Two days after putting up 42 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Lumsden at Optimist Park, the Ice were back in action against the Regina Fighting Saints, and this time things were far closer as local squad scored early and held on for a 3-2 win in the opening game and followed with a 9-3 victory in the night cap.
Ice 3, Fighting Saints 2
The Ice did all their damage in the opening inning, as Macy Litzenberger, Haily Molde and Mallory Tendler all scored runs for a quick 3-0 win.
And unlike their previous outing, that would be that.
Moose Jaw’s pitching and defence took over from there, as Regina got one back in the second inning and had runners in scoring position in the third. The Saints got one closer in the sixth and had the tying run on third, but Haily Molde would escape the jam and retire the side in order in the final inning.
Molde would give up one run and a single hit while striking out five in three innings of relief, with Waverly Demassi getting the start and allowing a run on one hit and striking out nine over three innings.
Ice 9, Fighting Saints 3
Things weren’t nearly as close in the nightcap, as the Ice scored three in the first, two in the second and led 7-0 after four innings.
Peyton Mengel hit a lead-off home run in the seventh and ended up with a 2-for-3 night, while Callie Klemenz reached base three times and scored a pair of runs.
Ava Unser had an outstanding start in the circle, tossing three innings and allowing no hits while striking out eight. Klemenz surrendered two runs over the next three innings and struck out four, Mengel tossed the final frame and gave up one run on one hit.