The Moose Jaw Miller Express will head into the playoffs with the second overall seed in the Western Canadian Baseball League’s east division after losing the season series rubber match to the Regina Red Sox 21-9 on Thursday night.

With the win, Regina wins the TransCanada Clash series 6-5 and will head into the playoffs in first place.

Moose Jaw would put up 15 hits in the loss, with Regina getting the Millers’ pitching staff racking up 25 hits in their win.

Zach Campbell went three-for-six at the plate with an RBI, while Parker Dorrance racked up three hits himself and a couple of runs batted in.

On the mound Jesse Scholtz will take the loss, pitching three and third innings, giving up eight runs on six hits and striking out four.

The Red Sox would open the scoring in their half of the first inning after a sacrifice flies to center field by Zane Zielinski would score Cristopher Munoz. Moose Jaw would respond in their half when an error by the Red Sox shortstop allows Campbell to score to tie the game 1-1.

In the second inning, Parker Dorrance would drive in Campbell and Luke LaChance off a single to give Moose Jaw the 3-1 lead.

Regina would take the game over in the third and fourth innings putting up a combined 10 runs, with Moose Jaw adding one to put the Red Sox up 11-4, through only four innings of play.

The Red Sox would extend their lead to 13-4 in the sixth inning. In the seventh, Moose Jaw would respond with two runs of their own to make it 13-6. Both teams would exchange runs in the eighth inning, with Regina still leading 14-7.

The game would be put away by the Red Sox in the top of the ninth inning, tacking on seven runs to give them a 21-7 edge, but Moose Jaw never gave up, adding two runs in the bottom of the ninth to finish the game at 21-9.

If all things go as planned, Moose Jaw hopefully will get their revenge on Regina in the second round of the playoffs. The Millers will complete the WCBL season on Saturday in Medicine Hat against the Mavericks.

Moose Jaw will begin the 2022 WCBL playoffs on Monday with game one of a three-game series against the Swift Current 57s at Ross Wells Parks.