PBA Struggles on 1st Road Trip of the Season

The Prairie Baseball Academy kicked off their 2016 season in sunny Las Vegas last week. Even though their record of 1-11 doesn’t look good there were plenty of positives to take away from the first games of the season. The boys went to 5 extra innings games and weren’t able to come away with the win in any of them. If a couple of breaks go their way the record could look a lot different. It was a great learning experience for some of the young guys on the team, and for the veterans who are going to be called upon to be leaders this year. The schedule the past 10 days was grueling. The boys played some perennial powerhouse US Junior College teams, and there wasn’t an easy game on the trip.


Second year veteran Cory Scammell led the way offensively for the Dawgs. Scammell hit .347 (17-49) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles and 8 RBI’s on the trip. Chance Wheatly and Dustin Braun hit .294 and .283 respectively on the trip and both scored 11 runs through the first 12 games of the year. First year Varsity player Brett Semeniuk flourished near the end of the road trip finishing with a .281 average, 5 doubles and 5 runs batted in.


The Dawgs struggled on the mound through the first 12 games of the year. A fairly inexperienced pitching staff struggled to get ahead of hitters, and when they did they couldn’t put them away. Second year varsity player Dylan Theroux was very good in his 12 innings out of the bullpen. Theroux gave up only 4 earned runs, and struck out 11 batters, posting a 2.33 ERA. Sophomore pitchers Luc Hebert and Jared Libke were also effective at times. Hebert started two games, throwing 11 innings at a 3.18 ERA. Libke finished the trip with one of the best pitched PBA games in recent memory. Libke went 9 2/3 innings surrendering only 2 earned runs, 6 hits, while striking out 15 CSI hitters. Libke only walked 1. The boys will need more efforts like this if they want to be more successful on the next 3 American road trips before the CCBC schedule gets under way.



















The boys will take a much needed weekend off this coming weekend. They will be back on the field on March 5th against the Columbia Basin CC Hawks in Pasco, Washington starting at 11:00am. 

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