The Moose Jaw Miller Express appear to have a bit of a pipeline running to Crete, Nebraska as they put together their roster for the upcoming Western Canadian Baseball League season.
And if guys like utility player Luke Lachance can bring even a bit of the success they’ve had this spring with the Doane University Tigers up north, it could be a special season indeed for the local WCBL crew.
Lachance, a 5-foot-9 redshirt freshman out of Littleton, Col., is the second player from the Tigers signed by the Miller Express this spring, and like fellow utility player Nate Mensik before him, he also carries a fair amount of pop in his bat for the powerhouse Tigers.
Lachance is currently hitting .295 with six doubles, two triples and 17 runs batted in to go along with a .725 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. He also had eight stolen bases to his credit, good enough for fourth on the team in that category.
One of his top showings on the Great Plains Athletic Conference season came back on Mar. 5 against Baker College, where Lachance put together a 2-for-4 outing that included a pair of runs scored -- he has 17 on the season -- to go along with a double and triple in a10-3 Tigers win.
And winning is something Doane has been doing a lot of this season.
When we last checked in on the Tigers after Mensik’s signing, Doane was off to a decent start to the season. They’ve since gone on an absolute tear in GPAC play, setting a conference record for wins as they racked up a 24-4 mark.
Doane is currently 35-10 overall and are preparing to host the GPAC championships during the May 6 weekend. A winning showing there, and it’s off to the NAIA Opening Round next weekend.
You can follow along with Lachance, Mensik at the Tigers at www.doaneathletics.com.
The Moose Jaw Miller Express open their 2022 WCBL campaign on Friday, May 27 when they host the Medicine Hat Mavericks at Ross Wells Park. Season tickets are currently on sale, be sure to visit their website at www.mjmillerexpress.com for more info.