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Defending League Champs take two from NorthPaws



Author: Larry Read

CORVALLIS, WASHINGTON-It was ‘home sweet home’ for the defending West Coast League champion Corvallis Knights.

The Knights took two of three from the visiting Kamloops North Paws.  After dropping the opener of a three-game set Saturday (June 24), 6-3 to the NorthPaws, the Knights beat the visitors on back-to-back nights.  Sunday (June 25), Corvallis took Kamloops 6-2 and then on a night where they remembered their late General Manager, the Knights beat the Paws  13-11 on Monday (June 26) .

Knights General Manager Jennifer Beaumont passed Sunday night after a long battle with lung cancer.

The two wins up Corvallis’ record to 11-7, second in the South Division.  Kamloops falls to 5-16 for the campaign.  That is tied for last in the North Division.

The NorthPaws continue their longest road swing of the season moving into Portland to play the Pickles in three straight games beginning tomorrow (June27).  The Knights have a home and home series with the Springfield Drifters which kicks off tomorrow in Corvallis.

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Saturday, June 24, 2023: NorthPaws 6 Knights 3

The Paws snap a six-game losing streak winning the series opener.    Kamloops scored three in the seventh inning and two in the fourth accumulating nine hits with no errors.   Corvallis had three runs on eight hits and committed four errors.  This was Kamloops’ third win in four tries against the defending league champions.

The NorthPaws pitching staff got some solid outings from Christian Spitz (Overland Park, Kansas) and Nathan Grey (Queen Creek, Arizona).   Spitz started and went five innings. He delivered a five hitter to even his record at 1-1.  He had two strikeouts and three walks.   Grey came on in relief for his first save.  He went four innings of three hit ball with four strikeouts.

Nathan Marshall (Albany, Oregon) was tagged with the loss as he fell to 2-2. He surrendered three runs on two hits with two strikeouts.

Offensively, centerfielder Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) was 3-5 with a run scored and a run batted in.  Designated hitter Joey Baran (Austin, Texas) was 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI.    Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, QC) was 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Second baseman Tyler Quinn (Mililani, Hawaii) was 2-5 with a run batted in.  Shortstop Ty Yukumoto (Waipahnu, Hawaii) was 2-3 with a run scored.

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Sunday, June 25, 2023: Knights 6 NorthPaws 3

Over 11 hundred fans on hand went home happy as Corvallis evened up the series and raised their record to 10-7 on the year.   The Eagles rallied from a 1-0 deficit after an inning and a half to score three and take a 3-1 lead. They also added three runs in the sixth inning.  The Knights had 12 hits and one error compared to eight hits for the Paws.

Right fielder Sam Stern (Erice, Colorado) hit two run homer and went 2-5 for Corvallis. He also scored a run.

Centerfielder JC Ing (Foster City, Oregon) was 1-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored. Levi Jones (Portland, Oregon) was 2-43 with two runs batted in. Catcher Tyler Howard (Vancouver, Washington) was 2-2 with two runs scored while Yukomoto was 2-3 with two runs scored.

Leading the offense for Kamloops were Neville and Tyler Glowacki (San Diego, California).  Both were 2-4.  Neville added a run batted in.  Left fielder Felix Chener-Rondeau (Blainville, Quebec), centerfielder Hall  and third baseman Drew Giannini (Tracy, California) were all 1-4. Chener-Rondeau had a run batted in. Giannini scored a run.

New Zealander Maclain Roberts was the loser and is now 0-4 on the year. In this one, the NorthPaw pitcher went five innings giving up seven hits, three runs while striking out three and walking three.

Merit Jones (Idaho Falls, Idaho) went five innings for the win.  He is 1-1 on the year for the Knights after striking out three, giving up a hit and a run.   Both teams utilized four pitchers in the contest.

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Monday, June 26, 2023: Knights 13  North Paws 10

The North Paws gave up eight runs in the bottom of the first. Two of them coming off a home run courtesy of Tyler Quinn and a single home run from Anson Aroz (Auburn, California).   Kamloops cut the deficit to a pair of runs when they scored six of their own in the top half of the second.   After Corvallis went up 10-6, Kamloops added singles in the fourth, fifth and sixth to make the score 11—9 for the home team.  Corvallis added two more in the eighth inning.  Kamloops valiantly tried to battle back and added a pair on a two-run shot by Tommy Green (Courtenay, BC) in the top of the ninth.

Quinn led the way for the Knights going 2-3 with five runs batted in and a run scored. Aroz  was 1-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored.

