July 3, 2019

Michael Batten pitched a gem for the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Yorkton Cardinals. Photo courtesy Wanda Harron Photography

Michael Batten scattered three hits in pitching the Red Sox to a 6-0 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals on Wednesday night in front of 610 fans at Currie Field.

Batten struck out 11 and walked two in improving his record to 4-0. In six appearances this season Batten has an ERA of 0.56.

The Sox broke the game open with four runs in the fourth inning with Willie Estrada striking the key blow, a three-run homer over the left field fence. Estrada finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBI. Ivan Nunez and Sam De La Cruz both went 2-for-4.

Cardinals starter Tanner Lee went the distance, giving up 12 hits, three walks and six earned runs in eight innings of work. He recorded two strikeouts.

The victory improves Regina’s record to 18-7 while Yorkton drops to 2-24. The Sox now hit the road for a three-game series in Brooks (July 4, 5 & 6) and one game in Swift Current (July 8). The next home game for the Sox is July 9 when the Weyburn Beavers travel to Currie Field for a 7:05 p.m. contest.

Prior to Wednesday’s opening pitch it was announced that four members of the Red Sox, along with head coach Jason Veyna, will be part of the WCBL all-star game in Edmonton on July 7.

Pitcher Michael Batten, infielder Griffin Keller, infielder Adam De La Cruz and pitcher Jackson Cofer will represent the contest which will pit the best of the Eastern Division against the best of the Western Division.

— Ploughboy Consulting Inc.


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