Photo: Douglas Farrow/Contributor

Kelowna Sun Devils tested in first exhibition battle of season

The college prep team took on the UBC Jr Thunder last weekend

Baseball season has started in the major leagues, and the Kelowna Sun Devils college prep team will be following suit next week.

The Sun Devils lost a three game exhibition series 2-1 to the UBC Jr Thunder in Vancouver over the weekend. Assistant coach Jeff Bligh sees good signs in the teams progress.

“It was a great weekend of baseball, with a ton of positives, and it gave the coaching staff a good snapshot of where we need to improve,” said Bligh.

READ MORE: Okanagan College Coyotes kick off season

READ MORE: Rutland’s Chiefs fall short in playoff finals

Sun Devils’ batters Blake Badger, Brady Renneberg, and David Osborn led the Sun Devils with hits over the weekend, while pitchers Cade Webber and Dreyton Nelmes were solid on the mound despite the losses.

READ MORE: Sun Devils stopped short in B.C. title defense

The Sun Devils’ season starts in the first week of April, but play their first home game of the season April 20.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Peeling away: OK strip clubs disappearing

Hear from Penticton’s only strip club owner about their success in a dying industry

Okanagan’s oldest mayor shows no sign of slowing down

Mayor James Baker has decades of history in his political career

The hunt is on: Lake Country egg hunt kicks off Easter weekend

It’s the biggest Easter egg hunt in Lake Country

Rollover in West Kelowna

An SUV rollover was reported just after 8:30 a.m. on Boucherie Road.… Continue reading

Support for Penticton shooting victim

A GoFundMe has been started for one of the four people killed April 15

Annual Nk’maplqs Challenge Cup returns easter weekend

The goal of the Vernon-based event is to revitalize the game and the tradition of an all-native hockey tournament in the Interior.

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Traffic flagger ‘pushed’ by vehicle in Osoyoos on April 18

Aimee Attig is looking for witnesses of the incident that took place on Highway 3 near the AG Foods

Shuswap dancer stays across street from Penticton shooting day after Salmon Arm tragedy

Dancers come for festival, put in lockdown in rec centre, watch police response from Airbnb window

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Vernon-raised BC Was Awesome producer returns home for filming of episode

The topic of this Vernon-featured episode has not yet been revealed.

COLUMN: Bunnies, sexuality and the freedom to read

A book about a gay bunny has been the subject of challenges

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Most Read