07/27/2017 12:47 AM -
Game 1: Okotoks 2 at Edmonton 7
Edmonton got the best of the Okotoks Dawgs, 7-2, in the first game of a double header at Re/Max Field.
Central Arkansas’ Eddie Sanchez had two hits with a run and a RBI for the Dawgs. Matt Lloyd extended his hitting streak to 23 consecutive games. He is now hitting an impressive .410 on the season.
Mackenzie Parlow led the Prospects with two hits including a triple and three RBI.
Dawgs rookie Graham Brunner got the start and went five innings, giving up three runs in his first loss of the season.
Michael Gahan, the pitching product from Montana State had a solid performance throwing eight complete innings. Gahan allowed two runs on six hits while striking out seven for the win. Offensively Gahan had two hits and two RBI to help with the victory.
Game 2: Okotoks at Edmonton
The Edmonton Prospects swept a double header from the Western Division leading Okotoks Dawgs with a 4-3 win in game 2.
Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Edmonton’s Zane Takhar came through in the clutch with a two run double that scored Nick Spillman and Michael Gahan. The walk off win improved Edmonton’s record to 24-20.
With a single, Matt Lloyd’s hitting streak reached 24 games. Justin King had two hits and a walk for the Dawgs who are now 31-13 on the season.
Tyler Burdett, the closer from Las Vegas, NV, took the Okotoks’ loss after giving up two runs in the ninth.
Andrew Grieder, who pitched the final two innings of the game in relief, picked up the win, his second of the year.
Melville 1 at Weyburn 9
The Weyburn Beavers improved their record to 28-16 with an impressive 9-1 win over the Melville Millionaires.
383 fans at Tom Laing Park watched as Weyburn shortstop Luis Jimenez pounded out three hits including his third home run of the season. The senior from the University of Rio Grande added a RBI and scored three runs.
Austin Stokes had three hits for Melville in the contest.
Michael Pagacik got the start for the Millionaires. He lasted 3.1 innings as the Beavers scored seven runs on eight hits. The loss was the third of the season for the Littleton, Mass native.
Weyburn’s Ryan Johnson, a product of Winnipeg, MB, earned the win tossing five scoreless innings. He allowed only three hits while striking out 11. Carson Perkins pitched the final four innings of the game for the Beavers. He gave up one run on three hits.
Regina 3 at Moose Jaw 10
The Moose Jaw used a six run fifth inning to beat their Highway 1 rivals 10-3. The fourth-place Miller Express played spoiler as they put a wrench into the Red Sox quest for first place in the Eastern Division.
Moose Jaw starter Grant Westmoreland was dominating on the mound for the Miller Express. The senior from the University of Houston-Victoria made his fourth start of the year a memorable one. Westmoreland earned his fourth win throwing seven innings giving just one run on three hits and two walks. He also had two strikeouts.
Jake Waters pitched four innings in his ninth start of the year for the Red Sox. He left the game after allowing a run on three hits and five walks. Preston Minor came into the game in the fifth inning and gave up five runs on six hits in just two thirds of an inning. Minor took the loss, his first of the 2017 campaign.
Sydney, Nebraska native Lane Harvey had 3 hits, 1 walk, and 2 RBI and a run in helping Moose Jaw pick up their 22nd win of the season. Scott Platt added two hits and an RBI in the game for the Express.
The Red Sox bats were silenced in the game as they only managed seven hits and three walks. Broderick Rodocker and Aden Campbell each had a double.
Regina is now, 27-16.
Yorkton 1 at Swift Current 14
The Swift Current 57’s opened with game with four runs in the first on their way to a 14-1 thrashing of the Yorkton Cardinals. Swift Current owns a 28-15 record and sit in first place in the Eastern Division, a half game up on Weyburn.
Outfielder Matt Bondarchuk scored four runs on one hit and three walks for Swift Current. He also stole two bases. Bodie Cooper, the Wayne State senior had a very good game contributing two runs, three hits, two RBI and a walk.
Shortstop Jayse Wilson had two of Yorkton’s nine hits.
Cardinal starter Bryson Spagnuolo went five innings. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and five walks. The loss evened Spagnuolo’s record at 3-3.
Dustin Wells ran his record to a perfect 5-0 with an exceptional eight inning performance. Wells allowed one run on eight hits. He also recorded out five strikeouts. Garrett Goodall wrapped up the contest with a scoreless ninth inning.
Brooks 11 at Medicine Hat 12
This back and forth slug fest produced 23 runs, 20 hits and seven errors. Brooks scored four runs in the top of the ninth to make the game close as the Mavericks hung on to win 12-11.
With the victory, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Edmonton are all tied at 24-20. This will make for an interesting final few days of the season as they battle for second place and home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Brooks had eight separate batters get a hit in the game. Drew Duncan and Efrain Cervantes each scored three runs in the Brooks loss.
Blake Rowlett was the top hitter in the game. The senior from East Tennessee State had three hits with two RBI. His performance raised his seasonal batting average to .395
Starting pitcher Juan Carreon suffered the loss for Melville.
Maverick starter Conner Deeds picked up the win to improve his record to 3-3 on the season.
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