The Swift Current 57's picked up their second straight victory with a 10-5 win over the Medicine Hat Mavericks at Mitchell Field in a game that was called after five innings due to lightning.
David Dell hit a lead-off home run for the Mavericks on the very first pitch of the ball game, but the 57's answered in the bottom of the first as Thomas Collins and Logan Grant scored on two passed balls during Brody Alexandre's at bat. Andrew Savage hit a two-run homer for Medicine Hat in the top of the second to give them the lead again, but Collins brought home Dylan Coty on an RBI single, Cory Bonstrom was forced home on a bases-loaded walk issued to Mathew Ward, and Alexandre hit a bases-clearing double to bring in three runs as the 57's scored five in the bottom of the second to jump out to a 7-3 lead.
Medicine Hat scored two runs on a Tory Nelson RBI single in the top of the third, and Ward hit a two-run double and then scored on a double by Nick Chavez in the bottom of the fourth for what would turn out to be the final runs of the game. With a thunderstorm moving through and lightning in the area, the action was suspended before the leadoff batter came on in the top of the sixth. The game was declared official after a 30-minute delay.
Kenny Jinks struck out six batters over five innings to get the win on the mound. Garrett Nicholson took the loss for the Mavericks.
The 57's (18-19) remain 3.5 games behind East Division-leading Moose Jaw after the Miller Express beat Weyburn 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Swift Current visits Medicine Hat on Thursday before hosting the Mavericks again on Friday night.