July 21st, 2024

American Legion roundup: Monarchs reach finals in rained-out tourney

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on July 3, 2024.

NEWS PHOTO JAMES TUBB Cade Harrison of the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs slides into home plate Saturday in a 10-7 win over the Regina Wolfpack at Athletic Park.


The Medicine Hat Monarchs hosted an eight-team Canada Day Classic this weekend.

The Monarchs made it to the finals of the tournament that was ultimately rained out on Monday.

They opened the tournament with a 10-7 win Saturday over the Regina Wolfpack.

Asha Frey led the offence with two RBIs on two hits, and Aidan Eckersall tallied two RBIs with a hit and a run scored.

Jeff Bullock started the game on the mound, working 1.1 innings with a strikeout. Frey took over on the bump, recording a strikeout in his 1.2 innings of work.

Parker Hunt pitched 1.2 innings and Trevin Ressler worked the final out of the game.

They carried the momentum into a second win Saturday, beating the Pullman Patriots 12-6.

Eskersall led the offence with two RBIs on a hit and a run scored, and Bullock added two RBIs on a hit.

Cade Moch started the game on the mound, recording three punch-outs in 3.1 innings of work. Kayne Olinski worked an inning and Cade Harrison finished the game with a strikeout in 1.2 innings pitched.

The Monarchs lost the first game Sunday, falling 13-5 to the Saskatoon Giants.

Ryler Straarup had two hits with two runs scored and an RBI.

Riley Tweten started the game, with a strikeout in 1.1 innings pitched. Mason Heintz took over and worked 3 Ks in 3.2 innings pitched.

They bounced back with an 11-0 win over the Regina Athletics.

Bullock had three hits with two runs scored and an RBI, and Straarup added three RBIs on two hits and a run scored.

Straarup worked a complete game, with six punch-outs in five innings on the mound.


The Medicine Hat Knights of Columbus had two games over the weekend, picking up a pair of wins.

They opened the weekend with a 7-4 win Saturday over the Great Falls Chargers.

Ward Davies had two RBIs on two hits with a run scored, and Kane Bishop had two runs on two hits with an RBI.

Ayden Anderson worked a complete game on the mound, striking out nine batters in seven innings.

They carried the momentum in the day, topping the Chargers 4-3 in walk-off fashion.

Jayden Mook had a hit and an RBI, and Bishop had two runs scored with a hit. Ethan Chernard scored on a wild pitch for the win.

Cole Carlson started the game on the mound and worked four punch-outs in 3.2 innings of work. James Cole pitched 3.1 innings with three strikeouts and Mook worked the final three innings with a punch-out.

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