Summerland Sluggers defeat Penticton Reds

The Summerland Sluggers defeated the Penticton Reds in tadpoles league action on Saturday.

Elliot Chester anticipates a catch during a Saturday game against the Penticton Reds in tadpole baseball action.

The Summerland Sluggers defeated the Penticton Reds in tadpoles league action on Saturday.

Both teams were down on numbers and Garrett Bayston once again showed great sportsmanship when he traded his blue Summerland shirt for a Red one, scoring two runs for the home team.

The Sluggers still went on to claim victory with a 9-6 win.

In the first innings, Elliot Chester made an impressive pitching debut for Summerland, achieving three outs at plate out of the Reds’ first four batters.

The second innings brought five players up to bat for each team, with Casey McDermid pitching for the Sluggers, but the teams were evenly matched and no runs were scored for either side.

In the top of the third, Aydan Yargeau pulled Summerland ahead with the first run of the match and Eve Chester looked promising, when she slugged one into the outfield, earning her a two-base opener, before being tagged out at third base, when McDermid followed her up to bat.

The third innings closed with a 1-0 advantage to Summerland.

When the fourth inning opened, despite the heat, both teams had got into their stride.

First up to bat for the Sluggers, Nash Bayston scored his first run of the game, followed by Yargeau, who ably claimed his second.

Next up, Gordon Widdis also achieved his first run of the game, and then, hot on his heels came Chester to claim her first, brought home by a hit from her brother Elliot.

McDermid, Branden Tutkaluk and Elliot Chester all performed admirably at bat, but with a four-run cap on the innings, were prevented from reaping their rewards.

Still in the fourth, the Reds countered with a four-run inning of their own, putting the scoreline at an exciting 5-4 to Summerland as the game went into the fifth.

Opening the fifth and final innings, Bayston turned up the pressure with another run; Ben Hrncirik made it to second base, paving the way for Yargeau to take his personal score up to three runs in this game, again followed in by Widdis and Eve Chester, each scoring their second.

The Reds responded with two runs, before a near-perfect play from Summerland pitcher Elliot Chester to Hrncirik  at third attained the third out, drawing the game to a close at 9-6.

The Sluggers came home smiling.

Unavailable for Saturday’s game were Jesse Gregg, Mekenna Quinton and Lucas Koopmans.


Just Posted

Gas thieves using spigots to help themselves again and again

Gas thieves drilling holes in vehicle tanks and inserting spigots or screws

Vee’s captain leads Penticton to 4-1 home-ice win over Merritt

Owen Sillinger leads Vees to victory over visiting Centennials

Okanagan a hot spot for film industry

Despite wet, smoky year Okanagan attracts $30 million in film production

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

Albas takes on mortgage changes in town hall

Conservative MP mostly echoed chamber of commerce concerns but sparred with one attendee on details

What’s happening

Find out about events happening in your community this weekend

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail alleged sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Loaded shotgun found in vehicle during Okanagan Falls traffic stop

Okanagan Falls man facing a number of weapons related charges

Most Read