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FOLLOW UP ON FRIDAY ACTION SO FAR:

BURNABY WON IT’S 9 AM GAME AGAINST SASKATCHEWAN 10 – 9!!  It was a “sloppy game” – maybe 9am too early for these boys – Burnaby made 5 errors and walked 7 batters while Sask. made 4 errors and walked 10 batters.  The Kelowna boys again contributed as Davis Todosichuck was 2 for 4 and scored a run while Jared Frew received 4 of those 10 walks and scored 3 runs.  Burnaby plays Ontario at 3pm.

 This year BC was able to send 2 teams to this championship so the Kamloops Sun Devils are also there – and they picked up 3 Kelowna Jays – Nolan Handley, Will Russell and Wyatt Hummell.  Kamloops got off to a bad start yesterday losing to Quebec 8 – 1 but they bounced back in the evening beating Dartmouth 6 – 1.  In that game Will Russell was 1 for 3 and Handley was 2 for 3 with one RBI.  In a game just completed Kamloops knocked of the host team, Regina 7 – 3 – Nolan Handley was 1 for 4 with 1 rbi.

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KELOWNA JAYS PICKUPS POWER BURNABY TO WIN IN FIRST GAME

 The Burnaby Jr. Bulldogs won the BC Juniors Championships and the right to attend the Nationals but first they added 3 Kelowna Jays to their roster and it paid off in spades as they helped power Burnaby to a 15 – 0 win over Nova Scotia yesterday in their first game.  Speedy outfielder Davis Todosichuck went 2 for 3, with a walk, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI’s;  Infielder Jared Frew was 3 for 3, with 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored, and to top things of righty Gage McLaren was the winning pitcher, going the distance allowing only 1 hit and zero runs. Two Burnaby players also had a huge game – Darren Honeysett had 3 rbi’s and catcher Josh Wray was 3 for 3, a walk and scored 4 runs.  The teams next opponents are Friday facing Saskatchewan and 9 am and Ontario at 3 pm.  The Championship is being hosted in Regina.

 

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The Kelowna Jays travel to Kamloops this weekend to compete in the BC Senior Men’s Provincial Tournament.  You can follow the Jays this weekend on WDCR and the voice of the Kelowna Jays, Zak Klein.

Game times  –

Saturday, August 1st vs the VIBI Muckers from Nanaimo.  First pitch at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 2nd vs the Victoria Mavericks.  First pitch at 10:30 a.m.

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Highline Bears Win 12th Annual Baseball Blast

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Seattle based Highline Bears come out victorious with a 6-1 win over the local Kelowna Jays.  The Bears took advantage of a cold pitcher to score two runs in the second and third innings and basically seal the fate of the hometown side.  Jays starter Will Russell had to leave the game after only one inning due to heat exhaustion forcing Jays manager Jared Johnson to bring in a cold Gage McLaren.  McLaren allowed 6 hits and a base on balls to go with two strikeouts before giving way to Wyatt Hummell who finished the game for the Jays.

Jays GM Bill Bayne says, “I can’t be too disappointed, these guys played their hearts out.”

The extreme heat played a factor this weekend for players and fans alike.  The near 40 degree temperatures made staying hydrated a challenge and the fans did all they could with umbrellas and canopies to find some shade.  Overall this years event was a success and all teams were looking forward to next year.

Congratulations to the Highline Bears and the Kelowna Jays.

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Highline Bears – 5   Coquitlam Angels – 4

Highline Bears from Seattle, Washington scored a run in the top of the last inning and held on to eliminate the Coquitlam Angels 5-4 in what was a seesaw game that saw the lead change four times.

The Bears advance to take on the hometown Kelowna Jays in this weekends tournament final.  Game time at Elks Stadium is 2:30 p.m.

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Jordan McGowan Walks Off The Calgary Diamondbacks

Kelowna Jays – 2  Calgary Diamondbacks – 1

Jordan McGowan started the game at third base and came on in relief to pitch a perfect top of the seventh inning before grounding a single to left driving in Davis Todosichuk for the game winning run.  McGowan who went two for three also singled and walked.

