It was a very successful weekend for the Moose Jaw Miller Express, winning three-of-four while on their four-game western road trip.
It all got started on Thursday night in their two-game “Prairie Showdown” against the Edmonton Prospects in Kindersley. After a three-run first inning, one run in the fifth, and two runs in the eighth, the Millers cruised to a 6-1 over the Prospects.
At the plate, Greyson Barrett led Moose Jaw going for two-for-five, with two RBIs, while Parker Dorrance went one-for-three, with an RBI in the win. California product Tim Carlson picked up the win on the mound, pitching six innings, allowing one run on four hits, for his second win of the season.
It was a different story on Friday night as the Millers dropped a 7-5 decision to the Prospects. Moose Jaw jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a Prospects error allowing Zack Campbell to score.
Edmonton stormed back with a three-run second inning, and continued the scoring throughout the game, adding one in the third, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to take game two.
Luke Shekeryk hit his second home run of the season for the yellow and black while going one-for-three at the plate. Nate Mensik added two hits, and Austin Gurney went two-for-three at the plate.
Nick Hill takes the loss on the mound, pitching three innings, giving up two hits, and two earned runs.
Moving onto Saturday, Moose Jaw continued their winning ways taking a two-game sweep of the first-place Okotoks Dawgs.
Game one, saw the visiting Millers pick up a 10-7 win, after exploding for four runs in the fourth inning, five in the fifth, and added one in the seventh. Hudson Barrett hit a home run for Moose Jaw in the win and added three RBIs. Austin Gurney and Cam Grant added three RBIs apiece, and Parker Dorrance drove in one run.
Andrew Barger picked up his first win of the season, pitching five innings, giving up four hits, four earned runs, and two strikeouts.
Father’s Day saw Moose Jaw beat the Dawgs for the second time in as many nights, winning 8-3.
The Millers' bats came alive in the second inning, as five players came across the plate. Moose Jaw would add three more runs to end their weekend on a winning note.
Micheal Speck led the way at the plate for the Millers hitting a home run, driving in four runs, and going two-for-four.
Kellan Voggesser notched his third win of this young season, pitching six innings, allowing seven hits, three runs, and striking out four.
With the three wins over the weekend the Millers improve their record to 11-6 on the season and continue to be tied with the Swift Current 57s atop the East Division.
Moose Jaw will return to home on Tuesday as they have a date with the Regina Red Sox at Ross Wells Park at 7:05 p.m.