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Indians split weekend games

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The Swift Current Indians didn't enjoy their Trans-Canada trek east on Sunday.

The Indians dropped a 7-3 decision Sunday night to the Moose Jaw Express.

The Indians entire offensive output came in the fifth which included a Kirk Haviland homer (his third) and Shawn Lee and Brennan Peterson each had doubles.

The Indians only had six hits in the game and left five on base.

A Tufts took the loss (0-1). He gave up four hits and five runs, while walking four and striking out two.

The Indians earned a 4-3 decision over Medicine Hat in a home game Saturday.

“Captain” Kirk Haviland kickstarted the Swift Current Indians’ offence with his second home run in as many nights, and the Tribe rallied from three one-run deficits to pick up its first win of the season, a 4-3 decision Saturday over the visiting Medicine Hat Mavericks. Haviland launched a solo shot over the Mitchell Field fence in the second inning to draw the Indians (1-1) even after the Mavs (2-1) hit a solo homer of their own in the top half of the inning. The winning runs came in the bottom of the seventh, when rookie third baseman Sam Stahl hit a two-RBI double that scored Haviland and Jack Thompson.

Indians pitcher Chad Jones, throwing in relief of starter Tim Jones, earned the win striking out five Mavericks over the final three innings – including the all three Mavs hitters in the ninth – while Billy Martin took the loss for Medicine Hat. Second baseman Spencer Franceschetti scored the other run for the Tribe, finishing 1-for-3 at the plate.

They will return home Monday and Tuesday for a two-game set with the Edmonton Prospects. In 2010 Swift Current won the season series against Moose Jaw 4-1 and against Edmonton 3-1. Game time Monday and Tuesday, as always, is 7:05 p.m. at Mitchell Field.

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