The Brandon Cloverleafs finished the weekend in first place in the Manitoba Baseball League standings thanks to a 10-5 victory over the Brandon Marlins Sunday night at Andrews Field.
The Marlins had moved a point up on the Cloverleafs hours earlier with a 10-3 victory over the Neepawa Farmers.
In Sunday’s other game, the Oak River Dodgers dumped the Reston Rockets 9-1.
In the late game, Travis Jean went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Cloverleafs (6-1), while teammates Casey Clark and Jason Rae both went 2-4.
Sean Dryden earned the win on the mound, while Jeff Wiebe took the loss for the Marlins (5-2-1).
Marlins 10 Farmers 3
At Andrews Field, Ryan Duncan went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in three runs for the Marlins, who scored four runs in each of the first two innings. Pat Vandoorne and Jesse Goertzen had two hits and scored three runs apiece, with Goertzen also driving in a pair.
Rob Wilson went 1-for-4 and knocked in two runs for the Farmers (1-6).
Sam McNeice gave up three runs on six hits and a walk over eight innings for the win. Josh Loewen allowed eight runs — seven earned — in eight innings for the loss.
Dodgers 9 Rockets 1
In Reston, Drew Birss went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs as the Dodgers (3-5) leapfrogged the Rockets (2-3-1) for third place.
Duncan Paddock and Al Martin each had two hits, a run and two RBIs, while Taw Frederickson also had two hits and crossed the plate three times.
Ryan Shaw limited the Rockets to one run on four hits in seven innings for the win. Losing pitcher Zane Sawyer gave up six runs in five innings.
Buddy Mayert and Mitch Olson drove in the Reston runs.
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