Sunday, June 8, 2014

Victoria bats go silent in Kelowna

Alex Fagalde
After scoring runs with ease in their previous three games, the Victoria bats went awfully quiet on Sunday night in Kelowna. The first four spots in the order went a combined 1-for-16 and the entire squad could only manage five singles on the night, as the HarbourCats fell to the Falcons by a score of 4-1.

For a change, the bright spots were on the pitching side. Trinidad State Junior College's Alex Rogers got the start and he was excellent in three of his four innings on the hill. Unfortunately, the Falcons tallied three runs on the Nanaimo native in the fourth inning on two walks, a hit-by-pitch, an error and a single. Cuesta College's Alex Fagalde looked sharp once again, pitching three scoreless innings of relief and only giving up two singles.

The HarbourCats now sit in fourth place in the West Division with a 1-2 record, two games behind the first-place (?!?!) Kitsap BlueJackets. The team has an off day on Monday before returning to action on Tuesday in the Home Opener against the Cowlitz Black Bears.

  • The three games in Kelowna drew a total of 2,727 fans. Last year's opening game in Victoria attracted 3,026 fans.
  • The expansion Yakima Valley Pippins had a successful start to their inaugural season, drawing an average of 1,778 fans in their three home games against the Wenatchee AppleSox.
  • The HarbourCats have committed six errors in their first three games -- five of those were charged to infielders Noah Cummings (3) and Cole Kreuter (2).
  • Check back on the blog tomorrow for our preview of the Cowlitz series.

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