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Fort Macleod club wins tourney at Pincher Creek

Jayce Van Driesten of the Fort Macleod Cucumbas eyes a pitch.

Fort Macleod Cucumbas finished the 2011 Minor baseball season Sunday on a winning note.
The Cucumbas won four straight games on the weekend to claim the championship of a tournament at Pincher Creek.
The strong showing in the tournament capped an excellent season for the Cucumbas, who were undefeated in regular season and tournament play.
The Cucumbas opened the tournament with a 15-5 win over Claresholm.
After a scoreless first inning the Cucumbas exploded for give runs in the second inning, and then repeated the feat in each of the next two innings.
Cole Sawchuk earned the victory, throwing six strikeouts. Davin Vanee and Stanley Morning Bull both got some time on the hill.
Morning Bull scored three runs and Brayden Boot, Davin Vanee and Sawchuk each had two. Megan Vanee, Courtney Housenga, billy Potts, Jayce Van Driesten, Cassidy Cook and Tiegan Trotter each had one.
In their second game on Saturday the Cucumbas continued their winning ways with a 14-4 decision over Elkford Coal Miners.
Stanley Morning Bull was the winning pitcher, with Brandon Trotter, Davin Vanee and Cole Sawchuk also getting some time on the mound.
Brandon Trotter, Billy Potts, Jayce Van Driesten, Davin Vanee, Megan Vanee and Courtney Housenga each had two runs. Sawchuk, Cook and Morning Bull had one.
The Cucumbas faced their toughest test of the tournament on Sunday morning as they managed a narrow 4-1 win over Claresholm.
The cucumbas did all their scoring in the first inning as Billy Potts, Jayce Van Driesten, Cole Sawchuk and Michael McTighe crossed the plate.
Claresholm got their only run in the second inning.
Cole Sawchuk picked up the win on the mound.
The Cucumbas made it four wins in a row Sunday afternoon with a 10-7 victory over Crowsnest Pass.
Morning Bull was on the hill to start the game and he recorded six strikeouts.
Cole Sawchuk, Davin Vanee and Brandon Trotter all pitched in relief.
The Cucumbas opened a 2-1 lead in the first inning and increased it to 4-2 in the second inning.
A five-run third inning put the Cucumbas in front 9-3, and they held off a determined Crowsnest Pass rally to record the 10-7 win.
The Cucumbas were coached by Landon Schneider, Darcy Brauer and Allan Schneider.

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