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Swift Current product helps Saskatchewan to fourth place finish at Canada Cup in Saskatoon

Swift Current’s Tanner Fritzke represented Saskatchewan at the 2014 Baseball Canada Cup Championships in Saskatoon last week.

Saskatchewan opened the tournament with a 12-2 win on Wednesday. They defeated Newfoundland 11-1 on Thursday and followed up with an 11-2 victory over Nova Scotia later that day.

Saskatchewan faced Prince Edward Island on Friday evening and clinched a spot in the medal round with a 7-4 win.

They rounded out the round robin on Saturday against New Brunswick and Fritzke finally got his chance to play. He pitched during the second and third innings and got four outs while walking one and striking out one without allowing a hit or a run. He also appeared at third base and walked twice and came around to score two runs in a 9-8 comeback win.

Team Saskatchewan faced British Columbia in the semi-final on Saturday and lost 3-1.

They had a second shot at a medal in the bronze medal game but lost 11-2 to Quebec to place fourth overall at the tournament. Fritzke pitched late in the game and got two outs while allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.

Fritzke and the Swift Current AA Midget Indians will be in action this weekend when they host the Western Canadian Baseball Championships at Mitchell Field.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Baseball, Swift Current Minor Baseball

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada, Swift Current Saskatoon Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island New Brunswick British Columbia Quebec

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