The Okotoks Dawgs won five of six over the past week, running their record to 27-11. They now lead the West Division by 6.5 games. They also continue to draw good crowds; 2,063 for a 5-3 win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks (Jake Bottari [College of Idaho] got the win) and 2,352 for an 11-10 win over the Lethbridge Bulls. Jeff Duda (Campbellsville) got a 7-0 shutout at the Edmonton Prospects, and leads the team in W-L (6-1), ERA (2.29). He leads the league in strikeouts (80), and has issued only nine walks in 70 2/3 innings pitched. Duda pitched the first eight innings of a 12-inning 3-2 win at Medicine Hat; Mac Sullivan (USC) hit a home run to win it, and Lee Ingram (Thompson Rivers) got the win. Manny Kumar (Grambling State) singled in the winning run in a 12-inning 3-2 win at Lethbridge. Anthony Cros (Northwest Oklahoma State) continues to lead the Dawgs in hitting, with an average of .398.
The Swift Current Indians lead the Central Division by 9.5 games with a 23-11 record. They won three of five on the week, including a 2-1 win at home against the Edmonton Prospects; Wandy Rosario (Southern Indiana) got a complete-game win, and Nik Gumeson (Utah) scored the winning run by hitting a triple, and coming home when Bo Lybeck (Lower Columbian College) it into a fielder’s choice. Gumeson is hitting .319 with 11 home runs. Rosario is 3-0, 1.19 ERA.
The Melville Millionaires lead the East Division with a 20-12 record. They have won five straight, including an 11-inning 3-2 win against the Moose Jaw Miller Express (Coty Saranthus [Southwest Mississippi CC] got the win, Josh Correia [Point Park] singled in the winning run), and two wins against the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets. James Green (Houston-Victoria) leads the league in hitting with a .432 average, and Saranthus is the league’s leading pitcher with a record of 4-0, 0.28 ERA.