Duncan sweeps Victoria
Duncan is getting in the groove for the Island regional Midget AA baseball playoffs coming to Evans Park July 26 and 27.
Duncan has won four straight exhibition games over Victoria’s AA team.
The first two in Victoria ended in 12-2 and 15-10 wins.
Jordy Frost pitched four shutout innings in the first game and struck out 10. Blair Robertson led the offense with three hits.
Duncan appeared to have the second game in the bag but it required work.
“After building an early 14-4 lead, we seemed to relax and let Victoria back into it,’’ noted head coach Jim Frost.
Starting pitcher Adam Sakuma only allowed one run during his stint. Reliever Ethan Whitelaw came in with the bases loaded in the fifth and ended the inning with a strikeout.
Zach Komst, Robertson and Jordy Frost had three hits apiece. Tyler McWhirter, Derek Hayes, Spencer Martin and Reiya Tomida added two apiece.
A doubleheader in Duncan Sunday ended in 10-0 and 18-8 wins for the hosts.
Frost pitched a complete-game one-hitter over five innings in the opener. Robertson’s three hits and a bases loaded double by Keir Baknes led the offense.
In the rematch, “after a shaky start that saw us fall behind 8-1 after two innings, we scored 17 runs in the next four innings while giving up none,’’ noted coach Frost.
Reliever Tomida shut out Victoria during the final four innings. Jaysen Paddle and Adam Fukakusa scored three runs each for Duncan.