Giants defeat Red Sox on Saturday Night

by Giants Insider

After a couple of rough nights, the Giants are back in the win column against the Regina Red Sox to end their four game home stand. The Giants offense was again strong collecting 17 hits in this one to defeat the Red Sox 9-6.

The Giants offense was rolling in this one after not scoring in the first three innings, Fort Mac scored in each of the last five innings to secure their victory. Returnee and Player of the Game, Michael Buckley lead the way going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and a stolen base. Newcomers, Corey Morro and Junho Son both added three hits of their own as well as three RBIs as well. Cruz Oxford, Darcy Barry and Adam Thuss collected two hits of their own as well.

On the mound, the Giants got a strong start from Freshman Trevor Syer who tossed four innings allowing only a single run while striking out two Regina hitters. He gave way to returnee Matt Whitney who struck out five hitters over his four innings of work and collected the win. Before Rob Schmidt closed the door in the ninth in his return to Legacy Dodge Stadium after spending this past Spring at USAO.

Head Coach Joe Ellison after the game said "It was great to fight through to get a win to end the home stand. You never want to lose at home and after such a positive road trip if was a bit of a tough pill to swallow but I think with this one we should get back to our winning ways." 

The Giants have finished the early part of the season above .500 which is far better than in 2023 and might actually be more impressive than it looks on paper as they still await their final roster pieces. Ellison said "we will finally be whole this week. We've been about 6-8 players short for the better part of the season with guys finishing up their schedules. We add a bunch more to this already talented group this week, I'm really excited to head south and see what we can do on this road swing." Joining the Giants this week is returnee, Gage Ninness fresh off his 1st Team All-SAC season, as well as newcomers, IF Peyton McDowall (University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma), C/OF Bryce Nevils Jr. (Western Kentucky University) and RHP Jakob Bradenberger (University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma).

The Giants hit the road this week for their longest road trip of the season. They will take on Sylvan Lake, Brooks, Okotoks and Edmonton in their eight game road trip. Follow along through our social media or watch live on HomeTeam Live. The Giants next home game is Thursday, June 20th as the 2023 WCBL Champions travel to Fort McMurray for a four game series.