2017 WMBL Championship Series Preview: Swift Current vs. Edmonton

 The Edmonton Prospects will battle the Swift Current 57's in the WMBL Championship Series that's set to begin on Sunday. Photo Credit: Edmonton Prospects (Twitter)

The Edmonton Prospects will battle the Swift Current 57's in the WMBL Championship Series that's set to begin on Sunday. Photo Credit: Edmonton Prospects (Twitter)

By Tony Playter

WMBL Communications

2017 WMBL Championship Series Preview

Swift Current vs Edmonton

What You Need To Know:

- Swift Current and Edmonton are making back-to-back appearances in the WMBL Championship Final

- Swift Current swept last year’s final

- Both teams are currently on a three-game winning streak

- Edmonton has 11 doubles but has not hit a home run in the playoffs

- Swift Current has hit 13 doubles and 11 home runs in the playoffs

Players to Watch:

Swift Current

Sean Chandler – Has a 0.00 ERA and struck out 11 batters 6 2/3 relief innings

Bodie Cooper – Hitting .324 with six runs, three home runs and eight RBI

Edmonton

Jake Lanferman – Batting .405 with two doubles, eight runs scored and three RBI

Eric Sabrowski –  Has thrown 15 2/3 playoff innings and not allowed an earned run

2017 WMBL Championship Schedule:

Game 1: Sunday, August 13 – 7:05 p.m.

Edmonton at Swift Current

Game 2: Monday, August 14 – 7:05 p.m.

Edmonton at Swift Current

Game 3: Tuesday, August 15 – 7:05 p.m.

Swift Current at Edmonton

Game 4: Wednesday, August 16 – 7:05 p.m. (If Needed)

Swift Current at Edmonton

Game 5: Thursday, August 17 – 7:05 p.m. (If Needed)

Edmonton at Swift Current

2017 Regular Season Meetings

Swift Current won the season series 2-0

Swift Current 22 at Edmonton 4

Swift Current   4 at Edmonton 0

Regular Season Records

Swift Current – 33-15 (First in the Eastern Division)

Edmonton – 24-24 (Fourth in the Western Division)

2017 Playoff Records

Swift Current – 6-3: 

Defeated Moose Jaw in round 1

Defeated Weyburn in round 2

Edmonton – 6-3: 

Defeated Okotoks in round 1

Defeated Medicine Hat in round 2

2017 Playoff Team Leaders

*SC = Swift Current, EP = Edmonton

Pitching

ERA

SC – Layne Downing, Fernando Pena, Sean Chandler and Keil Krumwiede: 0.00

EP - Erik Sambroski: 0.00

WINS

SC - Layne Downing, Mitch Guiberson and Sean Chandler: 2

EP - Marion McLean and Erin Sabrowski: 2

SAVES

SC - Keil Krumwiede: 2

EP - Andrew Mirasty: 3

Hitting

AVG

SC – Nick Canas: .351

EP – Jake Lanferman: .405

HR

SC - Brett Esau and Bodie Cooper: 3

EP - None

RBI

SC – Brett Esau and Bodie Cooper: 8

EP – Michael Gahan: 6

SB

SC - Nick Canas and Riley Campbell: 4

EP - Jake Lanferman: 3

2017 Regular Season Team Leaders

Pitching 

ERA

SC - Dustin Wells: 1.02

EP - Zaine Foth-Thomas: 1.95

WINS

SC - James Smith: 6

EP - Zaine Foth-Thomas: 4

SAVES

SC - Keil Krumwiede: 5

EP - Andrew Mirasty: 9

Hitting

AVG

SC - Cole Thibideau: .366

EP - Zane Takhar: .341

HR

SC - Brett Esau: 11

EP - Erik Sabrowski: 3

RBI

SC - Blake Adams: 48

EP - Jake Lanferman: 27

SB

SC - Riley Campbell: 34

EP – Dean Olson - 22