Kamloops, BC – After starting 1-1 on Thursday, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team did the same thing on Friday. They beat the University of Calgary Dinos in the morning 9-2 but lost 3-0 to the Okanagan College Coyotes.
Dillon Ferguson (Kirkland, WA) was spectacular in game one, getting the win as he threw a complete game. He allowed two runs (both unearned) on four hits while striking out 14 batters.
Cole Paquin (Regina, SK) had a big game, going 2-2 with a double and four RBIs. Liam Rihela (White Rock, BC) went 1-3 with two RBIs. Kyron Smith (Maple Ridge, BC) finished 2-2 with a double and a run scored. Josiah Williams (Cloverdale, BC) went 1-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Josh Snider (Moses Lake, WA) drove in a run, going 2-3. Adam Filmon (Winnipeg, MB) collected a RBI on a bases-loaded walk. Vance Fode (Bow Island, AB) and Matt Pidlisecky (Abbotsford, BC) each had a base hit.
Left-hander Scott Wood (Stratford, ON) started against the Okanagan College and pitched very well for the ‘Pack, despite suffering the loss. He threw seven innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks. Cole Paquin threw one shutout inning. They each struck out two batters.
Vance Fode, Josh Hillis (Calgary, AB) and Adam Filmon all went 1-3 and all had a walk. Fode’s hit was a double. Lucas Lott (Kamloops, BC) and Kyron Smith each had bunt base hits.
After going 2-2 after the first two days of tournament, the WolfPack will need to take care of business tomorrow (Saturday) by winning their game and needing some help throughout the day as well. The ‘Pack take on the Vancouver Island University Mariners tomorrow night at 6pm.
The WolfPack have a 2-2 record as does Okanagan College. University of Fraser Valley Cascades and the VIU Mariners are atop of the standings with 3-0 records. Nine time defending champion Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs and the University of Calgary Dinos are winless in three starts. Round robin play begins at 9 am with UFV facing VIU. At noon its Okanagan College against Calgary. Calgary then meets PBA at 3 pm followed by TRU/VIU. Should a playoff game be needed it would go at 9 pm.
The top team from the round robin will advance to Sunday’s (May 13) championship final at 1 pm. The second and third place teams will meet in the semi final at 10 am.