The Weyburn Iron Pigs opened the Qu’Appelle Valley Baseball League finals with a tough 4-3 loss in extra innings to the Regina Ghosts on Thursday night in Regina.
The Pigs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning on a two-run double off the bat of Mike Onstad, but were unable to hold the lead as Regina tied it up and then went on to score the winning run in extra innings.
Troy Miller had a hit and an RBI, Will Morris and Ketter Hoium each had two hits, and Garett Walbaum and Brad Weisgerber each had one hit.
Luke Niemegeers was on the mound for the Pigs for four innings, with Eric Evans pitching in relief for three innings. Niemegeers allowed six hits, three runs and had five strike-outs, while Evans allowed two hits, one run and had two strike-outs.
The Pigs will now look to even up the best-of-three series when they return to Weyburn for game 2 on Tuesday night, Sept. 8, at Tom Laing Park.