Neepawa Farmers’ baserunner Torey Scott is safe on second base as the Cloverleafs’ Mason Schiff waits for the throw at Andrews Field on Tuesday. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
Brandon Cloverleafs’ pitcher Zach Steckler lets fly during Tuesday’s game with the Neepawa Farmers at Andrews Field. Brandon won 7-4. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
The Brandon Cloverleafs set up an all-Brandon Manitoba Senior Baseball League final by beating the Neepawa Farmers 7-4 on Tuesday at Andrews Field.
The Cloverleafs, who won the regular-season pennant, swept the best-of-five semifinal in three straight games, earning a matchup with the second-place Brandon Marlins.
Derek Chapman went 1-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs for the Cloverleafs, who needed only six hits to generate their seven runs. Pearce McDonald tripled and scored twice for Brandon, driving in another run. Kevin McNeill was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while Mason Schiff scored twice, reaching base four times by singling, walking twice and being hit by a pitch.
Torey Scott went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs for the Farmers, who also go two hits apiece from Garrett Rempel, Kevin Levandosky and Rob Wilson.
Zach Steckler allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings for the win, while Justin Funk worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the save. Losing pitcher Josh Loewen lasted four innings, allowing two runs, with only one of them earned.
The final is tentatively set to begin next Tuesday.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 30, 2014