WMBL - Division Finals Game 1 Recaps

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Division Finals Game 1

Edmonton 4 at Medicine Hat 10

(Medicine Hat leads the series 1-0)

Medicine Hat outscored Edmonton 10-4 in game 1 of the Western Division Final. 1,225 fans were in attendance and watched Maverick centre fielder David Salgueiro lead all hitters with a homer, double and a single. Medicine Hat also out hit Edmonton 15-7. 

Colton Wright and Sal Rodriguez also had three hits for the Mavericks. Edmonton shortstop Zane Takhar, the top Prospect hitter, had a hit and a walk while scoring two runs.   

Edmonton sent Taran Oulton to the mound to open the series. Oulton threw 77 pitches over 4 2/3 innings before being removed from the game.  

Alex Dafoe got the nod and the win for the Mavericks. He pitched five complete innings before turning things over to the Medicine Hat bullpen. 

Game Notes:

Edmonton

- Michael Gahan walked twice

- Prospect batters hit three doubles and left 7 runners on base

Medicine Hat

- Alex Dafoe tossed 99 pitches - 61 for strikes

The bullpen allowed just two hits, over 4 innings

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Regina 2 at Weyburn 5

(Weyburn leads the series 1-0)

Weyburn scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a 5-3 game 1 victory over Regina. To make things interesting, the teams combined for 23 hits and left 16 men on base.  

Ryan Johnson started for the Beavers and went 6 1/3 innings. The Winnipeg native allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk. Johnson also struck out seven of the 28 Regina batters he faced. The Weyburn bullpen came on in relief and only allowed two hits. Eric Evans pitched the ninth inning to earn the save. 

Evan Rogers started for the Red Sox and pitched 7 2/3 innings in a losing effort. 

Second baseman Tyler Scott led the Beavers offensive charge with three hits and two RBI. Keaton Greenwalt and Wade Weinburger each had a pair of hits in the win. 

Offensively Red Sox outfielder Brooks Stotler had three hits and a run for the Queen City kids.

Game Notes:

Regina:

- Adam De La Cruz had a pair of RBI and a double

- All nine Regina batters reached base

Weyburn

- Beaver hitters wacked three doubles and stole two bases

- 585 fans packed Tom Laing Park