File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls improve to 6-3

Gulls are back on the field Wednesday at home

Gulls 7 Giants 2

Sunday may have been all about the doom and gloom for the Sylvan Lake Gulls, there were much happier times when they actually played Saturday evening.

The finale of a three-game set with the visiting Fort McMurray Giants was cancelled Sunday on account of the rain, but Saturday the fans went home happy.

The Gulls rolled to a 7-2 victory over the Giants at Gulls Stadium and now sit 6-3 on the young Western Canadian Baseball League season. Sylvan Lake is second in the West Divison, two games back of the Okotoks Dawgs.

The home side did all their damage in two innings Saturday, scoring three in the second and four in the sixth on the way to the win.

Matthew Kurata led the way for Sylvan Lake with four RBI. The third baseman hit a two-RBI double in the second and cashed in two more runs in the sixth with a single.

He scored on an error later in the inning and Matty Fung also crossed the plate on the same play. Gulls left fielder Fung had two hits and two RBI on the night, as well as two steals. Infielder Jack Schark also had two hits and an RBI.

Palmdale, California native Ryan Reddemann picked up the win on the mound for the Gulls, tossing three solid innings in relief of Cooper Johnson. Reddemann allowed two hits, along with two walks and two strikeouts. Logan Moser of Eaton, Colorado also pitched two innings of scoreless relief.

The Gulls are back on the field Wednesday when they host the Dawgs at Gulls Stadium.