Stevenson tosses complete game to lead Mavericks to road win
© Steven Mah
2014 Swift Current Indians
The Western Major Baseball League championship series is now a best-of-three after the Medicine Hat Mavericks won 5-2 in Swift Current Thursday.
The Indians had won game one in 11 innings one night earlier but were unable to grab a stranglehold on the series as they made costly defensive miscues for a second straight game and struggled to string together hits at the plate.
J.P. Stevenson held the Indians at bay all evening, allowing only six hits, two walks, and two runs over nine complete innings while striking out six.
The Mavericks scored runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead but the Tribe cut the deficit in half in the third inning when Eros Modena brought Josh Johnson home.
Medicine Hat replied quickly in the fourth inning with three runs, which would prove to be too much for the Indians to come back for. Eric Sams homered for Swift Current in the eighth inning for a 5-2 final.
Indians' starter Sean Callegari suffered his first loss of the season, allowing six hits, three walks, and five runs, only three that were earned, over four innings. Connor Harris kept the game within reach with three scoreless innings in relief.
Games three and four will be played Friday and Saturday in Medicine Hat. Game five, if necessary will be played Sunday in Swift Current.