Cascades split with Mariners, Coyotes

The University of the Fraser Valley baseball club split a pair of doubleheaders on the road last week.

The results left the Cascades with a 7-5 record, and they boast the second-best win percentage in the Canadian College Baseball Conference. A pair of scheduled home games on Sunday vs. Okanagan College were cancelled due to soggy field conditions.


The Cascades began the week taking on Vancouver Island Baseball Institute in Nanaimo, and Evan Petersen came through with a tremendous performance on the mound in the opener. He went eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts. The Mariners put together a five-run rally in the ninth, but Dan Rogers came on to earn the save.

Riley Jepson (3-for-4, two doubles, four RBI), Evan Smith (2-for-4, three RBI) and Colin Kellington (2-for-4) led the way at the plate.


The back half of the doubleheader was, in the words of Cascades coach Shawn Corness, “a little sloppy” – UFV gave up five unearned runs in the loss. Starter John Lipp had a pair of strikeouts in his four innings, surrendering two unearned runs, and Brennan Hegel was tagged with the loss. Hegel had a huge day at the plate, though, going 4-for-6 with three RBI, and Jepson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.


Dylan Emmons improved to 2-0 on the year, going the distance with eight strikeouts to spark a victory in the first game at Okanagan College on Friday. Hegel hammered a three-run home run to put the Cascades ahead for good, and Trevor Brammer went 2-for-4.


Brammer continued his hot day at the dish, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Jepson and Kellington both chipped in with a pair of hits. But the Coyotes got to UFV starter Rogers, dealing him his first loss of the season despite eight strikeouts.


The Cascades are gearing up for a busy week. They host doubleheaders vs. Okanagan College of Tuesday and VIBI on Wednesday – games are slated for noon and 3 p.m. both days at Chilliwack’s Fairfield Island Park. The team then heads to Lethbridge for four games vs. the first-place Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs. Doubleheaders are set for Saturday and Sunday.

UPDATE: The midweek games vs. Okanagan College have been cancelled.

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