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Canucks close out busy week of SPBL AAA action with back-to-back one-run losses

Moose Jaw falls 3-2 to Swift Current, drop 2-1 decision to Parkland Expos
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The Moose Jaw 18U AAA Canucks might not have found the win column this past weekend in Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League action, but once again, they made their opponents scrap and claw for every bit of success.

The Canucks would drop a 3-2 decision on Friday at Ross Wells before dropping a 2-1 decision to the Parkland Expos on Sunday afternoon.

Moose Jaw is now 4-6 on the season and are right back in action on Tuesday when they host the White Butte Broncos. Game time is 7 p.m. at Ross Wells.

Swift Current 3, Canucks 2

After surrendering a pair of runs in the first, the Canucks held the 57’s in check until the final inning, when Swift Current would take advantage of a one-out walk, steal of second and a base hit to centre to score the game-winning run.

The Canucks had tied the game in their half of the sixth and scored their other run in the fourth.

Evan Callaghan was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Cole Breitkreuz and Kaleb Waller scored their other runs.

Kyle Duncan had an impressive start for the Canucks, allowing only two runs four hits and striking out 11 in five innings work. Nathan Varjassy tossed the final two innings.

Parkland 2, Canucks 1

The Canucks found themselves in a pitching duel to close out the week, as Waller would toss five shutout innings before Parkland struck for a pair of runs in the sixth.

Ryan Rathgeber was even more effective on the other side, allowing a single run on three hits and striking out 13 for Parkland. Still, the Canucks led 1-0 heading into the sixth inning, after Kaedyn Banilevic crossed the plate in the fourth.

Moose Jaw would load the bases in the final frame, but Newkirk was caught stealing home for the game’s final out.