WMBL Game Recap Friday, July 6

07/07/2018 1:26 AM -


Edmonton 7 at Medicine Hat 13    
The Medicine Hat Mavericks continue to be the hottest team in the WMBL as they won their 13th consecutive game. The Western Division leaders now sport an incredible 22-3 record with their 13-7 win over Edmonton.

Colton Wright led the Mavericks attack with two doubles, a home run and three runs scored.   
Nick Spillman had three hits and a run scored for Edmonton.

Medicine Hat starter Alex Dafoe picked up his fourth win of the season. He threw 6.2 innings before giving way to the Medicine Hat bullpen. Prospects reliever Scott Gillespie was tagged with the loss.

Highlights – Edmonton
Spillman is now hitting .369
Jake MacDonald: 1 hit and 2 RBI

Highlights – Medicine Hat
Team smacked 18 hits including 7 extra base hits
Maverick pitchers struck out 11 Prospect hitters


Brooks 6 at Melville 4    
Riley MacDonald hit a three run homer in the top of the first inning as the Bombers beat the Millionaires 6-4 at Pirie Field.

MacDonald continues to close in on the WMBL all-time home run record.  The North Vancouver product now has 17 round trippers one shy of the of the record set by Jesse Sawyer of the Lethbridge Bulls in 2011. He finished the game with a home runs, double, 2 runs scored and four RBI.

Melville shortstop Kole Kaler provided two doubles, a walk, two RBI and a run scored.

Brandon Hillier made his sixth start for Brooks and earned his first win of 2018. The Indiana Tech product went seven innings surrendering a run on four hits and four walks. He also struck out nine.

Millionaire starter Case Rolen dropped to 1-4 with the loss.


Highlights – Brooks
Riley MacDonald now has 45 RBI this season
Andrew Leggo stole two bases

Highlights – Melville
Kole Kaler now has 10 doubles and 15 RBI
Have now lost 6 sraight


Weyburn 6 at Swift Current 1
The Eastern Division leading Weyburn Beavers strolled into Swift Current and dropped the 57s 6-1 in front of 493 fans at Mitchell Field.
Beavers centre fielder Keaton Greenwalt flashed the leather and made an incredible catch that robbed Blake Adams of a two-run homer run. Greenwalt also made his presence felt at the plate by providing two hits including a homer and two RBI.

Bo McClintock contributed two runs, two hits and a walk for Swift Current.

Weyburn starter Landon Mostellar threw eight innings allowing only one run on four hits and three walks.  Brock Gilliaam pitched four innings in the loss.


Highlights – Weyburn
Corey Wheaton stole his 17th base this year
Landon Mostellar threw 106 pitches, 66 for strikes

Highlights – Swift Current 
Myles Miller is hitting .397
Eric Hunter: a hit, a walk and a run


Yorkton 7 at Moose Jaw 8    
The Moose jaw Miller Express used a six run eighth inning to beat Yorkton 8-7. The win improved the Miller Express record to 16-12. Yorkton dropped to 6-20.

Blake Gallagher, the freshman from Fredericton, had a double, a home run and two RBI for Moose Jaw. Yorkton second baseman Colin Kellington registered two hits including a home run, two RBI and a run scored in a losing cause.

Logan Hofmann earned his first WMBL win on two innings of relief work. Austin Skelhorn had the loss for Yorkton.    

Highlights – Yorkton
Left 10 runners on base
Jayse Wilson had 3 walks

Highlights – Moose Jaw
Have won 3 in a row
Cranked out 3 doubles and 2 homers in the game


Okotoks 7 at Ft. McMurray 2
Okotoks had a 13 hits performance and scored four runs in the fifth inning to get past Fort McMurray 7-2. The 18-10 Dawgs are second in the Western Division while the 9-20 Giants are last.

McHenry, IL native Collin Ridout contributed three hits and scored two runs for Okotoks. Liam Rihela had two hits and a run for the Giants.                                                          

Highlights – Okotoks
Danny Donnelly hit a home run in the top of 6
Abdiel Alicea came up with two hits and a RBI.

Highlights – Ft. McMurray
Jonathan Lindau had two hits


Lethbridge 15 at Regina 4    
The Lethbridge Bulls scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back in their 15-4 victory over the Regina Red Sox. The Bulls also outhit the Red Sox 18-8 and left 15 runners on base. Regina stranded 10 base runners.

Hank Forrest led the charge with four hits and two runs in the lopsided Lethbridge victory. Offensively for Regina, catcher Matt DeNeau hit his third homer of the year.

Evan Rogers got roughed up giving up five runs on 12 hits. In his previous four outings Rogers had only given up one run. Andrew Grieder, the junior from the University of Alberta, pitched six innings and had six strikeouts in the win.

Lethbridge is now 12-16 while Regina is now 18-8.   

Highlights – Lethbridge
On a 3-game winning streak
Kaleb Warden and Dylan Borman each had 3 hits

Highlights – Regina
700 fans at Currie Field
Regina committed 5 errors

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