WMBL highlights - Wednesday, July 25

07/26/2018 12:12 AM -

Game Recaps Wednesday, July 25


Game 1:
Medicine Hat 9 at Edmonton 4

Medicine Hat turned a five run eighth inning into a 9-4 victory over Edmonton.

David Salgueiro, Carson Johnson and Louie Canjura all contributed three hits in the Mavericks win. Edmonton right fielder Daylen Calicdan also had three hits including two doubles for the Prospects.

Sean Cruz, who came on in relief of Maverick starter Jumpei Akanuma, picked up the win. Cruz pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits and a walk. Michael Gahan went seven innings in a losing effort for the Prospects.


Highlights - Edmonton
Percy Liu hit his 2nd triple of the season
Michael Gahan threw 139 pitches including 97 strikes


Highlights - Medicine Hat
Belted out 18 hits
David Salgueiro stole 2 bases and now has 26 on the season


Game 2:
Edmonton 1 at Medicine Hat 6

The Medicine Hat Mavericks used the long ball to defeat Edmonton 6-1 in the second half of the double header.

David Vilches and Colton Wright each had home runs in the Mavericks second win of the night win.

Alex Dafoe pitched six scoreless innings for Medicine Hat on the way to his fifth win of the season. Conner Burns took the loss for Edmonton.

After their sweep of Edmonton, the Western Division leading Mavericks upped their record to 36-7 while the Prospects slipped to 19-23.

Highlights - Edmonton
Jordan Smith threw 1.1 scoreless innings
Tony Olson had two hits including his 7th double


Highlights - Medicine Hat
Attendance was 1,246
Sal Rodriguez had a hot bat and contributed 3 hits and 2 runs


Swift Current 8 at Melville 7
The Swift Current 57s moved back into second place in the Eastern Division with an 8-7 win in Melville.

The 57s jumped out to a 6-1 lead and then hung on for the victory. Melville scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and had a chance to add to their totals as Keaton Sullivan came up with two on and two out. Swift Current reliever Keil Krumwiede struck out Sullivan for the final out and the 57s victory.

Evan Pontley made his fourth start and picked up his second win of the year for Swift Current.
The Money Men sent Tyler Ulrich to the hill. The Stoney Plain, AB product suffered the loss after pitching four innings.

While both teams had 10 hits they also struggled in the field as the 57s committed four errors and Melville bobbled five balls.


Highlights - Swift Current
Ethan Hunter:  3 hits, 3 runs and 2 stolen bases
Myles Miller: 3 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored

Highlights - Melville
Jaxsen Davis: 2 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored
Noah Freimuth was 3 for 5


Regina 8 at Weyburn 10
The Weyburn Beavers scored seven runs in the fourth inning to power past Regina 10-8
The Red Sox did make it close by adding a pair of runs in the eighth. Both clubs fought the ball in the field as Regina committed four errors while the Beavers booted five balls. 

The Eastern Division pennant winners improved to 34-10 while the loss dropped Regina into third place with a 23-19 record.

Evan Rogers took the loss for Regina after a six inning start. Weyburn starter Ken Williams ran his record to 5-0 with the win. Closer Eric Evans secured his tenth save after 1.1 scoreless innings.


Highlights - Regina
Jahshua Jones:  3 hits
Adam De La Cruz hit his 6th home run of 2018


Highlights - Weyburn
324 fans at Tom Laing Park
Wade Weinburger: 2 hits, 2 runs and a stolen base


Moose Jaw 3 at Yorkton 6
With the 6-3 win over Moose Jaw the Yorkton Cardinals have now won their last two games.

Owen Steele turned in a fabulous seven inning performance for the Cardinals. The junior from the University of Calgary allowed just one run on nine hits and two walks.  Jesse Marks started for Moose Jaw and gave up four runs over six innings in the loss.

Outfielder Ryne Niemi was the Cardinals offensive star with three hits, a RBI and a run scored. Offensively for the Miller Express catcher Ty Barclay had a hit, a walk and scored two runs.

295 fans were on hand at Jubilee Park as Yorkton picked up their 12th win of the season. Moose Jaw dropped to 21-23 on the season.


Highlights - Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw left 12 running on base
Geordie McDougall hit his 8th double of the season


Highlights - Yorkton
Yorkton hit 3 doubles, a triple and a homer
Ryne Niemi now has 23 RBI in 2018


Brooks 6 at Fort McMurray 2
Fort McMurray dropped a 6-2 decision to the Brooks Bombers in front of 604 WMBL fans at Shell Place.

Juan Carreon only allowed two runs over 7.1 innings to lead the Bombers to their 12th win of 2018. Giant starter Chris Mercure saw his record fall to 2-4 with the loss

Lane Fleming piloted the Brooks offensive with three hits, a walk, a RBI and scored a run. BJ Minarcin reached base four times for Fort Murray. The freshman from Santa Rosa Junior College had two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch.


Highlights - Brooks
Conner Morro is hitting .306 with 5 homers
Andrew Leggo had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the game


Highlights - Fort McMurray
John Loschiavo had 3 hits and a RBI
The Giants left 10 runners on base


Okotoks 7 at Lethbridge 6
The Lethbridge Bulls overcame a 6-0 deficit by scoring six runs in the final two innings to send this one to an extra frame. The Bulls comeback fell shy as Eddie Sanchez became the hero of the night for the Dawgs when he doubled home Colin Ridout with the winning run in the top of the tenth. 

Collin Ridout was in a grove at the plate as he banged out five hits. The senior from Tennessee Wesleyan University also had a RBI and scored two runs for the Dawgs. Hank Forrest and Jesse Hilyard each drove in three runs for the Bulls.

Craig Smith earned the win and Dustin Schorie got credit for the save. Starter Mason Swegarden pitched seven scoreless innings before turning things over to the bullpen who gave up six Lethbridge runs. Chris Stodolka, who made his 15th appearance of the season, took the loss for the Bulls

The win extended the Dawgs winning streak to seven games.


Highlights - Okotoks
31 wins on the season
Nate Dechaine hit 2 doubles and walked


Highlights - Lethbridge
19-25 on the season
Four batters reached base at least twice


Upcoming Games Thursday, July 26
Regina at Yorkton
Regina at Yorkton
Moose Jaw at Weyburn
MedicineHat at Okotoks
Edmonton at Lethbridge
Swift Current at Melville
Brooks at Fort McMurray

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