Canucks confident and rolling
The Moose Jaw Canucks appear to peaking at the right time.
© Katie Brickman
Wyatt Riendeau of the Moose Jaw Canucks hits a double against the Regina Buffalo on Sunday afternoon at Ross Wells Park. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
After another double-header sweep on Sunday afternoon, the Canucks have won six straight games and are unbeaten in seven.
The Canucks won 1-0 against the Regina White Sox in the first game at Ross Wells Park in Saskatchewan Premier Midget AA Baseball League action.
Jordan Logan was the first batter of the game. He walked and then came around to score the lone run for the Canucks.
In the second game, the Canucks bats started early and came out with a 12-2 win over the Regina Buffalos.
“I think it is focus,” said Kevin Smith, head coach of the Canucks. “I think they are coming to the ballpark ready to play and they are keeping their focus, for the most part, throughout the whole seven innings of each game. They are getting rewarded.”
Kagan Meier had three singles and Kaleb Wilson had two singles in the win.
This was the third game in two games for the Canucks, as they also won 11-2 in Southey on Saturday afternoon.
With a double-header sweep on Wednesday and again on Sunday, Smith feels his team should be walking with a bit of swagger.
“I think it boils down to focus. I don’t know when it came or how it came, but we will take it. It is a good time of the year for the focus to be there,” he said. “They should be feeling good about themselves. Six in row, that is good.”
This is a very different team than when they first took to the field in early June, which opened the season with a win, loss and a tie.
“What we are seeing is quality pitching and see production throughout the whole lineup now. That is different from the first of the year,” said Smith. “Now, everyone is contributing and I think that is why we are undefeated in the last seven games.”
The regular season is quickly coming to a close for the Canucks, with only four more games — all on the road.
“I think they are all feeling good about themselves and that’s a good thing. At this time of the year, that is perfect,” said Smith. “It is the old cliché, but we have to take it one game at a time and we will do that.”
The Canucks will be hosting the bottom eight midget AA league playoffs on July 19-20 at Blackwell and Ross Wells Park diamonds.