Cubs blank Vernon in midget baseball

Corey McCoy and Brandon Mallum-Kunz lead Kelowna to fifth win of B.C. AAA season

Corey McCoy tossed a complete-game two-hitter and struck out 13 as the Kelowna Cubs downed the Vernon Canadians 2-0 Wednesday in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League action.

Brandon Mallam-Kunz drove in both runs for the Cubs who are now 5-6 on the season.

The Cubs were coming off a split of four games at home last weekend.

On Saturday at Lombardy, Kelowna downed Chilliwack 12-5 in the opener.

Noah Ringness-Law had three hits and two RBIs,  McCoy had two hits and three RBIs, while Keyshon Jackson picked up the win.

In Game 2, Chilliwack rebounded for a 9-5 win. Taylor deGruchy had two RBIs in the loss.

On Sunday, deGruchy and McCoy each had two RBIs and Dante Dennis earned the win as the Cubs prevailed over Cloverdale 9-5.

Cloverdale responded with a 6-3 win in the series finale. Jackson and Mallam-Kunz had two hits apiece for the Cubs.

D’Backs home Saturday…

The West Kelowna D’Backs are both at home and on the road this weekend.

On Saturday at Boucherie field, the ‘Backs will host the Aldergrove Dodgers in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

On Sunday, West Kelowna will travel to Chilliwack for two games against the Cougars.

Last weekend, the D’Backs (5-5) split four games, losing 6-2 and 3-2 to Cloverdale.

In Game 1, D-Backs’ Pitcher Nathan Hettinga threw just over six innings allowing eight hits and only two earned runs.

In Game 2, Ty Loeppky pitched a complete game for the D-Backs allowing three runs on four hits, all unearned.  While the West Kelowna bats were quiet, Brendan Martel stood out with two hits in each of Saturday’s Games going a strong 4-for-6 over the day.

The D’Back bounced back well on Sunday to sweep a pair from league-leading Chilliwack, 14-6 and 5-2.

In Game 1, Pitcher Joel Flood held Chilliwack to just two runs on two hits, throwing a 110-pitch complete game to register his first win of the season. Offensively, the D-backs were again led by Martel with two hits, while Landon Wark scored twice.

In Game 2, Carter Martens pitched a complete game. The D-Backs bats were strong with 14 runs on 13 hits. Ty Loeppky, Cam Rasmussen and Landon Wark led the charge with three hits each, while the defense was strong, allowing only one error.

 

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