Giants split with Prospects

by Giants Insider

The Giants wrapped up their eight game road trip against West Division opponents on Tuesday afternoon, splitting the two game series with the Prospects in Edmonton.

On Monday night, the Giants struck early scoring three runs in the top of the first innings lead by a two RBI double off the bat of returnee, Gage Ninness. The Prospects would add two of their own runs in the bottom half to battle back. The Giants punched back in the top of the third after Peyton McDowall and Gage Ninness reached safely, returnee Michael Buckley stepped to the plate to rip a two RBI single to center field to add to the Giants lead.

The middle part of the game featured strong pitching from the Giants as starter Trevor Syer settled in throwing four innings allowing only one earned run before handing the ball to returnee Bryn Biemiller who matched Syer with four of his own innings also allowing only one earned run. 

The Giants capped the game with an offensive explosion scoring in bottom the eighth and ninth to extend their lead over the Prospects to 10-5 to seal the game.

Game two of the series kicked off in matinee fashion ahead of the Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Edmonton. The Prospects much like the Oilers were firing on all cylinders in this one. After the Giants jumped ahead early scoring one run in each of the first two innings, the Prospects battled back with a huge six run fourth inning that became the difference  in the game for the Giants, falling 8-2 before returning home.

The Giants return home for their longest home stand of the 2024 Season. The home stand stretches sixteen days as the Giants host ten games including a four game series with the Okotoks Dawgs, two games against the Weyburn Beavers before another four game set with the Brooks Bombers.