Fans were treated to an action-packed game on Sunday night at Ross Wells Park as the Moose Jaw Miller Express booked their ticket to the WCBL final after a 5-1 win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks.  

For the third straight game in the three-game series, the Millers had to fight their way back after the Mavericks took an early lead. Also, for the third game in a row, Moose Jaw would do most of their damage in a couple of innings.  

It wasn’t an easy road for Moose Jaw to earn the 2-1 series win over Medicine Hat. The series kicked off on Friday night as Medicine Hat came into Ross Wells Park and shocked the Millers with a 2-1 win. In game two in Medicine Hat on Saturday with their season on the line, Moose Jaw was able to come away with a 7-2 win.  

On Sunday, both teams were hungry for the win. The Mavericks got on the board first in the top of the second inning after a Deon Reese single would score Ranciel Ventura to make it 1-0.  

Like they have all series the Millers' bullpen was lights out. Following allowing the first run, starter Cameron Dunn would pitch another inning, allowing only one run on three hits while striking out two. Kaleb Waller would come into the game in relief and keep the Mavericks at bay.  

Moose Jaw would get their first run of the game in the sixth inning. With two on, Bryan Reyes would hit into a fielder’s choice allowing Michael Speck to score from third tying the game 1-1.  

The Millers would put the game away in the seventh inning scoring four runs. After back-to-back singles by Luke LaChance and Dawson Tweet, Speck would crush a single, scoring Tweet to make it 2-1.  

The offense would continue after Medicine Hat would make a pitching substitution. Zach Campbell hits a double, which would score LaChance from third. Two batters later after Cam Grant forces a walk and loads the bases, Nate Mensik would take the pitcher Mather Krals for a ride with a double off the wall, scoring Campbell and Speck, making it 5-1 Moose Jaw. That’s all the offense the Millers would need, as they went on to win the game 5-1.  

Waller would shut the door in his five innings of work, allowing only five hits, no runs, and four strikeouts in the win. Reece Helland came into the game in the ninth inning and got the three outs Moose Jaw needed – two of them via the punch out.  

Nate Mensik would lead the team at the plate going three-for-four with two RBIs. Zach Campbell would pick up a pair of hits and an RBI. Michael Speck drove in a run and picked up a hit in the win.  

The Okotoks Dawgs await the Millers in the WCBL final as they swept their western final. That series will get underway on Tuesday in Okotoks at 7:05 p.m., followed by game two at Ross Wells Park on Wednesday.