YORKTON - The Parkland 18U AA Expos hosted the Regina Pacers Saturday at high noon.
The Expos hit the score sheet first with a pair of runs in the first inning. They would add one more in the fourth before trading single markers in the fifth to make it 4-1.
The Expos added a fifth run in the sixth, before the host Pacers made it close with a three-run seventh.
Brandon Spilchen was the winning pitcher. Spilchen allowed four hits and one run over six and a third innings, striking out eight.
Logan Wolkowski threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Wolkowski recorded the last two outs to earn the save.
Daniel Meyer took the loss for the Pacers. The right-hander lasted four innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out five.
The teams met again for a mid-afternoon contest and this time the Pacer offence was hot, starting with four in the top of the first inning, then adding six in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth inning on their way to a 13-5 win.
Josh Curtin took the win for the Pacers. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out ten.
Riley Aston threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Colton Hubic took the loss for the Expos. The pitcher allowed five hits and eight runs over four and a third innings, striking out two.
The Expos has seven hits including two each by Jeff Stewart and Matthew Datema.
Action last week
The Lumsden 18U AA Cubs visited the Expos in Yorkton Thursday, with both teams plating a bushel of runs.
The Expos jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, only to have the Cubs score seven in the top of the second frame.
But, when the Expos added three in the home-half of the second inning the game was tied 7-7.
The third inning proved the big one for the Expos as they scored 10 for a commanding 17-7 lead.
The Cubs cut into the big lead with two in the fourth inning, but that would be it for their offence, while the Expos added two in the sixth frame to complete a 19-9 win.
The Expos had 18 hits in the game with Brandon Spilchen leading the way with four.
Matthew Datema was credited with the win. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs on four hits and striking out one.
Liam Baron threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Sebastian Dreger took the loss for the Cubs. He lasted two and a third innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out four and walking one.
Henry Seidlitz had started the game for Lumsden. He went one and one-third innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking one.
The Expos head west for a split doubleheader Saturday, July 16, facing the Unity Cardinals then taking on the North Battleford Beavers with both games in North Battleford.