Solo home runs by Jason Rae, Travis Jean and Casey Clark helped the Brandon Cloverleafs hold on to first place in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League on Tuesday night.
The Cloverleafs (7-1) knocked off the host Neepawa Farmers 7-4 last night to remain one point up on the Brandon Marlins (6-2-1), who beat the Oak River Dodgers 7-4 on the road.
In Neepawa last night, Rae and Mason Schiff both went 3-for-5 to lead the Cloverleafs at the plate, with Matt Gunning going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Cam Tibbett drove in three runs with a 3-for-4 performance for the Farmers (1-7), while Torey Scott was 3-for-5 with three runs scored.
Cloverleafs starter Sean Dryden worked six innings before Justin Funk came in to earn the win with two innings of relief, with Matt Mutcheson earning the save with a scoreless ninth. Starter Garett Rempel worked seven innings for the Farmers, with Daylon Creasy taking the loss.
Marlins 7 Dodgers 4
In Oak River, Tanner Jago was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Ryan Duncan went 2-for-5 and cranked a three-run homer to lead the Marlins. Duncan Paddock was 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the Dodgers (3-6). Brandon starter Jesse Goertzen struck out eight over eight innings, scattering four hits, to earn the win. Oak River’s Taw Fredrickson took the loss, giving up seven runs on nine hits.
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