TRU baseball plays three games in the States

TRU won a game and lost two in a tough weekend in Washington State

The TRU men’s baseball team lost 3-1 to the Edmonds Community College on Friday, March 8.

The pitching was good, but the offense struggled with only three hits all game. Liam Rihela, (White Rock, B.C.) drove in the team’s only run with a RBI (run batted in) single in the fifth inning, had two walks and a stolen base.

Connor Mckenzie, (Kamloops, B.C.), finished 1-2 with a walk and scored the only run for TRU.

Zac Comeault, (Pitt Meadows, B.C.), had a third hit and walked once.

Tyler Hodder, (Fort McMurray, AB.) had his first start on mound, he tossed 5.1 innings, allowed three runs on four hits, one walk and one hit batting. He struck out four.

Moses lake native Josh Snider threw two innings, not allowing a run and striking out five.

After a tough day TRU would be hoping for a more comprehensive day on the Saturday. The second day of play was better than the first as TRU split the two games.

The ’Pack team managed to beat Big Bend Community College 3-0 then lost the second game to Edmonds Community College 12-0.

In the first game Tyler Moskalyk, (Thunder Bay, ON.), tossed seven shutout innings, only allowing three hits.

Bryant Jameus, (Kamloops, B.C.), got the hold in the eighth. He got a huge double play in that inning. Cole Paquin, (Regina, SK.), got the save in the ninth, striking out the side.

Zac Comeault, (Pitt, Meadows, B.C.), came up big on offense against Big Bend Community College, going 3-4 with double and two RBI’s.

Liam Rihela, (White Rock, B.C.), had a RBI single in the first inning. Josiah Williams, (Cloverdale, BC), Adam Filmon, (Winnipeg, MB.), Lucas Lott, (Kamloops) scored three runs.

Williams finished 1-3 with a run and two walks.

Josh Lannetti, (Fort McMurray, AB.), went 1-2 with a double, a run scored, a hit by pitch and a sacrifice bunt. Lucas Lott pinch ran for Lannetti, scoring a run and stealing a base in the process.

Josh Hillis, (Calgary, AB.), had a base hit.

Unfortunately for TRU it was a totally different story in the second game as the team struggled. There were a lot of errors that contributed to the loss from the ’Pack team.

Regan Gillis, (Fort McMurray, AB.), throwing five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks.

Joe Siniscalchi, (Burnaby, B.C.), tossed two innings, allowing four runs (none earned) on three hits and two walks.

Cole Paquin got the ’Pack’s only hit in game two. Robert Scarr (Tsawwassen, B.C.), Josiah Williams and Rhys Mckenzie, (Kamloops, B.C.), each drew a walk. Williams also had a stolen base.