The Wilkie Brewers spent a lot of time on the diamonds last week. Advancing to the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League semifinals, the team played the scheduled three games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Travelling to Lloydminster to play the Twins Tuesday, July 29, the Brewers lost the opening game of the semis 5-3, but were able to turn the score around, winning 5-3, at home in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, the following evening.
The final and deciding game was to played Thursday, July 31 but, with the score tied at the end of seven innings, an eighth inning was played. With darkness approaching and the score tied at 10-10, a fourth game was scheduled for Tuesday, August 5.
Despite a valiant effort by the Brewers, in the tight defensive game, the final score was 2-1 for the Twins, with the Twins not needing to take their last at-bat. The Twins advance to the NSRBL finals (against either the Unity Cardinals or the Border City Blue Jays) and the Brewers’s NRSBL season is finished.
The Brewers are not done playing ball yet though, as they travel to Carnduff this weekend to compete for the senior A2 men’s provincial title against the Carnduff Astros, Kenosee Cubs, Rosetown Angels, Gull Lake Greyhounds and Porcupine Plain Wheelers.
Photos are from the July 30 NSRBL semi-final game against the Lloydminster Twins.