Canadians, Giants close out regular season
The Moose Jaw Canadians will be heading into the Rambler Park Fastball League playoffs on a high after closing out their regular season with an 8-0 win over Regina Silver Screen.
The Moose Jaw Giants will be looking for better things after a pair of mercy rule losses – 14-1 to Earl Grey and 11-1 to the Bulyea Rustlers -- to finish off their campaign.
As a result, the Canadians finish in first place with a 15-1-2 record, with their only loss coming two weeks ago, while the Giants finished in fifth with an 8-9-1 record.
Canadians 8, Silver Screen 0
After two quick back-and-forth innings, the Canadi- ans blew open a 1-0 game with four runs in the third and three more in the fifth to invoke the mercy rule. Dane Roy and Riley Almasi each hit two-run home runs in the contest, while Bryce Crosbie reached base three times and scored three runs.
Blake Dixon was the winning pitcher, giving up only three hits and striking out six.
Early Grey 14, Giants 1
The first 12 batters for Earl Grey all reached base, racking up 10 runs on 10 hits in the process. They extended their lead to 11-1 in the third before capping things with a three run fourth.
Darryl Callaghan had the Giants lone run, a solo home run in the second. Justin Sievert surrendered only four hits in earning the win.
Bulyea 11, Giants 1
The Rustlers also got off to a quick start in the earlier contest, scoring four runs on five hits and then using home runs from Josh Jordan and Tucker Slough to put up another five in the second.
Tyler Kifferling scored the Giants’ only run, hitting a two-out double in the third and scoring on a single by Lee Behrns.
Colin McLeod gave up five hits to take the win. League action continues next week with the first round of the playoffs, with the schedule unavailable as of press time.