Written by Jay D Haughton Thursday, Jun 15 2023
Though the game lasted almost six hours, fans at Ross Wells Park were treated to a high-scoring affair on Wednesday night between the Moose Jaw Miller Express and Brooks Bombers.
It was the Bombers who prevailed though with a 14-10 win, which was thanks to a four-run ninth inning to secure the victory and their sixth win of the season.
With the loss, Moose Jaw drops to 9-4 on the season but remains in first place in the Western Canadian Baseball League’s East Division; two games ahead of the Regina Red Sox.
After a scoreless first inning, Moose Jaw would take control of the game putting together a four-run inning, before the game was delayed due to rain with the Millers’ holding all the momentum.
Following an hour-and-a-half rain delay, Moose Jaw would finish the second inning with a 4-0 lead.
The delay proved to be beneficial to Brooks, as they responded with seven unanswered runs to take a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning.
Moose Jaw’s bats would come alive and would score five runs in thief half of the fourth inning to pull in front yet again 9-7.
In the seventh inning, Brooks would pull within one run, and would eventually pull ahead 10-9 with a two-run eighth inning.
Dawson Tweet would lead off the bottom of the eighth inning with a blast to deep centre field to tie the game 10-10.
The top of the ninth is when the Bombers would pull away from good, as they crossed home plate four times; all with two outs to take the 14-10 lead.
The Millers couldn’t respond in their half of the ninth inning and suffered the loss.
At the plate, Moose Jaw was led by Dawson and Wyatt Tweet, along with Cristian Yanez. Dawson went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, while Wyatt also went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Yanez finished with two hits, an RBI, and a walk.
Moose Jaw’s Kaleb Waller would suffer the loss, pitching one and third innings, giving up five runs on three hits, and a strikeout.
Both teams went deep into their bullpens for this game, as a combined nine pitchers appeared in Wednesday’s affair that wrapped up at just before 1:00 a.m.
These two teams will wrap up their weekday series on Thursday at Ross Wells Park. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.