KAMLOOPS — After a loss yesterday, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Baseball team was looking to get back to their winning ways today as they continued their weekend series against the Big Bend Community College Vikings. The two teams split their doubleheader today, as the ‘Pack won game one 9-2 and lost game two 14-5.
Tyler Hodder (Fort McMurray, AB) started game one on the mound. He threw seven solid innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks. He struck out eight batters in the win. Joe Siniscalchi (Burnaby, AB) threw two scoreless innings, striking out one.
Tyler Hodder – W, 7 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 0 HBP, 8 K
Joe Siniscalchi – 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 1 K
Isiah McDonald (Grand Forks, BC) had a great game in game one as he went 2-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Taylor Van Ham (Medicine Hat, AB) went 1-2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Anthony Walcott (White Rock, BC) went 2-3 with a RBI and two walks. Josh Snider (Moses Lake, WA) had a good game in his hometown, going 1-3 with a RBI and a walk. Malcolm Upton (Maple Ridge, BC) collected a RBI on a sacrifice fly while Josh Hillis (Calgary, AB) and Austin Dundas (Pilot Butte, SASK) got a base hit each.
Isiah McDonald – 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB
Taylor Van Ham – 1-2, 2 R, 2 SB
Anthony Walcott – 2-3, RBI, 2 BB
Josh Snider – 1-3, RBI, BB
Malcolm Upton – 0-2, RBI, SF, BB, K
Josh Hillis – 1-4, R, reached on error
Austin Dundas – 1-2, K
Ethan Mohan – 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K
Kyron Smith – 0-0, 2 BB, R
Josh Snider started game two for the ‘Pack in front of his own hometown crowd. He threw five innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on 10 hits. He struck out four Vikings batters and walked six. Snider got ejected after the fifth inning for arguing with an umpire. Jordy Cunningham (Ladner, BC) came into the game to make his pitching debut and didn’t do his best as he threw only one inning, giving up four runs on four hits and one hit batter. Qwinn Nesplak (White Rock, BC) threw one inning and came back out for the 8th. He walked one batter and then got ejected when he didn’t even say anything to the umpire. Duncan Elgert (Calgary, AB) came in after the Nesplak ejection and finished the inning. It didn’t came with a cost though as he allowed a three run homerun. Aaron Lemoine (Winnipeg, MB) came into the game in the eighth and didn’t have his best stuff as he walked three batters and didn’t record an out. Anthony Walcott came into the game and Lemoine and struck out the side after allowing a single. The single brought in two runs, charges to Lemione.
Josh Snider – L, 5 innings, 10 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned runs, 6 BB, 0 HBP, 4 K
Jordy Cunningham – 1 inning, 4 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 0 K
Qwinn Nesplak – 1+ inning, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 BB, 0 HBP, 0 K
Duncan Elgert – 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 BB, 0 HBP, 0 K
Aaron Lemoine - + of an inning, 0 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 BB, 0 HBP, 0 K
Anthony Walcott – 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 3 K
Rookie Vance Fode (Bow Island, AB) had a great game as he drove in four of the five WolfPack runs. He finished 2-3 with the four RBIs. Isiah McDonald stayed hot in game two, going 2-4 with a run scored. Malik James (Toronto, ONT) and Josh Iannetti (Fort McMurray, AB) both went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk; James scored twice. Josh Hillis collected a base hit and scored a run. Anthony Walcott and Adam Filmon (Winnipeg, MB) also had a base hit each. Ethan Mohan (Calgary, AB) got ejected in the seventh inning for arguing a stolen base call. The umpires were not on the WolfPack’s side all game.
Vance Fode – 2-3, 4 RBIs
Isiah McDonald – 2-4, R, SB, 2 K
Malik James – 1-3, 2 R, BB
Josh Iannetti – 1-3, R, BB, K
Josh Hillis – 1-5, R, 3 K
Anthony Walcott – 1-4
Adam Filmon – 1-2, FC
Next weekend the WolfPack will be back in Washington for one more weekend of exhibition games before the regular season starts. They will be in Seattle to take on Shoreline Community College for four games. This will be looking to go into the regular season on a winning note.
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