The Swift Current 57’s, bolstered by the return of Blake Adams, hit four home runs in a 10-1 win over the host Brooks Bombers on Sunday.
The reigning Western Major Baseball League Rookie of the Year finished two-for-four with a home run, three runs scored, two runs batted in, and a stolen base in his first game of the season.
The 57’s got off to a perfect start when they got back-to-back home runs from Adams and Ben Komonosky.
Adams was pivotal in a two-run third inning as well. He singled home Ethan Hunter, stole second, and scored on a Mitch Dean single.
The 57’s added to their lead in the fifth inning with a solo home run from Bo McClintock, his ninth home run in only 19 games.
They added two runs in the sixth inning when Anthony Stewart singled home Jerad Dokey and then scored on a wild pitch.
Jered Binfield added a solo home run in the eighth inning. Adams was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning and scored on a Dean sacrifice fly. Alex Orenczuk doubled home Komonosky to close the scoring.
Garrett Hawkins got the win as he allowed two hits, two walks, and one earned run while striking out eight over six innings. Spencer Koelewyn and Aaron Pugh added scoreless relief appearances.
The 57’s improved to 9-10, while Brooks remain last in Western Division at 4-13 after their eighth straight loss.
The 57’s will host the Edmonton Prospects on Monday at 7:05 at Mitchell Field.