A’s sweep Victoria to move up in PBL

The Okanagan Athletics are back in the thick of the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings after a four-game sweep of the Victoria Eagles on Vancouver Island last weekend.

With three wins already under their belt, the Athletics completed the sweep with a come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon, scoring four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh inning to beat Victoria.

The four game sweep extended the A’s winning streak to five games in total and improved its record to 13-and-14.

A stretch of seven wins in its past 10 has the Athletics in sixth place in the 13-team league.

Dawson Yates drove in three runs while Cliff Heidebrecht threw three scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Earlier Sunday the Athletics needed extra innings to edge the Eagles 5-4. Ryo Shishido stole third before scoring on a single by Tanner Morache in the top of the 9th inning. Jeff May closed the door in the bottom of the inning to earn the win.

On Saturday the Athletics earned a 3-2 win when Nathan Ackerman had a steal and later scored in the seventh inning. Dillon Kakoshke earned the win on the mound allowing just two hits in six innings in the series opener.

In the only game of the weekend that wasn’t  close, Okanagan beat Victoria 8-1 Saturday night behind a six inning pitching performance by Tanner Collins who allowed just three hits.

 

Kelowna Capital News