Midget Indians host Mets for triple header

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The Swift Current Midget Indians hosted a rare triple header against the Regina Mets on Sunday as they rush through the final games of their Saskatchewan Premier Midget AAA Baseball League schedule.

A shorthanded roster won two of three five-inning games that were all decided by a single run.

They dropped the opener 1-0 when the Mets took advantage of a throwing error to score the only run in the bottom of the fifth.

The Indians rebounded to win the second game 4-3 in extra innings led by shortstop Reid Fritzke, who was two-for-three with a walk and scored three runs. Hayden Johnston had an RBI triple and also doubled while making the start, allowing three runs. Tyrell Olfert picked up the win with four scoreless innings of two-hit ball.

Zac Mackay returned to the team for the third game and earned the 2-1 win on the mound. He allowed only four hits and one run while walking one and striking out a pair over five complete. He continues to the lead the league with eight wins and 58 strikeouts.

Fritzke had a double, stole a base, and scored both runs as moved his batting average to .431 on the season. He was knocked home by Johnston and Colton Heffley.

The Indians improved to 14-12 and sit fifth in the SPBL with a 0.538 winning percentage. The Mets dropped to 8-19 and remain eighth out of nine teams.

The Tribe will be off to Saskatoon on Monday to face the Saskatoon Cubs (11-16).

Organizations: Saskatchewan Premier Midget AAA Baseball League, Saskatoon Cubs, Swift Current Midget Indians SPBL

Geographic location: Saskatoon

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