The Moose Jaw Miller Express regained its top spot in the East Division after a successful weekend in the Western Canadian Baseball League.
Moose Jaw is now tied with the Regina Red Sox, with the two teams battling it out for a first place on Thursday at Ross Wells Park.
The Millers’ were able to snap their seven-game losing streak on Saturday night in an offensive slug-fest, combining for 20 hits in a 13-11 win over the Fort McMurray Giants.
Austin Gurney led the way for the Millers going two-for-five at the plate, adding a home run and four RBIs. Luke LaChance and Parker Dorrance added two runs, while Joe Osburn and Bryan Reyes added a run apiece with Reyes hitting his third home run of the season.
Moose Jaw was able to get to the Giants early tacking on five runs in the first inning and was able to score in seven of the eight innings, before closing out the game in the top of the ninth inning.
A late game surge by the Giants in the seventh inning made it interesting cutting the lead to one, adding six runs in the inning. Reliever Reece Helland would shut the door for Moose Jaw pitching three shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out seven.
On Sunday, Moose Jaw traveled west to Swift Current to battle the 57s who were hot on their heels for first place and riding a nine-game winning streak.
The Millers were able to snap that winning streak with an impressive 8-3 win, adding 11 hits in the process.
Andrew Barger was superb in the victory pitching six innings, only giving up runs on two hits while striking out five batters.
After Swift Current put up two runs in the first inning, Moose Jaw would come back with five unanswered runs to lead 5-2. The 57s would add one in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-3, but in the very next inning, the Millers’ would add three runs to seal the game and win 8-3.
Joe Osburn was a force at the plate batting two-for-four with four RBIs, while Zach Campbell would add two hits while driving in two runs.
Moose Jaw will travel back to Swift Current on Tuesday to begin a home-and-home series with the 57s to end their season series in the last week of the WCBL regular season.
The Millers’ last home game will be on Thursday night as they host the Regina Red Sox at Ross Wells Park.