Sluggers play to loss in Tadpole baseball

The Summerland Sluggers lost to the Penticton Pirates in a 19-10 minor baseball decision on May 2.

The Summerland Sluggers lost to the Penticton Pirates in a 19-10 minor baseball decision on May 2.

In the first inning the Summerland Tadpole division team played well, with great plays and one out, but the Pirates were up 4-0.

Gordon Widdis hit to centre field. He was followed by Garrett Bayston, who hit a hard line drive down the third base line.

Next up to bat was Aydan Yargeau. He hit a fantastic line drive down the first base line.

With the bases loaded, Ben Hrncirik hit a pop fly to left field, bringing home two Sluggers.

Eve Chester was up to bat next, hitting a line drive down third.

Going into the second inning, the game was tied.

Bayston, pitching for Summerland, caught a Penticton hit and threw the ball to Branden Tutkaluk at first base, putting the Penticton runner out.

Tutkaluk caught a pop fly from the next batter, making it a double play.

Lucas Koopman hit the perfect pitch. Casey McDermid then hit the ball to centre field. With runners on first and second, Summerland got three outs.

Nash Bayston was the Summerland catcher for the game.

In the third inning, Tutkaluk caught another Pirates pop fly, but the Pirates still got four runs.

When Garrett Bayston was at bat again, he hit through the short stop. He was followed by Elliot Chester.

At the bottom of the fourth inning, Koopman had a hit through second, followed by MeKenna Quinton, bringing home a runner.

In the fifth inning, Tutkaluk hit a home run. He was followed by Chester, Casey McDermid and Nash Bayston and Garrett Bayston.

Widdis, Yargeau, Quinton and Koopman had great forms and swings, but not the perfect pitch.

The game was the third in the season for the Sluggers.