Written by Jay D Haughton Friday, Jul 21 2023
The Moose Jaw Miller Express continues to extend its lead in the Western Canadian Baseball League’s East Division, as they doubled up the Swift Current 57s 10-5 on Thursday night.
Moose Jaw has an eight-game lead over the second-place Medicine Hat Mavericks in the east division.
Nate Mensik went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs, while Dougie Delacruz had two hits, to go along with a double and three RBIs.
Gabe Soto picked up his third win of the season pitching five innings, only giving up two runs and having a strikeout.
The game would remain scoreless until the top of the third inning when Moose Jaw would strike for four runs.
After two straight one-out singles by Luke LaChance and Thomas Soto, Julio Acosta would drive home two runs to give Moose Jaw the 2-0 lead.
Two batters later Nate Mensik would come to the plate and blast a two-run home run to make it 4-0.
In the top of the fifth inning, the Miller Express would strike for four runs once again to extend their lead to 8-0.
Swift Current would pick up two runs in the fifth inning and a single run in the sixth to make it an 8-3 game.
Moose Jaw added on two more runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach for the 57s.
The 57s added a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough, as they would drop their 10th in a row 10-5.
Moose Jaw will return home on Friday as they kick off a two-game series with the Lethbridge Bulls. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.