By Randy Palmer
June 11th, 2023

After taking back-to-back one-run losses in previous games, Moose Jaw rolls to 10-3 victory at Ross Wells

After taking a couple of tough losses in their previous Western Canadian Baseball League outings, the Moose Jaw Miller Express got back on track in style on Sunday afternoon.

Less than 24 hours after struggling to create any offence in the late innings, the Miller Express scored early, often and steadily on their way to a 10-3 victory over the Medicine Hat Mavericks.

Moose Jaw improved to 8-3 with the win and remain two games up on the Regina Red Sox for first place in the East Division.

The Miller Express wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as Dawson Tweet hit a solo home run as the second batter of the game. It was a sign of things to come, as Parker Dorrance hit a two-run single in the third to key a four-run inning, and Moose Jaw was off to the races.

Chaz Poppy led off the fifth inning with a solo home run of his own, Dougie DelaCruz had a run-scoring double in the same frame and the Millers had a 7-2 lead. A two-run double from Wyatt Tweet helped made it a 10-2 game in the seventh, and it was all but academic from there as Moose Jaw went on to their seven-run win.

The victory also marked a return to form for the Miller Express pitching staff.

Miller Express pitcher Matt Vasquez delivers during second-inning action. Randy Palmer
Miller Express pitcher Matt Vasquez delivers during second-inning action. Randy Palmer

Matt Vasquez continued his solid start to the season, overcoming some early control issues to hold Medicine Hat to two runs on two hits over five innings of work. Cameron Dunn was just as good over the next three innings, holding the Mavericks to a single run on four hits, and Gabe Soto closed things out with a scoreless ninth.

Bryce Libke took the loss for Medicine Hat, allowing seven runs on eight hits through four innings.

Adam Savage crossed the plate twice for the Mavericks

The Miller Express are back in action on Monday when they travel to Swift Current. Next home action is Wednesday when the Brooks Bombers make their lone trip of the season to Moose Jaw. Game time is 7 p.m. at Ross Wells Park.