The Kamloops Sun Devils split a doubleheader with Seattle.
Kamloops dropped the opener, 2-0, before coming back to win 6-3 in the second game.
The Sun Devils only managed three hits in the opener, in which they made two errors. Wataru Asaoka went six innings in the loss, striking out three but giving up one earned run on five hits.
Kamloops was down 3-0 after five innings of the second game, but turned it around with two runs in the seventh inning and four more in the eighth.
Jeff Paz was the winning pitcher, striking out four and allowing two earned runs over seven innings, before Mike Juarez pitched two scoreless innings for the save.
Kyle Dhanani was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and an RBI, with Will Devick and Paz each recording one hit and driving in two runs.
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Charlie Bruce of Kamloops completed the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco on Sunday.
The race is one of the most difficult, most coveted triathlons in the world, and there is a lottery system for entry.
Bruce finished sixth in the men’s 65-69 age group, as he did the 1.5-mile swim, 18-mile bike and eight-mile run in three hours 48 minutes.
American Andy Potts won the triathlon in 2:03, while Leanda Cave of Great Britain was the fastest female.
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Jensen Law broke a 1-1 halftime tie and went on to defeat Piva Financial 5-2 in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus game Sunday.
Sean Monaghan, with two, Eric Davis, Mark Orr and Justin Cartwright scored for the winners. Gino Coltellaro and Jason Nesci replied for Piva.
In another Sunday game, U District got three goals each from Ernie Cupello and Kelly Patenaude in a 9-2 victory over Oops Cafe.
Clint Zimmerman, Ian Durack and Rob Thomasse also scored for U District. Todd Torchia and Will Clinging replied for Oops.
Also on Sunday, Jay’s Service got goals from Dale Finley and Mark Mackenzie in a 2-1 victory over Fresh Is Best. Fahrudin Djelmo scored in the loss.
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The Kamloops Triathlon Club will be holding a dryland introduction to open water swimming on Saturday.
The club will also be holding a beginner group swim across Paul Lake and back, a distance of around 700 metres. No one will be left behind during the swim, with a kayak following for support.
The club plans to meet at the Husky near the Paul Lake turnoff on Saturday at 8 a.m.
There also will be a swim today at Paul Lake, as long as the weather permits. Anyone interested in swimming can show up at Husky at 5 p.m.
There also will be a bike ride Wednesday, leaving from Runner’s Sole at 5:30 p.m.
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Ray Chadwick is the top Kamloops golfer after one round at the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship in Summerland.
Chadwick, who plays out of the Kamloops Golf and Country Club, shot eight-over 80 to sit tied for 56th out of 124 in the tournament, which is for golfers over the age of 25.
Mike Moore of Rivershore shot 14-over 86 and is tied for 101st, while Joe Alain of The Dunes opened with a 99.
Round 2 is today — the field will be cut to the top 70 and ties before Wednesday’s final round.