Contributed Jackson Sowerby and the Kelowna Sun Devils are coming off a four-game split with the North Fraser Nationals.

Sun Devils split with Nats, host Canadians tonight

With 9 games left in the regular season, Kelowna remains in top spot in the B.C. midget AAA league

The Kelowna Sun Devils play their last home game prior to provincials tonight against the Vernon Canadians. First pitch at Edith Gay Park is 5:30 p.m.

With nine regular season games left to play, the Sun Devils (23-6) continue to lead the B.C. 18U AAA standings by 4 1/2 games over the Victoria Eagles.

Kelowna is coming off a four-game split with North Fraser in Burnaby against the Nationals.

In Saturday’s opener, the Sun Devils slugged their way to a 19-8 win. Jackson Sowerby and Kurtis Wall had huge games at the plate, with four hits and three RBIs apiece.

Gavin Barrett started and went 4 1/3 innings for his sixth win.

Game 2 saw the Nats rebound with a 9-8 win, as Kelowna committed seven errors.

Offensively, Wall had another big game with four hits, including a triple and a home run.

Nathan Ringness-Law took to the hill, went 4 2/3 innings and allowed no earned runs but left the game with a no decision.

On Sunday, the Sun Devils opened with a 6-4 win.

Jay Taylor (3-0) picked up his third win of the season going five strong innings, while Jordan Laidlaw picked up the save going 2 innings and allowing no earned runs.

Offensively, the Sun Devils had just five hits, but got a boost from Jaimes Guidon and Dreyton Nelmes who each had three stolen bases.

In the series finale, Kelowna committed five errors in a 12-6 loss.

“Our defense has been solid all year, just one of those weekends where the bounces don’t go your way, just a minor set back,” said Sun Devils coach Rob Law.

Noah Ringness-Law, Jackson Sowerby, Alex Thompson and Matt Fuchs each had couple of hits in the loss, while Ringness-Law swiped three bases.

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