2014 Comes to an End, Congratulations to the Medicine Hat Mavericks

A roller coaster season marked with rain, injuries, battles, bus malfunctions, hot streaks, cold streaks, and some of the best baseball we’ve seen in the league has come to a close, with the Medicine Hat Mavericks beating the Swift Current Indians three games to one in the best of five WMBL Finals. Congratulations to Medicine Hat on their great season. Best of luck to all of our players as they head back home and to college, back to life as they know it. A huge thanks goes out to our fans, our sponsors, our volunteers, and everyone in the city as we enjoyed another summer at Mitchell Field. Updates will come as we get some pictures of our 2014 Award Winners posted. See you in 2015!

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Goodall Game 1 Hero in #mission9w Final Round

A marathon in Swift Current last night as Medicine Hat was in town to start the final round of the 2014 WMBL Championships. A packed park mixed with home and away fans were entertained with a great intense battle that lasted until the bottom of the 11th inning, when Indians outfielder Liam Goodall had enough, and sent everyone home and gave the home team a win. Watch the video below:

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Game 1 of #mission9w Goes Tonight In Swift Current

It’s finally here. After a couple rest days for the teams, action begins Wednesday Night at Mitchell Field against the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The teams are 2-2 in head to head action, both winning and losing a game in the opponents park. Stay tuned on our watch live page, and check Twitter and Facebook for timely updates.

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A dramatic back and forth 3 games ended in a bottom of the ninth run scoring hit by Hunter Owen to score Eric Sams to break the 3-3 tie and send the Indians to the final round, winning the series 3-0. Swift Current will have home field advantage against the Medicine Hat Mavericks who beat the Okotoks Dawgs taking the series 3-1. The first two games are in Swift Current Wednesday and Thursday night, followed by two in Medicine Hat Friday and Saturday (if necessary). A fifth and deciding game would be held in Swift Current Sunday night if required.

Cam Krell will have all the home action on the Swift Current Indians Webcast, and we will work to get details regarding coverage for the games in Medicine Hat.

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#MISSION9W Rolls Through Regina

Swift Current wins the first round of playoffs against the Weyburn Beavers three games to one. Their second round opponent will be the Regina Red Sox who swept the Yorkton Cardinals 3-0. Regina will have home field advantage, so games one and two are in Regina Thursday and Friday night, back to Swift Current for games 3 and 4 (if necessary). A deciding game five would be played in Regina Monday if necessary, all game times scheduled for 7:05. Dates and times are weather permitting.

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Josh Johnson, MVP, Breaks Single Season Stolen Base Record

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After battling streaks, slumps, weather, rainouts, double headers, travel, mosquitos, and the toughest competition the WMBL has ever had, the playoffs are finally here, and it took to the last week of regular play to find out how it’s all going down. #MISSION9W starts with a home field advantage matchup in the East Division against the Weyburn Beavers, while the Red Sox and Cardinals mix it up in their battle for the second round. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #mission9w and let the team know you are behind them.

The playoffs are three rounds of best-of-five matchups. Our Round One looks like this:
Games 1 and 2 will be at Mitchell Field Friday and Saturday Night 7:05pm
Games 3, and 4 if necessary, Sunday night and Monday night in Weyburn.
Game 5 would be back at Mitchell Field Tuesday night, again if necessary.

For those of you following from afar, we are expecting to have our Webcaster and local radio personality Cam Krell on hand to cover the play by play for our home games streaming live on our Watch Live page for the duration of the playoffs.

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What’s in a Number?

Baseball is a statisticians dream. You can dissect the game into a million different categories, but when it comes down to it, it’s all about the wins and losses. Have a look at the Eastern Division, and the Regina Red Sox have clinched not only a playoff spot, but one more win will give them the division crown. In the West, their three playoff contenders are all but set, yet there in no guarantee about the seedings for playoffs.

And then you have the Central Division. Back and forth atop the rankings after a rough start, it’s starting to look like a playoff picture developing. Using some crude estimates and best guesses, Swift Current may end up going to the Eastern Playoffs, and Moose Jaw heads West. BUT with eight or nine games left to play, anything can happen. All it takes is one team getting hot or cold this late in the season to throw a big curveball to the standings. Stay tuned, this is far from over!!!!

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Tops in Division, 2nd in League


Currently riding their best streak of the season, and 9-1 in their last ten games, the Indians have found their stride as compared to the rough start this year. They are now 3.5 up on division rival Moose Jaw, and second in the league only to the Lethbridge Bulls in the West (.667 vs .629).

Up next the Tribe plays 4 away games in 3 nights (due to a double header Thursday night in Weyburn). Following a three day rest, the team will finish the season with a five game home stand and seven games in seven nights to get ready for the playoffs. Early projections would seem to place us in the East Division bracket, but with the majority of teams still with 13 games remaining, almost anything can happen.

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Central Division Battle

Some key victories as of late has put the team back on top of the division, especially a win against Moose Jaw last night, and some help from other teams beating up on our division rivals. Saskatoon is back in town this evening, followed up by a visit from Regina Thursday night.

Out West, things are shaping up as they had been in previous years. The Dawgs are finding their stride and moving up, while Edmonton has struggled and dropped down to last place. In the East, its all about Regina; the other three teams scrapping for a shot in the playoffs.

Be at Mitchell Field tonight at 7:05 where we congratulate Swift Current Minor Baseball on another successful campaign in all levels as they get ready to host the Western Canadian Minor Baseball Championships.

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