Blog Entry # 4
Hello all fans of PBA baseball. The 25th and 26th of March would bring with it the start of conference play against the Vancouver Island Mariners. The dawgs would depart Thursday afternoon allowing us to stop in Kamloops overnight. An early departure allowed us to get to the ferry in good time saying a heartfelt goodbye to our trusty bus driver Ian, as no buses are allowed on the ferry. President card game, 31, and some heated games of flips on the top deck of the ferry, would help the boys pass the time before arriving at the island. After collecting our baggage and departing the ferry the Dawgs would be picked up by VIU players who help us get around the gorgeous Vancouver Island. A quick practice and some light conditioning would help loosen up everyone’s legs after 16 hours of grueling travel. Game 1 featured Tanner Dalton toeing the rubber for PBA against Austin Gurr from the Mariners. The early innings would be tight as Dalton would cruise for the dawgs while the PBA bats struggled to find their grove despite a second inning no doubt homerun by Dylan Borman. The 6th inning would be highlighted by a 2 run moonshot to right field over the VIU “green monster” courtesy of Brett Semeniuk. After the top of the 7th the dawgs would lead 5-0 but after some seeing eye singles and an inability to end a big inning the score would be 5-4. This would light the fire for the PBA bats. The dawgs would score 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th with contributions from the entire lineup for a final score of 10-4 in favor of the dawgs.
Game 2 saw the big unit Greg Hollman starting on the mound for the dawgs. Greg was excellent throughout the course of this game and the PBA bats were just as good if not better. The dawgs would demolish balls left and right putting up 14 runs before mercy-ing VIU in 7 innings. Brett Brittany would hit a homerun to dead center while 8 players picked up hits and 5 picked up RBIs in the game as Serauxmen stadium would ring with the sounds of the PBA bats. On the day the dawgs would outscore the Mariners 24-5 and lead for every single inning besides the first inning in the first game.
Day 2 would not be as fruitful as the first however. The skies would open up leading to a steady supply of cost rain prompting the dawgs to hit the road early. The Dawgs are in action again this Weekend against the TRU Wolfpack so tune in to point streak and follow live!
Thanks for reading
Chewy & E.D
Blog Entry # 5
The start of April landed the PBA boys in Kamloops, up against the TRU Wolfpack. A rowdy crowd and a lackluster effort gave the PBA boys their first loss of the CCBC. Bryan Tanner Jesson Dalton pitched well enough for the win but the offence didn’t come up with anything against the TRU pitcher. Final score was 8-2 for the Wolfpack. Game 2 would a full 360 turn around. Four freshmen had multi-hit games, Wells, Leblanc, Abbot, and Ewanik. With Dalton “Saltman” Wells providing the spark of the weekend with a laser shot to left field for a very timely Grand Slam. Big Dave Leblanc added four RBIs as well and another freshmen, Tyson Abbot, hit himself a bomb bringing along 2 RBIs of his own. Greg Hollman kept the TRU hitters at bay the whole day, going 7 and 2/3 strong, giving up only 2 earned runs. The PBA boys would come out of Saturday with a good turnaround win, 12-3 Dawgs.
Day two, Game 1 would have Chris Messer starting for the Dawgs. Throwing a very solid 6 innings, 1 hit game, Messer was full shutdown mode. Striking out 7, TRU never got any momentum against Messer, and Liam Stone Cold Ice in Veins Sabiston, continued the pitching dominance, throwing 3 shutout innings of relief for the dawgs. The offence production was a spread out affair coming from both tops and bottom of the lineup. Dylan Borman hit a bomb for his second of the season to go along with a multi-hit game. Dawgs win 7-0. In the last game of the road trip the Dawgs came out firing with a 4 spot in the first, with a bases clearing double via the very hot Dalton Saltman Wells. Brittany, Wells, and Leblanc all had multi-hit games. Rhett Feser continued the pitching dominance keeping the Wolfpack hitters at bay allowing only 2 runs in his outing. Scotty-G had a solid 2 innings of shutout relief to put the lid on the weekend. The Dawgs would get on the bus for the last time until championships in a winning mood. Dawgs win 13-3.
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