Coming off back-to-back losses, the Moose Jaw Canucks rebounded in a big way on Tuesday night.
The Canucks topped the Lumsden Cubs, 11-9, at Ross Wells Park in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League's midget AA division. It was a complete effort from Moose Jaw to bounce back from their past two games and move to 3-2 on the year.
"It was a great comeback game after our two last losses and a great team to do it against, just awesome," said Canucks head coach Kevin Zerff. "It's awesome to see defence work, pitching, everything, so it was great."
After struggling across the board in Sunday's 21-2 loss to the Buffaloes in Regina, the Canucks put together a strong game from start-to-finish on Tuesday.
On the mound, the Canucks' pitchers struck out 14 and walked just one to help lead the team to the win; defensively, the team only committed two errors; and at the plate, Moose Jaw finished with 11 hits and seven walks to consistently put pressure on the Cubs.
"We played pretty good today and just got on the bats better than Sunday. We were on the bats pretty consistently tonight and that’s what got us through," said Catcher Taylor Hickie, who paced the Canucks, going 3-for-3 with three RBI.
Riley Skarbon went 2-for-3 with a walk and came around to score all three times on base. He also picked up an RBI in the win.
Tysen Jordison started the game on the mound for the Canucks, throwing 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. He also helped his cause with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in another.
He said all three of their pitchers did a good job of limiting base-runners throughout the game, "It's nice when you don't give up those free passes and you start getting base-runners running wild out there, so it's good to definitely limit the runners on base," he said.
Ryan Zerff came on in relief of Jordison and surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on five hits with six strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings of work.
Skarbon finished up the final two outs, including a strikeout to end the game to seal the win and pick up the save.
"It's always good to get the win after a little slide there, so we're going to take the positives from this one and just keep moving forward throughout the season," said Jordison.
"A few of our rookies are stepping, Hickie, we've got a lot of rookies on this team and its see them step and get more confident as the season moves on."
The Canucks will return to the field on Thursday when they host the Regina Pacers at Ross Wells Park. First pitch is at 7 p.m.