Story and Photographs by Glenn Ivens (ISN)

May 28,2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Harbourcats welcomed the British Columbia Premier Baseball League’s Victoria Mariners and Victoria Eagles to Royal Athletic Park for a Tuesday night tilt and to support and help raise funds for the Mariner’s Zach Downey as he continues his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.


Victoria Mariners’ Morgan Varley makes contact during Tuesday night’s BCPBL game against Victoria Eagles at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens)


Eagles’ Zane Takhar throws down to 1st base for the out during Tuesday nights BCPBL tlt with the Victoria Mariners. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

Baseball fans were treated to barn burner on Tuesday night as the Eagles put together 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning to come from behind and down the Mariners 4-3. They also showed their support by raising over $5000.00 for the Zach Downey Fund.

The Eagles would open the scoring in the top of the 2nd inning when RJ Forbes crossed the plate off a Will Wild sacrifice hit to put the Eagles up 1-0.

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The Mariners started Colton Wood (L) on the hill while the Eagles countered with Riley Edmonds (R) in Tuesday nights BCPBL matchup at Royal Athletic Park. (photos by Glenn Ivens) 

The Mariners would answer back in the bottom of the 4th with Chris Fougner driving in Jesse Mycock to knot the game at ones. They would take the lead in the 5th when an errant throw by Eagles shortstop Ben Goertzen allowed Evan Willows to stride home.

The M’s added to their lead in the 6th with Fougner scoring off a sacrifice hit by Brendan Somers.


Morgan Varley of the Victoria Mariners chases down pop fly during BCPBL game against the Victoria Eagles on Tuesday night. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

M’s starter Colton Wood got into a little trouble in the 7th and with the bases loaded Gobal Sall scored then a throwing error by 3rd baseman Tanner Hess on what looked like the 3rd out allowed the Eagles Kyle Murai and Mitch Hawkins to come across with the tieing and go ahead runs.

The Eagles called on Brandon Feldman to come in and close out the game and secure the 4-3 victory for the Eagles.


The Mariners’ Chris Fougner manages to avoid the tag of Eagles short stop Ben Goertzen during Tuesday night’s BCPBL game at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

The Eagles Brett Hull was credited with the win while Wood took the loss for the Mariners.

Both teams are back in action this weekend with the Mariners hosting the Vancouver Cannons and the Eagles hosting the Coquitlam Reds for double headers on Saturday and then the M’s take on the Reds and the Eagles take on the Cannons in doubleheaders on Sunday. Action begins at 12:00 on both days at Henderson Park for the Mariners and Lambrick Park for the Eagles.