- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:01
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1B Bob Foerster batted in five of the Birds' runs, and scored two more. His three-run home run in the third inning broke the game open, although the winning run was doubled in earlier in the inning by 3B Keaton Briscoe.
Both of Redlands' runs came in the first inning, off starter Eric Brown. Only one of the runs was earned, and Brown allowed only three hits in five innings. Relievers Sheldon McDonald and Shawn Hetherington were also sharp; McDonald went three innings, allowed two hits, and struck out six.
DH Kevin Nickel went 3-3 with an RBI and two doubles. CF Blake Carruthers went 2-4, and RF Sebastian Wong went 2-5 with a double and two RBI.
Story from U. of Redlands site: Redlands Baseball Tripped Up by Thunderbirds of British Columbia
- Published on Sunday, 13 February 2011 15:19
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The Thunderbirds fell behind 8-1 after three innings, got back in it with three runs in the sixth, but the Eagles turned it into a blowout with eight runs (all unearned) in the eighth.
SS Matt Spillman went 2-2 with an RBI. Sebastian Wong, who started in left field, was 2-4. Graeme Carey, who came in as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, hit a two-RBI double.
Brandon Kaye started and got the loss; he gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks in three innings. However, he struck out five batters. Shawn Hetherington replaced Kaye, and gave up three earned runs on five hits in only one inning. Miles Verweel pitched a scoreless inning (one hit), and Andrew Ledger pitched a hitless inning.
Starter Blake Harrison got the win for the Eagles. LF Tyler Derby went 4-5 with a home run and two RBI for the Eagles; DH Bryan Nicholson went 3-4, batted in four runs and scored two more.
Tavis Bruce (Ilderton, ON) and Dave Forbes (Perth, ON) made their first appearances as Thunderbirds. Bruce pitched a hitless seventh inning, but Forbes was on for the eighth-inning onslaught. He faced 13 batters, gave up four hits, and recorded a strikeout.
Story from Concordia-Irvine site: Big K Saves the Day
- Published on Saturday, 12 February 2011 16:34
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SS Matt Spillman, 1B Kevin Nickel, and C Bob Foerster hit solo home runs. Dan Brtitton-Foster was lit up for five runs in the fourth inning, got the loss.
Freshman Adam Quan (from the Whalley Chiefs), made his second appearance, as a DH, and hit a triple. He hit the ball hard two other times. Another new face was RHP Luke Webster (Abbotsford Cardinals), who pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Poets used six pitchers, held the Birds to seven hits.
Story from UBC Athletics site: T-Birds drop 8-5 decision to Whittier College
- Published on Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:41
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The Thunderbirds managed only three hits, by CF Blake Carruthers, 1B Bob Foerster, and C Greg Densem. Only two Birds made it to second base; LF Sean Pisarski moved to second on a walk in the fifth, and RF Nick Senior stole second with two out in the bottom of the ninth.
Four Sunbird pitchers combined for the shutout, led by starter Jesse Darrah, who went five innings, struck out six. Sheldon McDonald started for the BIrds, gave up three of the runs over 4 2/3 innings. Eric Brown went the rest of the way, gave up the other two runs.
Box score and play-by-play
- Published on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 18:22
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Red Hawks starter Brad Hurn held the Thunderbirds to one hit in the first six innings, and the Birds trailed 6-2 going into the eighth inning. 1B Kevin Nickel hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth to give the Birds a 7-6 lead, then RF Nick Senior hit an RBI triple in the 10th to win it.
Andrew Ledger got the win in an outstanding effort. He shut out the Red Hawks over the last 2 1/3 innings, allowed only one hit. Ledger was preceded by Miles Verweel, who allowed one run on one hit. SS Matt Spillman, a transfer from Walsh University in Ohio, went 2-4 with an RBI in his first game as a Thunderbird.
Story from UBC Athletics site: Eighth inning rally helps 'Birds hold of Redhawks
- Published on Sunday, 23 January 2011 16:41
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