YORKTON - The Parkland 18U AA Expos took on Assiniboia in game one of the Expos provincial 18U AA Tier 1 provincial tournament schedule Friday evening.
The Expos started strong scoring three runs in the home half of the first inning.
The teams then traded single runs in the second inning.
The game remained 4-1 until the top of the fourth inning when Assiniboia had a big inning of their own, scoring four runs to lead 5-4.
The Expos responded immediately scoring one in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 5-5.
In the sixth Assiniboia scored one and that would prove the difference as they won the game 6-5.
O Lucas started the game for Assiniboia. The pitcher lasted one inning, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out one.
G Peterson was credited with the victory for Assiniboia. He surrendered two runs on eight hits over four and a third innings, striking out three and walking one.
Marshal Ruzicka threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. He recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Assiniboia.
Evan Knezacek took the loss for the Expos. The hurler went three innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out four.
Brandon Spilchen had started the game for the Expos staying on the hill for three and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one.
The Expos collected 11 hits with Sam Cristo, Colton Hubic, Dion Maksymchuk, and Matthew Datema all managing multiple hits.
Assiniboia collected eight hits on the day.
In other action Friday the Regina White Sox topped the Weyburn Beavers 4-2, the Unity Cardinals topped the Regina Blue Jays 17-11, and the Regina Buffalos edged the Regina Pacers 2-1.
The Expos are scheduled to play the Regina Buffalos at Jubilee Park at 11:45 Saturday, and the Regina Pacers at 5:15.