Neepawa Cubs win season opener


By Eoin Devereux

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The Neepawa Cubs have started the 2018 Santa Clara Baseball League (SCBL) season in a positive manner, beating the Portage Padres 3-1. The game was held in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, May 15 and was the first game of the season for both clubs.

Cole Krutkewich of the Neepawa Cubs picked up the win, as he surrendered just three hits over the course of the game. As for offensive output, Neepawa collected seven hits off the the Portage pitcher, to help generate the three runs.

Neepawa’s second game of the season was on Wednesday, May 16 in Austin versus the A’s. The results of that matchup was not quite a positive for the Cubs, as they were bested by the score of 10-9.

Around the league

Other notable recent games around the SCBL included: Minnedosa Mavericks topping the Ebb and Flow Lakers 9-5 and the Carberry Royals beating the Austin A’s 11-2.

After the first week of action around the diamond, the Dauphin Brewers are sitting in first place in the standings with a 2-0-0 record. The Carberry Royals and Minnedosa Mavericks are tied for second, a half game out of top spot, while Austin and Neepawa are tied for fourth, both with 1-1-0 records on the year.