Tuesday, April 28, 2015

HarbourCanucks Corner - April 28th edition

Like the three Canadians who’ll suit up for the HarbourCats this summer, we may have one eye on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but we continue to look forward to Opening Day of the West Coast League baseball season (we’re down to only 37 more days!). Now let’s get you caught up on what our local boys have been up to lately.

Salt Lake Community College’s Chris Fougner hit his third home run of the year on Friday to tie for the team lead in round-trippers. The freshman right fielder has gone 5-for-23 with a homer, two steals and five RBI over the last couple of weeks. Fougner is hitting .299 with three home runs and 32 RBI in 157 at-bats this season, and he sports a healthy .396 on-base percentage.

Salt Lake Community College (16-12) is currently four games out of first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference standings with three games to play. Their regular season wraps up on Saturday afternoon with the finale of a three-game set against the College of Southern Idaho.

Alex Rogers
Photo by Emmy Gazaway
Alex Rogers of Trinidad State Junior College held Otero Junior College to only four hits in seven scoreless innings on April 15th, but then he got knocked around by Lamar Community College on April 22nd. Rogers was pulled after giving up three earned runs on seven hits and a walk in only three innings on the mound in the start against Lamar CC, but the Nanaimo native has turned in a solid sophomore season with a 3.77 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 11 starts. Trinidad State, with an 18-12 record in Region 9 play, wraps up its regular-season on Saturday.

Seattle University’s Griffin Andreychuk had an eight-game hitting streak snapped on April 17th, but the Nanaimo native quickly put together another one and is currently riding a five-game streak. In his last eight games, Andreychuk has gone 7-for-28 with seven walks and a pair of RBI. After a slow start to the year, he’s put together a solid sophomore campaign based on a .298 batting average with a home run and a team-leading 29 RBI. As we have come to expect from Andreychuk, he has also boosted his on-base percentage up to the .392 mark.

Seattle U may have gone 2-4 in conference play over last two weeks, but they’re still only ½ game behind Grand Canyon University for first place in Western Athletic Conference. The Redhawks and Antelopes have a huge three-game series this weekend in Phoenix with the winner claiming sole possession of first place. The WAC regular-season wraps up on Saturday May 16th.

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