D’Backs vs Cubs in local rivalry Wednesday

West Kelowna and Kelowna meet in B.C. Midget AAA baseball action

Baseball’s version of the Battle of the Bridge takes to the diamond tonight at Mt. Boucherie field.

At 6 p.m., the West Kelowna D’Backs will take on the Kelowna Cubs in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League action.

The D’Backs (16-9) are currently sixth in the 15-team circuit, while the first-year Cubs (7-15-1) sit in 12th spot.

The D’Backs are coming off a split of two games last weekend with third-place Kamloops.

In the opener Saturday, the D’Backs won 8-5 as Jacob Holland , Carter Martens and Ty Loeppky each scored two runs. Starter Nathan Hettinga and relievers Carter Martens and Jamie Pavia shared the pitching duties.

In Game 2, Kamloops pounded out a 17-7 win as West Kelowna pitchers walked 12 batters. Michael Gini and Chase Gaudette had two RBIs each.

Meanwhile, the Cubs managed a win in four tries last weekend on the Lower Mainland.

Kelowna opened on the right foot with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Community Mounties. Naz Prowse tossed a six hitter over seven innings with no earned runs for the win. Gavin Barrett had a pair of RBIs.

In the second game, the Mounties rebounded for a 9-3 win. Dante Dennis had two hits and an RBI in the loss.

On Sunday, the Richmond Chuckers took two from the Cubs, 9-3 and 10-7.

 

In the finale, Noah Ringness had two hits and scored twice, while Brandon Ludwig had a pair of runs batted in.

 

 

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