The Swift Current 18U AAA 57’s earned a pair of wins over the visiting Moose Jaw Canucks in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League on Sunday.
The 57’s crossed home plate for five runs in the opening inning on their way to a 9-3 win to open the day. Kelsey Rokochy picked up the win as he allowed only one hit over five innings. Wyatt Harkes closed things out with two hitless innings in relief.
The 57’s knocked out 10 hits, led by Ethan Murdoch with a double, single, two walks, two runs batted in, and one run scored. Rokochy singled twice, stole two bases, walked, and scored twice. Dawson Schultz singled, walked three times, stole a base, scored, and had one RBI.
Cash Arntsen singled, walked, scored, and had one RBI. Riley Bowers singled, scored, and brought home two runs. Ben Patenaude singled and scored. Connor Choo-Foo singled, walked, scored, and added one RBI. Tyler Olfert singled and had one RBI, while Rydell Adair added a RBI.
The 57’s had another five-run inning in the second game and held on for a 5-4 win despite being held to two hits.
Schultz picked up the win as he scattered six hits, two walks, and four runs across 4.1 innings while striking out four. Harkes got the final eight outs as he held the Canucks to one hit and one walk.
Schultz helped his own cause with a single and two RBIs. Arntsen, Rokochy, Bowers, Evan Kobley, and Patenaude all scored, while Rokochy and Murdoch picked up RBIs.
The 57’s will play three home games this weekend beginning Saturday when they host the Regina Wolfpack (16-10) at 4 p.m. at Mitchell Field. They will also host the Saskatoon Diamondbacks (12-10) for a double header beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday in their final home games of the season.