Moose Jaw Miller Express
The Moose Jaw Miller Express hung around long enough for a ninth inning comeback against the Okotoks Dawgs Friday night.
Saturday the Dawgs made sure they couldn’t be caught.
The Dawgs’ bats came through in the later innings to pace them to a 15-5 win over the Express in Western Major Baseball League action.
The loss snaps the Express’ 10-game home winning streak. They will look to start another home streak Sunday when they host the Yorkton Cardinals in rain out make-up game at 2 p.m. before hosting the Melville Mills at 7 p.m.
The Express lead 2-1 heading into the sixth inning when the Dawgs finally got to Express starter Marshall Dean. The Dawgs’ five-run inning put them ahead 6-2.
The Express pulled a run back, but things went from bad to worse in the seventh when the Dawgs scored five more runs — all of them charged to Express reliever Ryan Paasch who lasted a 1/3 of an inning — to lead 11-3.
The Dawgs sent 10 different batters to the plate and they each hit safely.
Okotok’s Jerod Bartnik hit a solo home run and double as he drove in three runs and scored four times himself.
Ben Wylly was 3-for-5 at the plate for the Express, while Scott Jones scored twice and had a pair of hits.
Will Scott had his first start of the year for the Dawgs and picked up the win after six innings of work.