A weekend sweep of the visiting Victoria Eagles has launched the White Rock Tritons firmly into a playoff spot with less than a month to go in the BC Premier Baseball League regular season.
On Saturday at South Surrey Atheltic Park, the Tritons edged the Eagles by 6-5 and 6-3 scores to improve their win-loss record to 17-12, which is good for sixth place. They’re just three-and-a-half games back of the first-place North Shore Twins.
Despite the victory in Game 1 on the weekend double-dip, White Rock actually trailed for the first six innings of the seven-inning contest before mounting a late comeback.
The Eagles led 4-1 after three innings, but the home team tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth, then – after Victoria replied with a run of their own in the top of the seventh frame – piled on four in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
Tate Dearing, Jackson Hogg, Allan Hogg and Keith Manby all hit doubles in the win, while Tanner Carmont – pitching four innings of relief – was credited with the win. Spencer Davis started the game on the mound and pitched three innings.
As opposed to the first game, which required a comeback, the Tritons poured on the offence early in the second tilt, plating five runs in the first inning and one more in the second en route to the 6-3 win.
White Rock managed nine hits in the victory – all singles, except for on Jackson Hogg double – and three pitchers combined to stymie the Victoria batters. Perrin Finley started the game and earned the win, and after three innings he was relieved by Jacob Hart and Manby, each of whom pitched two innings.
White Rock is back on home turf this Saturday, hosting Victoria’s other PBL team – the Mariners – for a pair of games, at 1 and 3:30 p.m.