Prospects Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday With Win
By Len Nunes
A 3-run first inning gave our Prospects a quick lead to the start the game. A 3-run eighth inning put our Prospects back in the lead for good making sure the sold-out RE/MAX Field faithful were in a great mood for the post-game performance by The Whiskey Boys and the Canada Day fireworks. 6-5 was the final score Saturday night extending the Prospects win streak to 4 games.
Dean Olson would start the Prospects offence with a leadoff single extending his personal hit streak to 9 games. Jake Lanferman collected his team leading 22nd RBI knocking home Olson to open the scoring. Matt Quartel and Ryan Koop also collected RBI singles giving our Prospects a 3-0 lead after the opening frame.
Prospects starting pitcher Erik Sabrowski cruised through four of his five innings. The only blemish on his evening was a 3-run Moose Jaw 4th inning.
Jye Deeble entered the game in the 6th inning and saw the Miller Express score a run to take the lead 4-3. Deeble cruised through the 7th and 8th inning on the mound.
With the score still 4-3 for the road team; the Prospects offence took back the lead and then some! With 2-out and 2-on, Anthony Cusati would triple making the score 5-4 in favour of your Prospects. Tony Olson would knock Cusati home for an extra insurance run making it 6-4.
Closer Andrew Mirasty would come out to pitch the top of the 9th for the fourth consecutive game. It was Mirasty’s tenth appearance overall of the season and first one in which he allowed a run. After the run scored to make it 6-5, he locked down the final two outs to earn his 6th save of the season.
Player Of The Game: Matt Quartel went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI and a walk.
Play Of The Game: Anthony Cusati’s 2-RBI triple in the bottom of the 8th inning to not only tie the game but also give the Prospects the lead.
Next Game: Shine FM Faith and Family Day, Sunday July 2 at 2:05PM!