June 15th, 2024

Mavericks trail early, lose in Swift Current Friday

By James Tubb on July 29, 2022.

The Medicine Hat Mavericks had a rough start to their four day road trip.

The Mavericks fell 10-5 to the Swift Current 57’s Friday night. Medicine Hat entered the contest on the heels of a 5-2 loss at Athletic Park against the 57’s.

Swift Current jumped ahead early with four runs scored in the third inning and followed it up with three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning for a 10-0 lead.

Mathew Krall started the contest for Medicine Hat and pitched four innings with two strikeouts. Hunter Boylan came into the game out of the bullpen worked the fifth inning with a strikeout.

Mavericks pitchers Bryce Libke started the sixth inning and Jack Suhai worked the last two outs before he pitched the seventh inning.

Medicine Hat got on the board in the top of the seventh, as they scored four runs to cut Swift Current’s lead to 10-4.

The Mavericks runs came from SS Ranciel Ventura scoring on a wild pitch, a bases loaded walk from LF Christian Rush, a sac fly from CF Braden DeSonia and 2B Deon Reese scoring on an 57’s error.

Nate Ewing worked the bottom of the eighth inning on the mound for Medicine Hat and held the 57’s at bay. Medicine Hat stepped up to the plate in the ninth inning and after the first two batters were retired, Suhai put on a helmet for his first WCBL at bat.

Suhai drew a walk and later scored as the Mavericks halved Swift Current’s lead to 10-5 before the home team shut the door to seal Medicine Hat’s loss.

The Mavericks(16-33) are back in action Saturday when they travel to Weyburn to take on the Beavers.

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