Neepawa Cubs tumble in SCBL standings


By Eoin Devereux

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The Neepawa Cubs’ recent losing streak was extended to six games, after a 5-2 defeat to the Portage Padres on Wednesday, June 20. As has been the cause for several of these losses, it was the tremendous pitching effort from the opposition they stunted the Cubs’ hopes of victory. This time, it was Joey Moffat of the Padres, who pitched six and two-thirds innings with 11 strikeouts, while surrendering just one earned run and a pair of walks. 

The loss dropped Neepawa’s regular season record to 2-8-0 on the year, while Portage has improved to 9-1-0.

Cubs split games with Lakers

The rollercoaster season of the Neepawa Cubs continued to have its ups and downs with a recent pair of games against the Ebb and Flow Lakers. The Cubs first downed the Lakers 8-3 on Friday, June 22 in Neepawa. Two nights later, Ebb and Flow got a measure of revenge toppling Neepawa 11-2, in a game played in Ste. Rose. This second game was a make-up date from a canceled contest that had been scheduled earlier in the month.

These recent results now have Neepawa’s regular season record at 3-9-0, playing them in a tie for sixth place in the Santa Clara Baseball League standings with Ebb and Flow. The final two games of the regular season for the Cubs will be against the Dauphin Brewers and the Austin A’s. 

Minnedosa Mavs go 1-1

A strong start propelled the Minnedosa Mavericks to an 8-3 win over the Plumas Pirates on Wednesday, June 20. The Mavs were able to plate six runs in the first inning to secure the win. The run production wasn’t quite as big in Minnedosa’s next game though, as they lost to Dauphin 3-2 on Friday, June 22. These results have the Mavericks sitting in a tie for fourth place, along with the Plumas Pirates. Both teams currently have identical 6-4-0 records. The Portage Padres remain the league’s top team, with an 11-1-0 record. That has them 3.5 games clear of the second place Carberry Royals (7-4-0) in the SCBL standings.