Story and photographs by Glenn Ivens (www.javalon.smugmug.com)
Victoria (ISN) – The Victoria Jr. Mariners split a pair of double headers with the Abbotsford Jr. Cardinals and North Shore Jr. Twins this past weekend.
Saturday saw the 3rd place Jr. Cardinals take advantage of a 6 run 7th inning to down the Jr. M’s 11-2 in the early game. A 3 hit, 5 inning shutout by the Tyler DeMan earned the Jr. Mariners a 3-0 win in game 2.
Lucas Piechnik gets a hit for the Junior Mariners during BCJPBL action at Henderson Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens)
Abbotsford’s Liam Kano-McGregor earned the win in game 1 while Dallas Patterson took the loss for the Jr. M’s. Game 2 saw DeMan go 5 innings allowing 2 hits with 5 strike outs to get the win with Mitch Bryan earning the save.
Tyler DeMan had a strong outing on the mound for the Jr. Mariners to earn the win. (photo by Glenn Ivens)
The 2nd place North Shore Jr. Twins rolled into town on Sunday, coming off a pair of wins against the Victoria Jr. Eagles on Saturday, the Jr. Twins got to work early scoring a pair of runs in the each of the first 3 innings en route to a 5 inning mercy rule 11-0 victory. The Jr. Mariners again proved tougher in the late game scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning and holding on for a 2-1 victory.
Micheal Varley collects the throw to get the force out at 2nd base in the Jr. Mariners 2-1 victory over the Abbotsford Jr. Cardinals. (photo by Glenn Ivens)
Ryan Matsuda took the win for the Jr. Twins, giving up just 2 hits while the Jr. Mariners Dan Phillips was given the loss allowing 6 runs off 6 hits in 2 innings. Game 2 saw Nick Dawson go 5 innings allowing just 1 run off 4 hits for the win and Tanner Hess earn the save for the Jr. M’s.
Abbotsford’s Alex Gibbons is tagged out by Victoria’s Zach Downey during attempt to steal base. (photo by Glenn Ivens)
The Jr. Mariners are back in action Wednesday night when they travel to Nanaimo to take on the Pirates.
In BC Premier Baseball action on Saturday the Victoria Mariners earned 9-4 and 6-4 wins against the Vancouver Cannons in New Westminster. Erik Phillips and Nate McKinlay were credited with the wins.