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Canucks split SPBL 18U AAA twinbill in Estevan

Moose Jaw loses opener 13-3 to South East Twins before rebounding with 4-3 victory in rematch
18U AAA Canucks White Butte Breitkreuz
Cole Breitkreuz had a solid day at the plate on Saturday in Estevan.
Oh, what a difference an hour can make.

The Moose Jaw 18U AAA Canucks dropped a 13-3 decision to the South East Twins in Estevan on Saturday afternoon but were a completely different team game two of the doubleheader, winning 4-3.

The split sees the Canucks sitting at 11-16 on the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League season and within two points of the East Central Red Sox for the eighth and final playoff spot for provincials.

They’re back in action Tuesday when travel to Regina to face the Wolfpack. Next home action is Wednesday when they host the Regina White Sox in a doubleheader at Ross Wells Park. Game times are 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Twins 13, Canucks 3

Moose Jaw led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the second when things came apart, as South East scored five runs and would build their lead to 9-3 by the time the fourth inning was over.

Breitkreuz had a 2-for-4 game and scored two runs, while Caleb Newkirk was 2-for-3.

Kaleb Waller got the start and allowed nine runs, six earned, on 14 hits in 4 ⅓, striking out six. Kyle Duncan closed things out, allowing the final four runs on four hits.

Canucks 4, Twins 3

Things were far different in the rematch an hour later, as trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh, Kayden Hudson and Breitkreuz would score runs to give Moose Jaw the lead.

Evan Callaghan shut the door in the bottom of the inning, finishing the game with two runs allowed on four hits over the final two innings.

Varjassy got the start and had a solid outing, allowing a single run on five hits over five innings.

Breitkreuz was 2-for-2 with two runs, Varjassy 2-for-3 with an RBI. Orin Olson also knocked in two runs.