Game Recaps: June 18th
Credit: Windsor Star
Moose Jaw Miller Express vs Melville Millionaires | 0-1 (GAME ONE)
The Melville Millionaires earned their sixth win of the season, improving their record to 6-11 as they defeated the Moose Jaw Miller Express 1-0, who fall to 8-8 for the season.
The first of two games in the days double-header was a quiet one to say the least as there was only six hits between the two teams. It was Melville who found a way to win the ballgame after a wild pitch and a passed ball advanced right fielder, Sam Cassel to third, eventually scoring off a single by shortstop, Tracy Warren for the winning run.
Millionaires right-handed pitcher, Chris Paruleski started the game for the Millionaires tossing four innings, striking out two batters, only allowing two hits, before lefty, Chris Lacher came in to finish things up, throwing three innings, striking out one, and picking up the victory.
Miller Express starter, Jeff Nicolosi pitched an absolute gem as he threw six innings of work, striking out four batters, allowing only two hits, before Nathan Slobodian came in and allowed the lone run of the ballgame, taking the loss.
Moose Jaw Miller Express vs Melville Millionaires | 5 – 0 (GAME TWO)
The two teams made game two of this double-header more exciting than the first, but it was all Moose Jaw as they scored five in the first inning and took the ballgame by a score of 5-0. The win improves the Miller Express record to 9-8, while the Millionaires fall to 6-12.
Miller Express first baseman, Darrell Doll had two hits in the winning effort as he hit a home run and drove in two RBI’s, while shortstop, Devon Farrell had two hits himself, driving in two RBI’s as well.
Michael Ross of the Miller Express got the start and was dominate on the mound as he pitched a complete game, striking out five, allowing only five hits, and no earned runs.
Swift Current 57’s vs Weyburn Beavers | 5 – 6
The Weyburn Beavers won their 16th straight game after a thrilling win over the Swift Current 57’s. The win improves the Beavers record to 16-2, while the 57’s drop to 10-8.
Swift Current held the lead until the seventh inning when Weyburn centre fielder, Garrett Perez crushed a three-run home run, giving his team the lead, eventually becoming the winning runs of the ballgame.
Beavers starter, Liam Rosenbeck threw five innings, striking out one, allowing six hits and five earned runs, before the bullpen got working and shut down the 57’s the rest of the way. Pearce Wilhem, Jacob Jordan, Seth Pigg, and Jacob Standridge all pitched a combined four innings, allowing only one hit in relief.
Regina Red Sox vs Yorkton Cardinals | 16 – 6
The Regina Red Sox picked up their 13th win of the season over the Yorkton Cardinals as they won by a score of 16-6. The win improves Regina’s record to 13-3, while the last placed Yorkton Cardinals fall to 1-16.
Red Sox first baseman, Griffin Keller continued to dominate WCBL pitching as he went 3-3 with one homer, four RBI’s, and two walks, while his teammate, second baseman, Ivan Nunez went 3-5 with two doubles, one RBI, and three runs scored.
Cardinals centre fielder, Noah Barron had a great night of his own in his teams loss as he went 2-4 with one homer, two RBI’s and two runs scored.
Lefty, Austin Alarid got the start for the Red Sox, throwing five innings, striking out four, allowing five earned runs and six hits before the bullpen dominated the rest of the game, throwing four innings, allowing only one hit as a group.
Brooks Bombers vs Okotoks Dawgs | 1 – 9
The Okotoks Dawgs handed the Brooks Bombers their 13th loss of the season as they won 9-1. The victory improves the Dawgs record to 12-4, as the Bombers fall to 4-13 and remain in last place in the WCBL’s West Division.
Dawgs second baseman, Liam Rihela hit his first homer of the season as he went 3-5 with one home run, two RBI’s, and one run scored. Catcher, Joran Mambaje went 3-5 with two doubles and three runs scored in his teams victory.
Calgary, Alberta native, Nick Vickers got the start for the Dawgs throwing six innings of work, striking out five, allowing four hits and one earned run, picking up the victory for his club.
Lethbridge Bulls vs Medicine Hat Mavericks | 10 – 2
The Lethbridge Bulls handed the Medicine Hat Mavericks their seventh loss in a row as they took the game by a score of 10-2. The win keeps the Bulls in second place of the WCBL’s West Division, improving their record to 9-7, while Medicine Hat falls out of a playoff spot after the loss, dropping their record to 6-11
It was a team effort by the Bulls as seven different players collected hits in the victory. First baseman, Kaleb Warden continued his outstanding play going 2-6 with one RBI and one run scored, keeping him in the league lead in OBP. Right fielder and Wynard, England native, Grant Kerry reached base five times, going 2-3 with three walks in the win.
Jaden Griffin got the start for the Bulls, throwing five and one third innings, striking out six on the day, allowing only three hits, picking up the win.
Edmonton Prospects vs Fort McMurray Giants | 5 – 2
The Edmonton Prospects handed the Fort McMurray Giants their sixth loss in the last ten games as they won by a score of 5-2. The win improves the Prospects record to 10-8, while the Giants fall to 6-10.
Prospects first baseman, Nolan Walker went 1-4 with three RBI’s, one run scored, and a walk, while his teammate, left fielder, Pierce Blohowiak went 3-5 with two runs scored in the victory.
Clayton, California product, Austin Cannedy got the start for the Prospects, throwing six and two thirds innings, striking out five, allowing five hits and only one earned run.