Canada Day Game Recaps - in the WMBL

07/01/2018 11:56 PM -


Melville 0 at Ft. McMurray 5
A five run third inning proved to be the difference in the ball game as the Fort McMurray Giants impressed the 1,350 fans at Shell Place with a 5-0 shutout win over the visiting Melville Millionaires.
Offensively for the Giants Mike Bowes, a junior at San Jose State University, contributed three hits, scored a run and had an RBI. For the Millionaires, right fielder Ryan Tackett reached base three times, all on walks. 
The Giants sent Nic Cardinal to the hill to start the game. Cardinal threw six scoreless innings before giving way to the Fort McMurray bullpen. Cardinal, Allan Brown and David Craft combined their pitching efforts for the shutout. 
Noah Freimuth started for Melville and lasted 5.1 innings allowing five runs on eight hits. 
Highlights – Melville 
Money Men had 4 hits and stole 4 bases 
Kole Kaler hit his 8th double of 2018
4-6 in their last 10 games
Highlights – Ft. McMurray 
Nic Cardinal made his 5th start and is 2-1
Jonathan Lindau: 2 hits and a RBI
3-7 in their last 10 games
Regina 4 at Okotoks 3 (10 innings)
The Regina Red Sox spoiled the party in Okotoks as they beat the Dawgs 4-3 in extra innings. 
In the top of the 10th inning the Dawgs summoned Craig Smith from the bullpen. Danny Hunt led off of the inning with a single. Hunt moved to second on a Wesley Moss sacrifice bunt. Adam De La Cruz then singled home Hunt for the go ahead run. Okotoks put two runners on base their half of the tenth before Red Sox reliever Ondrej Sebek retired the side.  
Anthony Race earned the Regina win after pitching two scoreless innings. Sebek earned his first  save of the year.
William Hollis provided the Okotoks offence with three hits and a run scored. 
Highlights – Okotoks
Crowd of 4,889 at Seaman Stadium
Richard Mascarenas: 3 hits and a RBI
Now 15-9 overall and 6-4 in the last 10 games
Highlights – Regina 
Colton Onstott hit his 8th double
Regina’s record improved to 16-7
Red Sox are 9-1 in their last 10 games. 
Yorkton 1 at Moose Jaw 6
The Moose Jaw Miller Express celebrated Canada Day with a 6-1 win over the Yorkton Cardinals. 
Mason Garispe, now 3-1, pitched a complete game three-hitter for the Miller Express. The Visalia, CA native, threw 98 pitches and struck out 14 of the 31 Cardinal batters he faced. 
Yorkton starter Harrison Grow was tagged with the loss.
Moose Jaw centre fielder Eric Marriot assisted in the victory with three hits and walk. Ty Roseberry had two hits and two RBI. 
Cardinal second baseman Colin Kellington scored Yorkton’s only run when he went yard in the fifth inning.
Highlights – Yorkton
Cards are now 5-18
Hunter Sanford pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief
Highlights – Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw’s record improved to 13-11
Had 11 hits, 6 walks and five stolen bases
MJ pitching staff had 14 strikeouts
Brooks 6 at Edmonton 7
A capacity Canada Day crowd of 7,203 watched the Edmonton Prospects defeat the Brooks Bombers 7-6. With Edmonton trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Michael Gahan doubled to left field to score Daylen Calicdan and Nick Spillman to take the lead. 
Jordan Smith came on in relief for Edmonton starter Taran Oulton to notch the win. Smith tossed three innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit. Johnny Chavez was charged with the loss for the Bombers. 
Conner Morro provided a few highlights for the Brooks Bombers. Morro was five for five with two runs and a RBI.  Edmonton’s Tony Olson led the Prospect batters with four hits including a triple and two RBI. He also scored a run.
Highlights – Brooks
Banged out 14 hits
Conner Hillburn threw 2 innings of relief with a hit and a strikeout
Highlights – Edmonton
3 wins consecutive wins
Nick Spillman had 2 hits and 2 runs scored
Swift Current 3 at Medicine Hat 4
The Medicine Hat Mavericks reached the 20 win mark with their 4-3 extra inning victory over Swift Current. The Mavericks trailed 3-0 but rallied back to score four unanswered runs for the win. The game ended when Louie Canjura hit a deep flyball to score Colton Wright with the winning run.
Bo McClintock and Myles Miller each provided two hits for Swift Current. The Mavericks Zack Gray reached base three times with a pair of hits and a walk. Gray also scored a run. 
Matt Fiorini took the Swift Current loss, while Tyler Shumpert got the win after facing seven batters in two innings of work. 
Highlights – Swift Current
Pitchers struck out 16 Maverick batters
57s had 3 stolen bases
Highlights – Medicine Hat
Now have won 10 consecutive games
1st place in Western Division with 20-3 record
Weyburn 4 at Lethbridge 14
2,240 fans at Spitz Field went home happy as the Lethbridge Bulls hammered the Eastern Division leading Weyburn Beavers 14-4. The Bulls also outhit the Beavers 19-10. 
The win ended the Bulls three game losing skid. 
Weyburn catcher Cory Ewald had three doubles and two runs in the loss. Corey Wheaton homered for Weyburn in the first inning. Dylan Borman led all Bulls batters with four hits including a home run. The Camrose, AB native also had two RBI and two runs scored. Lachlan Mayo also sent the ball out of the yard for the Bulls.
Andrew Grieder went 5.2 innings for his second win in six starts. Ryan Johnson started for the Beavers and took the loss.   
Highlights – Weyburn 
1st place in Eastern Division with 20-5 record
Ryan Johnson tossed 117 pitches, 79 for strikes
Highlights – Lethbridge
Andrew Grieder threw 103 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Bulls had 5 extra base hits and left 12 players on base
Upcoming Games - July 2
Regina at Okotoks
Weyburn at Medicine Hat
Moose Jaw at Swift Current
Melville at Ft. McMurray

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