A Loss in Regina
By John Short
The first visit to the Saskatchewan wing of the Western Canadian Baseball League was less than successful for the Edmonton Prospects.
It was equally difficult for Austin Cannedy, who absorbed a 5-2 defeat from the Regina Red Sox in his first 2019 appearance on the mound. He gave up four runs – two of them unearned – in a five-inning stint before being replaced by Zac Herrington.
The reliever struggled as soon as he took over in the sixth inning. Five hits, including doubles by Erik Crossman and Sam De La Cruz, put him on the hook for the final three runs. Wesley Moss was the Red Sox RBI leader with three.
Errors were a factor in two of the Regina tallies: Cannedy’s error led to the opening run and second baseman Katsu Takahashi’s bobble made way for Ryan Eastburn and Riki De Sa to score in the fifth.
The Prospects managed only five hits in an impressive start by Regina’s Branden Redfern. Pierce Blohowiak drove in one Edmonton run and Javier Ramirez used his speed to score the other.
The Prospects will continue their 3-game stand in Regina until they return to RE/MAX Field for games next weekend.
They stand off against the Red Sox again tonight and tomorrow night.