Stealers give Vernon run for their money

Halfway point of season brings Sicamous Stealers to Vernon to play Kelowna-1 in their second meeting of the season.

  • Wed May 25th, 2016 12:00pm
  • Sports

The halfway point of the season brings the Sicamous Stealers to Vernon to play Kelowna-1 in their second meeting of the season.

Assistant coach Cameron Davies took over the bench for this game as coach Rob Sutherland was in Edmonton, Alta. checking out prospects on the farm team.

The first inning made all the difference in this game with Sicamous being served a three-up, three-down to open the game and Kelowna-1 scoring five runs in the bottom of the first. So Sicamous was behind 5-0 right off the bat.

The rest of the game was very close, with Kelowna-1 putting up 15 runs and Sicamous with 12 runs.

Final Score: Kelowna-1 20, 13 Sicamous.

Good showing by Courtney Wilby who increased her league-leading consecutive games pitching to nine games. She is holding the #1 spot in the Stealers pitching rotation. Courtney was hot on the bat as well this game and went 3/3 on base per cent with two RBI’s and two runs.

The sixth game of the road trip keeps Sicamous in Vernon to play Vernon in their second matchup of the year.

The season opener was their first game and Vernon took that one 17-8.

These two teams look to be a very good matchup and this game was just that.

With coach Sutherland just getting back from Edmonton, Davies ran the bench.

With a sold-out stadium, the fans were making lots of noise. All players were amped to go and it was a showdown. The score was 5-5 after the first and 10-10 after the second.

Good job on the sticks for both teams. In the third inning, the defence came out and Vernon put up three runs and Sicamous put up one, and that was the difference in the game.

The fourth inning saw both teams scoring four runs each and that was the game.

It was a treat and the Stealers were very happy with a better showing this time against the Vernon team.

Final Score: Vernon 17, Sicamous 15.

Good showing by Aija Davies who had an amazing night at bat where she went 3/3 on base per cent with three RBI’s, three runs and she stole home on a wild pitch.

She had another solid night at second base and played an inning at third base as well.

Aija’s hard work is paying off.

Submitted by Rob ‘SUDS’ Sutherland.