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WolfPack baseball drops two to start Alberta Week

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May 04, 2015 - 11:26 AM

CALGARY, AB - The final week of the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Baseball Season did not start well for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.

Playing two games Sunday, May 3, in Calgary, the WolfPack fell 7-6 to the host University of Calgary Dinos and 4-2 to the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners. As a result, the ‘Pack now have a league record of 16 and 10.

In the Calgary Game, TRU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Calgary tied it up at the bottom of the inning. The WolfPack went up 3-2 in the top of the second but gave up two runs to the Dinos in the bottom of the second to trail 4-2.

The Dinos added two runs in the bottom of the third and one more in the bottom of the sixth. TRU had single runs in the top of the fifth and one more in the top of the seventh.

Mike Riddle (Surrey, BC) was the losing pitcher as he went five and two thirds innings. He gave up seven runs, had six strike outs and two walks as his record fell to 2-2 on the year.

Ross McKinnon was the winner for the Dinos in four innings of relief. He is 2 and 4 on the year.

Offensively for the Pack: Luc Simpson (outfield, Aldergrove, BC) and Evan Douglas (catcher, White Rock, BC) both had two runs batted in. Simpson was one for three while Douglas was one for four with a run scored.

Brendan Reid (infield, Calgary, AB) was three for three with two runs scored and a run batted in.

In the loss against VIBI. TRU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth but VIBI countered with two runs of their own in the sixth along with singles in the seventh and ninth. Riley Mosaluk of VIBI went to 2-2 on the year getting the win in an inning of relief.

Alex Reid (Kamloops, BC) fell to 4-2 on the year as he pitched eight innings giving up 10 hits, had three strike outs and a walk.

Offensively for TRU: Ethan Mohan (outfield, Calgary, AB) was one for three with a run scored. John Young (catcher, Fort McMurray, AB) was one for four with a run batted in.

The WolfPack continue their regular season ending series Monday, May 4, against VIBI.

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