Sunday Game Re-cap
By John Short
The Edmonton Prospects made it hard for themselves in the late going at RE/Max Field on Sunday but came away with a 6-5 victory over the Brooks Bombers – Edmonton’s fourth win in five starts at the opening edge of the Western Canadian Baseball League season.
A ninth-inning double by St. Albert product Davis Pratt scored infielder Javier Ramirez with the winning run. A walk by losing pitcher Sean Rydell put Ramirez on first base, in perfect position to score when the Davis line-drive to left-centre took a weird hop and rolled past two Brooks outfielders.
Rydell took over for Nick Garcia, who surrendered a couple of unearned runs before being replaced. The Bombers pecked away at Edmonton right-hander Hunter Boyd, who yielded only one run in six innings and and seemed in line for the victory before the Bombers finally got their bats fired up in seventh.
Reliever Scott Gillespie was racked for a run-scoring triple and a double that left the score tied at 5-5. A bad hop on a hit to the outfield also harmed Gillespie’s statistics.
Zac Herrington provided timely relief help to come away with his first win of the season..
Pratt boosted his early-season batting average to .375 and will bid to improve on it when the Prospects face the Okotoks Dawgs tonight (Monday) at RE/MAX Field in a make-up of the game that was postponed on Thursday due to the serious air quality conditions.