- 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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It's http://courtesyrunner.com/; check it out, and bookmark it.
Also on the NAIA baseball front: the University of Winnipeg will be fielding a baseball team and competing in the NAIA in 2012. Here's the official announcement: UWinnipeg Adds Baseball To It's Wesmen Sports Programs
- Published on Monday, 25 October 2010 15:18
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The Old Alumni (graduated prior to 2006) won yet again, with a walk-off home run by Mike Johnson. Jeff Brewer got the win.
Jeff Francis hit a double for the Old Alumni in his only turn at bat. Brad Ashman hit a two-RBI double for the Young Alumni, and Mike Styrna struck out four.
- Published on Monday, 06 September 2010 08:35
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Team Canada trailed 5-1 after five innings, on eight hits and four earned runs allowed by starter Eric Brown. They tied it 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth when CF Blake Carruthers was walked in, C Greg Densem came home on a wild pitch, and DH Kevin Nickel and 1B Andrew Madsen were walked in. The four runs were scored by one hit, by Carruthers. Team Canada was out-hit 12-4 by the Stars.
The Stars got the winning run in the eighth inning. Former minor leaguer Greg Merritt hit a double off Tavis Bruce, and former New Mexico star Kevin Atkinson drew a walk. Bruce was replaced by Shawn Hetherington. He issued an intentional walk to load the bases, and Merritt scored on a ground out. (The box score incorrectly gives the loss to Hetherington instead of Bruce.)
Team Canada was kept hitless by Frank Cervantes over the last four innings. Carruthers got two of Team Canada's four hits, Densem and RF Sean Pisarski got the remaining ones.
Box score and play-by-play
- Published on Saturday, 04 September 2010 20:18
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Team Canada recorded their second shutout of the tournament with ten strikeouts by Brandon Kaye. He pitched the first five innings of a game that was mercy-ruled after seven innings, allowed three hits. Conor Lillis-White pitched a hitless sixth inning, and Andrew Ledger ended the game by striking out the side in the seventh inning.
The 15 Team Canada runs came on only 12 hits; the Mavericks committed five errors. Team Canada got all the runs they needed in the first inning; LF Nick Senior hit an RBI single for the winning run, 3B Andrew Firth scored on a fielder's choice, and Senior scored on an error. Firth went 4-5 for the game. DH Kevin Nickel went 2-3 with a home run.
Team Canada plays the San Diego Stars on Sunday at 8 PM. Click here for live stats. The Stars' roster includes former Thunderbirds Taylor King and Scott Webster. King pitched five innings Friday night.