Brody Lafrance and Lucas Colgan pitched the Try-Hards to a 9-7 victory Sunday at the newly developed Lone Pine baseball park in Chase.
Lafrance didn’t allow a runner over the first two innings, striking out three. Colgan closed out the final inning, allowing only one run and striking out two.
Leading the Try-Hards’ offence was Dylan Czajkowski, with a single and triple, and Lafrance, who rapped a single and double. Connor Courneyea had a ground-rule double, drew two walks and scored two runs.
Josh Huffman had an RBI with a bunt in the third inning.
The Kamloops Red Sox beat the host Chase Hurricanes 18–10 on Sunday.
Mathew O’Laney doubled in the second inning, then took the mound in relief of starter D.J. Lapierre and struck out three.
The Red Sox, who got four hits and two runs from Nick Heinemann, got a third-inning home run from Dallas Antonia.Brandon Bourgo, Marcus Pratt and Kaleb Priestley added three hits each, while Lucas Lott had two hits and scored three times.
Ethan Thacker came on in the middle innings, holding the Hurricanes to one run over two innings. Closer Marcus Pratt struck out the side to end the game.
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The Blue Jays scored an 11-8 victory over the Mets.
Preston Guerra, the player of the game, led the winners with five strike outs in three innings. He allowed but one hit. At the plate, he banged out two hits.
Chad Petrie helped out with a home run and a single, while James Ridge singled, drove in two runs and made three fine defensive plays.
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The Junior RiverDogs dropped three games to the Cloverdale Black Spurs, B.C.’s top-ranked team.
Despite seven hits, including two from Sam Avila, the RiverDogs dropped the opener, 13-1. Brendan Coulter and Riley Jepson handled the pitching for Kamloops.
In the second game, Lance Martin tossed a complete game but the RiverDogs fell, 4-3. At the plate, Martin had two singles, while Jepson and Avila each had a double.
In the third game, Cloverdale held the Kamloops gang to just three singles, two by Brad Whitehead, in winning. The score was unavailable. Bryant Jameus and Whitehead handled the pitching.
The RiverDogs are at home to Aldergrove on Sunday, noon and 3 p.m., at McArthur Island bantam field No. 2.
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The Flying Squirrels beat Chase, 6-4. Samuel Mason, Hayden Waymouth, Zach Bachand and Alex Wright each pitched one inning for the winners, who got two runs from each of Mason and Alexander Willis.