The Swift Current 57's wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins over the Weyburn Beavers at Mitchell Field on Saturday.
A five-run fourth inning helped the 57's pull ahead in an 8-4 win over the Beavers in the opener, with three of those runs coming home on a bases-clearing double by Cory Bonstrom. Brody Alexandre hit a solo home run for his team-leading seventh round-tripper of the season, and Owen Stevenson and Mathew Ward drove in a pair of runs each.
Patrick Tangen pitched a complete seven-inning game, striking out seven batters and allowing three earned runs and seven hits to get the win. Lucas Pacal took the loss for Weyburn.
Bonstrom drove in two more runs and Alexandre went deep with his second solo home run of the day as the 57's beat Weyburn 5-3 in the finale of the doubleheader and the regular season.
Logan Grant also drove in a run while Justin Barnes went 3-for-4 at the plate. Starter Brandon Byler struck out five batters over two innings and Zac Stylianou got the win in relief, while Dawson Schultz struck out four to pick up the nine-out save. John Nicholson was the losing pitcher for Weyburn.
The 57's finish the regular season with a 29-27 record and will go into the playoffs as the third seed in the WCBL's East Division. Cory Bonstrom and Mathew Ward finish tied for the team lead in RBI (34), and Bonstrom was also the team leader in stolen bases (18). Brody Alexandre led the team with eight home runs, and Kenny Jinks was the team leader in strikeouts (61).
Swift Current will face the second-place Moose Jaw Miller Express in the first round of the WCBL postseason. The 57's won three of 12 meetings with the Millers in the regular season.
Game one of the best-of-three series will be Monday night from Ross Wells Park in Moose Jaw, with game two at Mitchell Field Tuesday night at 7:05pm. Game three, if necessary, will be in Moose Jaw on Wednesday.