Beavers play two-game series against rivals

The Weyburn Beavers played a two-game home series against the Regina Red Sox on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday’s game started off in favour of the Red Sox with them scoring two runs right off the bat in the first.

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The Beavers were finally able to respond in the bottom of the second though. Justin Summers started it off with a sacrifice fly to the left fielder to let Dominic Sere score. With a man on third, Tyler Scott hammered a single to right field which gave James McCallum the chance to make a clean run to home. Bo Justin Martinez put the Beavers ahead by hitting a double to center field which allowed Scott to touch third and then home base.

The Red Sox quickly tied up the score in the top of the third, but the Red Sox moved ahead by one in the fifth. There was continuous hope for the Beavers to once again pull ahead as the score remained 4-3 for the better part of the remainder of the game. It wasn’t until things fell apart in the top of ninth and the Red Sox earned four runs. Ultimately, once again the Beaver fell short to the Red Sox 8-3.

Tuesday’s game didn’t go much better as the game ended in a final score of 9-3 for the Red Sox. The Beavers three runs were made by Sere after Summers hit a single to second base in the fourth, Nolan Machibroda after Summers hit a single and an error by the pitcher was made in the sixth and by Summers after Scott hit a double in the sixth.

The Weyburn Beavers travelled to Yorkton to face the Cardinals. Their schedule for the rest of the week and into the weekend is a home-and-home series against the Melville Millionaires with Beavers acting as host first on Thursday and the Millionaires having home field advantage on Friday and a three-game away series against the Miller Express on Saturday and Sunday (double header).

Before their series against the Red Sox this week, the Beavers hit a rough patch last week losing five games in a row, the most losses they’ve had in a row all season.  They took losses both away and at home with a 12-3 loss in Moose Jaw against the Miller Express on Tuesday, July 23,two at home losses on Wednesday and Thursday against the Swift Current 57’s (8-3) and the Yorkton Cardinals(6-5) and two 4-1 away losses in Regina against the Red Sox on Friday and Saturday.

The team turned things around however on Sunday during their home game against the Miller Express.

 Sere earned a run early in the game to put the Beavers up on the board first. In the bottom of the third, Sere hit a double that allowed two men to round third. Following right after him, Tyler Sandoval hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring Ryan Gaab home.

The fifth inning saw the Miller Express score one unearned run, but it also saw Sere continue his good fortune and hit an absolute bomb out of the park to earn two more runs for the Beavers.

Even though they were up 7-1, the Beavers didn’t hold back and kept adding to the score. With bases fully loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Dominic Bravo nailed a single that allowed the two “Speed Racer’s” , Garett Perez and Martinez, to come home. Sandoval stepped up to bat with only one out on the line and bases once again loaded. He advanced to first due to being hit by a pitch, which automatically let Drake Pilat earn a run. Scott wacked a single to center field that earned two runs.

The Miller Express was able to score one more run before the end of the game, but the Beavers would take the victorious 11-2 win to end their five game slump. Chase Stratton took the win on the mound, staying in the game until the top of the eighth.