Midget Indians open Westerns with mercy rule win

Steven Mah
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The first day of the 2013 AA Western Canada Baseball Championships in Swift Current is in the books.

The Swift Current Midget Indians opened the tournament with a mercy-rule shortened 10-0 win over the Bonnyville Braves. Zac Mackay picked up the win on the mound, while Kade Behm and Riley Gamble chipped in scoreless relief appearances.

The host Bantam Indians suffered a 12-6 loss in their tournament opener to the Muenster Red Sox on Friday morning. They remained winless with a 16-8 loss to Manitoba’s Oak River Friday afternoon.

The PeeWee Indians played a barn-burner against Alberta’s East Central Bulls and wound up losing 23-17. The two teams combined to throw an absurd 381 pitches over seven innings as they battled a miniscule strike zone.

Round robin action continues Saturday at the minor ball fields on 19th Ave NE. The PeeWee Indians will take on Burnaby at 9 a.m. at Ford Field. They will also face the Humboldt Dodgers at 6 p.m.

The Midget Indians will face Prince George at 9 a.m. at Mitchell Field and the Lloydminster Twins at 6 p.m. The Bantam Indians will battle the Olds Spitfires at 12 p.m. at Kinsmen Field.

Organizations: Muenster Red Sox, Swift Current Indians

Geographic location: Swift Current, Manitoba, Oak River Alberta Prince George

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