- Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 15:21
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Friday, first game: Another excellent outing by Conor Lillis-White, who pitched eight innings, allowed one hit, struck out nine, walked three. Alex Graham pitched the ninth inning, allowed one hit, struck out one, walked two, and got a fly out to end the game with the bases loaded.
RF Jerod Bartnik went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. SS Tyson Popoff went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI.
This win was the 500th for the current incarnation of the UBC baseball program, and Terry McKaig's 500th win as Head Coach of the Thunderbirds.
Friday, second game: The Red Hawks managed eight hits, but couldn't push a run across. Sean Callegari (6 IP, 4 hits, 1 K), Curtis Taylor (1 IP, 2 hits), Alex Webb (1 IP, 1 hit, 1 K, 1 BB), and Matt Thornton (1 IP, 1 hit, 1 K) combined for the shutout. 3B Kevin Biro went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored.
Story from UBC Athletics site: McKaig gets 500th Win as T-Birds Sweep Redhawks
Saturday, first game: The Birds got all the runs they needed in the second inning, RF Jerod Bartnik got it started with a two-RBI double. DH Tyler Enns and 2B Matt Spillman hit RBI singles. 1B Bruce Yari hit a two-RBI single. CF Bryan Arthur hit a sacrifice fly. C Brody Hawkins hit a two-RBI single for the winning run.
Alex Webb got the win, pitched four innings, allowed two runs on five hits, struck out three.
Saturday, second game: Bryan Pawlina pitched the third shutout of the weekend, in a game that was stopped by rain after 4 1/2 innings. He allowed five hits, struck out one. 1B Bruck Yari went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Story from UBC Athletics site: UBC sweeps Simpson to earn home field advantage
- Published: Friday, 11 April 2014 16:37
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Friday, first game: The Thunderbirds didn't get on the board until the seventh inning, when they got as close as 4-3 on RBI singles by CF Bryan Arthur and C Cam Firth, and LF Sebastian Wong reaching on a fielder's choice. However, the Warriors answered with four runs in the bottom of the eighth.The Birds were out-hit 10-4, and only two of the Warriors' eight runs were earned. Jacob Kopra got the win for the Warriors, and his record is 8-0, 1.61 ERA, and 63 strikeouts. Starter Jeremy Newton got the loss.
Friday, second game: Conor Lillis-White pitched a gem. He went the distance, held the Warriors to three hits, struck out seven, walked one. The Warriors got a good performance from Austin Guzzon, who held the Thunderbirds to one run (an RBI single by 2B Matt Spillman in the second inning) over the first seven innings. After he left the game in the eighth, C Cam Firth hit a two-RBI double, LF Sebastian Wong hit an RBI single, and Wong scored the final run when SS Tyson Popoff reached on an error.
Story from UBC Athletics site: Lillis-White's third shutout earns split for UBC
Story from Corban site: Corban Splits Pair With British Columbia
Saturday, first game: 1B Bruce Yari singled in the Birds' only run of the game in the top of the fifth.The Birds' half of the ninth, tenth, and 15th innings were ended by double plays, and they had a runner in scoring position in the 12th, 14th, and 15th innings. The Warriors loaded the bases on Alex Webb in the 15th on a hit, a walk, and an error, and a hit batter scored the winning run.
Bryan Pawlina started, pitched four innings, allowed one run on three hits. Curtis Taylor pitched the next four innings, allowed two hits. Matt Thornton also pitched four innings and allowed two hits. Webb pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, allowed one hit, and struck out four.
Saturday, second game: The winning run came on the fifth inning, when LF Sebastian Wong scored on a ground out by RF Jerod Bartnik. The insurance run didn't come until the top of the ninth, when DH Tyler Enns hit an RBI single.
Sean Calligari went the distance, scattered seven hits, struck out one, walked one.
Story from UBC Athletics site: T-Birds split with Warriors again
Story from Corban site: Corban Wins Marathon Before UBC Takes Game Two
C. of Idaho 10, UBC 5; UBC 10, C. of Idaho 6 (10 innings); C. of Idaho 8, UBC 1; C. of Idaho 4, UBC 3
- Published: Saturday, 05 April 2014 22:12
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Saturday, first game: The Coyotes led 7-1 after four innings, at the expense of Sean Callegari, who got the loss. (Only three of the runs were earned.) The Thunderbirds couldn't get back into it.
