57’s open WCBL season
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.