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The Swift Current Mosquito Indians won a third straight AA Provincial Championship in Martensville on Sunday.
The Swift Current Mosquito Indians capped an incredible season with a third straight Provincial AA title in Martensville.
Swift Current opened the tournament with a 13-0 mercy rule win over the host Martensville Mustangs Friday evening. They tossed a second straight no hitter in a 12-0 win over the North East Selects. Swift Current finished the round robin with a loss to Weyburn to place second in their pool.
They advanced to the gold medal game with a 4-1 win over Lloydminster in the semi-final.
The Indians defeated the rival Weyburn Beavers 11-3 in the final to clinch a third straight provincial title.
“We are really excited,” said head coach Brad Bell. “The kids just had a super weekend… We played our best game of the season in the final for sure and beat Weyburn 11-2.”
Mac Gross pitched four shutout innings in the gold medal game. Reed Jacobson went in and pitched the final two innings to preserve the win.
“We hit the ball probably better than we have hit it all year. We have been waiting for that and we knew it was coming. We had three or four highlight reel defensive plays, just some super plays by some second-year kids defensively that were just excellent,” explained Bell.
Read the July 25 edition of the Southwest Booster for the full story