnson, the sophomore from Conners State College, led the Mavericks with three doubles and six RBI. Colton Wright also added two home runs and five RBI for Medicine Hat.
Dylan Bowman had three hits and four RBI for Lethbridge.
Medicine Hat used five pitchers in the game. Starter Jared Libke went five innings and got the win. Bryce Oriold-Fraser took the loss for the Bulls.
The bullpen only allowed 4 hits over the final 4 innings
Sent 47 batters to the plate
611 fans at Spitz Stadium
Hank Forrest hit 2 doubles and a triple
Swift Current 3 at Regina 4
(Regina WINS the series 3-1)
Jahshua Jones’ late inning heroics have the Regina Red Sox off to the Eastern Division Final against the Weyburn Beavers. Jones singled to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning which sent Samuel De La Cruz home with the series clinching run.
Both Jones and Danny Hunt finished the game with three hits each in Regina’s 4-3 victory. Blake Adams was an offensive force for the 57’s as he had three hits including two doubles and a stolen base.
Adam De La Cruz pitched the ninth inning and got credit for the win. Joe Ferguson took the loss for Swift Current.
510 fans were at Currie Field to witness the rain delayed Red Sox victory.
Left 11 runners on base
Blake Adams hit .375 in the series
Starter Kyle Wilson struck out 8 batters
Matt DeNeau had 8 RBI in the series
Weyburn 9 at Moose Jaw 2
(Weyburn WINS the series 3-1)
The top of the batting order provided Weyburn with the fire power needed to defeated Moose Jaw 9-2 in this rain delayed contest.
Corey Wheaton, Keaton Greenwalt, Wade Weinburger and Corey Harrell proved to be the difference in the game as this fearsome foursome combined for eight runs and 12 hits.
Chase Thometz was the winning pitcher, striking out seven over five innings of work. Mason Garispe took the loss for Moose Jaw.
Offensively for Moose Jaw, first baseman Markus Gregson had three hits and a RBI.
Weyburn will now move on and meet the Regina Red Sox in the Eastern Division Finals.
Corey Harrell hit 2 home runs
Beaver pitchers struck out 14 Moose Jaw batters
Eric Marriott had a hit and a stolen base
Ty Schindel registered two hits, a walk and a stolen base.