It was ‘home sweet home’ for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack at Norbrock Stadium on Wednesday night (Mar 28). The WolfPack swept the visiting Okanagan College Coyotes in their home opening series as the 2012 Canadian College Baseball Conference season continues.
In the first game, the WolfPack won 2-1. The second game was a wild one with Thompson Rivers outslugging Okanagan College 16-4 . The ‘Pack are now 4 and 2 on the season while the Coyotes fall to 3 and 3.
Cam Strachan (Andrew Snucins photo)
The Coyotes jumped on WolfPack starter Cam Strachan (LHP, Trail, BC) early. They scored four runs on four hits.
But in the second inning, the ‘Pack recovered big time as they scored six times to take a lead they would never relinquish. Thompson Rivers added four runs in the fourth inning, two more in the fifth, single runs in the sixth and seventh innings and added two more in the eighth.
Strachan is now 2 and 0 on the season. He gave up four runs while striking out eight and walking four. Strachan was the first of four WolfPack pitchers in the contest. The others were Steven Latos (RHP, Lloydminster, AB) who went two innings giving up a walk and striking out three.
Jacob Hein (LHP, Vancouver, BC) went an inning giving up a hit and striking out one before giving way to Frank Fisico (RHP, Toronto, ON)
Kyle Sandulescu (Andrew Snucins photo)
Kyle Sandulescu (Victoria, BC) led the way for TRU with a grand slam in that second inning. He wound up going one for three with four runs batted in.
Alex Condon playing third base (Andrew Snucins photo)
David Hole (Vancouver, BC) was two for three with two runs scored and two runs batted in for the WolfPack while Alex Condon (Victoria, BC) was three for five with three runs scored and two runs batted in and Levi Kerns (Victoria, BC) was three for three with a run scored and two runs batted in.
Aaron Lystang (Andrew Snucins photo)
Aaron Lystang (Edmonton, AB) was one for four at the dish with a run scored and two runs batted in. In the contest, TRU had 16 runs on 11 hits with one error.
Okanagan College’s Jeff May was the first of five pitchers for his team. He was tagged with the loss as he went two innings giving up three hits, six runs, walking three and striking out two. May is 0 and 1 on the season.
The next game for the WolfPack will be Friday March 30 th when they entertain the Prairie Baseball Academy. 6 pm at Norbrock Stadium.
PBA will be the next opponents for Okanagan College as well. They will play a doubleheader Saturday March 31 st at Norbrock starting at 4:30 pm.
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY WOLFPACK: PROUD HOSTS OF THE 2012 CANADIAN COLLEGE BASEBALL CONFRENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT-MAY 11-13 TH AT NORBROCK STADIUM.