Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
May 3, 2015, VIctoria BC (ISN) – After mustering just two hits in a 1-0 Game 1 loss to the South Fraser Giants, the Victoria Eagles rebounded for a 11-1 mercy-rule victory in Game 2 on Sunday afternoon in BC Minor Baseball Midget AAA league action at Lambrick Park in Victoria.
South Fraser baserunner Nolan Webster (left) and Victoria Eagle’s second baseman Taylor Nygaard (left) look for the call after a close play at second base. Webster was called safe on the play (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
The win improves the Eagles record to 4-6 on the season and avenges the earlier game loss to the Giants,as well as two previous losses to the Giants just a week ago on the mainland.
The Eagles jumped out early in the second game victory, scoring four first inning runs, thanks in part to RBI singles from Kevin Wong, Ty Birrell and Colton Weibe.
Eagle’s leadoff hitter Noaki Shiratori had a hit, reached twice on errors and scored a pair of runs in the Eagles Game 2, 11-1 victory Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
The Eagles would score four more in the bottom of the third courtesy of some wild South Fraser pitching and then put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with three more runs courtesy of hits from Noaki Shiratori, Birrell and a walk-off double from Brodie Kellow that brought home the game ending run.
Jordan Strandlund reached base four times in the game, all on walks, scoring twice, while Wong, Birrell and Shiratori also crossed the dish twice.
Victoria’s Colton Wiebe pitched a complete game three-hitter Sunday, waling four and striking out two in six innings of work (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
On the mound, Colton Wiebe got the start and went the distance, scattering just three hits, while walking four and striking out two in his six innings of work.
Next up for the Midget AAA Eagles is West Kelowna, who travel to Lambrick Park next Saturday, May 9th for a pair. The Eagles then travel to Vancouver on Sunday the 10th for a pair with the Mounties.
Victoria’s Brodie Kellow watches as his game ending RBI double heads to left field in Game 2 on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
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