Tuesday, 02 August 2011 21:39

Indians season ends with loss to Mavericks

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The Swift Current Indians season came to a grinding halt Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 to the visiting Medicine Hat Mavericks, dropping their best-of-five West Division semifinal three games to one.

The Tribe had opportunities to get on the scoreboard early in the game with runners on the corners in the first inning and by loading the bases in the second, but they failed to take advantage of those opportunities. Maverick pitcher Billy Martin dominated Swift Current after that as he didn't face more than four batters in a single inning for the rest of the game while recording the complete game shutout.

The Mavericks, meanwhile, took advantage of their scoring opportunities in the game by posting single runs in the first, second and fourth innings en route to the victory.

Zack Reser allowed all three runs in three and two-thirds innings of work. Joey Evan didn't allow a run across the plate and struck out seven batters as he finished the game for the Indians.

With the end of the season for the Indians came the end of the careers of 16-year veteran Conrad Funk and five-year veteran Shawn Lee as well as seven more players due to the change in the WMBL's eligibility rule.

Medicine Hat advances to the West Division championship series where they will face Okotoks. That series is set to start on Friday in Okotoks.

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