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Swift Current Indians will get their top batters back

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The Swift Current Indians’ top two offensive threats in 2011 are returning to the club in 2012.

Outfielder Brennan Peterson (Central Butte, Sask.) and catcher Kirk Haviland (Merritt, B.C./University of Wisconsin-Parkside) will be back in the lineup for their fifth and third seasons, respectively.
 
Peterson was a second-team WMBL all-star in 2011 leading the Indians with 44 hits, 30 runs scored, 13 stolen bases, and a .429 on-base percentage. Haviland was also a second-team league all-star, leading the Indians with six home runs in 2011 while finishing second in RBI (20) and slugging percentage (.458).
 
"Brennan will be a key component of our team this season," said Indians coach Joe Carnahan. "He is an exciting player and will be a difference maker in our lineup.
 
"Kirk plays the game hard and has the toughness you like to see from a catcher. We have quite a few left handed hitters this season so it will be very important to our success that we have a right handed hitter with some pop like Kirk in the line up."
 
A third second-team league all-star – outfielder Luke Barry (Swift Current, Sask./Prairie Baseball Academy) – will also rejoin the Indians, after being named the club’s rookie of the year in 2011, along with infielder Jack Thompson (Coquitlam, B.C./Northern State University), who was named the team’s most improved player last year in his second season with the Tribe.

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