Sun Devils get home field split

Kelowna evens record at 7-7 in B.C. midget 18 U AAA season

Another weekend split has the Kelowna Sun Devils playing .500 baseball through the first three weeks of the B.C. 18U AAA baseball season.

On Saturday at Lombardy Park, Kelowna traded wins with the Cloverdale Spurs.

In the opener, Jon McCarthy had two hits and three RBIs in a 13-7 Sun Devils win. Jordan Laidlaw picked up his second win of the season going 4 2/3 innings.

In Game 2, the Spurs rebounded with a 9-5 victory. Laidlaw and Noah Ringness-Law led the offense with two singles each.

Kensington Renneberg went six innings, striking out five and walking five in the loss.

On Sunday, the Sun Devils split a deuce with the South Fraser Giants.

Kelowna managed only four hits in the opener, a 5-3 loss.  Errors cost the Sun Devils, while Jay Taylor pitched a gem for South Fraser with eight strikeouts.

The Sun Devils finished the weekend in style with a dramatic 7-6 come-from-behind victory.

Trailing 6-3 in the seventh, Kelowna pushed four runs across for the win. Jackson Miner’s walk off a single scored Noah Ringness-Law for the decisive run.

Gavin Barrett picked up the win going seven strong innings, striking out six and improving his record to 4-0.

“Character reveals heart and heart is what our players have plenty of,” said Sun Devils head coach Rob Law. “They believe they are in every game and they never quit. They proved that in their two wins this weekend. The errors aside, they just have each others back and just down right won’t quit.

The Sun Devils (7-7) are back home this weekend as they host the Aldergrove Dodgers on Saturday and the Chilliwack  Cougars on Sunday. All games are at Lombardy Park.



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