The Weyburn Beavers made it two wins in a row at Tom Laing Park Thursday night. They limited the Edmonton Prospects to five hits, while Caelan Dalman and Koby Kropf went yard in a 2-1 win.
“I love bombs,” said head coach Dusty Kerns after the game. “All my guys, they’ve got over the fence pop so I’m going to let them go.”
On the mound, starter Josh Wintroub went seven innings, striking out nine. He allowed one run on four hits while walking two batters.
“It was awesome to do it here in front of the home crowd,” Wintroub exclaimed.
“Great pitching from my starter,” Kerns said of the effort from pitchers. “Relievers are coming in, they’re just feeling up the zone, getting outs.”
Dalman put the Beavers on the board with a lead-off solo home run in the second inning. This was followed up by another lead-off solo shot from Koby Kropf, his second of the campaign, in the third inning. From there the defence took over to keep Edmonton off the board after they had scored a single run in the first inning.
After Wintroub kept the Prospects shut down through seven, Matthew Armendariz pitched the eighth innings, striking out one and allowing a hit. Ben Franz then closed things out for the save.
The Beavers will be back in action Friday night, as they take on the Prospects for the second night in a row.
Wintroub said there are some advantages to playing a team two nights in a row, especially when it comes to tendencies at the plate.
“They took a lot of first-pitch curve balls,” Wintroub stated. “Hopefully we can keep that going and keep them on their toes.”
“I know a couple of guys on the other team, so like I said, it's good competing against guys you know and hopefully we can do it again tomorrow,” Dalman added.
The first pitch Friday night will be shortly after 7:00 p.m. at Tom Laing Park.