The TRU WolfPack baseball team split a pair of Sunday games with the Big Bend Community College Vikings in Mose Lake, Wash.
The WolfPack took the opener 17-5, before falling 5-0 in the nightcap.
All told, the teams split a four-game weekend series, leaving the WolfPack preseason record at 7-5.
In Sunday’s opener, TRU sent 11 men to the plate in a nine-run third inning. Infielder Brendan Reid of Calgary had two hits and scored twice in the inning. He finished 2-for-3, and also had a stolen base and an RBI.
Outfielder Luc Simpson of Aldergrove was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI, while second baseman Kyle Sandulescu of Victoria had two hits, including a double, in five trips and drove in a run.
Left-hander Jake Hein of Vancouver went five innings and got the victory. He was touched for three runs, while walking three and striking out six.
In the second game, Big Bend scored one run in the fourth, two in the sixth and two more in the seventh inning.
Southpaw Mike Riddle of Surrey took the loss, giving up a run on three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out three.
Reid was 2-for-3.
On Saturday, TRU lost the first game 12-9 to the Vikings, then came back to win the second game, 12-4.
In Game 1, the WolfPack coughed up a 6-0 third-inning lead by surrendering three runs in the third, three in the fifth and six more in the sixth.
Losing pitcher Frank Fisico, a right-hander from Toronto, gave up six runs on three hits and a walk in two innings.
Japanese right-hander Wataru Asaoka went the first five innings. He walked four, struck out one and gave up six hits. He allowed three earned runs.
Catcher David Hole of Vanocuver was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run, while first baseman Cam Strachan of Trail hit TRU’s first home run of the spring season, drove in three runs and scored once.
In Game 2, TRU scored three times in the first inning and never looked back.
Right-hander Alex Reid of New Westminster started and got the victory. He went six innings, giving up just three hits and a walk. He struck out eight.
Second baseman Cody Pendergast of Calgary was 4-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI, while outfielder Luc Simpson of Sherwood Park, Alta., was 20for-2 with two RBI. Infielder Blayne Halland of Kamloops had two hits, including a double, and two RBI.
The WolfPack’s next game is Wednesday against the Thunderbirds at UBC. TRU doesn’t play at home until March 27 when it meets the Okanagan College Coyotes at NorBrock Stadium. Game time will be 6 p.m.
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Eric Spence of Kamloops’ River City Racers won the gold medal in the 3,000-metre points race at the provincial short track speed skating championships in Mission on the weekend.
Spence, 14, actually fell on the ninth lap but was back with the pack by the 17th lap and went on to win the race.
Spence also finished second in the 1,500 and 400. He was fourth in the 200 pursuit.
Competing in a field of 10 males in the T2T14 division, Spence finished second overall and qualified to compete at the Western Canadian championships in Canmore, Alta., March 23 and 24.
Meanwhile, Tori Spence, 20, competed at the North American championships in Salt Lake City. She placed fifth in the 3,000 and ninth in the 1,500.
The Racers are scheduled to have seven skaters at the short track Funale competition in Vernon on Saturday.
This will be the final competition for these racers for this season.
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The Kamloops Long Blades had five skaters at the provincial short track speed skating championship in Mission on the weekend.
Martina Antifay won gold in L2T 9-10 girls. Holly Antifay took silver in T2T 12 girls. Yolaine Kampman has several unfortunate falls and finished sixth in T2T 13 girls. Kris Pynten skated to fifth place in the Open men’s category (16-29). Sylvie Lloyd was second in Open ladies (15-29) after three distances, but had to forfeit because she had to leave the competition early.
Points from this competition are used to help determine the team for the Western Canadian short track T2T championship in Canmore, Alta., March 23-24. The team will be announced later this week.
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The Kamloops Vibe, the defending Western Canadian senior A champions, swept two games from the visiting Trinity Western University Titans in South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League action on the weekend.
Emily Edmundson scored three times Saturday as the Vibe won, 11-0. Jenna Ormondy and Alyssa Reid added two goals each, with singles coming from Aaren Ritchie-Bonar, Bianca Mirabelli, Sarah Kurzac and Desiree Blair.
On Sunday, Alissa Hibbert record her second shutout of the weekend as the Vibe won, 8-0. Ormondy scored three times, with Kurzac and Reid adding two each. Chelsey Schmietenknop added the singleton.
On the weekend, Blair added seven assists, with Kurzac getting four.
The Vibe, with a 17-1-3 record, has 10 players in the league’s top 20 scorers. Vibe goaltenders also have put up eight shutouts.
The Vibe will play its final regular-season games this weekend, with the Delta Jets, a AA team, in town. They’ll play Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Ice Box and Sunday, 11 a.m., at Memorial Arena.
The provincials are scheduled for Logan Lake, beginning on March 15.