Thursday 8 June 2017

Mils win; Cardinals lose on Wednesday Nights WMBL Roundup

Melville 7 at Moose Jaw 4
With their 7-4 victory in Moose Jaw the Millionaires improved to 3-3 on the season. The loss dropped the Miller Express to 1-4. Melville pounded out 12 hits while Moose Jaw had five hits but also committed five errors. 
Marshall McPherson brought his big swing to the ballpark again as he hit his third home run in the last two games. McPherson added two RBI, two runs while raising his batting average to .400. Designated hitter Mason Furlong (pictured above) also went yard for Melville. 
Moose Jaw Outfielder Travis Able contributed a run, a walk and two hits including a double in a losing cause. 
Starter Brody Curry pitched five innings for the Melville win. The Millionaire bullpen came on and pitched four scoreless innings to close out the game. 
Express starter Zach McDonald made his WMBL season debut, pitching four innings before giving way to Jesse Marks, who took the loss. 

Weyburn 6 at Yorkton 1
For the first eight innings, this game featured a classic pitching battle as Weyburn and Yorkton took a 1-1 tie into the ninth inning. Weyburn broke the game open in the top of the ninth scoring five runs to pick up their fourth win of the year.
Beavers starter Austin Gurr went 6.2 innings allowing just one run on four hits before handing the ball to the bullpen.  Beau Rabedeaux, appearing in his fourth game of the season, picked up the win tossing 1.1 innings of shutout ball. Cody Pamperin go the final three outs in the ninth.
Local Yorkton product Tyson Black, a freshman at Miles Community College, was strong on the hill for the Cardinals. Black went 5.1 innings in his first start of the season giving up three hits and one run. Yorkton reliever Tyler McDonald took the loss.    
Cam Williams, a member of the University of Calgary Dinos, provided two hits and three RBI for the Beavers. Brady Nygaard chipped in with two hits and a run. 
Hank Forrest provided the Cardinal offence with two hits, a run and a stolen base.

Okotoks 9 at Brooks 6 
A nice crowd of 361 were at Elks Stadium to watch the Okotoks Dawgs run their record to a perfect 4-0 with a 9-6 win over Brooks. 
Okotoks first baseman Kody Funderburk  took a bite out of the Brooks Bombers with two home runs and four RBI. His three-run shot in the third inning was part of a six-run outburst. Brooks battled back but fell just short leaving two runners stranded in the bottom of the ninth. 
Calgary native Matt Zanutto was two for four at the plate for the Bombers. 
Nick Vickers making his first start of the 2017 campaign picked up the Dawgs win. Brooks starter Mason Swegarden, took the loss after facing 34 batters over seven innings. 
Okotoks had 13 hits and two errors while Brooks registered nine hits and an error in the contest. 

Lethbridge 4 at Swift Current 2 
In a battle of undefeated teams, the Lethbridge Bulls outscored the Swift Current 57’s 4-2. 
Bulls catcher Carter Witbeck continues to have an outstanding season. Witbeck was two for three with an RBI pushing his season batting average to .520.  Brock Frentzel also had a good night for Lethbridge adding two hits and three RBI.
Brett Esau from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, was strong at the plate for the 57’s. Esea was two for four. Keil Krumwiede added to the excitement with his first home run of the season, while Cole Thibideau also had two hits for Swift Current. 
Greg Hollman was stellar on the mound for the Bulls throwing seven complete innings allowing just one run on seven hits. He also struck out seven of the 30 batters he faced. Closer Chris Stodolka picked up his third save of the 2017 campaign.
Bobby St. Pierre was charged with the loss for Swift Current. 
419 fans at Mitchell Field watched as Lethbridge improved to 6-0 while Swift Current’s record dropped to 4-1.
Edmonton 6 at Fort McMurray 2
The Edmonton Prospects outhit the Fort McMurray Giants 12 -6 on their way to a 6-2 victory at Shell Stadium. 
Edmonton’s Aiden Huggins was a stellar three for four with a run, a walk and a RBI for the visitors. 
Hector Benitez and Ryan Villarreal each has two hits and a run for the hometown Giants. 
Edmonton also got another strong pitching performance from starter Erik Sabrowski. The sophomore from Cisco Community College tossed seven innings allowing just one run on five hits. Sabrowski struck out 13 of the 28 batters he faced. 
The loss went to Giants starter Alex Nolan, who pitched 4.1 innings.  


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