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NorthPaws take it on the chin from AppleSox

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Author: Larry Read

KAMLOOPS, BC—The Wenatchee AppleSox sliced through the Kamloops NorthPaws as the two teams locked horns in a WestCoast League three game series at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium.

The AppleSox moved to 14-4 on the season as they swept the NorthPaws who drop to 4-14.

The series started a day late (Wednesday, June 21) after the opening game was rained out on Tuesday (June 20).

Wenatchee won the opening game 3-0 before taking both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday (June 22) .  The scores were 9-6 in the first game and 9-5 in the second.

The NorthPaws will now hit the road for their longest road trip of the West Coast League season. The seven-game trip will begin in Corvallis against the Knights on June 24th and wind up at Elks Stadium in Kelowna, BC on Friday, June 30th.

The AppleSox are off until Tuesday, June 27 th when they entertain the Port Angeles Lefties.

Wenatchee and Kamloops have a rematch series set for Washington State.  The games go July 7-9th.

A reminder that all West Coast League games are available via their website: https://wcleague.watch.pixellot.tv/

SERIES RECAP:

Wednesday, June 21, 2023: AppleSox 3  NorthPaws 0

708 Fans were on hand for the first ever “Military Appreciation Night.”  Wenatchee scored all their runs in the sixth inning.  Two came off the bat of designated hitter Easton Amundson.  The resident of Nampa, Idaho hit a two-run homer.  He was 1-4 on the night with a run scored as well as the two runs batted in.  Teammate Mason Strong (Santa Clara, UH) was 2-4 with a run batted in .

Kamloops was led by right fielder Tyler Glowacki (San Diego, CA).  He was 2-4.

The combo of Quincy Vasser (Brewster, WA) and Cam Hoiland (Renton, WA) combined on a two hitter.   Vasser evened his record at 1-1 on the year going six innings. He struck out five and walked two.  Hoiland pitched the final three for his first save.   He gave up a hit, walked three and struck out one. Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC) was tagged with his second loss of the season.  He was the first of three NorthPaws pitchers.   Chadwick went five and a third, surrendering three runs, four hits, walking two and fanning five batters.

The game marked the season debut of Kamloops first baseman Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, QC).  He was 0-4 with two strikeouts.

Link to Scoresheet: http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=598682

Thursday, June 22, 2023-Game 1: AppleSox 9 NorthPaws 6

The AppleSox came out strong scoring four runs in the top of the first inning and added deuces in the second and third.

Kamloops cut the deficit to 4-2 after the first inning and were down 6-3 after two innings. The NorthPaws cut the deficit to fours runs with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth and added one more in the bottom of the seventh.

Third baseman Marcus Harrison (Chandler, AZ) went 3-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored.  Catcher Josh Williams (Clovis, CA) was 2-3 with three runs scored. Amundson and designated hitter Austin Ohland (Maple Valley, WA) were both 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

For Kamloops, they were led by centerfielder Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) who was 2-4 with two runs scored. Drew Giannani (Tracy, CA) was 2-3 with two RBI.  Glowacki scored two runs and was 1-3.

The Paws debuted Bennett Freiter behind the plate.  He was 0-3 in the game offensively.

Sammamish, Washington resident Bryce Johnson was the winning pitcher for Wenatchee.  He threw four innings of three hit ball, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two for his first victory of the West Coast League campaign. 

NorthPaws starter Griffin Almond (Thornbury, ON) pitched two innings.  He gave up seven runs on six hits, walking three and striking out two as he took the loss to see his season record drop to 2-1.

Kamloops stranded seven runners to Wenatchee’s six.

Link to Scoresheet:  http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=601742

Thursday, June 22, 2023-Game 2

The NorthPaws battled back after being down 9-3 at one point in this contest.  Wenatchee drew first blood with three runs in the third.  With it 4-2 AppleSox, they added two in the fifth and three more in the top of the seventh inning.

Toby Haarer (Scottsdale, AZ) started on the hill for Wenatchee and went four innings for the victory. He had a four hitter with five strikeouts and a walk as he moved to 2-1 on the year.   Hayden Walker (Albuquerque, NM) was one of five NorthPaws pitchers.  Walker started and went four and two thirds with four strikeouts, eight hits, gave up six runs and walked four.  His record drops to 1-2.

The AppleSox were led offensively by designated hitter Franke Carney (San Diego, CA) and centerfielder Josh Williams (Clovis, CA).  Both were 2-5.  Carney had two runs scored while Williams had two runs batted in and a run scored.  Nick Putnam (Danville, CA) was 1-2 with two runs scored. Second baseman Sebastian David  (Medina, Wash) was 3-4 with a run scored.

For Kamloops, Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) was 2-3 with a run scored. Giannini was 2-3 while Cooper Neville (Glendale, AZ) was two for two with a run scored.

Link to Scoresheet: http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=598683

NORTHPAWS INFIELDER COOPER NEVILLE (GLENDALE, AZ):

“The only thing missing is putting it all together. We have really good pitching one day and then really good hitting another day.  Once we all start moving together, we should see better results. Obviously it is a bit disheartening losing six games in a row.”

NEXT UP FOR THE NORTHPAWS:

After a day off, the North Paws will hit the road for series against Corvallis, Portland and one game with the Kelowna Falcons at Elks Stadium.  Next home game for Coach Keith Francis’ crew will be Canada Day ( Saturday, July 1) against those same Falcons. The same two teams will do battle on Sunday, July 2nd as well. Opening pitch Canada Day is 6:35 PM.  Sunday’s tilt has a 2:05 PM start time.

