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Brewers extend winning streak to five straight


The Dauphin Brewers continued their winning ways in the Santa Clara Baseball League with a pair of home wins, last week.
The Brewers scored a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Ebb and Flow Lakers, Wednesday, then scored a 3-2 victory over the Minnedosa Mavericks, Friday.
Dauphin broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the third inning against Ebb and Flow. The Lakers made a game of it with three in the fourth and took a 6-5 lead in the top half of the seventh inning.
A two-run single by Kieran Raknerud in the bottom of the inning lifted the hometown Brewers to the victory.
On Friday, Minnedosa took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the fourth inning, only to see Dauphin tied the game in their half of the frame, highlighted by Alex Michaleski’s solo home run to lead off the inning.
In the fifth, Dale Warkentin hit a two-out double and scored on Michaleski’s double to give the Brewers a 3-2 lead.
Braden Campbell made the lead hold up as he went the distance to pick up the win. Campbell was stellar on the mound, allowing just two hits and two walks, while hitting two batters and striking out seven.
Dauphin’s five-game winning streak has improved their record to 7-5, good for fourth place with two games remaining.
Brewers coach Darius Vendramin said the Brewers are hitting the ball really well lately and are getting good pitching, as well.
“Braden came to pitch. It was a hell of a game today. It makes a difference when we’ve got guys throwing strikes,” he said.
The biggest difference between the five-game losing streak and the current winning streak, Vendramin said, is having a full lineup.
“We’re having 12, 13, 14 guys come out. Getting a full team out there is key, because we’re getting practice in,” he said.
The Brewers finish the season with a pair of games on the road.
First up is a contest in Neepawa, Wednesday, against the Cubs. The game against Minnedosa which was postponed earlier in the season has yet to be rescheduled. Vendramin said it will likely be played after this weekend.
Vendramin hopes the Brewers can end the season strong.
“We’re not going to change much. Things have been going really well. If pitchers keep doing what they’re doing and we keep bringing our bats to every game, things will keep rolling for us,” he said.

Doug Zywina