07/04/2017 12:00 AM -
Weyburn 6 at Okotoks 7
Okotoks scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Weyburn 7-6.
Cameron Campbell singled home Darius Foster to complete the comeback and send the 2,692 fans that filled Seaman Stadium home happy.
Garrett Waters made his fifth start of the season for Weyburn. Waters, pitched seven solid innings for the Beavers allowing just two runs on three hits and five walks. Reliever Lane Fazende had a rough night coming out of the bullpen giving up four runs on six hits in the bottom of the ninth.
CJ Lewington got the start for Okotoks and faced 24 batters then got support from the bullpen.
Brennen Lauffenburger picked up the victory for the Dawgs. It was Lauffenburger’s second win of the season.
Matt Lloyd had three hits including two doubles and two RBI in the Dawgs win. Dallas Baptist product Kody Funderburk also contributed a home run, three RBI, two runs and a walk.
Weyburn’s Evan Weidner, the senior from Adams State, had two hits and an RBI. Beavers right fielder Ulysses Fluellen smacked a home run in the 6th to add to the Weyburn hitting highlights.
Melville 8 at Lethbridge 20
This was a classic back and for “bat” battle in Lethbridge. Melville opened the scoring with five runs in the second inning. The Bulls countered with nine unanswered runs including an eight run fifth inning. The Millionaires charged back with three runs in the top of the eighth to make it a one run game. Not to be outdone Lethbridge scored 11 runs in their half of the eighth to make the final 20-8.
Melville starter Mason Furlong pitched 4.2 innings before turning the game over to the Millionaire bullpen, who gave up 12 runs in the loss.
Trace Francis started for the Bulls and hung around for five innings to earn the win. The freshman from LSU Shreveport allowed five runs on nine hits and three walks. He also struck out seven batters. Hunter Cunningham came on in relief for the Bulls and pitched the final four innings.
Carter Witbeck, Dylan Borman and Brock Frentzel all cranked home runs, much to the delight of the 834 Bulls fans at Spitz Stadium. Alex Bishop also added four hits in the Lethbridge victory.
Vinny Martin had two hits, two runs scored and a RBI for Melville.
The loss extended Melville’s losing streak to seven games. With the victory, Lethbridge, now on a three-game winning streak, has an overall record of 17 -9