By John Short
Behind the almost-perfect no-hit pitching of Christian Vick, the Weyburn Beavers showed most of the reasons they are first in the Saskatchewan wing of the Western Canadian Baseball League Friday night, hammering the Edmonton Prospects 12-0.
The result was a far cry from Thursday’s match, when the Prospects got excellent relief pitching and two late runs to stop Weyburn 8-6.
This time, the Beavers showed no mercy to starter Andrew Lowe and relievers Jackson Bandow and Tanner Roundy, who all were pounded. Lowe was the losing pitcher.
Cory Wills, Jack Barrie and James McCallum all homered for hometown Weyburn which struck for five runs in the second inning and never looked back.
In his route-going performance, Vick, a 195-pound righthander from Southeast Missouri State, fanned 14 Prospects hitters and did not walk anyone. Two fielding errors by his Weyburn mates forced him to face only two batters beyond the nine-inning minimum of 27.