WolfPack Baseball comes home with 2 of 6 in Alberta

  Posted on: September 23, 2018

Liam Rihela earlier this Spring (Dan Kinvig photo)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team is coming home with two victories from the six exhibition games they played this weekend in Southern Alberta.

On Sunday (Sept 23) the WolfPack were slated to play the University of Calgary Dinos. But poor weather conditions forced them to go to Okotoks where they dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Dawgs. The scores were 6-3 and 11-6. No other details were available.

The Dawgs were the ‘Pack’s opponents on Saturday (Sept 22). TRU took the first game 9-4. Justin Hucul was the winning pitcher going five innings. He gave up five hits, three earned runs, struck out five and walked three.

Offensively, TRU was led by Eric Turner (Grand Prairie, AB) and Aaron Lemoine (Winnipeg, MB). Both went two for four at the plate. Lemoine had a double and a triple and two runs batted in. Turner had a triple and an RBI. Matt Richards( Grande Prarie, AB) was two for three with a triple and two RBI.

Okotoks took the night cap 6-5. Josh Snider (Moses Lake, WA) was the losing pitcher. He tossed four innings of four hit baseball giving up three runs (one earned) while striking out three and walking one. Liam Rihela (White Rock, BC) and Malik James ( Woodby,ON) were both two for four at the plate. James added two runs batted in.

Friday (Sept 21), the opponents were the host University of Calgary Dinos. Bryant Jameus (Kamloops, BC) was the loser in a 6-5 decision. He went four innings giving up five hits, four runs, walking three and striking out one. Snider was two for four. James went one for two with two runs batted in.

Thompson Rivers came away with a 7-1 win in the second game. Joe Siniscalchi got the decision going four innings with a one hitter. He struck out six and walked one. Kurtis Wall (Vernon, BC) was two for three with a double and two RBI. Richards was one for two with an RBI double. Tyron James (Woodby, ON) was two for three.

The WolfPack are on the road again next weekend. They meet the Thunderbirds at the University of British Columbia for games Friday-Sunday (Sept 28-30).

All of the games TRU plays in the fall are exhibitions.