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Whips' bats overpower Clearwater

Thomas Friesen

Travis Friesen drives an RBI double into the outfield at the Winkler Recreation Complex on June 12, 2018. (THOMAS FRIESEN, Winkler Times)

Travis Friesen drives an RBI double into the outfield at the Winkler Recreation Complex on June 12, 2018. (THOMAS FRIESEN, Winkler Times)

WINKLER - 

The Winkler Whips' bats were hot from the start against Clearwater Thursday, especially that of Travis Friesen.

The leadoff man opened with a triple, scoring on an error to take an early 1-0 lead. He added an RBI double in the second, bringing his batting average to an even .500 for the season.

The Whips held onto their 3-run lead for a 9-6 victory at the Winkler Recreation Complex.

Noah Olfert pitched five scoreless innings, and James Dyck closed it out after the Clearwater bats started to come to life.

Marv Quiring went 3-for-4, cashing in on Friesen's second hit of the game.

The outing was the club's last home game in June. They travel to Killarney and Cartwright for Father's Day double header action.

The next home game is July 3, when they host the league-leading Baldur Regals.