July 21st, 2024

Mavs fall in 10th inning Thursday at Moose Jaw

By James Tubb on June 20, 2024.

The Medicine Hat Mavericks lost in the extra innings Thursday for the first time this season.

The Mavs lost 5-4 in the 10th inning at Moose Jaw to the Miller Express. Medicine Hat beat the Millers 15-7 on Wednesday.

Both teams got on the board in the opening inning with the Mavs on the board first.

First baseman Nick Thibodeau notched an RBI with a fielders choice hit that scored Marshall Burke from third base for the early 1-0 lead. Moose Jaw answered back with an RBI double from outfielder Nate Mensik.

The two teams traded runs again in the third inning, for a 2-2 score.

After a one-out walk, Burke moved to second on a stolen base, moved to third on a pass ball and then scored on a wild pitch. Moose Jaw also scored on a wild pitch, with shortstop Thomas Soto scoring for the 2-2 draw.

Medicine Hat starter Jacob Petersheim worked 6.2 innings for the Mavs, allowing the two runs on five hits with five strikeouts.

The Mavs led briefly with a run in the top of the eighth. A leadoff double from Micah Dvorak came around to scored on a sacrifice fly from Jordan Phillips to centre field.

Moose Jaw took a lead for the first time in the contest with two runs in the bottom of the frame.

Dylan Runge worked the final out of the seventh inning and started the bottom of the eighth for the Mavs. After back-to-back leadoff bunt singles, Runge induced a fly out before giving up a walk to load the bases. He recorded a strikeout before allowing two runs to score on a walk and a hit batter.

Runge had two strikeouts, allowing the two runs on two hits and two walks in an inning on the mound. Josh Landry took over and recored the final out of the eighth, giving the Mavs only one run to overcome to tie the game, trailing 4-3.

They answered back and tied the game up with a bases loaded hit from Dvorak to the second baseman who misplayed the ball, letting Brady Bean score from third for the tie.

Moose Jaw failed to score in the bottom of the frame to send the contest to extras.

The Mavs moved the auto runner, Brody Gardner, to third base on a infield ground out but could not score him.

Moose Jaw moved their auto runner to third base on a groundout and scored him on a sacrifice fly to centre field.

Landry’s line finished his night with the lone run allowed on two hits with two strikeouts.

The Mavs (12-8) are back at Athletic Park on Friday to host the Swift Current 57’s.

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