Game Recaps: June 26th

Medicine Hat Mavericks vs Regina Red Sox | 0 – 9 (GAME ONE)

After a rained out contest last night, the Medicine Hat Mavericks and Regina Red Sox picked things up where they left off in the third inning, with the Red Sox eventually earning the victory 9-0. The win moves Regina up to 15-3 on the season, while the loss drops the Mavericks to 9-15.

Red Sox outfielder, Riki DeSa went 2-3 in the victory, reaching base three times, adding a homer and three RBI’s to his credit, while his teammate, Willie Estrada also did some damage for Regina, going 1-5 with a double and two RBI’s.

Fernando Burgos got the start for the Red Sox a night ago, tossing three innings before the game was rained out, striking out one and only allowing two hits. Matt Goertzen got the (second start) after he was summoned to the mound to pick things up in the fourth inning. Goertzen threw three innings, striking out two on the night. Mark Lopez and Nick Ferngren finished off the ballgame for the Red Sox, throwing a combined three innings.

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Medicine Hat Mavericks vs Regina Red Sox | 0 – 1 (GAME TWO)

In the second game of the double-header, the Red Sox handed the Mavericks another loss, finding themselves on a five-game win streak and improving their record to 16-3 as the Mavericks fall to 9-16. Red Sox pitching did not allow a run in either of the two games played today, leaving the Mavericks empty handed.

In the seven inning contest, the Red Sox only combined for five hits, but still found a way to win. The only run of the ballgame came off of the bat of Griffin Keller, as he went 0-2 with a sac fly. Red Sox outfielder, Wesley Moss went 2-3, scoring the only run.

Michael Batten got the call for the Red Sox and pitched to all but two batters, striking out eight on the night, holding the Mavericks hitters to only three hits.

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Moose Jaw Miller Express vs Melville Millionaires | 17 – 2

The Moose Jaw Miller Express crushed the Melville Millionaires 17-2, holding onto the final playoff spot in the WCBL’s East Division. Melville now finds themselves four games out of the playoff picture behind the Express.

Moose Jaw hitters went off today, but it was Geordie McDougall who did most of the damage as the third baseman finished the night 4-5 with a walk, a double, a homer, three runs scored, and five RBI’s.

Jeff Nicolosi was the starter for the victorious Miller Express as he tossed seven innings and struck out one batter, allowing only six hits and two earned runs.

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Okotoks Dawgs vs Brooks Bombers | 9 – 4

The Okotoks Dawgs padded to their lead in the WCBL’s West Division as they downed the last place Brooks Bombers by a score of 9-4. The win puts the Dawgs six games ahead of the second place Lethbridge Bulls, and drops the Bombers further in the standings as they are now three and a half games out of a playoff spot.

Dawgs first baseman, Jaxon Valcke reached base five times as he went 1-2 with three walks, one homer and two RBI’s in his teams victory. Left fielder for Okotoks and week two Hitter of the Week, Tristan Peters finished the night 2-4 with a walk, a homer, and one RBI.

Five different pitchers were on the mound for the Dawgs throughout the contest, but it was Justin Hammergren earning the victory after he got handed the start. The lefty tossed five innings, striking out two batters, allowing one earned run. Hammergren improved his season WHIP to 1.12, and now sits with an opponent batting average of .213.

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Fort McMurray Giants vs Lethbridge Bulls | 12 – 2

The Fort McMurray Giants defeated the Lethbridge Bulls 13-2, improving their record to 9-13, and dropping the Bulls to 12-11. Fort McMurray’s win moves the Giants only one game back of the Bulls in the WCBL West Division standings, as we head to the halfway point of the season and things start to tighten up.

Giants second baseman, Brennan Hatten was the player of the game as he went 2-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI’s in the victory. Cam Sanderson of Fort McMurray also drove in three RBI’s in the win.

Will Langford got the start for the Giants after he dominated the Bulls line up, tossing seven innings, striking out four, allowing only five hits and two earned runs.

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