As a fan, you probably remember your first live sporting event. As a writer, my first memories of covering a live event happen in 2012 when the Edmonton Prospects moved into John Ducey Park aka Telus Field aka Re/Max Field.
The Prospects website has a wonderful “team history tab” detailing their existence beginning in 2005. Admittedly, it was the move into the downtown Edmonton baseball park that put them on my sports radar. Introducing myself to the Club through their volunteer tab on their website I began chipping in game recaps whenever I could.
I backed up the articles I wrote for the Club back in 2012 and 2013 because a) it is really cool to have a baseball team use your writing and b) 8.5 years later I knew it would be really difficult to go back and find that work. Here is my first ever Prospects game recap from June 13, 2012!! Please note, the Swift Current Indians have since changed their name to the Swift Current 57’s.
“Prospects 7 Indians 4”
The post-game tweet sent out by the Edmonton Prospects (@EdmProspects) after the series opener on Tuesday went as follows:” 7-4 win in Swift Current tonight after a 10 hour bus ride!”
For the first time in the 2012 campaign, the Prospects were able to score runs in the 1st inning of a game. Plus, for the first time since opening day the Prospects were able to plate a run in the 3rd inning of a game. This game also marked the first time this season that the Prospects NEVER trailed.
Grant Glasser, who had already extended his hitting streak to 7, collected his 3rd hit and 2nd RBI of the game in the 8th inning with a triple that gave the Prospects back a 2 run cushion. Glasser later scored on a Brandon Bufton single (his second of the game) giving us what would be our final score.
Full marks for a gutsy effort by tonight’s Prospects Starting Pitcher Stinson Ott, who in the previous Prospect game last Saturday pitched 4 and 2/3 innings in relief. Ott would go 4 and 1/3 on Tuesday en route to the victory.
A tip of the cap to both relievers on Tuesday!!
Brandon Compton came in with two runners on, one out and a shaky one run lead but slammed the door shut.
Tanner Knutson earned the 3 inning save throwing a staggering 24 of his 30 pitches for strikes.
Weather permitting, series wraps up tonight, Go get’em Prospects!!