TRU WolfPack advance to semifinals at college championship

TRU will face Okanagan College of Kelowna on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Norbrock Stadium. Winner advances to final, loser must play another game to reach title series

The Canadian College Baseball Conference championship continues at Norbrock Stadium through the weekend, with summer-like weather of sunshine and highs cresting 30 C expected right through the title tilt on Sunday.

The host Thompson Rivers University are the No. 1 seed by virtue of finishing atop the standings in the seven-team league. As top seed, the WolfPack earned a bye to open the tourney, in which two losses eliminates a team.

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TRU played Edmonton Collegiate on Thursday night and completed a monumental comeback for the win. Down 6-0 through five innings, the WolfPack rallied to win 9-6.

TRU’s victory vaulted the club into the semifinals, where they will face Okanagan College of Kelowna on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Okanagan is 2-0, with the Coyotes defeating Vancouver Island 26-0 and Calgary 12-1.

The winner of the TRU/Okanagan College game will advance to the tournament final, a best-of-three series that will begin Saturday night and conclude on Sunday.

The other side of the bracket, featuring teams with at least one loss, will see Fraser Valley play the winner of Lethbridge’s Prairie Baseball Academy and Edmonton Collegiate in a 7 p.m. game on Friday.

The winner of that game will face the loser of the TRU/Okanagan College semifinal game on Saturday at 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to the title series against the winner of the TRU/Okanagan College semifinal game.

Game 1 of the best-of-three final is Saturday at 7 p.m. Game 2 is Sunday at 11 a.m. Game 3, if necessary, is Sunday at 2 p.m.

All games are at Norbrock Stadium on McArthur Island.

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