Swift Cur­rent trio win sil­ver at 15U Base­ball Na­tion­als

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Three Swift Cur­rent Mi­nor Base­ball prod­ucts won sil­ver with Team Saskatchewan at the Base­ball Canada 15U Boys Ray Carter Cup Cham­pi­onships in Oshawa, ON on Sun­day.

Brody Alexan­dre, Ethan Mur­doch, and Kelsey Rokochy were all in the line-up as Saskatchewan lost to On­tario 3-2 in ex­tra in­nings.

Mur­doch hit a hard ground ball with the bases loaded that was mis­played by the On­tario short­stop to plate Alexan­dre for the go-ahead run in the first ex­tra in­ning. On­tario an­swered with two runs in the bot­tom of the in­ning to de­feat Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan had scored in the first in­ning, while On­tario replied in the sixth in­ning to force ex­tra in­nings.

Saskatchewan fin­ished the tour­na­ment with a 6-1 record with 63 runs scored and only 13 al­lowed.

Mur­doch also dou­bled dur­ing the game as Saskatchewan was held to only five hits. He fin­ished with a .375 av­er­age and .476 on base per­cent­age in 21 plate ap­pear­ances.

Mur­doch con­trib­uted four runs bat­ted in, scored four runs, and stole two bases.

Rokochy fin­ished with a .267 av­er­age and .389 OBP. He had four hits and three walks in 18 plate ap­pear­ances. Rokochy also stole two bases to go along with three RBI’S, and four runs scored.

Rokochy also pitched three in­nings, al­low­ing two walks and one run, while strik­ing out six.

Alexan­dre fin­ished the tour­na­ment with three hits, four RBI’S, six runs scored, and four stolen bases. He also pitched one in­ning, al­low­ing one earned run in a win over Nova Sco­tia.

Alexan­dre, Mur­doch, and Rokochy were all ma­jor con­trib­u­tors as Saskatchewan outscored two op­po­nents by a 24-4 mar­gin on the open­ing day of the tour­na­ment. Saskatchewan opened the na­tional cham­pi­onship with a 10-0 win over New­found­land and Labrador. Alexan­dre walked, stole two bases, and scored a run out of the cleanup spot. Mur­doch hit sixth and walked, stole a base, and scored a run. Rokochy walked, stole a base, and scored two runs as Saskatchewan out­hit their op­po­nent 11-1.

Saskatchewan added a 14-4 win over Man­i­toba in the af­ter­noon. Alexan­dre dou­bled, scored twice, walked, and stole a base.

Mur­doch sin­gled, stole a base, scored, walked, hit a sac­ri­fice fly, and fin­ished with one RBI. Rokochy needed just seven pitches to strike out the fi­nal two bat­ters of the game.

Saskatchewan moved to a 3-0 with an 8-1 win over Al­berta on Fri­day morn­ing when they out-hit Al­berta 7-3 and also took ad­van­tage of six er­rors.

Alexan­dre fin­ished with a sin­gle, a stolen base, a walk, a run bat­ted in, and a run scored.

Rokochy got the fi­nal seven outs as he al­lowed two walks and one run, while strik­ing out four.

Saskatchewan added a 9-5 win over Nova Sco­tia in the af­ter­noon. Mur­doch had a big game at the plate as he fin­ished with two hits, one run scored, one walk, and three runs bat­ted in. Rokochy also sin­gled and knocked home a run.

Alexan­dre pitched one in­ning and al­lowed one hit, two walks, and one run while strik­ing out one.

Saskatchewan blasted New Brunswick 10-0 in five in­nings on Satur­day af­ter­noon to fin­ish first in the round robin with a 5-0 record.

Alexan­dre hit fourth and fin­ished with a sin­gle, a run scored, and two runs bat­ted in.

Mur­doch caught and had one of Saskatchewan’s 10 hits on the day. Rokochy was pro­duc­tive out of the nine-hole with two sin­gles and one RBI.

Alexan­dre, Mur­doch, and Rokochy were all in the line-up as Saskatchewan cruised to a 10-0 mercy rule win over Bri­tish Columbia in the semi-fi­nal on Sun­day morn­ing.

Ni­pawin’s Kyle Froehlich threw a five-in­ning shutout, al­low­ing only one hit and one walk while strik­ing out nine.

Rokochy dou­bled, walked, stole a base, scored twice and knocked home one run out of the nine-hole.

Mur­doch fin­ished with a sin­gle, a walk, and scored a run. Alexan­dre had a sac­ri­fice fly and one run bat­ted in.

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