June 29,2014(ISN) – LONGVIEW, WA – On the back of a phenomenal pitching effort from Nanaimo
native Alex Rogers, the HarbourCats came within one play of snapping their
eight game losing streak.
The game turned into a pitchers contest as the HarbourCats could only
muster four hits on the night with Cowlitz collecting six.
Alex Rogers for Victoria went 7.1 innings giving up only five hits and two
runs while striking out four.
Nathan Lukes was the only HarbourCats player to collect more than one hit,
and went 2for4.
The HarbourCats had a lead of 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth after
Aaron Barnett was able to advance to first base on the fielders choice
bringing home Ted Boeke from third base.
In the home half of the eighth Taylor Bryant took it all away from the
HarbourCats with his first home run of the season over the left field wall
to tie the game at two apiece.
In the bottom of the ninth with the score tied and the bases loaded, pinch
hitter Jonathan Serven hit a slow roller to third base. Ted Boeke attempted
to throw the force out at home but a throwing error allowed Chris Iriart to
score from third to end the ballgame and give Cowlitz a 3-2 win.
Game three is set for a 1:35pm start from Story Field in Longview,
Washington on Sunday.
Andrew Nelson (0-3) is scheduled to start for Victoria.
The HarbourCats start a three game set on Monday against Kitsap that sees
three major promotions on the Sports Traders Diamond. Monday is Fireworks
night, Tuesday is Canada Day and Wednesday is free hot dog day for the
kids. Elvis will also be in the building on Wednesday. Don’t forget Honda
Blue Jays Super Camp starts July 2nd and continues July 3rd. Spots still
available for this great opportunity to learn from some of the best in Blue