The Southeast U18 AAA Twins have a flawless record to start the 2023 Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League season.
The Twins defeated the expansion Zone 7 Sun Devils 10-5 and 16-5 Saturday in Unity. Sam Mallory had three hits, scored three runs and had two runs batted in (RBIs). The Twins scored six times in the second inning and twice in the third for a quick 8-2 lead.
Three pitchers shared the duties for the Twins, combining to strike out 10.
In the next game, the Twins scored nine times in the first inning and three more in the second. The mercy rule was invoked after five innings.
Mitch Himmelspach scored four times, Carter Beck had four hits, two runs and three RBIs.
Callum Hollinger and Mallory shared the pitching duties.
The following day, the Twins won 7-6 and 11-7 over the Saskatoon Giants. The Twins gave up three runs in the third in the first game, but responded with four of their own.
Conner Kerr had a run and three hits, and Spencer Copeland and Dax Brown had two RBIs each.
Sutter Balog and Beck were on the mound, with each striking out six.
In the next game, the Twins trailed 5-4 through five innings, but rallied with seven in the sixth. Mallory had three runs, three hits and two RBIs, and Beck had two runs, two hits and two RBIs.
Kade Phillips and Kerr were the pitchers.
The Estevan U18 AA Brewers are off to a great start to the season by winning their first four games.
The Brewers defeated the Regina Blue Jays 8-6 and 12-1 on May 7. The Brewers then had two 13-3 victories over the Prince Albert Royals on May 14.
Estevan scored four times in the first in the opening game against the Royals, and had an 8-0 lead through four innings. The Royals had three in the fifth, but then Estevan added five runs, and the mercy rule was invoked.
Tanyan Strudwick had two hits, three runs and four RBIs, and eight different players scored.
Justin Linthicum gave up four hits and struck out seven in five innings.
The second game also went five innings after the Brewers scored five in the fifth. Linthicum had three runs and Strudwick scored four times. Mathias Fornwald had three hits.
Jayden Kuchinka and Axton Martin combined to hold the Royals to one hit and struck out eight.
The Brewers will be back in action when they host the Regina Pacers for a doubleheader on May 20 at 1 and 4 p.m.
The South East U15 AAA A's went 2-2 to start the season. After starting with a 4-3 loss to the Moose Jaw Canucks on May 7 and romping to a 16-6 win in six innings over the Regina Athletics two days later, the A's, who play out of Alameda, faced the Sask Five Giants on Sunday. They won the first game 8-4 and lost 10-7.
The A's led 5-1 after the first inning and 7-3 through three in the first game against the Giants.
Tyson Hardy had three RBIs, while Jaxon Kuchinka had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Hardy also went five innings on the mound and struck out 10. Joran Frey gave up just one hit in two innings of relief.
The next game was a 10-7 loss. The Giants led 8-3 after four innings but the A's rallied for four in the sixth. The Giants pulled away with two in the seventh. Caden Dorrance and Tristan Brownridge each had a run, an RBI and two hits.
Three pitchers split duties for the A's.
They were also scheduled to face the Regina Athletics on May 16. (Results not available at press time).
The Estevan U13 AA Brewers, who are the reigning Western Canada Baseball champions, were slated to begin their season on May 16 against the Weyburn Beavers. (Results were not available at press time). Then they will visit the Regina Blue Jays on May 22 and the Beavers on May 24.
The Estevan U11 AA Brewers went 4-0 to start their season, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders in early May.
Estevan defeated the Holdfast Knights 14-6 and 6-3 on May 6. Then they blanked the Swift Current 57s 21-0 and 23-0 the following day.
The Brewers will host the White Butte Broncos Blue on May 20 at 11 a.m. at Mel Murray Cactus Park, and then visit the Regina White Sox on May 21.