Prospects Swept in Regina
The East leading Regina Red Sox proved to be a just a bit too much for our Prospects Thursday and Friday in Regina. The 14-3 score from Thursday’s loss was largely inflated by a big 8th inning while Friday’s 5-4 loss came in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Finnigan Duffield was the Prospects starting pitcher and fell into the 2nd inning trap that has been haunting the team recently. By the end of the 2nd inning the Red Sox brought home 5 runs versus Duffield but the door was slammed shut after that. For each of the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings Duffield would only allow one runner and would keep him on the basepaths.
The Prospects hit the scoreboard in the top of the 2nd inning when a leadoff walk to Erik Sabrowski followed by a sacrifice bunt and a defensive error brought him home.
A leadoff walk in the top of the 5th by Aidan Huggins would turn into the Prospects second run of the game making the score 5-2 in favor of the Red Sox. Michael Gahan earned the RBI with a single.
With the score 14-2 Red Sox heading into the top of the 9th, our Prospects did not go quietly into the night and were able to put up one more run. With 2-out Matt Quartel would triple and be brought home by Anthony Cusati
Player Of The Game: Michael Gahan’s RBI single extended his personal hitting streak to 5 games.
Play Of The Game: Finnigan Duffield gave up a leadoff single in the bottom of the 3rd after giving up four runs in the bottom of the 2nd. Folding like a card house in a wind storm would have been so easy but Duffield showed maturity beyond his years. After a “productive out” by the Red Sox, the final two batters were strikeout victims!
Derek Shedden led off the game with a walk and Michael Gahan extended his personal hitting streak to 6 games which staked the Prospects to a 1-0 lead.
Gahan was also your Prospects starting pitcher on Friday. He allowed runs in each of his first three innings but finished with clean 4th and 5th innings.
With the 2-1 Red Sox in the top of the 3rd inning, the Prospects put up three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Shedden would lead the inning off with a single followed up by a Zane Takhar double. A RBI groundout by Jake Lanferman plated the first run of the rally. Gahan collected his 2nd RBI of the evening with a single and would eventually come home to finish the rally.
With the score tied at four, Jye Deeble came in to pitch 6th and 7th innings for your Prospects. Collecting 4 strikeouts Deeble left the game with the score knotted at 4.
Andrew Grieder came into the pitch the 8th and 9th inning and would be saddled with the loss when a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth turned into the walkoff run for the Red Sox.
Player Of The Game: Derek Shedden three times led off an inning by getting on base. The first two times he came around to score and the third time he ended a string of nine straight outs by the Red Sox starter.
Play Of The Game: The RBI single by Michael Gahan in the top of the first immediately erased the bad memories of the previous night.
Next Home Game: An 8-game in 9 days homestand begins Saturday June 24th versus the Medicine Hat Mavericks. 7:05PM first pitch at RE/MAX Field. It is Post-Secondary Day at the ballpark! Post-secondary students can receive a special on-line price of $10 tickets to the game, save $1 on beer at the game, and compete versus other schools during in-game breaks.