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Canucks battle to SPBL twinbill split in Saskatoon

Moose Jaw falls 10-3 in opener, take 7-2 victory in game two against Diamondbacks
18U AAA Canucks White Butte Breitkreuz
Cole Breitkreuz led the Canucks offence in their win over the Diamondbacks.
It was a bit of the bad and a bit of the good for the Moose Jaw Canucks in Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League AAA action on Sunday in Saskatoon.

The Canucks rebounded from a 10-3 loss in the opening of a doubleheader with the Saskatoon Diamondbacks to take a 7-2 victory in the second contest, seeing their SPBL record improve to 6-8 on the season.

Moose Jaw is now tied for seventh place in the 14-team league and is back in action Wednesday when they host the Saskatoon Cubs in a doubleheader at Ross Wells Park. Game times are 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Diamondbacks 10, Canucks 3

Saskatoon got off to a fast start and led 8-3 after three innings. Neither team accomplished much more offensively the rest of the way and the Diamondbacks took their comfortable win.

Kaedyn Banilevic, Orin Olson and Cole Breitkreuz scored the Moose Jaw runs.

Nathan Varjassy started for the Canucks and was hammered by errors, with only two of his eight runs allowed earned. He’d surrender six hits over three innings of work. Cam O’Reilly allowed a single earned run on three hits and struck out four over the final three frames.

Canucks 7, Diamondbacks 2

Kaleb Waller got the start in the second game, and true to form was all but lights out for the Canucks.

He’d put together a quality start while going the distance, allowing only two runs on seven hits while throwing 92 pitches to earn the complete-game win.

The Canucks, meanwhile, scored three in each of the fourth and fifth to pull away.

Breitkreuz was 2-for-2 with two hits, two runs and two RBI while Evan Callaghan had a pair of hits and knocked in one. Caleb Newkirk scored two runs, Kayden Hudson had two RBI.

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