A pair of three-run innings carried the Regina Red Sox to their third consecutive victory over the Edmonton Prospects Thursday night, an 8-6 decision that was interrupted briefly by rain in the seventh inning.
Tanner Roundy, the third Edmonton pitcher, accepted the loss after taking over for Scott Gillespie, who hit Erik Crossman with a pitch and walked Chris Diehl leading off in the sixth. Those passes led to a two-run single by Adam De La Cruz. The rally erased a brief 4-3 Edmonton lead.
Adam and Samuel De La Cruz were both featured in Regina’s three-run fourth inning when Ricky Wilkes slapped a bases-loaded single off Austin Herrington to cap a three-run inning. Outfielder Riki De Sa drew three walks and scored three runs.
Forced to face several pitchers in their 5-4, 14-inning loss at Currie Field on Wednesday, the Prospects went up against six Regina hurlers on this night. They collected 11 hits but struck out 13 times for the second night in a row.
Clay Loranger and Travis Hunt each had a pair of hits for Edmonton. Tyler Maskill and Katsu Takahashi collected one triple each while Travis Hunt and Nolan Walker had a double apiece. Davis Pratt drove in two of the Prospects runs.
The defeat followed a four-game Edmonton winning streak at their RE/MAX Field headquarters. The Prospects return home Saturday and Sunday to face Fort McMurray.
By John Short