Red Deer Riggers pitcher Davin Gulbransen allowed only two runs on five hits over six innings at nationals on Friday. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)

Riggers improve to 2-0 at nationals

Behind another strong pitching performance the Red Deer Riggers won their second game at the 2017 Baseball Canada Men’s National Championship in Victoria.

Davin Gulbransen allowed just five hits and two runs scattered over six innings to pick up the 4-2 win over Manitoba. Newly appointed closer JP Wilner earned the save.

Red Deer jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with Kerry Boon notching a two RBI single and Aaron Dunsmore scoring on a passed ball. Boon finished the day three-for-three and added his third RBI of the game in the third inning.

The Riggers were efficient on offence in the win, only managing four hits in the victory but they also walked six times.

Red Deer will play the host Victoria team tonight with first pitch at 8 p.m.

byron.hackett@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

Joshua Frank takes stand in murder trial

Joshua Frank testifies he had no idea Klaus family would be murdered

Doctor first in Red Deer to offer Mohs surgical suite for skin cancer

A local doctor says a skin cancer surgery newly offered locally will… Continue reading

Lacombe family in TV cooking contest needs Central Albertan votes

The Gustafsons are in the running to win a trip to Italy

Methamphetamine, THC found in half-million dollar seizure and Bowden Institution

Nearly half a million dollars worth of drugs and other contraband was… Continue reading

Community support needed to bring Canadian Finals Rodeo to Red Deer

Bid from Westerner Park and Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

WATCH: National women’s hockey team in Red Deer

Before heading to next year’s Olympics in South Korea, the women’s national… Continue reading

New columnist joining Advocate team

Market Gypsy starts on November 30

Volunteer with victim services in Red Deer

Learn more at info session on Nov. 27

Updated: Missing Sylvan Lake women found

Women were reported missing earlier this week

Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits

A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to… Continue reading

Alberta Party sees growth in Central Alberta

Greg Clark addressed health care needs addressed in Red Deer

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

WATCH: Ponoka’s Festival of Trees sees continued support

Three days of celebration and fundraising held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month