Tribe split twin bill with Beavers

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The Swift Current Indians lost Thursday in Weyburn but not before their winning streak reached eight games during a double header against the Beavers.

Sean Callegari tossed a seven-inning shutout to lead the Tribe to a 6-0 win in the opener. Callegari scattered five hits over seven innings while striking out seven as he threw 59 of his 76 pitches for strikes to lower his earned run average to 2.64 while improving to 5-0 on the season.

The Indians knocked out 13 hits and scored in three of the first four innings to take control of the game. Darren Kolk led the way with three hits, one run scored, and a run batted in out of the two-hole.

Catcher Taylor Steen was also three-for-four with a RBI. Eric Sams had two hits and two RBI as well. Leadoff man Josh Johnson failed to get a hit but came around to score two runs and stole two bases, his league leading 26th and 27th of the season.

The Indians lost the second game 10-6 after the hosts rebounded with 13 hits. Starter Peter Irvin was shelled for five hits, three walks, and six runs over 1.1 innings in the loss.

The Indians hung around to trail 6-5 after two innings but the Beavers added three more runs in the third inning and another in the fourth on their way to the win.

Hunter Owen led the offense with a triple and a single, knocking home three  runs and scoring once. Liam Goodall also tripled and singled and came around to score two runs. Eros Modena singled, scored, had an RBI, and stole two bases. He currently leads the WMBL with 36 RBI.

The Indians finished the day with a 23-14 record to lead the Central Division by three games.

The Tribe will visit the Regina Red Sox (22-13) on Friday with nine games remaining in the regular season.

Organizations: Regina Red Sox, Swift Current Indians, WMBL

Geographic location: Swift Current, Weyburn

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