WMBL Playoff Round Up – August 2
After Wednesday’s action, all four playoff series are tied at 1-1. Game 3 in each series will be played Thursday night. Here's a recap of Wednesday's action:
Game 2: Edmonton 2 at Okotoks 1
2,889 fans filled Seaman Stadium and watched the Edmonton Prospects ride the arm of lefty starter Erik Sabrowski to a 2-1 victory over the Okotoks Dawgs.
Edmonton opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the third inning while the Dawgs got their only run in the seventh frame.
Sabrowski the freshman at Cisco Community College held the powerful Dawgs' lineup in check as he allowed just six hits, four walks and an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out nine of 30 batters before handing the ball to the Prospect bullpen. Michael Gahan threw 1 2/3 shutout innings before Andrew Mirasty came in to close out the win.
Okotoks got a complete game from starter Justin Vernia, the right hander from Gonzaga University. Edmonton picked up two runs on nine hits against Vernia, who took the loss.
Outfielder Jake Lanferman led the Edmonton offence with two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Eddie Sanchez, the product of Mexico City, had three hits for the Dawgs.
With the series tied 1-1, Game 3 goes Thursday night in Edmonton.
Game 2: Medicine Hat 6 at Lethbridge 3
The Lethbridge Bulls jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead only to have Medicine Hat rally back with six unanswered runs to win 6-3. This playoff series is now tied 1-1.
Starter Brady Tedesco turned in a solid outing for Medicine Hat. The Eaton, Colorado native went eight complete innings giving up just three runs on six hits. Conner Deeds came out of the bullpen to blank the Bulls in the ninth to earn the save.
Lethbridge starter Greg Hollman took the loss. Hollman, a Lethbridge College sophomore, was tagged for eight hits and four runs.
David Salgueiro and Chris Rodriquez each provided home runs in Medicine Hat’s victory.
Jesse Hilyard has a double and a pair of RBI for the Bulls who managed six hits against the Maverick pitchers.
Games 3 and 4 now shift to Medicine Hat on Thursday and Friday.
Game 2: Moose Jaw 6 at Swift Current 5
The Moose Jaw Miller Express held off a late charge from the hometown Swift Current 57’s to earn a 6-5 victory in front of 536 fans at Mitchell Field.
It was a team effort at the plate for Moose Jaw as the Miller Express had five players provide two hits. Adam Cook had Moose Jaw’s lone home run.
Riley Campbell and Brett Esau led Swift Current’s hitters. Esau had two home runs and three RBI while Campbell smacked a triple and stole a base.
The Moose Jaw Miller Express sent Golden Colorado native Mitchell Robinson to the mound. His strong seven-inning effort was enough to earn him the win. Ben Dalke secured the Moose Jaw save in the ninth inning.
The Swift Current 57’s countered with the senior from George Fox University, Dustin Wells. He threw 6 1/3 innings in defeat.
The Miller Express victory tied this series 1-1 as the action heads back to Moose Jaw for games 3 and 4.
Game 2: Regina 6 at Weyburn 2
Outfielder Jordan Schulz led the Regina Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Weyburn Beavers. Schulz had three hits including a home run and a RBI for the Sox who also got multiple hits from Aden Campbell and Broderick Rodocker.
Jordan Scott, the junior from Liberty University earned the win with his two-run, six-hit performance over 6 1/3 innings.
Winnipeg native Ryan Johnson started for the Beavers and lasted five innings in the loss.
Carlos Flores and Luis Jimenez provided the highlights for the Beavers. Flores had three hits and went yard in the fourth inning. Jimenez chipped in with a pair of hits from his leadoff position.
The 375 fans in attendance at Tom Laing Park watched as Regina grabbed a 5-0 lead and then outlasted the Beavers to tie the series at 1-1.
Game 3 moves to Regina Thursday night, the first pitch happens at 7 p.m.