The Kamloops Kal Tire RiverDogs enjoyed a much-needed winning weekend on the Lower Mainland, posting a 3-1 record against the Ridge Meadows Royals in B.C. Baseball College Prep League action.
Kamloops (5-11) dropped the opening tilt of the four-game series 16-1 on Saturday, but rebounded with a 6-3 victory later in the day and followed with 13-2 and 4-2 wins on Sunday.
Home runs from Jordan Calibaba and Mitchell Coxon paced the Dogs to victory on Saturday. Tallis McLeod, Austin Coyle and Lochlan Scholefield were Kamloops’ winning pitchers.
Ridge Meadows (14-12) and Kamloops will play a doubleheader at Canada Games Field on Saturday, May 25, with game times slated for 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Cloverdale Nationals are atop league standings at 17-3, while the Township Blue Sox of Walnut Grove are in the basement at 0-19.
Coming out even
Two 13-and-under Kamloops RiverDogs teams earned weekend splits in B.C. Minor Baseball Association action in the Tournament Capital on the weekend.
RiverDogs Red twice played Penticton on Saturday, earning a 6-5 victory in Game 1 before dropping the rematch 15-5.
Ryder Corsi was 2-for-6 at the plate, belted a three-run homerun and scored two runs in a losing effort in Game 2.
RiverDogs White played a doubleheader against the COMBA Sun Devils on Sunday, dropping the opener 10-7 and prevailing 12-10 in Game 2.
Trisztan Bowen led all hitters, going 3-for-4 at the dish. He also earned the save in Game 2, needing only 21 pitches to record the last six outs.
The bantam AAA Kamloops RiverDogs posted a 2-2 record in B.C. Minor Baseball Association action in the Tournament Capital last weekend.
North Shore blanked Kamloops 7-0 in Game 1 of a two-game set, with the Dogs bouncing back to win the rematch 5-4.
Dylan Dekker had three RBI and scored one run in the victory.
Kamloops rebounded from a 13-0 defeat to Chilliwack with a 9-7 triumph in Game 2.
Rollin Sanderson had three strikeouts on the mound for the RiverDogs in the rematch.
David Browning slapped two singles and had two RBI.