YORKTON - The Saskatoon U18 AAA Diamondbacks were in Yorkton for a doubleheader Sunday and in game one they took a huge bite out of the Parkland U18 AAA Expos.
The Diamondbacks scored one in the second and added seven in the third to take complete control of the game.
The teams scored single runs in the fourth, but that would be all the runs the Expos could muster, while Saskatoon added one in the fifth and seven more in the sixth for a 17-1 win.
Braxton Tabashniuk had the win for the Diamondbacks. He surrendered one run on four hits over five innings, striking out five.
Carter Phythian took the loss for the Expos. The right-hander lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and eight runs while striking out three.
It was more of the same in game two as the Diamondbacks scored five in the first inning, and added two in the third to lead 7-0 before the Expos plated three in the bottom of the third.
Saskatoon would add a single run in the fourth and another in the fifth, while holding the Expos at bay until they scored one in the bottom of the seventh, leaving the Diamondbacks with a 9-4 win.
Ethan Lewendon earned the victory on the mound for the Diamondbacks. He allowed four hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five.
Ty Ulmer took the loss for the Expos. He went five innings, allowing nine runs on nine hits and striking out seven.
The Expos head to Regina next for a game against the White Sox June 21, then host the Regina Wolfpack in Melville at Pirie Field Thursday, June 23, then the Sask5 Giants visit Jubilee Park in Yorkton Saturday, June 25 at 12 noon.