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Miller Express drop opener in WCBL Sask Summer Sim

Access7 tournament sees Moose Jaw fall 2-1 to Swift Current in opening contest
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The Moose Jaw Miller Express got off to a rough start in the opening game of the Sask Summer Sim tournament, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Swift Current 57’s.

The special Western Canadian Baseball League event is being staged by Access7 Sports in Regina, and features all six Saskatchewan WCBL teams playing a virtual double-knockout tournament simulated on the Playstation 4 video game MLB The Show 20.

Each of the team uniforms are faithfully rendered, and teams are randomly drawn from current Major League Baseball rosters prior to each game.

You can see Milwaukee Brewers all-star Josh Hader in Miller Express colours in this preview video.

With the loss, the Express now drop to the ‘B’ side, where they take on the loser of the ‘A’ side semifinal between the Yorkton Cardinals and Weyburn Beavers. Yorkton took a 5-0 win over the Regina Red Sox in the other Week One game; Weyburn received a first round bye. Swift Current duels the Melville Millionaires in their other ‘A’ semi.

The tournament will feature two games a week broadcast live on Access7 through the month of July, with the Sask Summer Sim final taking place at 7 p.m. on July 31.

The Express will be back in action on July 17 at 7 p.m. against their undetermined opponent.

To keep up to date with the tournament, check out Twitter using the hashtags #SaskSummerSim and #Access7Sports.