Mid­get 57’s win three Saskatchewan Pre­mier Base­ball League games

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The Swift Cur­rent Mid­get AAA 57’s won three league games last week as they near the end of their reg­u­lar sea­son sched­ule.

Tues­day, the host 57’s won their third straight game be­fore rain washed out the back half of a Saskatchewan Pre­mier Mid­get AAA Base­ball League dou­ble header against the Regina White Sox.

The 57’s took the opener 9-7 af­ter scor­ing five runs in the open­ing in­ning. Regina came back to tie the game 6-6, but the 57’s scored three of the fi­nal four runs to seal the win.

The 57’s had five play­ers with mul­ti­ple-hit out­ings as they fin­ished with 12 hits and took ad­van­tage of four er­rors.

Third base­man Brody Alexan­dre led the way with two sin­gles, two runs scored, and two runs bat­ted in. Pitcher Lo­gan Fritzke fin­ished with two hits, two RBI, and one run scored. Nathan Mcin­nis had the only ex­tra base hit with a dou­ble, a sin­gle, and one RBI. Nic Bachiu fin­ished with one hit, one stolen base and two RBI. Lead­off man Quinn Pate­naude sin­gled twice, walked, and scored. Mac Gross also had two hits and scored.

Fritzke got the win with six earned runs al­lowed over four in­nings. Nolan Klein locked down the win when he got the fi­nal nine outs while al­low­ing one run over three in­nings.

The White Sox re­turned to Swift Cur­rent on Thurs­day and the 57’s knocked out 14 hits and took 12 walks to win 20-9, con­cluded by a 13-run sixth in­ning.

Seven play­ers fin­ished with at least two hits, in­clud­ing Pate­naude, who fin­ished with three hits, one walk, three runs scored, and two runs bat­ted in. He also got the win on the mound af­ter pitch­ing the fi­nal three in­nings, al­low­ing three hits, three walks, and two un­earned runs with one strike­out.

Fritzke led the 57’s with four runs scored, while Klein and Brock Wall each crossed the plate three times, and Alexan­dre, Gross, and Mcin­nis all scored twice. Wall, Gross, Mcin­nis, and Bachiu all fin­ished with three runs bat­ted in.

Satur­day, the 57’s split a pair of road games against the Muen­ster Red Sox.

A pair of six-run in­nings were im­pos­si­ble to over­come in a 15-12 loss in game one. The 57’s knocked out 12 hits, but made three er­rors in the three-run loss.

Fritzke led the 57’s with two hits, one run scored, and five runs bat­ted in, in­clud­ing a two-run home run in the sixth in­ning.

Pate­naude sin­gled, dou­bled, stole a base and scored three runs. Wall sin­gled twice, walked, stole a base, scored twice, and knocked home one run.

The 57’s con­tin­ued to swing the bats in game two as they won 8-7. Fritzke swat­ted his sec­ond home run of the day and third of the sea­son. The 57’s fin­ished with 13 hits, in­clud­ing five dou­bles. Joe Arntsen dou­bled, sin­gled, scored twice and had one RBI. Reed Ja­cob­son also dou­bled, sin­gled, scored, and added two RBI’S. Bachiu dou­bled, sin­gled, stole a base, and scored twice.

Klein got the com­plete game win on the mound and added a dou­ble and a sin­gle with one RBI.

Sun­day, the 57’s led the opener but even­tu­ally lost 7-2 to the vis­it­ing South East Twins.

Wall had a strong start on the mound but his team left 11 run­ners on base in the loss. They scored the open­ing run in the third in­ning when Klein sin­gled home Bachiu.

The Twins took the lead in the sixth in­ning with two runs, but the 57’s tied the game in the bot­tom of the in­ning when Gross scored on a Klein sac­ri­fice fly.

The Twins scored five runs in the top of the sev­enth in­ning when they com­bined four hits with two er­rors to seal the win.

The 57’s lost the sec­ond game 7-4 when they were lim­ited to seven hits and one walk. Wall fin­ished with two hits and an RBI, while Fritzke and Alexan­dre both dou­bled and had one RBI.

The 57’s fin­ished the week­end in sev­enth spot in the 10-team league with a 9-14 record.

The Mid­get 57’s next ac­tion will be Tues­day when they visit the White Sox for two games in Regina.

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