Swift Current continues win streak with 9-4 victory in Yorkton

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The Swift Current Indians won their fourth straight game, and earned their third road win in two nights, after scoring a 9-4 win in Yorkton on Saturday night.

The Tribe are now 8-4 to start a busy month of July and their 19-13 record places them third best in the Western Major Baseball League.

Swift Current outhit host Yorkton by a 15-6 margin, but the game was only decided in the final two innings when the Tribe broke a 4-4 tie with three run eighth inning and adding two insurance runs in the ninth.

Both teams flexed their offensive muscles to start the game, with Swift Current scoring three runs in the top of the first and Yorkton responding with four runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Swift Current tied the game at 4-4 with a single run in the fourth.

Tribe starter Marc-Andre Habeck settled down after the opening inning when he yielded four runs on four hits, tossing a two hitter over the next six innings. Robbie DeVries earned the pitching victory, striking out four during a pair of three up, three down innings to end the game.

Offensively, both Hunter Owen and Taylor Steen connected for three hit games, while six different players drove in runs.

Swift Current now holds the league lead with a .299 batting average to slightly edge Lethbridge who sits second with a team .295 average, Moose Jaw who are at .294, and Regina's .292 team batting average.

Yorkton fell to 11-17 on the season with Jamie Whitehead taking the loss on the mound after giving up seven runs on 11 hits over eight innings of work. Codi Scanlon pitched the final inning and was touched for a pair of runs on four hits.

Swift Current wraps up their tough Eastern swing where they play four games in three days with an afternoon test against Yorkton.

The Tribe then returns home for a Monday night game at Mitchell Field against the visiting Lethbridge Bulls.

Organizations: Swift Current Indians, Yorkton Cardinals, Western Major Baseball League

Geographic location: Swift Current, Yorkton

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