Express fall to Millionaires

The Moose Jaw Miller Express’ recent offensive woes continued to rear their head on Thursday in Western Major Baseball League action as they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Millionaires in Melville.
The loss was the seventh in their last eight games and marked the sixth-straight contest where they failed to score more than four runs. This is a far cry from their offensive production earlier this season, when the Express emerged as one of the highest-scoring teams in the league.
Melville got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the first inning off Express starter Tanner Emes on four hits and a single walk.
That would be more than enough for Millionaires starter Cole Henley, who ended up surrendering only two runs on four hits in eight innings of work while striking out six and walking only one.
The Express scored their two runs in the eighth inning as Joshmar Doran knocked home Pate Katechis with a run-scoring single before Zach Fascia crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Lane Harvey.
Emes settled down after the first and ended up putting together a quality start, giving up three earned runs on six hits, and striking out five in six innings of work.
Zach McDonald gave up two runs on three hits in an inning of relief before giving way to Mark Price, who surrendered a run on a hit and walk while striking out one.
The Express fell to 16-18 with the loss and now sit 6.5 games back of first place Swift Current. Melville improved to 11-22.
The Express were back in action Friday night as they returned for a rematch with Melville before facing the 57s in Swift Current on Saturday. Next home action is Tuesday when they host the Medicine Hat Mavericks.