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Canucks endure doubleheader sweep in 18U AAA action

Diamondbacks take 10-6 and 10-2 wins in pair of games in Saskatoon on Sunday afternoon
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It was another weekend where things just wouldn’t go right for the Moose Jaw 18-and-under AAA Canucks in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League.

As a result, the local squad remains winless on the season with an 0-7 record after dropping both ends of a doubleheader 10-6 and 10-3 to the Saskatoon Diamondbacks in Saskatoon on Sunday afternoon.

It looked like it was going to be a far different story in the early going of the first game, as the Canucks scored a pair of runs in each of the first, third and fifth innings to build a 6-3 lead. Their season-long late-inning woes struck again in the sixth, though, as the Diamondbacks put up seven runs and went on to their four-run win.

Kaleb Waller led the way at the plate with a 3-for-4 game that included a pair of doubles, three runs scored and an RBI. Nathan Varjassy was also 3-for-4 with a run, while Orin Olson was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Kaedyn Banilevic crossed the plate twice.

Varjassy got the start on the mound and allowed seven runs on eight hits in 5 ⅓ innings of work. Kyle Duncan finished things off, giving up three runs on four hits.

The second game was tough from the start for Moose Jaw.
Saskatoon scored two in the first, four in the second and led 7-2 through three innings on their way to their comfortable win.

Duncan was 1-for-3 with a triple and run scored, Ty Reid 2-for 3 win an RBI. 

Banilevic was the starting pitcher and allowed six runs on seven hits over two innings. Tate Macdairmid allowed two runs on four hits in three innings of relief, Reid closed things out allowing a pair of runs in an inning of work.

The Canucks are back in action on Tuesday night when they host the South East Expos. Game time is 7 p.m. at Ross Wells Park.