ESTEVAN - The Estevan U18 AA Brewers have now won 10 straight games to start the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League season.
The Brewers swept two weekend doubleheaders, defeating the Saskatoon A’s 4-3 and 2-1 on Saturday, and the Lumsden Cubs 5-4 and 10-2 on Sunday.
In the first game against the A’s, the Brewers trailed 3-1 after five innings, but tied the game with two in the sixth and then won with one in the seventh. Hayden Terrett had the game-winning base hit. Ty Hoste notched a hit and two runs batted in.
Justin Linthicum started and went 4 1/3 innings, and Sam Bendickson didn’t allow a hit in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
The Brewers scored in the second and third innings in the second game against the A’s. Tayson Dietze had a run and two hits for the Brewers.
Jayden Kuchinka went 6 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and striking out 12, and J. Mayer picked up the final out with a strikeout.
The Brewers were down 4-1 after five innings in the first game with the Cubs, but scored twice in the sixth, then added one in the seventh and took the lead in the eighth. Mathias Fornwald scored on a passed ball for the winning run.
Axton Martin pitched the first five innings. Then Jacob Mayer didn’t allow a baserunner in three innings of relief while striking out six.
The Brewers scored four in each of the first and seventh innings in the second win over Lumsden. Mayer and Linthicum each had two runs, three hits and an RBI.
Tanyan Strudwick went the distance, allowing four hits and striking out four.
The Estevan U15 AA Brewers had a 2-1-1 mark on the weekend.
They opened with a 9-9 tie against the White Butte Broncos, a game the Brewers led 7-1 after the first inning. But they recovered to blank the Broncos 10-0 in the second game.
Sunday saw them play the Davidson Cardinals, losing 22-10 in the first game but recovering to win 15-5 in the second, leaving the Brewers with a 4-2-1 record in league play.
The Estevan U13 AA Brewers won two lopsided games on Sunday to improve their record to 5-1.
Estevan defeated the Swift Current 57s 18-8 and 22-8.
Earlier in the week, they dropped their first game of the season, a 15-12 decision against the Weyburn Beavers.
(Details on the U15 and U13 AA games were not available through GameChanger).