By Randy Palmer
June 5th, 2023
Moose Jaw rallies in late innings to take 8-2 victory over Weyburn on Sunday afternoon
The early-season wins just keep adding up for the Moose Jaw Miller Express.
The local Western Canadian Baseball League crew picked up their sixth-straight victory on Sunday afternoon at Ross Wells Park, scoring runs in four straight innings and going on to an 8-2 victory over the Weyburn Beavers.
It was another solid game at the plate by the Tweet brothers that helped get things done.
Second-year veteran Dawson Tweet had a 3-for-4 day that included his fourth double of the season and a run scored, while rookie Wyatt Tweet was 2-for-4, scored a pair of runs and added an RBI.
Dawson is now hitting .550 through Moose Jaw’s first seven games, while Wyatt boosted his average to an even .500.
Lead-off hitter Thomas Soto continued his solid start to the season, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored, while catcher Chaz Poppy also had a pair of hits.
Even with all that offence, things were close in the early going between the two teams, as the game was tied 1-1 through four innings.
It was all Moose Jaw from there, though, as the Express put up two runs in the fifth, another in the sixth, three more in the seventh and closed things out with their eighth run in the eighth inning.
That production was more than enough to get the job done, thanks to yet another solid starting pitching performance. Matt Vasquez allowed a single run on three hits while striking out five to pick up the win, striking out eight and walking only one.
Julian Gonzalez allowed a single run in an inning of work before Jake King tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three. Triston Seitz pitched a scoreless ninth and had a pair of strikeouts.
The Miller Express are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Weyburn. Next home action is Wednesday against the Beavers, with game time 7 p.m. at Ross Wells Park.