Midget Indians split on road and at home
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.
Swift Current Midget Indians’ third baseman Tanner Fritzke (centre) tried to avoid the tag during a rundown Saturday.