Millers Struggles Continue

Nick Murray

After an amazing six game winning streak to start off the WMBL season, your Moose Jaw Miller Express baseball club hit the skids, winning only three over the next nine. Things didn't improve this week as the Millers went 1-2. Losing at Pirie Field to the Melville Millionaires before splitting back-to-back home games against the visiting Edmonton Prospects.

On Monday, they were on the receiving end of a walloping in Melville. The top of the Millionaires batting order; made up of Kole Kaler, Chandler Hughes and Nik Pagan, were too much for starting pitcher Markus Gregor. The trio had 7 RBIs between them and Gregor got lit up for 5 Runs over 4 Innings.

For the Millers, Eric Marriott and Alex Hendra-Brown continued being dependable, offensively.
John Raybourn added a Home Run. But his .095 batting average isn't helping anyone.

The boys had a few days of rest before hosting Edmonton at Ross Wells.

Game one was all Edmonton. The clobbered the Millers 9-2.

Prospect pitcher Brenden Wiun pitched six innings of shutout baseball. By the time the Millers could sink their teeth into some relief pitchers, it was too late. The havoc had been wreaked. Gunner Pickett gave up 7 runs over his four innings of play. The only real positive note was Adam Cook launching his third homer of the campaign.

Roles reversed in the Friday game, as it was practically the mirror opposite; this time with the Millers coming out on top.

Ryder Yakel was spectacular. Giving up only two hits in seven innings of scoreless be baseball. The offensive onslaught was well-rounded, the game ended 9-1 and nobody had more than a single RBI. Both Scott Platt and Geordie McDougall hit home runs.