 Villeneuve was 2-3 with three runs batted in and two runs scored for Kamloops.  Green went 1-3 at the dish with two R.B.I. and three runs scored.   Hall was 1-5 with two runs batted in.

Sam Stuhr (Portland, Oregon) was the winning pitcher for his first victory of the year for Corvallis. He was the fourth of five pitchers for the Knights and went three innings. He pitched a one hitter while striking out five and walking one.   Matthew Romero (Alberqueque, New Mexico) lasted only a third of an inning to be tagged with the loss. He gave up eight runs on seven hits and walked two.  His record dips to 1-2.

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The Portland Pickles are the next opponents for the NorthPaws.  The teams will do battle tomorrow (June 27) through to Thursday (June 29). Portland is  5-5 in their last ten outings and have won their last two games.   They are sitting in a tie for second place in the WCL South Division with a 9-6 record.  They are 2.5 games behind the division leaders, the Ridgefield Raptors


The Pickles have two players among the top 10 in batting average in the West Coast League.  Nicky Markantanator (Portland, Oregon) sits seventh with an average of .375.  Armando Brisino (Fontana, California) is ninth in batting average at .365.

Nathan Shin (Pleasanton, California) is ninth in the league with an earned run average of 1.69 in four starts (1-1 record).  Murphy Gienger (Castle Rock, Colorado) is 21 st with an E.R.A. of 2.81 and a record of 2-0.

Hayden Walker (Albuquerque, New Mexico) of Kamloops is fifth in the league in strikeouts (21).  He is 23rd in earned run average (3.22) with a record of 4-1. Five members of the NorthPaws: Joey Adge (Parker, Colorado), Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC) , David Jeon (Coppel,Texas) , Noah Loew (Chelan, WA) and Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, Quebec) are among the league leaders in fielding.  Each have a percentage of 1.000. None have committed an error. Adge has nine put outs in 13 games.  Villeneuve has 28 put outs in 26 games.  Jeon has 10 put outs in nine innings.


Earlier this month, the two teams played in Kamloops with the Pickles sweeping.  The last two games were 6-4 decisions for Portland.  Infielder Jack Metcho (Fairfield, CA) was six for 12 in the series with five runs batted in, two stolen bases and six runs scored for the Pickles.  Xiage Lancaster (Hilo, HA) was three for 11 with four RBI and two runs scored.  Catcher Joey Adge (Parker, CO)   was four for six in his two games played in the series with a run scored and a run batted in for Kamloops.


Next home game for the NorthPaws will be Canada Day ( Saturday, July 1) against the Kelowna Falcons. Opening pitch Canada Day is 6:35 PM.  There will be Canada Day celebrations at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium on Saturday.  The Falcons and Paws play Sunday (July 2nd).  It is “Family Day” . Sunday’s tilt has a 2:05 PM start time.

If you can’t make the games, they are all webcast on .   Some NorthPaws home games will also be shown on Shaw TV in Kamloops (Cable 10 or 105 with Blue Curve).


The Molson’s Tailgate Party is hoppin’ before every NorthPaws home game.   It runs Tuesday through Saturday 5-630 PM.  The Party runs Sundays noon-1 PM.  Hotdogs and a Pilsner are sold for $ 12.00 plus tax.

For “Everything NorthPaws-Go to the website : “
Kamloops North Paws tickets:
West Coast League:

Contact for Media for Player Interviews;
Adam Filmon
Assistant Coach
cell phone (204) 955-3547


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NightOwls Split Double-Dip in Edmonchuck



EDMONTON, Alta. — Less smoke, more offense.

The Nanaimo NightOwls, seemingly stranded on the road toward the end a six-game road trip that started with a sweep of three games in Kamloops, ended the game action portion with a 12-1 thumping of the Edmonton Riverhawks on Wednesday night.

The NightOwls, smoked out from the planned Tuesday game — and our hearts go out to those affected by the tragic wildfire in Jasper — went an impressive 4-2 on the trip.

The first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader was a 7-1 Edmonton win, spurred by a four-run second inning. Starter Joshua Torres took the loss, while Sammy Kahler was 2-3 as part of a combined team effort of eight hits.

In the second game, Deshon Thomas was 3-4 with four runs driven in to pace the offense. The NightOwls scored seven runs in the second inning then piled on with three in the fifth and two in the sixth, bashing 10 hits and adding seven walks to set the stage for all the runs.

Noah Hata and Drew Rutter drove in two runs each, and Mitchell Middlemiss was 2-4 with three runs. Hsu He-Chieh was 2-3 with two runs scored.


