GOTW: Red Sox at Saskatoon

The red-hot Regina Red Sox take the field against the Saskatoon Berries in the Western Canadian Baseball League Game of the Week.

On Wednesday, the Berries put an end to Regina's unbeaten streak, halting their run of consecutive WCBL wins at a dozen.

The Red Sox will look to start up a new winning streak, while the Berries continue to chase the .500 mark.

Regina is in first place in the East Division with a 19-6 record and Saskatoon is in fourth with a 10-14 record.

Hitters to watch on the Red Sox include first baseman Kody Hanna (.422 batting average, 34 RBI, 19 runs, 11 doubles, seven stolen bases in 21 games); outfielder Jackson Syring (.408 average, 40 runs, 26 RBI, five homers in 25 games); and infielder Justin Carinci (.413 average, 29 runs, 20 RBI, 10 doubles, eight stolen bases in 21 games).

Lefty starting pitcher Colton Anderson is having a great campaign for Regina. The Oklahoma product has a 4-0 record, 2.27 earned run average (ERA) and 43 strikeouts over five starts and 31-plus innings of work. The Red Sox bullpen is also getting contributions from numerous relievers, with six different pitchers registering saves so far this season.

Some of the batters on the Berries to keep an eye on include outfielder Carter Beck (.360 average, 30 runs, four homers, eight steals in 22 games) and catcher Ethan Menard (.313 average, 24 RBI, 18 runs in 21 games). 

Saskatoon's pitching standouts are southpaw Nick Nolan (1-0, 2.73 ERA, 25 Ks, 23 innings in six games) and righty starter Michael Singleton (1-1, 19 Ks, 5.55 ERA, 22.2 innings).

Thursday night Game of the Week (GOTW) action - which will be broadcast on television on RFD-TV Canada and the Water Network - gets underway at 7 pm at the NexGen Patch at Cairns Field in Saskatoon.

Bonus GOTW Canada Day coverage also takes place on Monday, July 1st. There are seven WCBL games on the schedule that day, including a doubleheader in Lethbridge between the Bulls and the Sylvan Lake Gulls. The RFD-TV Canada and Water Network television broadcast will pick up the second half of that doubleheader from Spitz Stadium, with baseball action hitting the airwaves at 7:30 p.m.

The WCBL Game of the Week schedule runs through August, with all games being broadcast on RFD-TV Canada and the Water Network.