Another mercy-rule win for Midget Canucks

The Moose Jaw Canucks have been utterly merciless to their opposition through the first few weeks of the season. Their Sask. Premier Baseball League midget AA contest against the Notre Dame Argos is the latest example.
The Canucks took a 3-0 lead out of the first inning and waited a beat behind Tysen Jordison’s strong performance on the mound before sending nine across the plate in the third on their way to a 12-0 mercy-rule victory.
Every game save their first of the season has resulted in the Canucks invoking the 10-run-lead-after-five-inning game-ending rule.
“It’s nice to have some laughers sometimes, but the important thing is keep at the basics and all that,” said Jordison, who surrendered only four hits in four innings of work.
“Wins are nice and winning by this much is nice and it’s good we have a streak like this year, so hopefully we can keep this going.”
The top of the order did almost all the damage in the game, as cleanup hitter Weston Mergel was 3-for-3 with three runs batted in, Raine Eberl went 2-for-4 with two runs scored out of the two spot and Garrick Ward went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs out of the three-hole. Jordison also helped his own cause by knocking in a pair of runs.
“I just tried to keep it simple, attack the strike zone and use my secondary pitches in good counts and keep the pitches per inning down,” Jordison said. “Luckily I had some good defence behind me and that really helped.”
The Canucks are back in action this weekend as they travel to Saskatoon for the prestigious Midget Selects tournament.