WolfPack Baseball take four of five in weekend exhibitions

  Posted on: October 7, 2018

Liam Shibata (Andrew Snucins photo)

—It was a very successful weekend for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team. They won four of five exhibition games they hosted at Norbrocck Stadium.

On Friday (Oct 5), the Pack hammered the University of Calgary Dinos. The score was 10-2. Tyler Moskalyk (Thunder Bay, ON) earned the win. He went seven innings giving up five hits, one earned run and striking out seven.

Offensively, TRU was led by Taylor Van Ham (Medicine Hat, AB) , Adam Filmon (Winnipeg, MB) and Liam Shibata (Abbotsford, BC). All were two for four at the plate. Van Ham scored two runs and had two RBI. Filmon hit a double, stole a base and scored three runs. Shibata had a run batted in.

On Saturday (Oct 6), the WolfPack opened up with a 7-2 victory over the Dinos. Thompson Rivers scored five runs in the ninth inning which was highlighted by a Tyron James (Woodby, ON) two run triple. Qwinn Nesplak (White Rock, BC) was the winner in relief of starter Tyler Hodder (Fort McMurray, AB).

Nesplak thossed two innings of two hit ball with two strike outs. Hodder had gone seven innings giving up three hits, striking out two and walking two while giving up a pair of runs. Filmon was two for three with two runs scored and two walks. Zac Comeault (Maple Ridge, BC) was two for four.

Next up on Saturday were the UBC Thunderbirds. After sweeping them last weekend, TRU beat UBC again. This time the score was 9-7. Christian McAuley pitched three innings to get the win. He gave up an earned run, walked one, had four hits and struck out one. Jack Suhai (Medicine Hat, AB) was three for four with a run batted in. Kurtis Wall (Vernon, BC) had two runs batted in and was two for four.

Sunday’s doubleheader (Oct 7) with Calgary saw the teams split. The Dinos won the first game 11-1. Joe Siniscalchi (Burnaby, BC) was the losing pitcher. He went three innings giving up three hits, four runs, walking three and striking out one. Offensively, van Ham was one for three with a double.

TRU took the night cap 3-2. Bryant Jameus (Kamloops, BC) was the winner. He pitched five innings striking out five, surrendering a hit and walking one. Jackson Dartnell (Winnipeg, MB) earned the save in one inning of work. He struck out one, walked one and gave up a hit.
At the plate: Tyron James was three for four with a run scored and a stolen base. Josh Iannetti (Fort McMurray, AB) was two for three with a pair of doubles and two runs batted in.