Tuesday, 12 July 2011 03:12

Indians win weird one Monday night

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The Swift Current Indians continue to win in the most unusual of ways,  taking a 2-1 win over the visiting Regina Red Sox last night on a walkoff balk in the 12th inning before 375 fans at Mitchell Field.

Regina struck early, scoring in the top of the first, but Indians left fielder Parris Austin replied with a solo home run in the third to tie it up.

Swift had its way with Regina’s pitching most of the night, putting 16 runners in all on base, but stranded 14 of them and the teams then played eight scoreless innings before the bizarre finish. Regina reliever Dakota Barr was pulled in the 12th after walking the bases loaded, and his replacement Mark Lowther was called for a balk before he’d thrown a single pitch, which sent Austin across home plate for the win.
Catcher Kirk Haviland and centre fielder Max Gordon led the Indians at the plate with two hits each. Tribe starter Dan Rogers allowed three hits and one run while striking out eight over seven innings, and closer Joey Evans picked up the win allowing one hit and striking out four over four complete.
The Indians (18-10) have won six of their last seven games and will look to make it three in a row Tuesday when they travel to Regina for the second half of a home-and-home with the Red Sox (21-7). Swift Current leads the Central Division by seven games over Moose Jaw and will clinch the pennant with any combination of six Indians wins or Moose Jaw losses.

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