The Swift Current 57’s first winning streak of the season came to an end in a 5-4 loss to the Regina Red Sox on Sunday.
The 57’s knocked out 13 hits, including seven for extra bases, but left 10 runners on base as their two-game winning streak came to an end.
They took an early lead on a Bryan Benz home run in the first inning. Regina replied with two runs in the fifth inning, but Bo McClintock hit a two-run blast to centre field during a three-run bottom of the inning.
Regina took the lead for good with a three-run sixth inning to close the scoring.
Starter Garrett Hawkins had a solid outing with 5.1 innings of six-hit ball, but was tagged with four earned runs when some inherited runners scored in the sixth inning. The 6’5’’ righty from Biggar struck out five and allowed one walk in his 57’s debut.
Benz finished the game with four hits, only a double short of the cycle. Third baseman Jerad Dokey contributed two doubles, while Ethan Hunter and Alex Orenczuk also had two-hit outings.
The Red Sox improved to 3-3, while the 57’s dropped to 3-6 on the season. The 57’s will continue a six-game home stand on Monday when they host the Fort McMurray Giants for the first time.