The bid of the North Battleford Beavers to win their first North Saskatchewan River Baseball league title in over two decades has fallen short.
Instead it is the Lloydminster Twins who are the champions, sweeping the Beavers in two games.
They beat the Beavers 5-3 in Lloydminster, and then again 6-2 on Monday back at Beaver Lions Stadium, to win the title. They built a 6-0 lead in the clinching game and while the Beavers got a two-run home run in the sixth, the comeback fell short.
It ends a pandemic-shortened season for the league. The Twins lost only one game all season long, sweeping all four of their playoff games.
The league also announced its MVP winners on Monday. Braden Polreis of the Unity Cardinals was selected West Division MVP with a batting average of .520, while Cooper Olson of Standard Hill was named East MVP. According to the league he had a 4-0 pitching record and an ERA of 0.00, as well as 19 strikeouts in 15 innings.
The league announced honorable mentions for Jayden Gartner of the Twins and Damon Schaefer of the Beavers; both finished second in the voting in each division.