Swift Current lose lopsided decision to Regina
The Swift Current Indians had a forgettable trip to Regina on Thursday night after being shelled 10-0 by the Red Sox in Western Major Baseball League action.
Little went right for the Indians offensively who scattered nine hits and stranded 11 runners on base, including leaving runners at third base in both the third and fifth innings. Josh Johnson remains the WMBL's leading hitter with a .432 average after going two for five in the loss. Hunter Owen also had a two hit game for the Tribe.
Regina jumped into a 3-0 lead after two innings, but blew the game open with a five run explosion in the eighth inning.
The Red Sox had hits from eight different players, but they were led offensively by Anthony Pacheco who was three for four at the plate with a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.
Regina's Justin Blue picked up the pitching win, giving up seven hits over seven innings and striking out only a single batter.
Swift Current starter Peter Irvin was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on five hits over five innings of work while striking out six. The relief trio of Reilly Grose, B.J. Moen, and Justin Kehler gave up a combined seven runs and seven hits during the final three innings.
Swift Current is now looking to regroup after dropping to straight games on the heels of a six-game winning streak. After dropping a game to the East Division leaders, Swift Current now takes a 12-11 record into Lethbridge where they face the WMBL leading Bulls (16-8) tonight.