Express rally to beat Bombers

Moose Jaw Miller Epxress starter Galen Andrews delivers a pitch during third-inning action against the Brooks Bombers.

Don’t look now, but the Moose Jaw Miller Express is the hottest team in the Western Major Baseball League.
The Express picked up their third straight win in league action Wednesday at Ross Wells Park, rallying for a 5-4 victory over the Brooks Bombers.
Moose Jaw moved back to .500 at 5-5 with the win and closed to within 2.5 games of the first place Regina Red Sox, while Brooks fell to 1-6.
Ben Dalke scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth when Pate Katechis scored from third on an error to the Bandits’ second baseman.
Dalke singled to lead off the inning, moved to second when Grant Westmoreland was hit by a pitch and to third when Adam Cook grounded out to the pitcher.
The late rally was a just reward for the Express’ pitching staff as they turned in another solid performance while waiting for the bats to come alive.
Starting pitcher Galen Andrews carried a no-hitter through the first four innings before faltering in the fifth, giving up four runs. David Montoya provided the bulk of the offence with a two-run home run.
Andrews ended up surrendering three earned runs on two hits while striking out six.
The big inning gave the Bombers a 4-2 lead, but the edge wouldn’t last the inning, as some slick baserunning by Scott Platt and Ty Schindel led to a pair of Express runs.
Platt drew a lead-off walk and ended up on third on a throwing error by the pitcher when he attempted to steal second on the same play.
Schindel then knocked Platt home with a single before going to second on a walk to Lane Harvey and stealing third.
Dalke came through for the first time that night with a sacrifice fly to score Schindel and tie the game.
Tanner Emes came on in relief for the Express in the sixth and held the Bombers off the scoreboard, giving up two hits and striking out three to earn the win.
Zach Fascia closed out the game for the save.
The Express were back in action Wednesday against the Medicine Hat Mavericks, with no score available as of press time.
The Express travel to Medicine Hat tonight before returning home to face Brooks on Friday.