Midget In­di­ans split on road and at home

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS -

The Swift Cur­rent Midget In­di­ans saw some im­proved re­sults this weekend, win­ning once at home and once on the road dur­ing a fourgame weekend.

The In­di­ans opened the weekend on Satur­day by split­ting two road games against the South­east Twins.

Andrew Gar­land pitched a com­plete game in a 5- 4 win to open the day. He al­lowed five hits, two walks, and four runs, only two that were earned, over seven in­nings, throw­ing 53 strikes and only 18 balls. He also had a sin­gle and a walk and came around to score while hit­ting lead­off.

The In­di­ans were trail­ing by one run head­ing into the fi­nal in­ning be­fore scor­ing twice in the top of the sev­enth to pull out the win.

Short­stop Reid Fritzke fin­ished two- for- two at the plate with two walks and two runs scored.

The Tribe dropped the sec­ond game 12-2 as they were held to only seven hits and one walk. Matt Bis­son­nette and Devon Schultz scored the only runs in the loss. Ian Fid- dler took the loss on the mound.

Sun­day, the In­di­ans lost 9- 1 at home to the Saskatoon Cubs when they man­aged only four hits. Cody Kurtz scored the only run in the sev­enth in­ning. BJ Moen suf- fered the loss, al­low­ing two runs in one in­ning of work. Bis­son­nette worked the fi­nal six in­nings and al­lowed 10 hits and seven runs while walk­ing four and strik­ing out six.

The In­di­ans bounced back to win the sec­ond game 5- 4, scor­ing in the bot­tom of the sev­enth for a walkoff win.

Devon Schultz earned the win in a two-in­ning re­lief ap­pear­ance, al­low­ing two hits and one un­earned run with a pair of strike­outs.

Tan­ner Fritzke made the start and kept his team in game, al­low­ing eight hits and three runs while strik­ing out seven over five in­nings.

Gar­land led the of­fense with three hits, one RBI, and one run scored. Moen walked twice, stole a base, and came around to score twice. Fritzke dou­bled and had an RBI and Darby Crozier sin­gled and brought home a run. Mitchell Braun had a pair of sin­gles and came around to score a run.

The Midget In­di­ans im­proved their record to 711 in the SPBL.

They will now have a break in their league sched­ule un­til July 2 when they visit the Regina Ath­let­ics.

Photo by Steven Mah

Swift Cur­rent Midget In­di­ans’ third base­man Tan­ner Fritzke (cen­tre) tried to avoid the tag dur­ing a run­down Satur­day.

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