Pirates plunder in Neepawa



By Eoin Devereux

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The recent road woes suffered by the Neepawa Cubs have followed them home as the team lost to the Plumas Pirates on Friday, June 15, by the score of 5-1. 

A stellar effort by Plumas pitcher Zac Yandeau propelled his team to victory. Yandeau accumulated ten strikes outs the course of 4 and 2/3rd innings, against just two hits and a  pair of walks. His impressive effort on the mound was cut short, however, after his pitching hand was hit with a line drive in the bottom of the fifth.

Neepawa pitcher Devin Tibbett had a solid night on the mound but was still tagged with the loss. Tibbett gave up just three earned runs, off of five hits and added five strikeouts. Though Tibbett officially took the L, the defeat was a team effort, as the Cubs registered four errors over the course of the night. They also left nine runners on base over the course of seven innings, including loaded bases in the bottom of the sixth.

This most recent loss is Neepawa’s fifth in a row and has dropped their record to 2-7-0 on the season. Plumas, meanwhile, improved to 6-2-0 on the year. That puts them in second place in the league, a game and a half back of the Portage Padres (8-1-0)


Mavs drop pair

The Minnedosa Mavericks recently came out on the losing end of a pair of games. First, the Carberry Royals (6-3-0) defeated Minnedosa 7-5 on Wednesday, June 13. Then on Friday, June 15, the Mavericks dropped a 6-5 decision to Portage. These two losses dropped Minnedosa’s overall record to 5-3-0.