Indians win wild series opener in Regina

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Tribe score three runs in extra innings to take series lead over Regina Red Sox

Swift Current Indians

The Swift Current Indians scored three runs in an extra inning to open the second round of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs with a 15-13 win over the host Regina Red Sox Thursday.

Zach Manley earned the win in a game that saw the two teams combine for 28 hits, 20 walks, 10 stolen bases, and five errors. The Indians' closer pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and an unearned run, while striking out three.

Josh Johnson singled in Justin Lee and Liam Goodall in the top of the 10th inning and Manley plated Kevin Bettencourt with a sacrifice fly to put the Tribe ahead 15-12. Regina replied with one run in the bottom of the inning but Manley struck out the final two batters to end the game.

Johnson, the WMBL regular season Most Valuable Player, finished the game with three singles, three runs scored, two walks, two runs batted in, and three stolen bases. Darren Kolk had a double and a single, scored twice, and knocked home two runs while playing centre field, right field, and making an appearance on the mound.

Game two of the best-of-five series will be played Friday in Regina. Games three and four will be played Saturday and Sunday in Swift Current.

Organizations: Western Major Baseball League, Swift Current Indians, Regina Red Sox WMBL

Geographic location: Regina, Swift Current

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