The Kelowna Cubs will be home this weekend for four games in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball league play.
On Saturday at Lombardy Park, the Cubs will take on Chilliwack in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
On Sunday at Lombardy, Kelowna will meet Cloverdale in a twin bill starting at 10 a.m.
The Cubs are 2-4 on the season after coming up empty in some close games at home last weekend.
Ridge Meadows downed the Cubs 7-4 and 6-5 on Saturday. Kelowna then lost a pair to Tri City on Sunday, 11-4 and 8-6.
Here’s a look at the details from Kelowna’s games.
• Game 1 vs Ridge Meadows Royals 7 Kelowna Cubs 4
We were leading 4-2 going into top of 7, but mental mistakes and early season jitters, we ended up giving up 5 runs, 4 unearned. Matthew Greer pitched 4 2/3 striking out 3 allowing 1 earned. Dante Dennis took the loss.
Keaton Meier went 2/2 with a walk and two doubles. Corey McCoy went 2/3 with a triple and a single.
• Game 2 vs Ridge Meadows Royals 6 Kelowna Cubs 5
Down 6-3 after two innings the boys battled back in the bottom of 7 to pull within 1. The boys showed a lot of heart to stay focused to come back against one of the top teams in our league.
Corey McCoy started the game but left to a lower body injury. Naz Prowse pitched 4 innngs of 2 earned run ball with 5 strikeouts and 5 walks. Gavin Barrett pitched 1 inning in relief.
Brandon Denis(Captain) lead the charge offensively going 2/3 with 2 singles and a walk.
Sunday April 19/15
• Game 1 vs Tri-Cities Indians 11 Kelowna Cubs 4
The boys came out a little flat in the 1st game. The affects of the games before, they looked a little mentally drained.
Gavin Barrett took the loss going 2 1/3 allowing 5 earned runs, 3 strikeouts and 5 walks. Noah Ringness-Law pitched 3 innings, 0 earned runs, 2 strikeouts and 3 walks.
Leading the charge offensively was Noah Ringness-Law who went 2/2, 2 walks, 3 runs scored and 5 stolen bases. Keaton Meier went 2/4 with two singles and 3 RBI’s.
• Game 2 vs Tri-Cities Indians 8 Kelowna Cubs 6
The boys battled hard in their final game of the weekend and came up on the short end of the stick. A lot of good things came out of the weekend. We learned a lot about ourselves, where we are at and where we need to be.
Brandon Ludwig took the loss going 5 innings 4 strikeouts, walking 3, two earned runs.
Leading the charge offensively was Keegan Perron going 2/3 with a single and a double and 3 stolen bases.
“The positive out of the weekend is many players stepped up at different times,” said Cubs coach Rob Law. “Once we put it all together, look out. It’s early and we have 36 more games to go. Our pitchers need to cut down on our walks and we need to stop making routine plays difficult and put together some timely hits. All in all, we are right were we want to be. Proud of the boys.”
The West Kelowna D’Backs are also home for four games as they begin with a double dip against Cloverdale on Saturday at Boucherie field at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Chilliwack will provide the opposition in another doubleheader at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
West Kelowna is even at 3-3 this season after winning one of four at home last weekend.
The Backs split with Tri City, winning 3-2 and losing 15-11.
On Sunday, Ridge Meadows took two from West Kelowna, 7-0 and 15-4.