BY JAMES TUBB ON AUGUST 15, 2023.
The Medicine Hat Mavericks are in the final dance of the 2023 WCBL season.
The Mavs open their WCBL finals series tonight as they face off at Okotoks against the Dawgs in Game 1 of their best-of-three series. Game 2 of the finals is Wednesday at Athletic Park and if needed, Game 3 is Thursday at Okotoks’ Seaman Stadium.
Medicine Hat punched their ticket to the finals after a gruelling marathon of a Game 3 victory Sunday, winning 14-7 at Moose Jaw against the Miller Express. The Mavs won Game 1 of that series 5-4 on Friday before falling 7-5 Saturday at Medicine Hat.
Sunday’s deciding contest lasted 3:40, had 21 runs, 24 hits and eight pitching changes. At the end of the night with darkness hanging on Ross Wells Stadium, it was the Mavs who came out on top.
Head coach Kevin Mitchell was emotional after the win and says he was at a loss for words with how proud he was of his team to hold on for the win…