Jays Compete At BC Seniors In Prince George
The WCA Kelowna Jays spent the weekend in Prince George competing in the BC Senior Championships (which the Jays hosted last year) and while they went 0 – 3 in the round robin they were oh so close! The Jays, the youngest team in the tournament, missing 2 of their top pitchers (Dawson Newman and Jeff May), started off facing the number one seed, Lower Mainland champions Langley Blaze. The upstart Jays pushed the Blaze to the brink before losing 8 – 7 after 2 extra innings. Dallas Monk was 3 for 5 with 2 rbi’s, Jared Johnson had 2 hits and an rbi and both Thomas Bidzinski and Vincent Ching had 2 hits. The Jays outhit Langley 12 – 9.
The Jays got beat by Nanaimo 13 – 4 however starting pitcher Mike Monster was injured early in the game, taking a hard comebacker off his pitching arm and leaving the game. The relievers didn’t fare well but the hitters produced 11 hits but just couldn’t get timely rbi’s. Tyler Enns was 3 for 4, Jordan Varga 2 for 4, Steffan Mckee 1 for 3 with 2 rbi’s, and Bryce Wilkie 2 for 3.
The pitching short Jays took on Trail in the final round robin game and had another 1 run loss 10 – 9. Jordan Varga had a huge 4 rbi game including a double and a home run, Jared Johnson was 2 for 3 and an rbi and Dallas Monk had 2 rbi’s. Needless to say the WCA Jays could have picked up 2 wins if all their pitchers were at the tournament but it was a good experience for the young Jays and perhaps it will help them prepare for the National Juniors next week in Quebec.
Ultimately Langley won the championship today with a 6 – 1 victory over Kamloops. Later this month PG will host the Canadian Senior Championships.