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Canucks rally for tie, mercy-rule win in 11U AA baseball

Moose Jaw overcomes 12-1 deficit against Regina Expos to take 14-14 tie in opener, roll to 14-3 win in second game of doubleheader
The Moose Jaw Canucks endured a bit of a scare in the opener of their Baseball Regina 11-and-under AA doubleheader with the Regina Expos on Saturday afternoon, but by the time all was said and done, they remained unbeaten on the season.

The Canucks overcame a 12-1 deficit at Vanstone Diamond before settling for a 14-14 tie and then rolled to a 14-3 victory to close out the twinbill. 

Moose Jaw is now 6-0-1 on the campaign.

They’re back on the field for a first-place showdown on Canada Day, when they host the Lumsden Cubs 1 (6-0) for a doubleheader, with games at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Vanstone.

Canucks 14, Expos 14

The Expos didn’t waste any time getting things going, taking advantage of a few too many walks to score the maximum six runs in the first and another six in the second for their 11-run lead.

Moose Jaw chipped away with four runs of their own in the second and another three in the third to get back within striking distance 12-8. That set the stage for the fourth, where the Canucks would send 11 hitters to the plate and put up a max six of their own to lead 14-12.
They’d be unable to hold onto the edge, though, and settled for the 14-14 tie.

Nixon Adrian, Isaiah Ross, Houston Willmer and Cruz Schwabe all scored two runs each for Moose Jaw.

Canucks 14, Expos 3

There were no such dramatics in the second game.

Regina scored a pair in the first, but the Canucks responded with the max runs in their half and led 8-3 heading into the bottom of the fourth, where they up another six-spot to secure the mercy-rule win.

Willmer scored all three times he reached base while Schwabe also crossed the plate twice.

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