The Victoria Mariners were back in the yard Saturday afternoon playing against the Coquitlam Reds for their final game in the Best of the West tournament in Kamloops BC this weekend.
Duncan Brens-Knight led the charge from the mound tossing to Bryce Franklin behind the plate. The M’s went ahead in the first by 1 and held the Reds scoreless going into the 6th. This achievement was assisted by 2 spectacular double plays, both opportunities initiated by second baseman Cole Mayhew charging the ball and then firing it to Ben Mulchinock at first, turning two both times.
Quentin Davidoff came in for relief in the top of the 5th. M’s posted 1 in the bottom of the 5th to go ahead 2-0. M’s seamless communication and defensive excellence were showing on the scoreboard.
Hideki Endo came into catch for the M’s in the 6th. The Reds started a come back during this inning, putting one run on the board. Going into the 7th, the tension was palpable. Matt Collett took to the mound and, with the calmness of a pro, closed the game for an exciting M’s win.
Sunday Morning saw the Lambrick Park Baseball Academy (LPBA) taking to the field for the last time in the tournament. Connor Irvine took to the bump, hurling to Jalin Seto. Kai Gelling came in for relief in the 3rd and Hideki Endo was behind the dish for the last inning in an ultimately loosing effort.
The Victoria Mariners and the Lambrick Park Baseball Academy players and coaching staff would like to thank all of their parents, family, friends and fans for their support throughout this tournament.