Kamloops Captures OMBL Title
The Kamloops Sun Devils took an early 7 – 0 lead over the WCA Kelowna Jays in Sundays OMBL playoff final giving them the Bruce Mckenzie Trophy and the #1 Okanagan seed in the BC Senior Championships which start Friday in Prince George. Kelowna will go as the # 2 seed. After Kelowna pounded Vernon 13 – 3 on Friday Kamloops beat them 13 – 0 on Saturday.
The Jays and Sun Devils then engaged in a 7 inning barnburner with Kamloops escaping with a 4 – 3 win. The Jays actually appeared to score the tying run in the 7th inning however the umpire chose to call the runner out.
On Sunday Jays starting pitcher Dawson Newman got off to a rough start giving up 2 runs in the first and 5 in the 2nd, issuing 5 walks and giving up just 5 hits, and this time the Jays could not mount a comeback as Kamloops pitcher Lee Ingram was in complete control.
Both teams now play in the BC Senior Championships this weekend in Prince George with Kamloops playing Prince George at 6pm and Kelowna playing Langley at 830pm. Kelowna plays Nanaimo at 1pm on Saturday and Trail at 3:30pm on Sunday.