05/15/2016 12:12 AM
The PBA boys are one win away from a 6th straight CCBC championship. With a 7-1 victory over Okanagan College, PBA secured 1st place in the round robin and a trip straight to the final tomorrow afternoon. PBA will play the winner of UofC and Okanagan who will square off in the semi-final.
Tanner Jesson-Dalton started on the mound for PBA and was outstanding all night. It was a truly impressive performance from the 1st year starter. Dalton went 8.2 innings surrendering only 3 singles, striking out 8 Coyote hitters. Dalton cruised through the first 8 innings and came out for the 9th inning with a chance to complete the shutout. After giving up a leadoff single, and then walking a batter coach Hubka went to his closer Dylan Theroux to finish off the game. Theroux had not pitched in the tournament and you could tell he was off just a touch. Theroux was able to settle down, and finish off the 9th to secure the victory for the Dawgs. After four games in the CCBC tournament the Dawgs pitching staff is boasting a paltry 1.75 ERA.
The PBA hitters continued to rack up hits tonight with a 12 hit night. The top 5 hitters in the PBA lineup combined to go 11-21 while scoring all 7 runs. Right fielder Brett Brittany was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. Cory Scammell continued his great tournament going 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI. Scammell is now hitting .521 through 4 tournament games. Matt Malec and Dustin Braun both chipped in 2 hits a piece on the evening. Braun kicked off the scoring with a beautiful 2 strike single to right field in the third inning. The PBA hitters are now hitting a remarkable .380 as a team so far in the tournament.
The championship will take place at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. If the boys can win one more tomorrow they will complete an amazing run of baseball. The team is 19-1 over their last 20 games and they have won 14 straight CCBC tournament games dating back to 2014.
Thank you to all of the fans and family members who traveled to Kelowna for the tournament. The support has been tremendous, and it has not been lost on the coaching staff or the players. Let’s be loud tomorrow and take home another championship!