Busy week for Cubs on the diamond


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Photo by Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Cubs played a pair of home games recently, including their home opener versus the Minnedosa Mavericks (pictured). Minnedosa picked up the win with a 10-5 decision.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

A massive late game onslaught by the Minnedosa Mavericks, helped the club secure a 10-5 win over the Neepawa Cubs on Wednesday, May 23. In the top of the sixth inning, Minnedosa (2-0-0) sent 12 batters to the plate, scoring seven runs.

Neepawa (1-2-0), who had scored four of their own in the bottom of the fifth was unable to answer back in the sixth. That at-bat ended up being the Cubs’ last chance at a comeback as the game was called an inning early due to darkness.

Neepawa starting pitcher Cole Krutkewich left the game before the bottom fell out on the Cubs in the sixth inning and therefor was not tagged with the loss. Over the course of his five innings on the mound, he had registered eight strikeout, while surrendering just three runs on eight hits.

For Minnedosa, John Hutton collected the win, surrendering just four runs (three earned) off five hits, with six strikeouts. Teammate Chayce Hanson picked up the save, with a pair of strikeouts in the final inning.

Cubs top Royals

The Neepawa Cubs didn’t have much time to lament their loss to Minnedosa, as they returned to the diamond on Friday, May 25 to take on the Carberry Royals. This was a rematch of last years SCBL championship series; and just like last year, it was the Cubs who claimed the victory, with an 11-10 decision. The win improved Neepawa’s record to 2-2-0, while it was Carberry’s (2-1-0)  first loss of the season. The game stats were unavailable before the Banner & Press publication deadline.

On to Plumas

On Tuesday, May 29, Neepawa hit the road to Plumas to take the Pirates. In that game, the Pirates claimed the win with a 14-4 decision.