Written by Jay D Haughton Tuesday, Jul 18 2023
A ninth-inning rally would come up short for the Moose Jaw Miller Express, as they would fall to the Medicine Hat Mavericks 4-2 on Monday night.
For Moose Jaw that was only their second loss in their last 13 games and for the Mavericks that was their third-straight win.
The Millers’ only two runs would come off the bat of Austin Gurney who would blast a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.
Dawson Tweet would have his 36-game hitting streak snapped as he went 0-for-5 on the night.
On the mound, Kellan Voggesser would suffer the loss, pitching four innings, and allowing three runs on five hits, while picking up six strikeouts.
Medicine Hat would jump out to the early lead in the bottom of the second inning after Max Valdez took a pitch out of the ballpark for the 1-0 lead.
The very next inning, Nathan Tarver would hit a double to right field, which would score Ryan Dousett and Johnny Vulcano for the 3-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Andrew Savage would score off a wild pitch to extend the lead to 4-0.
Moose Jaw was able to cut into Medicine Hat’s 4-0 lead and would hold in the top of the ninth inning.
Parker Dorrance would hit a one-out double to put a runner in scoring position. The next batter would be Jordan Bond who would fly out to center field for the second out.
Austin Gurney would pick up his fourth home run of the season, scoring Dorrance and cutting the Mavericks’ lead in half to 4-2.
Dawson Tweet would strike out to end the ball game and Medicine Hat would go on to win 4-2.
Moose Jaw drops to 26-12 on the season, but still remains ahead of the Regina Red Sox in the east division by 8.5 games.
The Miller Express will look for revenge on Tuesday night as they close out the two-game series against the Mavericks starting at 7:05 p.m.
Moose Jaw will return to Ross Wells Park on Wednesday, as they host the Swift Current 57s at 7:05 p.m.