The Moose Jaw Miller Express are excited to welcome back four locals for the 2015 Western Major Baseball League. Moose Jaw’s Ben Douglas and Brennan Reidy, along with Craik product Tanner Spencer and Coronach’s Zach Shelstad are returning for another summer of baseball in the Friendly City.
“The Millers are pleased and lucky to return some very valuable leadership and veteran experience within the homegrown talent of Ben, Brennan, Tanner, and Zach,” commented Millers Head Coach Michael Hunt. “Ben and Brennan will be suiting up for their last WMBL seasons while Tanner and Zach still have several more years combined of future eligibility. All four are hungry to build off of successes found last summer that have carried over into their spring seasons this year.”
“They will be relied on to be foundations at their respective positions and help with the transitioning of new players to the Friendly City,” added Hunt. “They have all played here for a long time, in midget and in the WMBL, and this season will undoubtedly have special meaning for them as they pass torches on down the line.”
In 2014 with the Millers, Douglas (1B) played in 42 games and had six doubles, one triple, four home runs, 34 RBI’s, and hit .335. Currently at McMurry University, in 26 games he had 14 doubles (leads the team), two home runs, 22 RBI’s, and a .348 batting average (as of April 14).
Reidy (2B) is currently playing with the Okanogan College Coyotes, as of April 14 he had played in 16 games and has three doubles, 11 RBI’s, and a .293 batting average. Last summer with the Millers he played in 20 games and had one home run, four RBI’s, and a .131 batting average.
Spencer (RHP) is currently playing for the Colby Community College Trojans and has made two appearances as of April 14. He’s pitched seven innings, and has three strikeouts, three walks, and a 3.86ERA. In 2014 with the Millers, Spencer started eight games and posted a 2-3 record and 7.68 ERA, he had 21 strikeouts and 29 walks in 38 2/3 innings.
Shelstad (LHP) is currently playing at Miles Community College, as of April 14, he’s appeared in nine games and has posted a 1-3 record. In 35 1/3 innings he’s posted 24 strikeouts, 16 walks, and has a 5.09 ERA. In 2014 with the Millers, Shelstad appeared in 13 games and pitched 16 1/3 innings, he had a 0-2 record with six strikeouts, 11 walks, and a 6.06 ERA.
Douglas, Reidy, Spencer, and Shelstad are all expected to be with the Miller Express when they open the 2015 WMBL regular season May 29 in Swift Current. Moose Jaw’s home opener is Sunday, May 31 against Regina at 7pm. For season ticket information call 306.691.1402.