Huntsman Team 60

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Day 4 Report
     The Medicine Hat Huff & Puffs 60s we’re eliminated from further play at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Once again the opening inning proved costly for the Hat squad.  Leading by two runs going into the top of the opening inning the Casa Gra Ned Road Warriors scored five times and then hung onto edge the Huff & Puffs 16-13.
Dave Hammel and Cal Mayer each had three hit performances with Hammel smashing a two run home run. Kelly Lutz, Darrell Maser, Kevin Friesen, Glen Stodolka and Trent Rasch all had a pair of hits. Rasch pitched for Medicine. The players want to thank the Huff & Puffs 65s and 74s for their tremendous fan support. The biggest thanks go all of wives for their unbelievable support and encouragement. Special thanks to Jo-Ann Rasch for all of her score keeping.  One more task to complete Friday, cheering on the 65s on their pursuit of the gold medal. Good luck guys.
Game Report By Kevin Friesen

Day Three Report
     The Medicine Hat Huff & Puffs 60s suffered a heartbreaking 27-23 decision to the Salt Lake City Drifters this afternoon in the opening round of the playoff bracket at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George. Leading every inning until the open inning, the Huff & Puffs gave up 11 runs in the open inning for the loss. Dave Hammel had a four four day at the plate including a pair of two run homers. Royce Hopkins, Chris Wandler, Wayne Miller, Glen Stodolka and Cal Mayer all had three hits. Perry Nurse and Trent Rasch pitched. The Huff & Puffs now face elimination and must win a five in a row to capture gold. Medicine Hat plays the Casa Grande Road Warriors Thursday afternoon.
Game Report By Kevin Friesen

Day Two Report
     The Medicine Hat Huff & Puff 60s closed out round robin play on Tuesday afternoon at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah with a convincing 28-14 victory over St. Albert. Royce Hopkins led the Hat squads offence going five for five. Chris Wandler, Kelly Lutz and  Daryl Bartman all had four hits. Brian Stonehouse pitched a complete game. In 16 innings of play, Medicine Hat scored 81 runs and had a plus run differential of 38. The Huff & Puffs finished pool play with a perfect 3-0 record and will now begin the playoff round Wednesday afternoon against the winner of two Calgary teams, the Drifters and Redline.
Report By Kevin Friesen.

Day One Report
     The Medicine Hat Huff &Puffs 60s enjoyed a great opening night at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah winning both games late Monday night. In their opening contest, the Huff & Puffs defeated Tri City, Washington Legends 28-22. Medicine Hat was down 17-16 heading into the open inning when they erupted for 12 runs to seal the victory.  In the open inning, the Huff & Puffs had 10 consecutive hits. Chris Wandler led the way going five for five with five runs scored. Royce Hopkins and Dave Hammel each had four hits. Brian Stonehouse and Trent Rasch both pitched. 
     In game two, the Huff & Puffs completely dominated in a 25-7 win over the Fresno, California Mayhem. Darrell Maser, Hopkins and Hammel all had four hits. Wayne Miller, Cal Mayer, Kevin Friesen, Daryl Bartman, Brian Stonehouse and Perry Nurse all went three for three. Medicine Hat scored five runs in all five innings in the mercy rule shortened game.  Perry Nurse pitched in game two. On Tuesday afternoon, the Huff & Puffs close out round robin play against St. Albert, who have former Hatter Ed Tomlenovich.
     Game Report By Kevin Friesen