The Swift Current 57's comeback season came to an end on Tuesday after a 5-3 loss to the Moose Jaw Miller Express in game two of the WCBL East Division Semi-Final at Mitchell Field. The Millers won the best-of-three series two games to none.
The 57's fell behind early with the Millers capitalizing on two Swift Current errors to score five runs, four of them unearned, in the top of the first inning. Mathew Ward hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and followed up with an RBI single in the fifth. Brody Alexandre hit an RBI single of his own in the next at bat in the fifth, but the comeback attempt would fall short as Moose Jaw relievers Kellen Waller, Liam Sommer and Reece Helland would allow just one hit over the last four innings to seal the win for the Millers.
Starter Adam Golby struck out seven batters over six innings and allowed just one earned run to take the loss for Swift Current. Cameron Dunn was the winning pitcher for Moose Jaw.
The Miller Express move on to the WCBL East Division Final where they will face the Medicine Hat Mavericks, who knocked off the first-place Regina Red Sox with a two game sweep of their own, clinching with a 3-2 win at Athletic Park on Tuesday night. Out west, the Okotoks Dawgs and Sylvan Lake Gulls will battle for the West Division Final after finishing off sweeps of the Brooks Bombers and Fort McMurray Giants, respectively.
The WCBL playoffs resume on Thursday.