Week 9

vs. Ft. Saskatchewan Red Sox

Game 1

zens earns victory in first ever merchants no-hitter

Rylan Zens was brilliant on the hill on Sunday, as he threw the organization’s first and only no-hitter to lead the Innisfail Merchants past the Fort Saskatchewan Red Sox 12-0.

Alan Klinck led the Merchants to victory by driving in five runs, going 3-for-3 at the plate. Klinck drove in runs on singles in the second, sixth and seventh innings.

The Merchants sealed the deal with five runs in the seventh inning. Innisfail batters contributing to the big inning included Bennet Kary, Ty Moline, Rylan Lammle, and Klinck, all driving in runs in the inning.

Zens struck out eight Red Sox batters in the contest, with the only blemishes being walks in the fifth and seventh innings, and a fielding error in the first. This is Rylan’s second year with the Merchants and he has provided leadership and poise in all facets of the game. “Rylan has worked hard on his mechanics on the mound, and he had everything going for him today” said assistant coach Desmond Bouteiller. When asked about the accomplishment following the historic outing Zens said “I’m glad I was able to do it in a Merchant uniform.”

Jimmy Hunter took the loss for Fort Saskatchewan, allowing 16 hits and 12 runs over seven innings, striking out one.

The Merchants racked up 16 hits as Kary, Brett Porter, Klinck, Lammle, and Moline all had multiple hits for Innisfail with Klinck, Porter, and Kary all having three-hit games.

#20 Rylan Zens (photo courtesy of Cindra Bouteiller)

Game 2

Innisfail merchants take 5-3 victory over fort saskatchewan red sox

Innisfail Merchants won their second contest of the day against Fort Saskatchewan Red Sox, 5-3

Garett Hagel got the win for Innisfail Merchants, and went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out five. Brett Porter threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Innisfail.

Nathan Chernik took the loss for Fort Saskatchewan allowing six hits and five runs over six and two-thirds innings, striking out eight.

Griffin Moline went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Merchants in hits.

#3 Griffin Moline(photo courtesy of Cindra Bouteiller)

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