File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls win doubleheader at home Tuesday night

They are now 7-3 in their last 10 games

The Sylvan Lake Gulls took full advantage of their home field Tuesday evening defeating the Swift Current 57s twice in a doubleheader.

The Gulls pitching led the way in game one as Josh Tucker pitched a complete game and had a stellar night only allowing four hits and struck out nine.

First baseman Tyler McWillie also had a game to remember after he hammered two home runs in the game including a grand slam. Right fielder Jackson Clemett also went one for three and cashed in a pair of runs.

With the game tied 1-1 after the first inning, the Gulls went on a scoring spree in the sixth and seventh innings with three and five runs to blow out Swift Current.

Game two went much of the same for Sylvan Lake beating Swift Current 9-0, behind yet another incredible pitching performance.

Hunter Jones pitched six innings and allowed only one hit and struck out nine batters. Joel Portz came in to close out the game in the seventh inning and allowed no hits.

Clemett carried his impressive hitting into game two and went one for two scoring two runs. Third baseman Matthew Kurata went two for three and scored two runs and second baseman Ethan He went two for two and hammered in three runs.

With the pair of wins, the Gulls are now 19-11 and have seven of their last10 games. They now sit second in the West Division behind the Okotoks Dawgs.

So far this season Kaden Zarowny and Chase Rodriguez each have four home runs each, which is two of the Western Canadian Baseball League leader Nate Mensik in Moose Jaw with six.

Josh Tucker and Ty Boudreau also lead the league in strikeouts, Tucker has 56 and Boudreau has 44. They also have four wins each with the league leader sitting at five.

Next up for the Gulls is a matchup Wednesday night at home against Brooks and on Thursday against Edmonton.

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