The Kamloops Player Bench RiverDogs swept a midget AAA baseball doubleheader from West Kelowna at Canada Games Field on Sunday.
Both games were shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule, with Kamloops, now 16-4, winning the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 16-2.
James Arko drove in five runs in the opener, as he stroked a pair of singles and a double, walked and scored a run. Steven Rintoul scored three runs and drove in two others on a single and a walk, and Dylan Luison had two singles, a walk and an RBI.
Mike Gilfillan allowed two hits and struck out seven in the victory.
Jackson Lowes had four singles, drove in four runs and scored twice in the second game, in which Tyler Cousineau allowed two runs and struck out six.
Gilfillan scored four runs, drove in a pair and recorded a triple, double and single. James Arko had a pair of singles, scored a pair of runs, drew a walk and drove in a run.
The RiverDogs are off to Surrey to play four games against Cowichan on the weekend. The games are being played at a neutral site.
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The bantam AAA Junior RiverDogs split four weekend games, winning twice at home and losing twice on the road.
At home, they beat the Aldergrove Dodgers, 9-4 and 8-5.
Lance Martin tossed 6 2/3 strong innings in the opener, while Bryant Jameus recorded the final out. Brad Whitehead and Brendan Coulter each doubled, singled and drove in three runs, while Riley Jepson had two singles.
In the second game, Coulter and Jameus held the Dodgers to no earned runs. Jepson doubled twice, while Sam Avila doubled and singled, and Connor McKenzie had a double.
The RiverDogs then went on the road, where they lost twice to Tri-City. The score in the first game was 15-4; the second game score wasn’t available.
Coulter had two hits in the opener, while Whitehead singled twice and Jameus tripled in the second game.