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Kevin Gratza (16) of the Moose Jaw Miller Express is congraulated by his teammates after hitting a leadoff solo home run in the bottom of the first inning against the Regina Red Sox in Western Major Baseball League action on Wednesday evening at Ross Wells Park. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
Michael Corso did as much as he could against the Regina Red Sox, but it just wasn’t enough.
The Red Sox continued their strong play on the season as they visited Ross Wells Park on Wednesday evening, dropping the Moose Jaw Miller Express 13-7 in Western Major Baseball League action.
Corso drilled his first of two-run home runs on the evening in the bottom of the sixth inning to straight away centre field. His second came in the bottom of the ninth inning with a bomb to left field with two outs.
“It was a struggle, but I did what I could,” said Corso.
The Red Sox hit early and often off starting pitcher Tyler O’Bryant. Leadoff hitter Josh Young hit a solo home run to start the game and the Red Sox added six runs in the second inning to kill hopes of an Express comeback. Young had a double and three runs batted in for the visiting team.
“At this park, anything can happen and we did the best we could, but it just didn’t work out for us,” said Corso.
The Express made contact off Daniel Jones and the three-bullpen relievers, but hit right at the Red Sox fielders. Despite losing the four game series, Express head coach Michael Hunt feels like the team is a much different team than from the beginning of the season and are getting better at the right time.
“We made really good contact and they made some great plays and we hit some balls right at them,” said Hunt. “We aren’t the same team they saw before. We’re getting hot at the right time…we aren’t red hot right now, but we are playing well when we need to be and that’s the most important thing.”
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