Chiefs win one of two, Blue Jays split at home
Shaking off a 9-0 loss in the first game, the Fraser Valley Chiefs unleashed a 10-hit attack to down the White Rock Tritons 5-3 in the second half of a B.C. Premier Baseball League (PBL) double header at Queen’s Park Stadium.
The Chiefs rode an outstanding pitching performance from Chris Fischer to the win. The 15-year-old Clayton Heights Secondary School student struck out the side in each of the first two innings, and had recorded 10 strikeouts before leaving the game with one out in the fifth inning. Fischer allowed the Tritons to score just once on two hits and a walk.
Catcher Curtis Davis and designated hitter Will Thorpe each had a pair of hits for Fraser Valley, with Thorpe driving in a pair of runs.
The opening game of the day was a close contest until White Rock extended their 1-0 lead with eight runs in the fifth inning. Alan Rimer was forced to take the loss, despite allowing just one run on two hits in five innings pitched.
The Chiefs, now 3-2 (won-lost) in league play, will visit the 2-0 North Shore Twins in North Vancouver tomorrow (Thursday) night.
- The North Delta Blue Jays won once in three starts last week, bowing 11-1 to the Abbotsford Cardinals Thursday before splitting two games at home Sunday against the Nanaimo Pirates at Mackie Park.
The Jays managed just five singles off Abbotsford pitching Thursday, but trailed just 2-1 going into the bottom half of the sixth inning. The Cardinals then struck for two triples and a pair of doubles to score seven of the nine runs which crossed the plate in the inning.
North Delta responded in the opener Sunday, with eight batters contributing one hit and the ninth – Stefan McKee – hitting a single and a double in a 4-2 win over the Pirates.
Jonathan Winick went the distance on the mound, giving up two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven Nanaimo batters.
The Pirates scored in each of the first four innings on their way to a 6-2 win in game two. Anthony Kops with two singles and Millan Lavallee with a single and a double were the top Jays performers at the plate, each driving in a run.
The Jays, now at 2-5 on the season, will be away from home tomorrow night, playing the 3-5 White Rock Tritons at South Surrey Athletic Park at 7 p.m.