© Katie Brickman
Second baseman Riley Pascoe of the Moose Jaw Canucks tags out Tim Vanstone of the Swift Current Indians during Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League Midget AA action on Thursday evening at Ross Wells Park. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
It may be late in the season, but the Moose Jaw Canucks aren’t about to give up on their chances of making a splash in the playoffs.
The Canucks turned in a gutsy performance in a 5-4 win over the Swift Current Indians on Thursday evening in Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League Midget AA action at Ross Wells Park.
After five straight losses, this was a game the Canucks needed and wanted to win.
“It seems like a long time since a W,” said Charlie Meacher, coach of the Canucks. “We didn’t give up and we swung that bat well.”
Starting pitcher Chris Mann struggled early to find the strike zone, but was able to settle down and pitch a strong game. Chase Griffin pitched well in two plus innings of work.
“We had a little trouble in the first inning, then we finally figured it out,” said Meacher. “We haven’t thrown Chase in much this year, so it was good to see him pitch well.”
The Indians scored one in the opening inning and three in the second inning, but was then held off the score sheet. The Canucks scored one run in the third, one in the fourth, and two in the fifth and one in the sixth inning to claw back for the victory. Josh Driedger, Riley Pascoe, Jordan McInnis, Grayson Locken and Zeb Smith brought in the runs for the Canucks.
“We need to build and need to be going now,” said Meacher. “We need to build for the playoffs.”
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