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Twins continue to roll in league play
The Southeast U18 AAA Twins continued their great start to the season by winning three of four games in a four-day span.
The past week started with a 6-5 loss to the Regina Athletics on Thursday – the Twins first loss of the regular season. The Athletics rallied with three in the bottom of the sixth.
Carter Beck had two hits and two runs for the Twins, and Hunter Stewart added a triple and two RBIs.
Sutter Balog allowed three runs and struck out 11 in five innings.
The Twins recovered with a sweep of the White Butte Broncos on Saturday, winning 11-5 and 9-7.
The Twins scored eight in the third inning in the win over the Broncos. Brody Dorrance had three hits, two runs and an RBI, and Mitch Himmelspach added two hits, a run and an RBI.
Mason Fichter gave up four runs and struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings.
The Twins trailed 4-0 after three innings and 7-5 through four in the second game, but recovered to win. Nathan Yunick had four RBIs, and Ty Fehrenbach added three hits, two runs and an RBI.
Hunter Stewart didn’t allow a run in 3 1/3 innings of relief.
The Twins’ final game was a 13-8 win over the Moose Jaw Canucks. The Canucks jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but the Twins would scored at least twice in five of the six innings they played. Five players had at least two runs, and Callum Hollinger and Conner Kerr had two hits each.
Carter Beck didn’t allow a run or a hit in four innings of relief, and struck out 12.
The Twins are scheduled to visit the Regina Wolfpack Tuesday. (Results not available at press time). Then they host the Regina Wolfpack on June 8 at 7 p.m. at Lynn Prime Park, and visit the Parkland Expos on June 12 in Melville.
The Estevan U18 AA Brewers went 1-3 during the weekend.
Estevan started with an 11-6 loss to the Muenster Red Sox on Saturday. Estevan led 4-3 entering the bottom of the third, but surrendered three in the third and four in the fourth.
Jacob Mayer had two hits and two RBIs for the Brewers.
Logan Romaniuk and Sam Bendickson each went three innings for the Brewers.
The next game was a 13-1 win over the Prince Albert Royals. A nine-run second inning gave Estevan a commanding lead. Tyler Saigeon (three runs, three hits and two RBIs) and Tanyan Strudwick (three runs, two hits and three RBIs) led the offensive outburst.
Jared Kuchinka went 4 2/3 innings and struck out eight.
Sunday’s action saw them drop a doubleheader with the Regina White Sox. First was 9-8 loss. (Details on the game were not available).
The next game saw the Brewers trail 5-2 through three innings, but fought back to take a 7-6 lead after four in the seventh. The White Sox would get two in the seventh to win 8-7. Matty Fornwald had two runs, two RBIs, a double and a triple for the Brewers.
Strudwick and Hunter Siever were the pitchers.
The Brewers will host the Regina Buffalos at noon on June 11, and the White Butte Broncos on June 12 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Lynn Prime Park.
The South East U15 AAA A’s went 0-4 on the weekend, losing 16-11 and 15-8 to the Regina Athletics on Saturday, and 15-11 and 11-10 to the Regina White Sox on Sunday.
The A’s had an 8-0 lead after two innings, but the Athletics scored at least two runs in each of the final five innings.
Tyson Hardy had two home runs and seven RBIs for the As, while Caden Dorrance had three hits and a run.
Axton Martin had a home run and three RBIs in the second game. Luke Holman had three hits and two RBIs.
The two teams were tied at eight after seven innings. But the Athletics scored seven times in the eighth.
Hardy started and gave up three runs, none earned, in three innings.
The A’s had seven runs in the fourth to lead the White Sox 10-2 in the first game, but five runs for the White Sox in the fourth pulled them close, and they had seven runs in the sixth.
Draven Naviaux had a home run for the A’s, and Daxtyn Brown had two runs, two hits and three RBIs.
The A’s and White Sox were tied at 7-7 after seven innings, after the A’s scored five in the sixth to rally from a 7-2 deficit. The A’s then scored three in the eighth, but the White Sox plated four in the extra frame. Hardy hit another home run and finished with two runs, two hits and three RBIs.