Skylar Canada went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Boissevain Centennials to a 6-4 victory over the host Souris Cardinals in South West Baseball League playoff action on Tuesday night.
Jay Pringle went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Ryan Albrecht finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run as Boissevain swept the best-of-three quarter-final series. Bryan Swaenepoel was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Brock Anderson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead Souris.
Ty Workman struck out six over six innings to earn the win, while Pringle tossed a scoreless seventh to earn the save. Kent Wheaton went the distance in a losing effort for the Cardinals.
Meanwhile, Trevor Kozak tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout to lead the Wawanesa Brewers to a 6-0 victory over the host Elkhorn Expos last night to clinch the best-of-three quarter-final series 2-1.
Wawanesa will next face the Hamiota Red Sox in the best-of-five SWBL semifinals, while Boissevain will take on the Hartney Hoppers.
Clark Whelpton drove in two runs with two hits, while Kyle Johnston cashed in the game-winning run with a one-out, bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the sixth inning to give the Brandon Midget Knights an 8-7 victory over the Diamond Dawgs in Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League action on Tuesday night at Brandon Field.
Johnston also earned the win on the mound by tossing three innings in relief of Knights starter Dale Penner. Chris Campbell cracked a pair of triples to lead the Diamond Dawgs at the plate.
Warren Birch doubled and singled and drove in three runs in a losing cause Monday night as the Portage Padres edged the visiting Carberry Royals 6-5 in Santa Clara Senior AA Baseball League playoff action.
Winning pitcher Jason Kirkland and losing pitcher Todd Heselwood both went the distance on the mound, with Game 2 slated for tonight in Carberry at 7 p.m.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 23, 2014