Written by Jay D Haughton Monday, Jun 12
The Moose Jaw Miller Express would split the weekend with the Medicine Hat Mavericks, losing the first game on Saturday night 7-6, and then came to play on Sunday, winning 10-3.
Saturday, June 10:
The Mavericks would get out to the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning after Dominic VanDoorne would drive home Jackson Wooline from second with a two-out single.
Moose Jaw would respond in the bottom half, as Dawson Tweet would cross the plate to tie the game at 1-1.
The Miller Express would get their first lead of the ball game in the bottom of the second inning after two wild pitches would bring home Austin Gurney and Dougie Delacruz to make it 3-1.
The two teams would trade runs through the next three innings and Moose Jaw would go into the 6th inning with a 6-4 lead.
They would see that lead evaporate, as Medicine Hat would score three in the top of the sixth inning after a triple by Nathan Tarver would score two runs tying the game at 6-6. The very next batter Brent Cota would bring home Tarver with a sacrifice fly for the 7-6 lead.
A strong pitching performance was had by Kyle Calzadiaz for Medicine Hat, who came into the game in relief of starter Adam Golby. Calzadiaz would shut out the Miller Express in the final five innings to help the Mavericks secure the 7-6 win.
Dawson Tweet and Parker Dorrance would go 2-for-4 at the plate. Tweet would pick up a pair of singles, while Dorrance had a double and single.
Kaleb Waller took the loss on the mound in relief, pitching two innings allowing three runs on five hits.
Sunday, June 11:
On Sunday it would be a completely different story for Moose Jaw, as they got the lead and never looked back, rolling to a 10-3 win.
Moose Jaw would explode in the third inning, with four runs, all of them coming with two outs.
Two-straight, two-out singles would score Chaz Poppy from second. That was followed up by an RBI single by Wyatt Tweet, and the very next batter Parker Dorrance would bring home Wyatt Tweet and Dougie Delacruz with yet another single to make it 5-1.
Moose Jaw would add another five runs to take the second game of the weekend series 10-3.
Chaz Poppy went 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Austin Gurney and Dougie Delacruz both had two-hit afternoons.
Matt Vasquez was solid on the mound, getting himself out of a couple of jams, pitching five innings giving up only two runs on two hits and picking up a strikeout.
The Miller Express are back in action on Monday night in Swift Current against the 57’s at 7:05 p.m.
Their next home game will be on Wednesday at Ross Wells Parks against the Brooks Bombers at 7:05 p.m.