Cubs and D’Backs home this weekend

Kelowna and West Kelowna clubs host Chilliwack and Cloverdale in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League action

  • Apr. 23, 2015 10:00 a.m.

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.”

D’Backs home…

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.

 

Just Posted

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic on highway in Kelowna

A collision between two cars on Sunday morning at the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 33

Hodge: Welcome back Ben but about your leader

Charlie Hodge’s weekly column look at the Kelowna West byelection

Kelowna Lantern Festival kicks off Chinese New Year

The eighth annual Lantern Festival was held Saturday night

Popular stories from the week

Every Saturday, the Capital News highlights popular stories from the week

Mining led to mass production, says UBCO prof

Without destructive mining, mass production and consumption would not be possible

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Vees lose to Rivermen

First period proves costly in 5-3 loss to Rivermen.

B.C. VIEWS: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

Ottawa, Victoria add to their overlapping ‘innovation’ budgets

Warriors rally for win over Grizzlies

West Kelowna scored five times in the third period Saturday at LePage Place to beat Victoria

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canada’s first ever men’s ski slopestyle medal

Men’s hockey team beats South Korea and women’s curling reverses losing streak

Canada’s Beaulieu-Marchand wins bronze in Olympic slopestyle

The skier from Quebec City scored 92.40 on his second run

Russian athlete suspected of doping at PyeongChang Olympics

The case could be an obstacle to Russia’s efforts to have the Russian team formally reinstated

Most Read