Cascades baseball club continues to roll, improves to 4-0 at CCBC championship

The University of the Fraser Valley baseball club continued its scorching play at the Canadian College Baseball Conference championship in Kamloops, winning two more round-robin games on Friday to run its record to 4-0.

The Cascades defeated the Calgary Dinos 8-7 and the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs 12-0 on the tourney’s second day. And with a win in their round-robin finale Saturday – a 9 a.m. start vs. the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners (3-0) – the UFV club can punch its ticket to Sunday’s title game.

CASCADES 8, DINOS 7

A dramatic comeback in their first game of the day preserved the Cascades’ undefeated record. Trailing the Dinos 7-5 through seven innings, UFV scored once in the eighth and twice in the bottom of the ninth to earn the victory. The ninth-inning rally was ignited by Matt Legg’s home run to tie the score; Ryan Green followed with a single, and pinch runner Jonah Weisner scored the winning run on Donovan Moorman’s two-out double. Second baseman Moorman had a massive game, going 5-for-5 at the dish, and Colin Kellington (3-for-4, two RBI) and Legg (2-for-4, two runs) also chipped in offensively. Tanner Carmont picked up the win, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

CASCADES 12, DAWGS 0

The UFV club picked up its second mercy-rule win of the tournament behind an outstanding performance on the mound from Parker Logan, who went the distance, striking out four and scattering three hits over seven innings. Among the offensive heroes were Kellington (4-for-5, two runs) and Stephen Horner (2-for-3, three RBI, two runs, two walks). The result officially eliminated the seven-time defending champion Dawgs from title contention – they did not score a single run over their first four games at the championship.

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