Down two nothing at one point in the Western Major Baseball League finals, the odds didn’t look good for the Regina Red Sox.
Fast forward two days later, those odds are as even as can be.
The Red Sox won a tightly contested ball game at Currie Field Wednesday night, 9-5, in front of a rowdy and fired up crowd filled with supporters, both local and those who made the long trek from Medicine Hat to see the Mavericks play.
Down two love in the finals, the @ReginaRedSox will now battle for @thewmbl championship in Medicine Hat tomorrow.
Here's the final out of game four that drew the series even.#YQR #SK #Sask #GoSoxGo #sports #news pic.twitter.com/32C07cPGgo
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) August 16, 2018
The Sox enjoyed another strong night at the plate, smacking 14 hits and wearing out Mavericks starter Jared Libke, who went just 3.1 innings and allowed six runs and taking the loss.
“Guys kept mistakes to a minimum and when there were mistakes, they were able to minimize their impact on the game,” said Red Sox skipper Mitch MacDonald, who noted his team played well.
For Regina, it was a strong night on the bump for Evan Rogers. The young hurler threw a strong game, tossing six innings, allowing three earned on seven hits while striking out seven.
“Evan threw a really good ball game on pretty short rest,” said MacDonald. “A lot of our guys are throwing on pretty short rest right now.”
Game five goes this Thursday in Medicine Hat, with the championship and the title of Western Major Baseball League champions on the line. First pitch is at 7:05.