- Published: Friday, 28 February 2014 21:14
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February 28: The Thunderbirds got on the board in the first inning with an RBI single by DH Bruce Yari, and got the winning run when LF Tyler Enns scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning.
Starter Sean Callegari got his first win of the season, went seven innings, allowed one run on six hits. Bryan Pawlina went the rest of the way; he allowed only one baserunner, on a walk, and struck out three of the seven batters he faced.
SS Tyson Popoff went 2-for-4 with two RBI, one of them on a sacrifice fly.
Story from UBC Athletics site: T-Birds win first game at Concordia tournament
March 1, first game: Conor Lillis-White pitched four innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out four.Tyler Gillies got the win. 2B Matt Spillman went 2-for-5 with three RBI. CF Tyler Enns went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two stolen bases, and two runs scored.
March 1, second game: : Jeremy Newton and Alex Webb combined for a shutout of the #2-ranked Warriors. Newton pitched seven innings, scattered 11 hits, was helped by several double plays. Webb got out of a jam in the eighth. The Warriors had runners at first and second with nobody out, and they were bunted to second and third. Webb got a fly out (not deep enough for the runner on third to score) and a strikeout. He recorded two more strikeouts in the ninth to finish the game.
Both of the Birds' runs were in the early going. 1B Vinny Martin hit an RBI single in the first, and SS Tyson Popoff hit an RBI single in the second. Popoff was 2-for-3 for the game.
March 2: The final day of the tournament was rained out.
- Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 12:37
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Conor Lillis-White and Alex Webb combined for the shutout in what must have been an excellent ball game.
The game was scoreless until the seventh inning, when RF Jerod Bartnik hit a leadoff home run down the right field line. The Birds made it 2-0 in the eighth with a sacrifice fly by SS Tyson Popoff. This wasn't a done deal until the ninth inning, when 1B Vinny Martin hit a bases-loaded triple.
Lillis-White went six innings, scattered six hits and two walks, and struck out seven. Webb went three innings, allowed only one hit, struck out three, didn't walk a batter.
3B Kevin Biro went 2-for-4.
Story from UBC Athletics site: UBC wraps up California trip with a shutout victory
- Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 17:19
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February 19: LF Sebastian Wong hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth to break a 3-3 tie, scoring CF Tyler Enns.
Curtis Taylor got the win in relief. He went two innings, allowed one run on four hits. He has a save and a win in two appearances. Good start by Sean Callegari, big save by Conor Lillis-White.
Story from UBC Athletics site: 'Birds score two in the ninth to defeat Westmont College
Story from Westmont site: Thunderbirds Hold on to Defeat Warriors
February 20: The Birds took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth on an RBI double by SS Tyson Popoff, but they missed a chance to do further damage when Popoff was picked off third, ending the inning. The Warriors answered with a two-RBI double by LF Steven Pollex. The Birds had the tying run on first with nobody out when CF Tyler Enns reached on a bunt single. However, !B Vinny Martin was unable to get a bunt down, and the game ended when pinch-hitter Brendan Rose hit into a double play.
Matt Thornton got the loss. He pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, allowed two runs on two hits, walked two.
Story from UBC Athletic site: Thunderbirds come up short against Westmont College
- Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:20
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The Thunderbirds got 24 hits, Bryan Pawlina got a win, and 3B Kevin Biro went 5-for-7 with a double and five RBI. RF Jerod Bartnik went 3-for-6 with a home run, a double, and three RBI.
Pawlina pitched five innings, allowed a run on four hits, struck out four. Mackenzie Parlow made his first appearance as a Thunderbird, got a hit in three at-bats. Sebastian Wong made the first pitching appearance of his UBC career, allowed five runs on five hits in the final two innings.
- Published: Sunday, 16 February 2014 17:04
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The Thunderbirds led 5-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, and starter Conor Lillis-White had held the Firebirds hitless. However, Lillis-White walked the first two batters in the bottom of the sixth, and a double ended the shutout. Lillis-White turned the ball over to Alex Webb, who retired the first two batters he faced. Then there was a two-RBI single, a hit batter, a walk, and another two-RBI single. The Firebirds took the lead on a dropped third strike, and got the winning run on another RBI single.
DH Bruce Yari had a good game offensively; 2-for-5 with two RBI. 2B Matt Spillman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Webb went another inning, ended up with four strikeouts. Lillis-White allowed only one hit, but walked four.
- Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:26
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February 13: The Thunderbirds tied it 4-4 in the top of the eighth, when RF Jerod Bartnik scored in a sacrifice fly by C Brody Hawkins. However, 1B Ryan Garcia scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth when Conor Lillis-White, who had just entered the game, struck out RF Lucas DiCiccio. The strike three pitch was in the dirt; it got away from Hawkins, DiCiccio made it to first, and Garcia came home.
Alex Webb, who preceded Lillis-White, got th e loss. Sean Callegari pitched the first 6 1/3 innings, allowed four runs on 10 hits. Lillis-White struck out three of the five batters he faced.
The other Birds runs were batted in by Bartnik, LF Tyler Enns, and 2B Matt Spillman, who is back in the lineup after missing last season. 3B Kevin Biro went 2-for-3 with a double and a successful bunt.
1B Bruce Yari, 1B Vinny Martin, CF Bryan Arthur, and DH Brendan Rose made their first appearance for the Birds.
Story from UBC Athletics site: UBC drops first game of the 2014 baseball season
Story from Point Loma site: PLNU fights back late to defeat UBC 5-4
February 14: Game suspended by fog with two out in the bottom if the ninth, tied at 2-2. The Sea Lions have runners at first and second. The game continues at noon on Saturday.
February 15: In the continuation of the suspended game, Bryan Pawlina, who came on in the ninth inning the previous day, continued on the mound. He got a fly out to take it into extra innings. 3B Kevin Biro got a two-out single in the top of the tenth, but was stranded. In the bottom of the tenth, Pawlina walked the first two batters. They were bunted to second and third, and the Sea Lions won it with a single by LF Mike Marcoux.
Biro went 2-for-5 for the game. Jeremy Newton had a good start; went six innings, allowed one run on five hits.
The Birds won the third game of the series 4-2. 1B Vinny Martin batted in two of the Birds' four runs with a single in the first inning, and DH Bruce Yari batted in the winning run with a double in the sixth. Starter Alex Graham got the win. Curtis Taylor got a save in his first appearance for the Birds; he retired all five batters he faced, and got the Birds out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the eighth.
Tyler Gillies made his first appearance as a Bird, went 1 1/3 innings, allowed no runs, one hit.
Story from Point Loma site: PLNU wins series over UBC on Marcoux's walkoff