Saturday, second game: The Birds took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth on a solo home run by LF Aaron Horanski, but the Coyotes tied it again in the bottom of the ninth. The Birds won it with a three-run home run by 1B Bruce Yari in the tenth. Matt Thornton got the win, pitched two innings, allowed one run on two hits, struck out four. Conor Lillis-White had a good start, went six innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out six.
2B Matt Spillman hit a two-run home run in the third inning.
Story from UBC Athletics site: Late power surge earns split for T-Birds
Sunday, first game: The Thunderbirds were unable to solve Coyotes pitcher Ryan Eddy, who came up two outs short of a complete game. He scattered seven hits, struck out four. The Birds' only run came on an RBI single by 1B Bruce Yari in the fifth inning. Yari had three of the Birds' seven hits.
Sunday, second game: The Birds took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh, after trailing since the first inning, on RBI singles by CF Tyler Enns and RF Bryan Arthur. A double play on a line drive ended the inning, however. The Coyotes tied it in the bottom of the eighth, then got the winning run when pinch-hitter Zachary Fabricius scored on a wild pitch. Mitch Viydo got the win for the Coyotes, Curtis Taylor got the loss.
Story from UBC Athletics site: Yotes sweep T-Birds in doubleheader
- Published: Saturday, 22 March 2014 17:41
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Saturday: The Thunderbirds took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning, on a strong start by Sean Callegari, who allowed four hits in eight innings, struck out six. The Hustlin' Owls got two in the top of the ninth, but the Birds answered with an RBI single by RF Tyler Enns to tie it, then 3B Kevin Biro scored on an error on the same play to win it. The throw from the outfield on Enns' hit went toward second base behind Biro, who had taken a wide turn around the bag, except nobody was home at second to field the throw, and it rolled all the way past first base and into foul territory near the UBC dugout, allowing Biro to come all the way around to score the winning run. Biro was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Story from UBC Athletic site: T-Birds extend win streak with wild finish vs Owls
Sunday, game 1: The first of three seven-inning games, because of a rainout the previous day. Conor Lillis-White went the distance for the one-hit shutout, struck out ten. C Cam Firth batted in three of the Birds' runs.
Sunday, game 2: A game that was close all the way. The Owls tied it with an unearned run in the top of the sixth, after being shut out for five innings by Jeremy Newton. The Birds answered with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, on an RBI single by 2B Matt Spillman. Curtis Taylor got the win in relief, allowed one hit in two innings.
Sunday, game 3: Bryan Pawlina got the start for the Birds, pitched four innings, allowed no runs on two hits. Alex Webb pitched two shutout innings, allowed a hit. The Owls' only run came at the expense of Matt Thornton in the seventh inning, on a ground out. The Birds got all the runs they needed in the first inning; 1B Bruce Yari hit a two-RBI double for the winning run.
More good news: L-C State dropped a game to Menlo over the weekend, so this sweep puts the Birds in sole possession of first place in NAIA West.
UBC 3, Concordia-Portland 1; UBC 11, Concordia 2; UBC 2, Concordia 1; UBC 14, Concordia 6 (12 innings)
- Published: Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:03
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Saturday, first game: The Thunderbirds got all the runs they needed in the second inning, with a bases-loaded triple by 2B Matt Spillman. Conor Lillis-White got the win, allowed one hit in five innings. Spillman got another RBI later on, finished 2-for-3.
Saturday, second game: C Cam Firth hit an RBI double with two out in the top of the ninth for the winning run. Curtis Taylor got the win, pitched a perfect eighth inning. Bryan Pawlina pitched the first seven innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out eight.
Sunday: It took the Birds 12 innings to complete the sweep. They left the go-ahead run on third in the top of the ninth. Curtis Taylor got the Birds out of a jam in the bottom of the ninth. He was greeted with a double by SS Christian Lichtenhale. Taylor struck out the next batter, then got a ground out, which moved the potential winning run to third base. Taylor intentionally walked the next batter, and struck out the one after that to send it into extra innings. The Cavaliers ran out of pitchers in the 12th inning.
Story from UBC Athletics site: 'Birds break through in extras for series sweep
Story from Concordia site: T-Birds strike in the 12th to complete sweep
- 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.