A Historic Night in the WMBL - Saturday, July 7

07/08/2018 1:02 AM -

Brooks 12 at Melville 14

It was a historic night at Pirie Field in Melville. Even though the home squad won the game 14-12, the highlight of the night came from the Brook Bombers. Catcher Riley MacDonald of the Bombers set a new record for WMBL home run as he hammered out two homers giving him 19 on the year. The old record was held by Jesse Sawyer of the Lethbridge Bulls, who hit 18 dingers in 2011.

MacDonald was red hot in the game as he reached base six times. He finished the day four for four with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and three RBI. MacDonald also walked and was hit by a pitch.

Joey Walls had a productive night at the plate for Melville. In his first game as a Millionaire he slammed three hits in including two doubles. Walls also walked scored a run and had three RBI. 

Brooks starter Jonny Chavez took the loss while Noah Freimuth from Fort Wayne, Indiana picked up his first win of the season for Melville.

With the victory, Melville is now 9-20 and Brooks fell to 9-19.

Highlights – Brooks
MacDonald now has 48 RBI
Ryan Tackett: 2 doubles, a homer and 2 RBI

Highlights – Melville
Had 8 extra base hits
Stole 5 bases

Edmonton 13 at Medicine Hat 10
The Edmonton Prospects halted the Medicine Hat winning streak with a 13-10 victory at Athletic Park. Edmonton improved their season record to 13-17 while the loss was just the fourth this season for the Mavericks, who are now 23-4 overall.

AJ Nitzschke let the Prospect offensive charge with four hits including a home run. He also scored three runs and drove in four. Zack Gray had a pair for hits and runs, a homer and three RBI in the loss.

Starter Rich Walker threw six innings for Edmonton to garner the win. Edgar Barclay struck out five over the final two innings to earn the save. Medicine Hat reliever Junior Pimentel was saddled with the loss.

Highlights – Edmonton
Anthony Cusati: 2 runs, 2 hits, a homer, 2 RBI and 2 walks
Zane Takhar: 2 runs, 2 RBI and 1 run

Highlights – Medicine Hat
1,297 fans at Athletic Park
9-1 over their last 10 games

Lethbridge 5 at Regina 7
The Regina Red Sox spotted Lethbridge a 5-0 lead and then produced seven unanswered runs in their 7-5 win over the visiting Bulls. Lethbridge did out hit the home squad 14-6.

Lethbridge outfielder Dustin Braun contributed three hits and a RBI in the loss. Regina’s offence was led by catcher Colton Onstott. The sophomore from the University of New Mexico had two hits, a run and a RBI.

Regina hitters chased Lethbridge starter Kyle Paopst after three innings leaving reliever Liam Sabiston to take the loss. Red Sox starter Dylan Bells weathered the early storm of Lethbridge hitters and pitched into the sixth inning for the win. Sam Cottingham-Beard closed the game out with 3.2 scoreless innings.

Highlights – Lethbridge
Kaleb Warden hit his 6th double of the season
Kai Poffenroth threw two perfect innings with 3 stikeouts

Highlights – Regina
Wesley Moss had a hit, two walks and two stolen bases
Dylan Bells is now 3-0 in his five starts

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