The midget AAA Kamloops RiverDogs improved to 21-8 with a Saturday doubleheader sweep — 13-2 and 13-4 — of the host South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association Tigers.
Tyler Cousineau picked up the victory in the opener, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He walked two. Jordan Kealty gave up a hit and a walk in the seventh.
Connor Kozak had three singles and an RBI and scored two runs for Kamloops, while Kyle Pouncy had two singles, two RBI and a run, and Colin Rintoul doubled, singled, walked, drove in a run and scored twice.
In the nightcap, the RiverDogs pounded out 16 hits, giving them 31 in the two games.
Mike Gilfillan, Kyle Pouncy and Colin Rintoul each had three hits, with Rintoul driving in four runs. He doubled, walked and scored twice. Gilfillan drove in a pair and scored twice, while Pouncy scored once.
Dylan Luison doubled, singled, drove in four runs and scored once.
Colton Thompson went five innings on the mound, giving up five runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out one. Jake Harris surrendered a hit and a walk in two shutout innings.
SOMBA visits the RiverDogs on Sunday for a doubleheader at Canada Games Field. The opener starts at noon.
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The Kamloops Heat went on the road and split a pair of weekend games in the Pacific Coast Soccer League Premier Women's Division.
On Saturday, the Fraser Valley Action doubled the Heat, 4-2. Taylor Miller and Amanda Barrett scored for the Heat.
On Sunday, the Heat (4-4-2) blanked the NSGSC Eagles, 4-0. Heather Lloyd, with two, Miller and Rebecca Williams scored for Kamloops.
The Heat is back in action Wednesday when it visits Okanagan FC (3-7-1) in Kelowna.
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The Kamloops Sundevils picked up a pair of Pacific International League baseball victories on Saturday, winning 6-1 in Burnaby and 4-3 in Coquitlam.
Lee Ingram tossed a complete-game (seven innings) four-hitter to beat Burnaby. He walked one and struck out five.
Dave Hole doubled, singled, walked and drove in two runs, while Pat Brown was 1-for-3 with two steals and an RBI.
Jeff Paz threw a nine-inning five-hitter to beat Coquitlam. He walked four and struck out two.
Brown had a solo home run, while Rob Morrison homered and drove in two runs.
The Sundevils next play Thursday when they open the 40th anniversary Kamloops International Baseball Tournament against the Northwest Honkers. That game, at NorBrock Stadium, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
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Roger Sloan of Merritt finished tied for 22nd at the Dakota Dunes Casino Open, the Canadian Tour's stop in Saskatoon.
Sloan, who won $1,725, fired a 6-under 66 on Sunday after a 75 on Saturday, and finished nine shots behind winner Matt Hill of Forest, Ont. Hill came in with a 68 yesterday, after shooting 66 on Saturday. Hill took home $24,000.
Next up for the Canadian Tour is the Players Cup. It runs Thursday through Sunday at Pine Ridge in Winnipeg.
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The Kamloops Rattlers had their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League season come to an end on Friday with a 7-5 loss to the Armstrong Shamrocks at Memorial Arena.
Armstrong won the best-of-three semifinal, 2-0.
The Shamrocks got three goals and two assists from each of Jarrett Medhurst and Steve Clark, with Devin Rodger getting the other.
A.J. Lockwood scored three times for the Rattlers, with Russ McIntosh and Nathan Woldum adding one each. Mark Jurista had three assists and goaltender Mike Smith had two.
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Duffy's Pub got goals from five players Saturday and beat Ideal MSP 5-1 in a Kamloops Rec Soccer League 45-plus game.
Kevin Fertile, Wade Ressler, Rob Bison, Peter Tsigaris and Bill Frymire scored for Duffy's, which had Wally Brain in goal. Rob Piva scored for Ideal, which had Doug Nystoruk in goal.
In another game, Todd Wiseman's goal gave Kamcon a 1-0 victory over NRI Distribution.
On Friday, Wiseman had two goals as Kamcon edged Ideal MSP, 3-2. Noel Poole also scored for the winners, while Piva scored twice for Ideal.
In a 30-plus game played on Sunday, John Stump recorded the shutout as Jay's Service beat U District, 3-0.
Wes Reusse, with two, and Dale Finlay had the goals.
In another 30-plus game on Sunday, Ryan Gentile scored three times to lead Jensen Law to a 6-0 victory over Andre's Telus.
Blake Rodgers, Justin Cartwright and Keith Davis also scored.
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The Kamloops Venom has advanced to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final for the fourth straight year.
The Venom got there on Friday night, with a 16-5 victory over the host South Okanagan Flames.
That gave the Venom a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, but the Flames had to forfeit Game 3 due to a shortage of players.
The Venom held period leads of 3-1 and 11-5 as the short-staffed Flames ran out of gas.
Ben Saklofsky had three goals and three assists for the Venom, with Jerome Thorne scoring three times and setting up two others. Brady Jorgenson also had three goals, while singles came from Kyle Pauwels, Riley Donahue, Jimmy Latin, Marc Dumong, Chris Case, Garth Sawchuk and Gage Deacon. Case had three helpers, with Latin and Sawchuk each getting two.
Mitch Horsman and Mike Frolek split the victory in net.
The Venom will meet either the Armstrong Shamrocks or Vernon Tigers in the league final. Armstrong opened Friday with a 12-9 victory in Vernon.