57’s shutout by Beavers

57's third baseman Keil Krumwiede tried to get the tag down during a 6-0 loss Tuesday. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Swift Current 57’s find themselves in a major hole after being shutout 6-0 Tuesday to fall behind two games to none in the best-of-five Western Major Baseball League Eastern Division championship series to the Weyburn Beavers.

Weyburn combined five hits and two errors to score five runs in the second inning as they improved to 8-2 against the 57’s this season. Starter Ryan Johnson got the win as he held the 57’s to five hits and four walks while striking out 10 over five scoreless innings. The 57’s had runners on base with five hits and six walks but left 11 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the first inning after the first three batters reached with none out.

The series will shift to Weyburn for games three and four on Wednesday and Thursday if necessary. Game five would be Friday back in Swift Current.

Aidan Goodall allowed only two hits and one run during four strong relief innings.