According to the Western Major Baseball League website, the Medicine Hat Mavericks defeated the Okotoks Dawgs 5-2 in game one of the Western Major Baseball League's Western Divison final on Tuesday night from Medicine Hat.
With the win, the Mavericks took the 1-0 lead in the best out of five series.
Trailing 2-1, the Mavericks scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning before adding a fifth run in the eighth inning.
First baseman Joel Lutz, a Medicine Hat native, went two for four with three runs batted in and a home run. The Mavericks also got a strong pitching performance from David Hatt of Toronto, who only gave up one earned run in six and two thirds innings.
The result should not be a huge surprise as the Mavericks swept their first round series against the Moose Jaw Miller Express with ease, while the Dawgs were pushed to the five game limit by the Lethbridge Bulls. Medicine Hat was just the more rested team going into Tuesday night.
Meanwhile in the Eastern final, the Swift Current Indians defeated the Melville Millionaires 10-7 in game one from Saskatchewan.