Submitted by Rob “SUDS” Sutherland
After the Sicamous Stealers won their last road game of the season, 18-8 over the Kelowna1 Flames, they returned home to finish their last four games of the season in Sicamous.
First up was the Enderby Storm, whom the Stealers have had their best battles against this season, winning one of three hotly-contested games. This game would prove to be another stellar performance.
The game started with both teams’ bats on fire with the score being 5-4 for Sicamous after the first inning. That is when the Sicamous pitching core shut the Storm bats down. Noah Sutherland pitched the second inning, allowing one run on four batters. In the bottom of the second, the Stealers bats continued to smack it all over the place scoring another five runs. Score is 10-5 after two innings. With the lead in hand, coach Rob asked the team to focus on defense and that is exactly what they did.
Courtney Wilby came in to pitch the third inning and shut it down, seeing four batters with no runs allowed.
Sicamous did not score in the bottom of the third and brought in closer Raegen Starkell to pitch the fourth inning. She did a stellar job, allowing only two runs.
Sicamous would score two more runs in the bottom of the fourth when the game was called due to darkness, giving the Sicamous Stealers back-to-back wins for the first time this season. What a game!
Final score: Sicamous 12, Enderby 7.
A good showing was made by pitchers Sutherland, Wilby and Raegen Starkell, who really gave the team’s offense the chance to win the game. Great job at the plate by Sage Lobb who went 3/3 OBP (on base percentage), scoring two runs and one RBI.
Game #16 brought the Kelowna1 Flames to Sicamous for their last meeting of the season.
The last game between these two teams had Sicamous surprising Kelowna with an 18-8 win. The outcome on this day was a little different, as the Flames brought their pitching ace to the mound and seemed to have remembered their good bat for the game. The first inning had Kelowna in the lead 5-0. In the second inning, both teams would score three runs to make the score 8-3 for Kelowna.
The third inning was all Kelowna’s. They scored five runs and then shut down Sicamous with the three-up, three-down. The fourth inning was not much different with Kelowna scoring another five runs and Sicamous scoring two. The Stealers were reminded what big-time pitching was all about.
Final score: Kelowna1 18, Sicamous 5.
A good showing was made by Aaliyah Alexander, who was not made a victim by big pitching as she went 2/2 OBP, scoring one run and one RBI. The highlight of the night was given to Alexander, who made an astounding catch on a line drive fly ball into the outfield that she tracked down and put the leather to it.