Thursday, July 13

Movember and MOVE initiatives will be at the ballpark tonight to help raise money for men's health.  

Donations are being accepted at MOVEMBER-EDMONTON PROSPECTS for this important cause.

Help us help them change the face of men's health.

TV GIVEAWAYS!

Fans!  Make sure you fill out a ballot form at the front desk as you enter RE/MAX Field.  Look for the sign and the ballot box!

Our sponsors, Intact Insurance and Sheppard Insurance Service and Risk Management Inc. have donated a 49" 4K Television to be given away to a lucky winner every home game in July!  

3 fans will be chosen out of the ballot box by the 3rd inning of each game this month and they will face off in a fun game on the field.  The winner of this game gets to take home a beautiful television!  

 

Prospects Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday With Win

By Len Nunes

A 3-run first inning gave our Prospects a quick lead to the start the game. A 3-run eighth inning put our Prospects back in the lead for good making sure the sold-out RE/MAX Field faithful were in a great mood for the post-game performance by The Whiskey Boys and the Canada Day fireworks. 6-5 was the final score Saturday night extending the Prospects win streak to 4 games.

Dean Olson would start the Prospects offence with a leadoff single extending his personal hit streak to 9 games. Jake Lanferman collected his team leading 22nd RBI knocking home Olson to open the scoring. Matt Quartel and Ryan Koop also collected RBI singles giving our Prospects a 3-0 lead after the opening frame.

Prospects starting pitcher Erik Sabrowski cruised through four of his five innings. The only blemish on his evening was a 3-run Moose Jaw 4th inning.

Jye Deeble entered the game in the 6th inning and saw the Miller Express score a run to take the lead 4-3. Deeble cruised through the 7th and 8th inning on the mound.

With the score still 4-3 for the road team; the Prospects offence took back the lead and then some! With 2-out and 2-on, Anthony Cusati would triple making the score 5-4 in favour of your Prospects. Tony Olson would knock Cusati home for an extra insurance run making it 6-4.

Closer Andrew Mirasty would come out to pitch the top of the 9th for the fourth consecutive game. It was Mirasty’s tenth appearance overall of the season and first one in which he allowed a run. After the run scored to make it 6-5, he locked down the final two outs to earn his 6th save of the season.

Player Of The Game: Matt Quartel went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI and a walk.

Play Of The Game: Anthony Cusati’s 2-RBI triple in the bottom of the 8th inning to not only tie the game but also give the Prospects the lead.

Next Game:  Shine FM Faith and Family Day, Sunday July 2 at 2:05PM!

Prospects Win Third Straight

By Len Nunes

If you love a game with plenty of offence, then Friday night’s 10-8 win over the Weyburn Beavers was your slice of baseball heaven. Every Prospects batter collected at least one hit with eight (8!) of them getting at least a second hit. Zane Takhar, who ended a triple short of a cycle, and Ryan Koop collected 3 hits apiece!

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, the first two batters of the game quickly extended their personal hitting streaks to 8 games. Dean Olson led off with a single and Zane Takhar hit his first homer of the season staking our Prospects to 2-1 lead. Tony Olson would collect a RBI with a single and Ryan Koop would collect a RBI with a double to give our Prospects a 4-1 lead after one inning.

Prospects starting pitcher Scott Gillespie settled down nicely after allowing a run in the opening frame until the 4th inning when the Beavers were able to tie the game. The Prospects offense was there in the bottom of the 4th to pick up their pitcher. Takhar collected his 3rd RBI of the game with a 2-out double breaking the tie. Jake Lanferman hit his team leading 3rd triple of the season to bring home Takhar to give the Prospects a 6-4 lead.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Koop would earn his second and third RBI of the game with a double extending the lead to 8-4. Dean Olson would bring him home with a RBI single further extending the lead to 9-4.

Speaking of further extending the lead, in the bottom of the 6th inning Nick Spillman knocked home Erik Sabrowski to make it 10-4 Prospects.

Scott Kramers came in to pitch for the Prospects in the top of the 5th with 2-on and 0-out. Kramers retired the Beavers in order to escape the jam. Kramers would have another 3-up-3-down inning in the top of the 6th before running into trouble in the top of the 7th. When the dust settled after the 7th inning, Brett Higgins was now your pitcher and the lead had shrunk to 10-8.

Michael Gahan would pitch a scoreless 8th inning and Andrew Mirasty would continue his streak of scoreless 9th innings to send the RE/MAX Field faithful home happy.

Player Of The Game: A triple short of the cycle, Zane Takhar earns this nomination

Play Of The Game: Zane Takhar’s first inning homer set the tone for a wild and fun evening of baseball.

Next Game: The Traditional Canada Day Fireworks Game! Gates open at 5PM, first pitch at 7:05PM. Captain Canada Ryan Smyth will be signing autographs, RCMP Honour Guard, Whisky Boys performance and so much more. The Prospects game is so much more than just waiting for the fireworks!

 

4-Run Sixth Inning Propels Prospects To Win

By Len Nunes

Prior to the game, the Prospects announced that pitcher Noah Gapp signed with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League. Thanks for the many years of service Noah and best of luck moving forward.

Mother Nature delayed the start of Wednesday night’s game to 7:30PM and forced another delay after the second inning. Neither Mother Nature nor trailing the Fort McMurray Giants into the sixth inning would stop our Prospects from collecting a 6-3 victory.

Lefty Finnigan Duffield was your starting pitcher for our Prospects. After striking out the first batter of the game, the Giants were able to score a run in the first inning against him. Duffield struck of 2 of 3 batters in a 3-up-3-down second inning but momentarily lost the plate in the 3rd inning walking the bases loaded. No damage was done though as he induced an Evan Willow grounder to third baseman Michael Gahan to end the threat. The Giants would score single runs in the 4th and 5th innings with the Prospects needing Scott Gillespie to come in to get the final out of the 5th inning.

Gillespie was great Wednesday night. He played 2 1/3 innings facing the minimum 7 batters as his one hit against was quickly erased by a 6-4-3 double-play!

Our Prospects offence started with Zane Takhar extending his personal hitting to six games in the bottom of the first. Gahan would collect the RBI to tie the ballgame at 1.

With the score 3-1 for the Giants entering the bottom of the 5th inning, the Olson boys began the comeback for our Prospects. Tony lead off the inning and then Dean, who extended his personal hitting streak to 6 games, also singled. Gahan would collect his second RBI of the night, this time via the sacrifice fly to bring the score to 3-2.

The comeback was completed in the bottom of the 6th inning as 4 runs would cross the plate. It all started with a 1-out double by Jake Lanferman that got brought home by a Matt Quartel single. With Quartel on third base a balk by Giants starter Samuel Hersh would bring him home to give the Prospects their first lead of the game. Takhar would bring home two insurance runs with a 2-out single that brought us to our 6-3 final score.

Keeping that 3-run safe was Prospects closer Andrew Mirasty.  Mirasty pitched the final two frames collecting 4 strikeouts along the way.

Player Of The Game: The bullpen duo of Scott Gillespie and Andrew Mirasty take this honour. A combined 4 1/3 innings pitched allowing only three baserunners while striking out five. A 2-out 2-on strikeout of Travis Turner in the bottom of the 5th inning by Gillespie ostensibly started the comeback for our boys.