Jordan Stallard had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and three runs batted in as the Vincent Massey Vikings won the opening game of their Zone 15 high school baseball series 11-1 over the Crocus Plainsmen on Wednesday night at Andrews Field.
Clark Whelpton pitched for five innings, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts, to earn the win. He also doubled and drove in a run. Tyler Gutenberg came around to score three times for Massey, while Mitch Lyall was 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
Kyle Johnston gave up all 11 runs on 12 hits in four innings to take the loss for Crocus. He also tripled and scored the lone Plainsmen run.
The series wraps up on Tuesday at Andrews Field with Game 2 set for 5:30 p.m. and Game 3, if necessary, to follow.
Meanwhile, in Wednesday’s Prairie West High School Baseball League games, it was: Virden Golden Bears 7, Deloraine/ Hartney Colts 0; Dauphin Clippers 11, Major Pratt Trojans 2; and Neepawa Tigers 9, Birtle Falcons 2. The game between the Reston Tigers and the host Killarney Raiders was cancelled due to a shortage of Reston players.
Golden Bears 7 Colts 0
At Hartney, Marc Fleury hit a two-run home run, while Wyatt Kalynuk went the distance on the mound for the Golden Bears, giving up seven hits and striking out three. Mitch Dillabough went five innings, surrendering seven hits and striking out five to take the loss for Deloraine, which got a pair of hits from Tyler Crowe and Regan Bertholet.
Clippers 11 Trojans 2
At Russell, Miguel Letain tripled and drove in two runs for Dauphin. Lee Kindrat picked up the win after holding Major Pratt to two hits and striking out 11 in 6 1/3 innings. Reece Ciprick went two innings and was tagged with the loss for the Trojans, who got an RBI single from Ashton Rittaler.
Tigers 9 Falcons 2
At Birtle, Reigan Buchanan hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while Cody Pasowisty went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI to pace Neepawa. Trent Nelson scattered seven hits and struck out seven in six innings to collect the win. Keenan Lewis went three innings, giving up four hits and striking out four, to take the loss for Birtle. Tristan Fouillard went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in a losing cause for the Falcons.
» Brandon Sun