Game 1 Boxscore Game 2 Boxscore


Jacob Fleury of Skagit Valley was stellar on the mound, giving up five hits and one run in five innings and improving to 3-2 on the season. Paul Montgomery and Issac Araiza pitched an inning each in relief. Araiza struck out two in the final inning for the punctuation.




The NightOwls are now 20-22 overall and 8-7 in the second half, very much in the playoff hunt for both the second half crown or one of two wildcard playoff spots in the North Division.


NightOwls TV WCL Pixellot


The next home action for the NightOwls, after a Thursday off day, is hosting the Bellingham Bells at historic Serauxmen Stadium for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday series. Every game counts with how tight the standings are for playoff positions with three spots from the North still to be determined.




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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats end road trip with sweep of Lefties



July 24, 2024

For immediate release

PORT ANGELES, WA – Michael Crossland stayed hot increasing his hit streak to five games with a three-hit night, leading the Victoria HarbourCats to a 6-3 win against the Port Angeles Lefties.

Shea Lake started his fourth game of the season and was impressive, pitching into the fifth inning for the first time. The Hawaii Pacific right-hander went 4-1/3 innings giving up two unearned runs on one hit, while striking out three.


Lake received run support early through RBI singles from Tyrus Hall and Ny’Zaiah Thompson in the second inning to give the Cats a 2-0 lead. With that base knock, Hall increased his hit streak to six games

Crossland’s second double of the evening drove home a run in the fourth inning to make it 3-0. Gunner Antillon followed that up with a single to score Crossland giving Victoria a commanding 4-0 lead. The second baseman had two hits to increase his season average to .308 and add to his on-base streak of 20 games.


Nick Frers gave up one unearned run while pitching 1-2/3 innings, striking out one.

Crossland’s third hit of the game was a sixth-inning RBI single which made it 5-3 HarbourCats. Victoria added an insurance run in the ninth with Michelle Artzberger getting in on the action, hitting a two-out double to give his team a 6-3 lead. The first baseman now has a .408 batting average in 18 games.


Garrett Villa recorded the save pitching the final three innings striking out a season-high five batters while giving up three hits and zero runs.

The sweep of the Lefties means the Cats are back to .500 on the season with a 21-21 record. In the second-half standings, they sit two and a half games back of the Wenatchee AppleSox for the North Division lead.


The HarbourCats now return home on Friday, July 26 at 6:35 pm to begin a three-game series against the Kamloops North Paws. That game kicks off “Kids Free Weekend” where all kids 12 and under get in free thanks to Peninsula Co-op. Simply come to the gate on any of the three game days, or get your tickets for these games in advance at the HarbourCats office. The Kids Free option is NOT available online.

REMINDER: If you have HarbourCats ticket vouchers of any kind, 10-game flex packs, or season ticket equivalent vouchers, just a reminder that all vouchers must be used for any of our remaining nine home games. Should we make playoffs, vouchers are not eligible for any games no matter where they are played. You can exchange your vouchers in advance for game tickets at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street.


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NightOwls Lose a Tough One in Edmonton



EDMONTON, Alta. — One more strike was all that was needed.

The Nanaimo NightOwls, fresh off an impressive sweep of a road series in Kamloops, were one pitch away from a fourth straight win on Monday night in Edmonton, but a clutch two-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored two runs to give the host Riverhawks a 5-4 win in West Coast League action.

The NightOwls are now 19-21 on the season and 7-6 in the second half, within grasp of top spot in the North Division lead for snaring home field advantage in the playoffs.




The NightOwls scored two runs in the first and sixth innings and the pitching was strong, from starter Moosa Nonomiya to relievers Tahj Orona, Kai Hanasaki, Grant Jakobson and Ryan Inouye, who was within that one pitch of another save.

Second baseman Hsu He-Chieh had two hits, a run and an RBI, and Wylie Waters had a first-inning double to lead the NightOwls on offence. Waters drove in his 34th run of the season.




The NightOwls were outhit 13-8 in warm, hazy conditions. In a rarity in today’s game, there were just four strikeouts total, three of them at the expense of Nanaimo batters.


NightOwls TV WCL Pixellot


The NightOwls are in Edmonton for a Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday battle with the Riverhawks, one of the teams Nanaimo will want to get ahead of in the very tight North Division standings.

Right-hander Joshua Torres will start the Tuesday game for Nanaimo, with Jacob Fleury slated for Wednesday night.

The next home action for the NightOwls, after a Thursday off day, is hosting the Bellingham Bells at historic Serauxmen Stadium for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday series. Every game counts with how tight the standings are for playoff positions with three spots from the North still to be determined.



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