06/30/2017 11:46 PM -
Tonight’s feature game is a rematch from last night. Lethbridge and Okotoks were tied for first place in the Western Division heading into tonight’s action
Lethbridge 0 at Okotoks 3
4,282 fans at Seaman Stadium cheered as the Okotoks Dawgs shutout Lethbridge 3-0. With the win the Dawgs moved into sole position of first place in the Western Division one game ahead of Lethbridge.
Justin Vernia the right hander from the University of Gonzaga was lights for the Dawgs in his eight-shutout innings of work. Vernia allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out eight Lethbridge batters. Tyler Burdett took over in the ninth and blanked the Bulls for his seventh save of the year.
Bulls starter Greg Hollman suffered his first loss of the season. He only gave up two runs on six hits over seven complete innings. He did have seven strikeouts before turning the game over to Arizona born reliever Dawson Moser.
Kody Funderburk hit his fifth home run of the season and extended his hitting streak to four games in which has seven hits. Funderburk’s home run was also the winning run.
Lethbridge only had four hits in the game including a double by third baseman Dylan Borman.
Yorkton 6 at Brooks 2
The Yorkton Cardinals got on the scoreboard early, scoring five runs in the first five innings on their way to a 6-2 win over Brooks. The visiting Cards are now 7-15, Brooks dropped to 7-16.
Jackson Soto had two hits and three RBI for Yorkton. Donovan Buechs also had a pair of hits and a RBI in the Cardinals win.
Pratt Community College freshman Ashton Roy contributed two hits for the home town Bombers.
Bryce Mulcahy, the freshman from Lane Community College, made his WMBL debut. His first Cardinal start was a good one as Mulcahy went four innings giving up three hits and a walk while striking out four for the win. DJ Depiero and James Hardy were summoned from the Yorkton bullpen to preserve the lead.
Juan Carreon made his third start of the season for Brooks. He saw five innings of action before being replaced by reliever Kyle Poapst. The loss dropped Carreon’s season totals to 2-2.
Weyburn 8 at Edmonton 10
Edmonton extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated Weyburn 10-8. The loss was the third in a row for the Beavers who are now 12-11 on the season.
There were 940 fans at ReMax stadium to watch Edmonton win their 13th game of the year.
It was a hitting clinic as Edmonton wacked 19 hits as compared to Weyburn’s 15.
Brady Nygaard, Anthony Wiggins and Tyler Scott each had three hits in the loss.
Nygaard is also riding a seven-game hitting streak and has a hit in nine of the 10 games he has played in this season.
Both Edmonton shortstop Zane Takhar and centre fielder Dean Olson have hit safely in eight straight games. Takhar also had three hits vs Weyburn. Local product Ryan Koop also added a pair of doubles for the Prospects.
Weyburn starter Conner DiNaro had a rough night on the hill. He was hit for eight runs over four innings in the loss.
Scott Gillespie started for the Prospects and got credit for the win, his second of the season. Edmonton also used four relievers in the contest.
Melville 2 at Medicine Hat 9
Medicine Hat smacked 19 hits on route to a 9-2 victory over the visiting Melville Millionaires. The Mavericks improved to 13-11 while Melville dropped to 5-18.
Medicine Hat starter Taylor Wilson, a product of Keller, TX picked up the win, his second of the season.
Thomas Halcomb, also from Texas, took the loss. Halcomb is still looking for his first win of the season. He is 0-4 in his 12 WMBL appearances and that includes four starts.
Caleb Longley had a monster night at the plate for the home town Mavericks. The East Tennessee State junior was 5 for 5 with a homer, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base.
Frank Podkul also had a memorable night with two home runs, three RBI and a stolen base.
Austin Stokes was the only Melville batter that had multiple hits.
Moose Jaw 5 at Fort McMurray 7
Fort McMurray rallied from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the visiting Miller Express 7-5.
Ty Schindel had three hits tonight and has produced 10 hits in his last three games. Cole Warken smacked his third home run of the season for Moose Jaw.
Giants leadoff hitter Hector Benitez, thrilled the 420 fans at Shell Place with his performance. The Savannah State junior had two doubles, three runs scored, two walks, a stolen base and a RBI.
Tyler Hodder pitched 7.2 innings in his fifth Giants start. He was charged with five runs on eight hits and four walks. His efforts earned him his third win of the season. Trevor Bauer stepped in and picked up his second save of the year.
Hunter Kloke started for Moose Jaw but did not factor in the decision. Kloke was removed from the game after allowing seven hits and five runs in four innings. Jesse Marks was tagged with the loss.
After the final out, Fort McMurray improved to 8-15 while the Miller Express dipped to 14-10.
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