Despite Sylvan Lake Gulls coach Jason Chatwood being thrown out of the game in the first inning, his team was able to secure the win against the Edmonton Prospects 6-1 Wednesday evening.
After a batter was thrown out at first base in the opening inning Chatwood verbally challenged the call and the umpire didn’t take long to throw him out of the game.
Just under a week since Ty Boudreau threw a no-hitter, Oakville, Ontario’s Steven Hospital was magnificent on the mound for the Gulls lasting for seven innings striking out six, and only allowing one hit. Eaton Colorado’s Logan Moser came in relief and pitched two innings striking out one with no hits allowed.
The Prospects got out to an early 1-0 lead scoring a run on an unearned error and later the Gulls would take the lead scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. This would be all the Gulls would need to secure the win but in the eighth Sylvan Lake scored four more runs. Cleary Simpson hammered in a run on a single to the outfield and shortly after Ben Prediger did the same scoring a second run. Later in the inning, Ethan He would knock in another batter on base followed by Chase Rodriguez hitting in a fourth of the inning.
Michael Polson, Cleary Simpson, Ethan He, and Chase Rodgriguez would all finish with an RBI for the Gulls.
The Gulls will take on the prospects once again in a rematch Thursday evening at Gulls Stadium in Western Canadian Baseball League action.