Highline Bears Win 12th Annual Baseball Blast
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.