WolfPack Baseball Host OC and VIBI for Final Homestand of the Season
Jordy Cunningham – WolfPack Baseball Communications
Kamloops, BC – After a disappointing 1-3 weekend in Lethbridge, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team are looking to put it behind them as the team is back at home this weekend (April 23-24) for their final homestand of the CCBC season. The ‘Pack will take on the Okanagan College Coyotes and the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners, playing each team twice. Games times for Saturday are 11am and 5pm and Sunday, 10am and 4pm at Norbrock Stadium.
The WolfPack are 1-1 against Okanagan College on the season and 3-1 against VIBI but with the Pack’s 1-3 record last weekend, all three teams are tied for second in the standings with 8-8 records.
“We really need to emphasize our execution on offence and defence and we need to limit our walks as a pitching staff as much as possible,” says veteran pitcher Frank Fisico.
“We need to find some more consistency in terms of our defense, pitching and hitting,” says Tony Tabor, “we’ve shown that we can do all three things, we just need to start putting it all together every time out.”
The final homestand of every season is always special because it is the last time that the seniors of the WolfPack will be playing on their home soil, in front of their home crowd. The ‘Pack feature four seniors this season: Tony Tabor (White Rock, BC), Evan Douglas (White Rock, BC), Frank Fisico (Toronto, Ontario) and Will Miller (Kamloops, BC). They will be honoured before the 4 o’clock game on Sunday and are looking forward to what their final games at home will bring.
“The crowd and atmosphere is what I’m looking forward to,” says Fisico, “I heard that there’s a lot of people coming and that there’s a student appreciation night on Saturday so hopefully we get a younger crowd out to the games and we’re able to use that to our advantage. Also playing in front of friends for the last time at home, it should be a good time.”
“What I look forward most about this final home weekend is hopefully being able to put on a show for my parents one last time,” says catcher Evan Douglas, “they’ve come and watched me and supported me a lot over my four years here.”
“It’s been a treat to play at Norbrock for the last four years,” Tabor mentions, “I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of people out for our last home games of the year.”
The veterans of the WolfPack have also stated that they will miss playing at Norbrock Stadium in front of the hometown crowd.
“It’s always a treat playing in front of the hometown fans,” Douglas states.
“My fondest memory is just of all the wins we’ve had here,” says Tabor, “in my time here, we’ve won a lot of games at Norbrock.”
“Since my first year, the crowds have gotten better and better,” Fisico stated, “but also not so much of playing at home, but just being at the field and hanging out with the fellas and having a good time at practice is what I’ll remember and miss the most.”
The WolfPack are looking to put last weekend behind them and come out with four wins this weekend. Four wins this weekend would put them in a good spot to catch PBA for first place in the league.