C&A ices Creamery in Vernon Canadians showdown

The C&A Contracting Canadians grounded Cold Stone Creamery Canadians 12-6 Sunday in Bantam A baseball finals Sunday in Rutland.

The C&A Contracting Canadians grounded Cold Stone Creamery Canadians 12-6 Sunday in the Thompson Okanagan Bantam A baseball finals Sunday at Edith Gay Park in Rutland.

Elliott Landy got the start for C&A in a showdown of Vernon teams, going five innings and striking out eight batters.

Nathan Nesbitt closed out the last two innings and shut down Cold Stone.

Ty Wellman was 3-for-3 and three RBI, while Brett Lambert was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Chris Riva was 1-for-1 with three walks to spark the winners.

Coached by Chris Wellman and assisted by Ken Liefke, C&A also claimed the regular-season pennant.

The Contracting crew smothered Cold Stone 14-0 Friday night to open up the final-four playoffs at Marshall Field.

Nesbitt went four innings and fanned eight, while Tyler Liefke pitched the final three innings, mowing down five. Liefke was 2-for-2 at the plate.

C&A iced South Okanagan 12-5 Saturday at Edith Gay Park in Rutland with Wellman hurling 5 2/3 innings and striking out four. Liefke closed things out with two K’s. Arron Fairbairn was 3-for-3, while Rayne Goodwater was 2-for-2 and Bailey Wellman went 2-for-3.

The Contractors gave up a thee-run homer in the seventh to fall 9-8 to the Rutland Wolfpack. Caleb Versteeg got the start and was relieved by Arron Fairbairn, who locked up Rutland for four innings.

The Cold Stone boys earlier dusted off Rutland 13-3 in five innings Saturday afternoon and toppled South Okanagan 6-1 Sunday.

Kyle Ciurka struck out seven over five innings against Rutland with Corey Anderson pitching the final two. Noah Foufoulas was solid behind the plate.

Landon Currie doubled in Ethan Huizinga and later singled, while Jacob Soucy ripped a two-run triple bringing in Tony Campen and Riley Preston. Huizinga singled in Greg Geistlinger in the sixth.

In Saturday’s win over the Wolfpack, Anderson and Ethan Sawka were strong on the mound, while Hayden Vardon jumpstarted the offence with an RBI-double in the first inning.

Soucy drove in Isaac Waldemaras and Campen with a double and Foufoulas followed with a two-run single, scoring Preston and Soucy, in a big second inning.

Currie chased down a grounder past first to beat the runner to the bag before gunning the ball to Soucy for the tag out at home for a deluxe double play in the second.

Vardon smacked a two-run double in the third and Currie stroked an inside-the-park dinger in the fifth, scoring Geistlinger.

 

Vernon Morning Star