Murdoch and Alexandre open Canada Cup


A pair of Swift Current standouts suited up for Saskatchewan on Wednesday on the opening day of the 2019 BIGS Seeds Baseball Canada Cup Championship in Regina.

Brody Alexandre and Ethan Murdoch are both competing in the 17U National Championship in Regina this week.

Saskatchewan lost their opener 10-0 to Quebec. Saskatchewan was limited to only two hits, but Alexandre and Murdoch were both on base when they were hit by pitches. Yohan Dessureault earned the win as he faced only 17 batters over five complete innings.

They rebounded on Wednesday evening with a 2-1 win over British Columbia. Murdoch brought home the eventual winning run in the fourth inning and singled later in the game.

Saskatchewan will have another tough test on Thursday when they battle Ontario at 11 a.m. and Quebec at 8 p.m.

Saskatchewan will face British Columbia on Friday and Ontario on Saturday to conclude the round robin.