The University of the Fraser Valley baseball club dropped a pair of road games on Friday in Kelowna to the Okanagan College Coyotes by scores of 12-7 and 14-3.
Compounding matters, the Cascades won’t have an immediate opportunity to avenge those losses. Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader between the Cascades and Coyotes at Chilliwack’s Fairfield Island Park has been cancelled due to rain.
The UFV club exits the weekend with a 6-4 record, still good for second in the Canadian College Baseball Conference.
COYOTES 12, CASCADES 7
UFV starter Dylan Emmons had been lights-out over his previous two outings, but the Coyotes managed to scrape together five runs in his six innings. They broke the game open in the seventh, exploding for seven runs with reliever Santana McKay on the mound. A home run highlighted Riley Jepson’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate, and Colin Kellington went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
COYOTES 14, CASCADES 3
A trio of Cascades errors in the bottom of the first paved the way for Okanagan College to score 10 runs in the frame, and they were off to the races from there. Liam Campbell drove in a pair of runs for UFV, and Kellington and Brandon Ludwig had two hits apiece.
The Cascades’ next six games are against the first-place Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners (7-1). The two teams play a doubleheader at Fairfield Island Park next Saturday, April 21, with subsequent doubleheaders scheduled for Nanaimo’s Serauxmen Stadium on Sunday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 25. Games start at noon and 3 p.m. each day.