The Moose Jaw Junior Eagles played hard but fell short at Junior Men's Provincials over the long weekend.


The Moose Jaw Junior Eagles had field advantage going into the provincials this weekend, and they looked good early on, but it was a disappointing loss that burst their provincial title dreams.

The Eagles cruised through the round robin but ran into a brick wall in Sunday's semi-final as they lost 13-3. Taylor Elder pitched well for the Eagles, but 11 fielding errors dug to big of a hole for them to get out of off.

"We played great baseball on Friday and Saturday and came out Sunday morning and the wheels fell off," said Eagles coach Rod Bauck. "We got some pitching to start and the boys just couldn't play defense behind them… and ended up running score on us," added Bauck.

Bauck says that from now until Western Canadians, which will be held in Moose Jaw later in August, the Eagles focus will be offense.

The team will lose Brandon Loveridge who will be heading south to Dickinson State for school, along with Weyburn's Gerad Fox who's also heading south for school. The Eagles will however add Saskatoon Yellow Jacket Justin Whiteside and Swift Current Indian Cole McKaig to fill those spots.