The Southeast Legacy Midget AAA Twins finished their season at the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League provincial championship in Saskatoon from July 25 to 27.
The team endured rain delays, and finished the tournament with a 1-2 record. They opened the tournament on July 25 with 6-0 loss to the Saskatoon Diamondbacks.
Coach Derek Wallace said that the “bats weren’t working,” and that was a factor to the loss. The Twins only collected four hits.
The game was suspended after four innings due to weather, and was finished the following day. The Twins were were only trailing by three runs through four innings, but surrendered another three in the fifth.
All round-robin games were five innings due to the weather.
In their next game, the Twins earned a 4-3 victory against the Regina Mets.
“We came out and played a really good game, and found a way to get those couple runs that we didn’t score in the other one,” said Wallace.
Wallace said the pitching was strong throughout the game.
“James Giroux…had a huge start for us on the mound and really threw well and give us a chance to win,” he said.
The Twins played their final game of round robin on July 27, and lost 3-0 to the eventual provincial champions, the Saskatoon Giants.
“There was just one bad inning where we gave up three runs, and then had opportunities with runners on base, but couldn’t find a way to score them,” said Wallace.
The Twins did not advance past the round-robin. But Wallace believes that his team did have a productive tournament.
“We went out there and we had a chance to win all three games,” he said. “As long as you put yourself in a position that gives you a chance to win those games, that’s all you can ask for.”