Western Canadian Baseball League Game Recaps - July 11
Western Canadian Baseball League Game Recaps - July 11, 2019
Medicine Hat Mavericks 8 Lethbridge Bulls 6
The Lethbridge Bulls returned to action for their first game back since the All-Star break, falling to the red-hot Medicine Hat Mavericks 8-6, who have won seven of their last 10 games and continue to climb the West Division standings.
Mavericks outfielders, Austin Sojka and Freddy Walker each cranked a double and an RBI each, while third baseman Taylor Wright finished the ballgame 2-4, raising his batting average to .371 for the season.
Bulls outfielder and Wynard, England native, Grant Kerry reached base four times in the loss, scoring four runs for his club. First baseman, Kaleb Warden crushed the only homer of the ballgame, giving him eight on the season as he finished the night 1-3 with two walks, two RBIs and a run scored.
Jaymon Cervantes was the winning pitcher as he received the start for the Mavericks, tossing 6 1/3, striking out three batters, before Derek Eubanks came in relief in the sixth, throwing 2/3 of an inning. Flynn Ridley received the two-inning save as he allowed only one hit during his time on the mound.
Fort McMurray Giants 5 Melville Millionaires 2
The Fort McMurray Giants find themselves only half a game back of the second place Lethbridge Bulls in the WCBL’s West Division after they downed the Melville Millionaires 5-2. The victory gives the Giants a record of 16-17 for the season, while the Millionaires fall to 13-19, falling further out of a playoff position in the East Division.
Fort McMurray catcher, Chase Adkison continued his hot-streak, going 2-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored, giving him a .348 batting average for the season. Outfielder, Brady Wood reached base all four plate appearances in the victory, finishing 2-2 with two walks and two runs scored.
Tyler Hodder got the start for the victorious Giants, striking out four over six innings of work, before Riley Ens and Tristian Richardson finished the final three innings, with Richardson earning the save.
Regina Red Sox 18 Yorkton Cardinals 5
It was a blowout in Yorkton as the Regina Red Sox crushed the Cardinals 18-5, handing them their WCBL worst 24th loss of the season. The Red Sox now move within one game of the Weyburn Beavers for top spot in the East, holding a record of 22-10.
Regina outfielder, Wesley Moss did most of the damage for his team, finishing the ballgame 4-6 with a triple, two RBI’s and four runs scored, as his teammate Robbie Wilkes also made some noise, going 3-4 with two RBI’s and a run scored.
The only bright spot for the Cardinals tonight was catcher, Matthew Korman who went 2-3 with two RBIs and a stolen base.
All five runs for the Cardinals came in the first two innings with Joey Arellano on the mound. Arellano only allowed one earned run, with the other four filling out the scoresheet from errors, which were the killer in his outing as Regina finished with five on the night. Baylor Gianinni came in relief to begin the third inning, tossing two innings, allowing only one hit, punching a strikeout. The final five innings were filled by Dolan Kunkel, Max Ludka and Nick Ferngren, who there a combined six strikeouts as a group, shutting down the Cardinals for only two hits.
Edmonton Prospects 5 Swift Current 57’s 4
The Edmonton Prospects picked up a huge extra-inning victory over the Swift Current 57’s as they now only sit one game back of a playoff spot in the West Division. Swift Current falls to 20-13 for the season after the loss and sit in third place in the East.
The winning run came off the bat of Jake MacDonald after he singled to score Nolan Walker in the top of the 10th. MacDonald finished the ballgame 3-5 with a walk, an RBI and one run scored.
It was a tough start for Prospects lefty, Matthew Erikson as he only managed to get through two innings of work, allowing four runs to score, with only one being an earned run. Jesse Poniewozik came in relief of Erikson and shut the 57’s down the rest of the way, tossing 7 1/3, allowing only three hits as he struck out three. David Wylie tossed the final 1 1/3 for Edmonton, eventually earning the “win”.
Moose Jaw Miller Express 5 Brooks Bombers 2