Saturday, 05 May 2012 00:00
Kelowna, BC---The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack started their final weekend of the Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season off on the right foot. Playing at Elks Stadium in Kelowna, BC on Saturday (May 5), the WolfPack downed the hometown Okanagan College Coyotes 10-3. The victory raised the WolfPacks record to 15-10 on the year. Okanagan College falls to 11 and 14.
Thompson Rivers scored two runs in the top of the first and third innings to take a 4-0 lead. They added three more in the top of the fifth inning and led 9-0 before the Coyotes got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth. Okanagan College added two more runs with singles in the seventh and eighth innings. Thompson Rivers scored their other run in the top of the eighth as they hammered out 13 hits while committing two errors. Okanagan College had five hits and no errors.
Denver Wynn (RHP, Kamloops, BC) raised his record to 5 and 3 on the campaign. Wynn, a former member of Canada’s Junior national team
went six and two thirds innings. In that time, he surrendered three runs (two of them earned). He also struck out six and walked five.
He was the first of four Thompson Rivers pitchers. Mike Juarez (RHP, Calgary, AB) went a third of an inning, Jacob Hein (LHP, Vancouver, BC) went an inning while Jason Tripp (RHP, Sherwood Park, AB)also went an inning.
Zach Burlon fell to 3 and 3 for the spring as he gave up 10 hits in five innings along with seven runs. He walked two and struck out four.
Thompson Rivers was led by David Hole (Catcher, Vancouver, BC) who was one for four with a run scored and three runs batted in. That gives him a league leading 29 on the season. He also stroked his seventh home run of the year. Second baseman Tyler Lowey (Calgary, AB) was one for three with two runs batted in. First baseman Levi Kerns (Victoria, BC) was one for one with two runs batted in and two runs scored.
Okanagan College was led by first baseman Greg Adams and shortstop Bryan Elias who were both one for four with a run batted in.
The WolfPack will play the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners later on Saturday (May 5) before taking both teams on to close the season on Sunday (May 6).
All five of the league teams will be in Kamloops beginning Thursday (May 10) for the Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship tournament. It will be played at Norbrock Stadium.