June 23rd, 2018

Monarchs hang on to top Elks

By Medicine Hat News on June 14, 2018.

The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs rode an early four-run lead to a narrow 4-3 victory over the Lethbridge Elks on Wednesday at Jeffries Field.

Lethbridge managed to load up the bases in the seventh but Cavan Kolody shut the door to preserve the victory and send the Monarchs to 4-9 on the AA American Legion Baseball season.

Ashtyn Street collected the victory after holding the Elks to three runs on seven hits and four walks through 6 2/3 innings.

Wyatt Bergen and Braydon Pudwell each collected an RBI for Medicine Hat in the win.

The Monarchs hit the road to Lethbridge for the Mary Oikawa Memorial Tournament this weekend.

Knights fall to Miners

The Medicine Hat K of C Knights dropped the opening half of their A American Legion Baseball doubleheader to the Lethbridge Miners in blowout fashion Wednesday at Spitz Stadium.

Josh Oster hit a walk-off single to right in the bottom of the sixth to enforce a 12-2 mercy rule victory and send the Knights to 4-8 on the summer season.

Jaden Schwindt took the loss for Medicine Hat after allowing five runs — two earned — on one hit and four walks through the first two innings of the game. Drew Niwa stepped in and allowed seven runs — four earned — on four hits through the next 3 1/3 before Ayden Matycio took the hill in the sixth and allowed the game-winning knock.

Scott Jensen collected the victory for Lethbridge after holding the Knights to a pair of runs on five hits and two walks while fanning seven through six complete innings of work.

Oster finished the game at 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, while Logan King added 2 RBI in a 1-for-3 outing.

Schwindt and Niwa drove in Medicine Hat’s lone RBI in the loss.

The second half of Medicine Hat’s doubleheader did not finish by deadline.

The Knights return to the diamond at Athletic Park to host the Great Falls Chargers in a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.

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