Tue
Jun
25
07:30 PM
Edmonton Padres
Red Deer Riggers
Fri
Jun
28
06:00 PM
Edmonton Padres
St. Albert Tigers
Fri
Jun
28
08:30 PM
Edmonton Padres
St. Albert Tigers
Sun
Jun
09
03:00 PM
St. Albert Tigers
Calgary Diamondbacks
12
6
Mon
Jun
10
07:00 PM
Edmonton Cubs
Edmonton Padres
11
7
Mon
Jun
10
07:30 PM
Red Deer Riggers
Sherwood Park Athletics
3
1
Tue
Jun
11
07:30 PM
Calgary Rockies
Red Deer Riggers
9
10
Tue
Jun
18
07:30 PM
Sherwood Park Athletics
Red Deer Riggers
11
12
Thu
Jun
20
07:30 PM
Red Deer Riggers
Edmonton Cubs
1
5
Sat
Jun
22
12:00 PM
Edmonton Cubs
Calgary Rockies
4
11
Sat
Jun
22
03:00 PM
Edmonton Cubs
Calgary Rockies
5
3
Sun
Jun
23
12:00 PM
Sherwood Park Athletics
Calgary Rockies
10
19
Sun
Jun
23
03:00 PM
Sherwood Park Athletics
Calgary Rockies
4
7

Week 1 Summary


Jun. 20, 2021


There was an exciting spirit across ballparks in Alberta as the easing of restrictions in the province opened the door for baseball leagues to kick-off their seasons. The Sunburst league and the 4 teams contending for the provincial title this year began play on June 14. The 2-game series format amongst teams has been well received and should bring about some exciting matchups.

 

Here is a summary of the games from week 1:

 

June 14: Tigers (4) @ Cubs (3)

 

Reece Devlin made his Sunburst debut, getting the opening day nod for St. Albert. He went 3 innings, allowing only 1 hit over the 3 frames while holding the Cubs offense to 0 runs. Logan Blumhagen came in to relieve Devlin, throwing 4 innings to earn the save. Ryan Kosolofski was one of few to get to Blumhagen, hitting the first homerun of the Sunburst season. Blumhagen's final line was 4 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 3 earned runs. Also making his Sunburst league debut was Edmonton's Jackson Wark, who compiled 6 strikeouts over 3 innings of relief. Tigers edged out the Cubs with a 4-3 victory.

 

June 14: Riggers (4) @ Athletics (2)

 

This contest required extras, as Red Deer needed 8 innings to put away Sherwood Park. Jason Louis (Red Deer) and Ashton Martin (Sherwood Park) lead the offense for their respective teams. Louis had a 3 for 3 day, while Martin went 4/4, finishing a homerun shy of the cycle. Mason Love-Hollman of the Riggers and Kern Watts of the A's each had 2 hit days as well. Rees DeRuyter ended up picking the win up for Red Deer, as he grinded through the final 4 innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 4.

 

June 15: Athletics (13) @ Riggers (7)

 

Sherwood Park was able to even the series up at Red Deer in a high scoring affair. Greg Wallace and Kyler Charchun each had 3 hit days for the A's, with Cole Jackson adding 2 of his own. Red Deer's game 1 starter Josh Edwards along with J.P. Wilner had 2 hit days.

 

June 18: Cubs (2) @ Tigers (5)

 

Sunburst veteran Craig Tomas shoved for 5 innings, allowing no runs over his outing. Edmonton's offense was relatively silent in the contest, however Cub's rookie Braeden Heyland managed to pick up his first career Sunburst hit. Tigers leadoff hitter Anthony Owen jumped on the mound in the 6th, putting together 2 strong innings of relief to pick up the save for St. Albert. 

 

Hitter of the week: Ashton Martin (Sherwood Park) - 5/7, 2B, 3B, 1.857 OPS

Pitcher of the week: Craig Tomas (St. Albert) - W, 5IP, 0ER

 

Week 2 schedule:

June 21: Tigers @ Athletics, 7:00pm Centennial Park

June 21: Riggers @ Cubs, 7:30pm John Fry Park

June 22: Cubs @ Riggers, 7:30pm Great Chief Park

June 25: Athletics @ Tigers, 7:00pm Legion Memorial Park

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