Sun Devils earn weekend sweep

Kelowna goes 4-0 at home in B.C. midget AAA baseball action

The Kelowna Sun Devils took doubleheaders from Cowichan and Nanaimo at Edith Gay Park.

The Kelowna Sun Devils enjoyed their most productive weekend of the 2016 season, with a sweep of four games at home in B.C. 18U AAA baseball action.

The Sun Devils, who have now win five straight games, took a pair of games from Cowichan Valley on Saturday at Edith Gay Park, followed by a sweep of Nanaimo on Sunday.

Noah Ringness-Law continued his torrid pace at the plate, going 13-for-15 with five doubles, two home runs, eight RBIS and four stolen bases. He’s now hitting .594 for the season.

Jackson Sowerby had a grand slam and seven RBIs over the four games.

Staff ace Gavin Barrett opened the weekend with another gem, allowing just three hits and one earned run in a 5-2 win over Cowichan.

Barrett is now 8-0 with a 0.83 ERA. Zane Webber had three RBIs.

In Game 2, Jon McCarthy went 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Ringness-Law had three hits, including a three-run home run as the Devils won over Cowichan 9-6.

Jay Taylor went seven innings on the mound for his third victory.

On Sunday, history was made as two female pitchers met for the first time in a B.C. U18 AAA game.

Kelowna’s Kensi Renneberg outduelled Nanaimo’s B. Wong, going 5 1/3 inning for her third win of the season as the Sun Devils won 5-2. Sowerby pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief to pick up the save.

Noah Ringness-Law went 3-for-3 at the plate with another home run and two steals.

In the series finale, Ringness-Law was at it again with four hits and three RBIs in a 16-5 win over Nanaimo. Sowerby hit a grand slam,  while Jordan Laidlaw spun a complete game for his third wi.

The Sun Devils (16-12) will now break from league play for a couple of weeks, before returning to action July 2 in Victoria.

“We are starting to gel, they have become a family in such a short time,” head coach Rob Law said of the Sun Devils. “They all have each others back and their confidence is only getting stronger. We still have a way to go defensively, but boy are they fun to watch.”

In other Sun Devils news, Nathan Ringness-Law (starting pitcher/centre fielder) will be representing the Thompson-Okanagan in baseball at the B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford.

Nathan follows in the footsteps of brother Noah, who represented the region at the Summer Games in 2014.

 

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