The Victoria Mariners and the Lambrick Park Baseball Academy (LPBA) teams were on the field today in Kamloops BC for day 2 of the Best of the West Baseball Tournament.
The Mariners faced off against the St Albert Black Team at the Canada Games Field. Jared Anderson got the Mariner start on the mound, tossing to Hideki Endo behind the plate. Aidyn Hart took a turn on the bump tossing first to Endo and then to Bryce Franklin. Noah Doorschot finished the game on the mound with a Mariners decisive win 12-2 over St Albert.
Highlights of the game include: Owen Schneider smacking a triple, earning 2 RBIs and then following up with a double, also earning 2 RBIs; Shuta Araki hitting an in-the-park home run; A St Albert player crushed a 2 run shot over the fence, earning their 2 runs of the game.
The LPBA team faced off against the St Albert Gold team, who proved to be very worthy opponents. Pitchers from LPBA included Brett Patterson starting off while Regin Wolpert and Thomas Stickel provided some relief pitching and Kai Gelling closed out the game. Behind the plate Liam Bondoreff started and Jalen Seto finished the game. Despite great efforts, the final score was 9-0 for St Albert. Lots of great learning on the field today when playing such a talented team.