57’s open WCBL sea­son

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The Swift Cur­rent 57’s opened the West­ern Cana­dian Base­ball League sea­son with five games last week, win­ning twice and los­ing three games.

They opened the sea­son with a come­back, walk-off win on Thurs­day over the vis­it­ing Wey­burn Beavers.

The 57’s scored twice in the 10th in­ning to erase a one-run deficit for a 9-8 win, capped by a James Moses bases loaded sin­gle to score Toren Bro­zovich.

The 57’s trailed 7-3 af­ter five in­nings but forced extras with a four-run sev­enth in­ning.

The two teams com­bined for five home runs, in­clud­ing two-run home runs from Bro­zovich and Jared Bins­feld for the 57’s.

Bran­don Scott earned the win as he got the fi­nal eight outs while al­low­ing two hits and one run with four strike­outs along the way.

First base­man Jack Large fin­ished the game with two hits and three runs bat­ted in.

The 57’s were back in ac­tion the fol­low­ing night when they lost 10-2 to the vis­it­ing Moose Jaw Miller Ex­press. Swift Cur­rent held the early lead be­fore Moose Jaw scored in five of the fi­nal seven in­nings, in­clud­ing a four-run fifth in­ning, fol­lowed by a three-run eighth.

Catcher Tan­ner Holen was two-fortwo with two walks in the loss. Des­ig­nated hit­ter Alex Stin­nett dou­bled and sin­gled with one RBI.

Fri­day, the 57’s used a four-run sev­enth in­ning to de­feat the host Miller Ex­press 8-7.

The 57’s used six pitch­ers, but re­liever Ryo Tak­e­naka earned the win with two in­nings of one-run ball. Bran­don Oneill earned the save with a score­less ninth in­ning.

Stin­nett re­mained hot with two dou­bles, a stolen base, a walk, and three runs scored. Large swat­ted a tworun home run and fin­ished with three RBI and two runs scored.

Third base­man Colby Seltzer dou­bled, sin­gled, walked twice, stole a base, scored, and had two RBI. Bins­feld dou­bled dur­ing a four-hit out­ing and knocked home two runs.

Satur­day, the 57’s fell into a 5-1 hole and lost 5-3 to the host Wey­burn Beavers to even their record for a sec­ond time.

Bins­feld added three hits to his sea­son to­tal, in­clud­ing two dou­bles and one RBI.

Sun­day, the 57’s jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but lost 11-7 to the vis­it­ing Beavers.

Large home­red and scored twice in the loss. Ryan Magdic sin­gled twice and knocked home one run. Toby Allred dou­bled dur­ing a two-hit out­ing and had one RBI.

Wey­burn out­hit the 57’s 12-10 but took ad­van­tage of three er­rors and six walks. Right fielder James Moses sin­gled twice, walked, stole a base, and scored twice for the 57’s.

The 57’s will con­tinue a home stand this week­end with three games in as many days against the Melville Mil­lion­aires. They will play Fri­day and Satur­day at 7:05 p.m. and Sun­day at 2:05 p.m.

The 57’s will also visit the Beavers on Mon­day be­fore re­turn­ing to Mitchell Field on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day to host the Fort Mcmur­ray Giants.


Modesto, Cal­i­for­nia’s Jack Large has been a steady pres­ence for the Swift Cur­rent 57’s early in the WCBL sea­son.

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