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

TAILGATE PARTY:

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 : https://www.northpawsbaseball.ca/ “

Kamloops North Paws tickets: ticketing@northpawsbaseball.ca

West Coast League: westcoastleague.com.

Contact for Media for Player Interviews; 

Adam Filmon

Assistant Coach  afilmon@northpawsbaseball.ca     cell phone (204) 955-3547

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Victoria HarbourCats – Cam Schneider is the hero, he walks it off in extra innings

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Cam Schneider went 4 for 5 with two RBI’s, leading the HarbourCats to a series win (Photo: @JustinPMorash) 

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VICTORIA, B.C. – Cam Schneider’s (Fresno State) four-hit afternoon sent over 5000 fans home happy on Mayfair Optometric’s annual School Spirit Day!

The Nanaimo NightOwls got on the board early as Drew Rutter drove home the first run of the ballgame with an RBI single in the first inning.

BOX SCORE

Ny’Zaiah Thompson celebrates his bunt single in the 10th inning (Photo: @JustinPMorash)

After the early run, Victoria HarbourCats starter Holden Hess (ULM) settled in. Hess threw four innings giving up one run on four hits and striking out two.

NightOwls starter Aidan Russell had a 1.80 ERA through his first 10 innings of the season and carried that form into this one. Russell overpowered Cats hitters with his fastball which touched 93 MPH, striking out eight. He was through five scoreless innings before the Cats finally created some offence. With two outs in the sixth, Schneider drove in the tying run with an RBI single.

Victoria natives Jack Finn (Illinois State) and Mason Chamberlain (Missouri Valley) were great out of the bullpen, pitching five innings combined and giving up zero runs.

LEAGUE STANDINGS 

Schneider led off the ninth with a single up the middle. After a sacrifice bunt moved him up 90 feet, a Sky Collins (Fresno State) single to right looked like it would be enough to win it, but Schneider was thrown out at home.

Spencer Hatch (Tarleton State) pitched a scoreless 10th inning, striking out one.

Brooks Brewster fired up late in the game (Photo: @JustinPMorash)

After three straight singles loaded the bases in the 10th, Schneider wasted no time bouncing the first pitch he saw over the shortstop’s head, scoring Garrett Teunissen and giving the HarbourCats the series win against the NightOwls.

The HarbourCats fly to Edmonton tomorrow morning for a three-game weekend series against the Riverhawks. That is followed by a three-game series in Nanaimo from June 18 to June 20. The Cats return to Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park Friday, June 21 as they welcome the Bellingham Bells. That is the start of a 10 day stretch with eight home games! Get tickets at http://harbourcats.com/tickets, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.

Watch the series against Edmonton HERE and the series against Nanaimo HERE

The Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce direct links to a DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE that will work on your iPhone or tablet, your Google calendar, or your Android device. Click HERE to access the calendars! Contact zach@harbourcats.com if you have any problems downloading the calendar to your device.

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NightOwls Fall Short in Game Two of the Island Battle

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NightOwls let lead slip in home loss to Island rivals

NANAIMO, B.C. — The ReMax Generation Island Cup is not going to be a romp by either side, it appears.

A day after the Nanaimo NightOwls beat the Victoria HarbourCats on their turf, the HarbourCats bused north to Nanaimo to return the favour with an 8-4 win over the host ‘Owls at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

Early runs — the HarbourCats had four runs by the time the NightOwls came to bat in the third — and a pair of runs in the seventh to provide a comfortable edge.

(boxscore link here)

Starter Adison Mattix gave up five hits and four walks in three innings, along with four runs, and Landon Welter followed with two innings and one run allowed. Li Sih-te threw three innings, giving up two runs, and Cowboy Cole Carmichael closed it off with an inning and one run.

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Drew Rutter, Wylie Waters and Aaron Marsh had two hits each for the NightOwls, who fall to 6-5 on the season. David Draayers had two runs batted in. Lucas Laukkanen, a local product, got into his first action with the NightOwls with a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning.

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The two teams finish this back-and-forth series with a school-day game on Thursday in Victoria, an 11am start. On the weekend, the NightOwls will play Friday and Saturday night, and a Sunday afternoon, game against the visiting Redmond Dudes.

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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats find the hot bats in big win over NightOwls

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NANAIMO, B.C. – It was a needed win, and it was decisive.

The Victoria HarbourCats showed their offensive strength from start to finish with a 12-hit, 10-walk barrage of the Nanaimo NightOwls — leading to an 8-4 victory over the home team at Serauxmen Stadium.

A couple late runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth made the score seem closer than it was, in front of 1,786 spectators at the historic mid-Island stadium. And it squared the Alex Burns ReMax Generation Cup at a game apiece, with seven games to play between now and July 1, a Canada Day to remember in Nanaimo after a fireworks show on June 30 at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

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Ny’Zaiah Thompson was 3-5 with an RBI, and Lucas Ramirez scored three runs while going 1-2 with three walks, a double and a stolen base — and a sparkling catch early in the game. Catcher Cam McLeod was 2-2 with a double and an RBI, and outfielder Sky Collins drove in three runs with a 2-3 night, adding three stolen bases.

LEAGUE STANDINGS

Flynn Ridley got the win with a scoreless inning after taking over from starter Ryne Palmer’s three-inning effort as the starter in which he gave up three hits and two runs, one of them earned.

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The two teams will complete this back-and-forth series on Thursday when Mayfair Optometric Clinic School Spirit Game takes over the field at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP with a special 11am start. This game is sold out other than standing-room general admission tickets, which can still be purchased.

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The Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce direct links to a DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE that will work on your iPhone or tablet, your Google calendar, or your Android device. Click HERE to access the calendars! Contact zach@harbourcats.com if you have any problems downloading the calendar to your device.

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