WMBL Opening Day Recap – May 31

05/31/2018 10:43 PM -

Lethbridge 1 at Edmonton 7

Tony Olson’s had a triple, a homerun and five RBI in the Edmonton Prospects 7-1 win over Lethbridge. 1,668 fans at ReMax Field watched as the Prospects chalked up a four run 4th inning and then added three more unanswered runs in 7th to complete the scoring.

Liam Vulcano had two of Lethbridge’s three hits on the night. Ben Erwin threw five innings in a losing effort. Edmonton used five pitchers with Brenden Wiun earning the victory. 

Game Highlights
Liam Vulcano: 2 hits including a double and a RBI
Carter Witbeck: Scored the Bulls lone run

Tony Olson: A triple, homer and 5 RBI
Nick Spillman: 3 hits and 2 runs scored


Weyburn 4 at Swift Current 3
Weyburn shortstop Eric Morales’ singled home Keaton Greenwalt in the eighth inning to give the Beavers a 4-3 victory over the WMBL defending champions.  Corey Wheaton also had two hits for Weyburn.

Starter Cam Williams threw eight solid innings for the Beavers allowing two earned runs on seven hits and four strikeouts.

Tommy Steier, one of four Swift Current pitchers, took the loss. WMBL rookie Dauson Tate, from Dodge Community College, had two hits and a run for the 57s. 

Game Highlights
Cam Williams: Earned win after facing 32 batters over 8 innings
Corey Wheaton: 2 hits and a run

Swift Current
Dauson Tate:  2 hits and a run scored
Carter Buuck: Started and faced 13 batters, throwing 67 pitches


Yorkton 3 at Moose Jaw 9
The Moose Jaw Miller Express scored eight runs in the first inning and went on to defeat the visiting Yorkton Cardinals 9-3 in opening night action at Ross Wells Park.

Starter Mitchell Robinson earned the win for Moose Jaw while Austin Skelhorn was tagged with the loss for Yorkton.  Cardinal outfielder Ryne Niemi was a bright spot at the plate for the visitors. The Adams State product had three hits and three RBI on the night. 

Moose Jaw was powered by the bat of Alex Hendra-Brown who had four hits, three RBI and scored a run. Announced attendance was 401. 

Game Highlights:
Ryne Niemi: 3 hits and 3 RBI
Chris Cook: pitched 2 scoreless innings

Moose Jaw:
Alex Hendra-Brown: 4 hits and 3 RBI
Ty Roseberry: had 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI

Brooks at Medicine Hat - Rescheduled due to weather


Friday, June 1 Games
Yorkton at Melville
Okotoks at Edmonton
Brooks at Medicine Hat
Swift Current at Moose Jaw
Regina at Weyburn
Lethbridge at Fort McMurray

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