Friday 16 August 2013

Melville are 2013 WMBL Champions after 4-1 win over Medicine Hat.

The Melville Millionaires captured their first league title since 2002, as they defeated the Medicine Hat Mavericks 4-1 last night in Game 4 of the Western Major Baseball League Final to win the series 3 games to 1.

The Mils started off with a bang as two of the longest serving Millionaires Ben Villafuerte & Matt Helms (hit league tying 5th home run of the postseason) to give the Mils a early 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st. Helms would do some more damage this time in the 3rd inning as his ball got passed a diving Mavs outfielder and went all the way back to the wall which let Helms coming all the way around for his 2nd home run this one though in inside the park fashion to give the Mils a 4-0 lead.

The Mavs would though come back with their 1 and only run of the ball game as Joel Lutz hit his league tying 5th homer, with a towering shot in the Top of 4th but thats as far as the Mavs would get.

Congrats to Mils Presidetn Jeff Bouvier, Head Coach Shaun Counts and the rest of the Mils organization on the League Title.

Mils winning pitcher Homero Ortiz

Mils Outfielder Matt Helms

Mils Head Coach Shaun Counts


  1. Great Job young men!
    You have made Melville Proud!
    Return next year if you can!

    Burning Blue

  2. Any word on Playoff MVP, I would go with Helms.