The Kelowna Jays settled for second best at the 2013 Okanagan Major Baseball League championship tournament
In the OMBL final Saturday at Elks Stadium, the Kamloops Sun Devils edged the Jays 4-3.
After the Vernon Diamondbacks were eliminated, the Jays and Sun Devils agreed to use Saturday’s round robin game as the finale, rather than have Kamloops return to Kelowna on Sunday.
In the final, Gage Mclaren pitched the first four innings for the Jays and left with a 1-0 lead. The Jays picked up a first inning run as Trevor Mlait reached on an error to the shortstop, stole third and scored on a ground out by Jared Johnson.
Braeden Heyland came in to pitch in the fifth and gave up only one hit, but two key errors and a couple of walks allowed the Sun Devils the score four times.
Kelowna rallied with two runs in the top of the eighth, capped by a two-RBI double by Shishido. In the top of the ninth Jared Johnson and Colin Currie reached base, but Johnson was thrown out on a close play at third to end the game.
Kamloops pitcher Alex Reid went nine innings and struck out five.
The Sun Devils will represent the OMBL at the B.C. senior championships in Victoria this weekend.