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By Medicine Hat News on July 20, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

It used to be the Western Major Baseball League’s Eastern Conference was clearly weaker than the Western.

The Medicine Hat Mavericks are finding out that’s certainly not the case this summer.

The Mavs fell 6-2 to the Weyburn Beavers Wednesday, now barely above .500 against teams from the east.

Ulysses Fluellen hit a first-inning home run, Carson Perkins only needed 99 pitches to get through seven innings and the Beavers continued their climb up the standings, now 23-16 and within striking distance of 26-12 Regina for top spot in their conference.

Medicine Hat fell to 21-18, now just a half-game ahead of 20-18 Edmonton for third spot in the west with nine games left before playoffs. The good news is they’re three wins (or less, depending on what Brooks and Fort McMurray do) away from clinching a post-season berth.

Connor Deeds was handed the loss although incorrect online scoring in Weyburn showed him as having pitched no innings. What the rest of the online scoring showed was a combination of untimely errors and walks that kept the home side ahead.

It was 3-0 before a pair of errors led to two Mavericks runs in the sixth inning. Colton Wright singled home the second but Medicine Hat also left the bases loaded.

Wright and Jaxson Freed each went 2-for-4 in a losing cause.

The teams play again tonight before the Mavs return home Saturday to face the Lethbridge Bulls.

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