57’s all even with Prospects

57’s catcher John Baiada put the tag down on Anthony Olson at home plate during a 6-4 loss in game two of the WMBL championship series August 14. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Western Major Baseball League championship series is now a best-of-three after after the visiting Edmonton Prospects won game two 6-4 over the Swift Current 57’s at Mitchell Field Monday.

The 57’s scored the first run of the game but trailed much of the way after Edmonton scored three runs in the fourth inning. The 57’s finally tied the game 4-4 in the seventh inning, but Edmonton took advantage of a couple mistakes in the infield to score twice in the eighth inning to take a 6-4 lead for good.

The 57’s were held to only five hits, led offensively by third baseman Riley Campbell, who had two hits, a walk, scored twice, and knocked home two runs from the leadoff spot.

Andrew Grieder got the win for Edmonton after allowing four hits, four walks, and four runs, three that were earned, over 6.2 innings.

The series will shift to Edmonton for games three and four on Tuesday and Wednesday. Game five, if necessary, will be Thursday back in Swift Current.