TEAM BC (WCA JAYS) FINALLY EARN A WIN
Team BC had to win 2 games today to stay in contention for a playoff game but they lost to the number one seed Ontario 1 this morning 5 – 2. They played well, Cody Chartrand pitched well enough to keep them in the game, but it was the same story as their other losses, no sticks! The Jays managed only 1 hit of winning pitcher Brandon Collins, a single by Dallas Monk. The Jays rallied in the 7th scoring 2 runs but they had some help in the form of 2 Ontario errors and a walk, allowing Brody Hawkins and Garrett Wiese to score. The Jays only had 5 strikeouts but the ball just wouldn’t find any holes or gaps to get things started. Ontario 1 and Trois Rivieres play the final round robin game of the tournament tonight and they play for number one seed in their division.
Team BC took on New Brunswick in the 3 pm game and again got good pitching but the bats came alive as they recorded 9 hits. Marcus Drewry tossed a complete game 5 hitter and was full value for the win allowing only 1 walk and striking out 5. The Jays finally got off to a good start scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning on back to back doubles by Landon Briscoe and Brody Hawkins and an rbi sacrifice fly by Dustin Dhanani and an rbi single by Garrett Wiese. New Brunswick scored single runs in the top of the first and top of the 3rd to tie the score. The jays scored the winning run in the bottom of the 6th as Thomas Bidzinski singled, Stefan Mckee bunted him to 2nd, Aaron Witzke pinch ran and scored on a throwing error by the pitcher. Tyler Pentland, Ian Horne and Landon Briscoe each had 2 hits.
On Sunday the teams that do not make the playoffs all play a game for next years seeding and so Team BC will play Team Saskatchewan at 9:30 and Dawson Newman will get the start on the bump. The top 2 from each division will be in the playoff rounds and championship game also on Sunday.