Todosichuk, who scored both Kelowna runs, led off the bottom of the final inning with a single to left.  Shortstop Corey Smith bunted Todosichuk to second which led to an intentional walk to Jays second baseman Jared Frew.  The two Jays base runners executed the perfect double steal leaving runners and second and third setting the table to McGowan’s heroics.

Calgary starter Curtis Smith went the distance for the Diamondbacks striking out four Jays in the process.

Jake Olson started on the mound for the Jays throwing four innings before giving up the hill to Wyatt Hummell.  Hummell pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit, one strike out and one base on balls.

The Kelowna Jays advance to the final this afternoon against either the Highline Bears or the Coquitlam Angels.  Game time for the final is set for 2:30 p.m.

Come out and support your Jays.

Semi Final Sunday

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Semi Final Set Today at Elks Stadium

Kelowna Jays Win #1 Seed

Baseball is in full swing today at Elks Stadium.  The 12th Annual Kelowna Jays Baseball Blast wraps up at Elks Stadium with the host and local Kelowna Jays securing top spot in the nine team tournament.

The Jays went through the round robin with a 4-0 record.  The Coquitlam Angels also compiled a 4-0 record and garnered the #2 seed based on a tie breaker.  The Highline Bears from Seattle, Washington and the Calgary Diam0ndbacks both had 3-1 records with the Bears winning the #3 seed in a tie breaker.

Come down to Elks Stadium for some great baseball action today.

9:00 A.M. – Calgary Diamondback @ Kelowna Jays

11:15 A.M. – Highline Bears @ Coquitlam Angels

2:30 P.M.  Championship Game

 

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Good Day for Locals

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The first full day of competition is in the books and the Kelowna Jays are 2-0.  The locals, behind the pitching of Gage McLaren with a win over the Prince George Grays 13 -3 and Will Russell who claimed the win against the Trail Orioles 9 – 2, lead their division.

The Coquitlam Angels and the Highland Bears from Seattle, Washington also finished the first full day with 2 – 0 records and are atop their divisions.

The tournament has a full slate of games with some meaningful matchups that include the Coquitlam Angels taking on the Kamloops Sun Devils (1-1) at Boucherie Field in West Kelowna at 3:30 p.m.

The Jays have two games on Saturday with a 3:45 tilt against the Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs and the finale against the Okanagan Athletics at 8:30 p.m.  Both games at Elks Stadium.

Listen to the voice of the Jays, Zak Klein, for the broadcast of the Jays and Athletics game on WDCR.

TOURNAMENT UPDATE

Thursday, June 25

Okanagan Athletics – 2 vs Calgary Diamondbacks – 3

Friday, June 26

Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs – 3 vs Highline Bears – 4

Prince George Grays – 3 vs Kelowna Jays – 13

Kamloops Sun Devils – 7 vs Highline Bears – 8 (extra innings)

Coquitlam Angels – 9 vs Calgary Diamondbacks – 3

Okanagan Athletics – 1 vs Coquitlam Angels – 9

Prince George Grays – 3 vs Trail Orioles – 5

Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs – 0 vs Kamloops Sun Devils – 8

Trail Orioles – 2 vs Kelowna Jays – 9

Saturday’s Schedule

9:00 a.m. – Prince George Grays vs Highline Bears at Elks Stadium

11:15 a.m. – Coquitlam Angels vs Trail Orioles at Elks Stadium

Noon – Kamloops Sun Devils vs Okanagan Athletics at Boucherie Field

1:30 p.m. – Calgary Diamondbacks vs Highline Bears at Elks Stadium

3:30 p.m. – Coquitlam Angels vs Kamloops Sun Devils at Boucherie Field

3:45 p.m. – Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs vs Kelowna Jays

6:00 p.m. – Prince George Grays vs Calgary Diamondbacks at Boucherie Field

6:00 p.m. – Trail Orioles vs Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs at Elks Stadium

8:30 p.m. – Okanagan Athletics vs Kelowna Jays at Elks Stadium (Listen live on WDCR)

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Follow your Kelowna Jays this weekend with the voice of the Jays, Zak Klein.  WDCR will broadcast the Jays vs the Trail Orioles this Friday as well as the Jays vs the Okanagan Athletics this coming Saturday.  First pitch for both games is 8:30 p.m.

Listen live at www.wdcr.ca