Tribe miss sweep in Lethbridge

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Swift Current Indians

The Swift Current Indians will need a second attempt to advance to the second round of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs after surrendering a four-run, eighth inning lead to the host Lethbridge Bulls to miss the sweep in best-of-five series.

The Indians scored three runs in the eighth inning to take a 6-2 lead but allowed five in the bottom of the inning to fall behind 8-6.

Larsen Kohler made a strong start with six innings of four-hit ball, allowing only two runs, while walking two and striking out six.

Mitch Ludtke suffered the loss after he allowed five runs on five hits in a 1-1/3-inning relief appearance.

The Indians broke things open with three runs on the eighth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Luke Barry tripled in Alex Mortensen and Will Thorp to earn some breathing room and Kirk Haviland brought Barry in too.

Jesse Sawyer quickly replied with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning as the Bulls posted six runs to make it 8-6 after eight innings.

Game four will be played Saturday in Lethbridge with game five, if necessary, slated for Sunday back in Swift Current.

Organizations: Western Major Baseball League, Swift Current Indians, Lethbridge Bulls

Geographic location: Lethbridge, Swift Current

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