Tribe stun Bulls in extra innings

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The Swift Current Indians erased a six-run deficit and won in the 10th inning to take a stranglehold on their opening round playoff series with a 7-6 win over the Lethbridge Bulls Wednesday.

Brennen Jacobsen scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to put the Indians ahead two games to none in the best-of-five series.

The run capped a wild inning, which started when Kirk Haviland and Jack Thompson were both hit by pitches. Jacobsen came it to pitch run for Haviland and Tanner Morache singled to load the bases with no outs. Jake Hansen then uncorked a wild pitch to allow the winning run to score.

The Indians had tied the game with two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.

Indians starter Garrett Anderson was unable to make it out of the second inning, allowing three walks, four hits, and five runs.

Alex Tufts came on and stabilized things for the Tribe, allowing four walks, four hits, and one run while striking out five over 7-1/3 innings.

The Bulls led 6-0 during the third inning before Aaron Dunsmore singled in Thompson to get the Tribe on the board. Haviland hit a solo home run in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-2.

Dunsmore finished the game with three hits, two runs batted in, and a run scored. Morache also had three hits and scored a run.

The series will shift to Lethbridge for games three and four on Thursday and Friday. Game five, if necessary, would be played Saturday in Swift Current.

In other WMBL action:

Regina defeated Weyburn 13-6 and leads the series 2-0.

Medicine Hat defeated Okotoks 10-3 to tie the series 1-1.

Moose Jaw defeated Melville 10-4 in 15 innings to tie the series 1-1.

Organizations: Swift Current Indians, WMBL, Lethbridge Bulls

Geographic location: Swift Current, Lethbridge

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