Fans at Ross Wells Park were treated to a pitching display on Thursday night, with the Brooks Bombers edging out the Moose Jaw Miller Express 4-2.
The loss extends the Millers’ losing streak to six games, but still remain tied for first place atop the Western Canadian Baseball League’s East Division with the Regina Red Sox.
Brooks came out firing in the first inning adding three runs on four hits, getting to starter Kellan Voggesser early, leaving the fans wondering if it was going to be a repeat of Wednesday’s 16-8 loss.
Voggesser found his groove pitching five shutout innings following the three-run first inning, allowing only five hits and striking out eight Brooks batters.
His counterpart lefty Matt Vasquez pitched six shutout innings, while only allowing four hits and striking out five in the win.
Brooks would add to their lead in the ninth inning after Jagger Pico would drive in Matt Wolff off a single to put the Bombers up 4-0.
After being held off the scoresheet, Moose Jaw’s bats would come alive. Bryan Reyes would lead the inning off with a double, followed by another double by Austin Gurney, with Reyes advancing to third.
After a pitching substitution, Joe Osburn would drive in Reyes from third to put the Millers down 4-1. Next up would be Dawson Tweet who would drive in Gurney from third to put the Millers down 4-2.
Pinch Hitter, Luke Shekeryk would represent the tying run at the plate with one on, and two out, but closer Tyler Nagelbach had other plans striking him out for the win.
Moose Jaw will look to snap their six-game losing streak on Friday night as they begin a two-game series against the Fort McMurray Giants at Ross Well Park at 7:05 p.m.