TEAM BC – KELOWNA JAYS STRUGGLE WITH THE BAT
The WCA Jays bounced back from their opening day loss to Trois Rivieres getting a solid pitching outing from Connor Russell in a 4 –1 loss to Team Manitoba. The Jays battters just couldn’t get base hits as winning pitcher Elliot Desilets limited them to just 1 hit and 1 run. The Jays did have base runners but were victims of 2 double plays snuffing out rallies and 2 apparently terrible calls at first base, the 2nd of which got manager Marty Gallant tossed for comlpaining to the umps. Manitoba had key hits by pitcher Desilets and shortstop Ryan Ozunko. The Jays only hit came of the bat of Thomas Bidzinski driving in Cam Strachan. Pitcher Connor Russell tossed a complete game giving up 7 hits, 1 walk and struck out 8 batters.
Team BC has two games on Saturday – Ontario at 8am and New Brunswick at 3pm and it goes without saying these are both do or die games. If they can win both them they have a decent chance to go to the playoff rounds.
Cody Chartrand will pitch the 8:30 am game against Ontario and we will see where we go after that result.