Five win week for UBC, including breaking in new yard

 Jaxson Valcke (Stratford, Ont.) hit the first home run at UBC's new ball yard -- the Stadium at Thunderbird Park.

Jaxson Valcke (Stratford, Ont.) hit the first home run at UBC's new ball yard -- the Stadium at Thunderbird Park.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS WEEKLY UPDATE
RESULTS:

Non- Conference Play

Win    11-2        Concordia University, OR (NCAA Div. 2)

Loss    7-3              Puget Sound, WA (NCAA Div. 3)

Conference Play
Win    7-5        Oregon Tech (NAIA)

Win    7-6        Oregon Tech (NAIA)

Win    5-4        Oregon Tech (NAIA)

Win    13-2        Oregon Tech (NAIA)

Overall Record:  14-17     Conference Record:  8-7

 RHP Adam McKillican (Courtenay, BC) pitched 11 innings striking out 12 for the UBC win. 

RHP Adam McKillican (Courtenay, BC) pitched 11 innings striking out 12 for the UBC win. 


 
TOP PITCHERS:
So Niall Windeler                 6 Inn, 4 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Earned, 6 BB, 5 K’s, 

So Adam Mckillican        11 Inn, 9 Hits, 5 Runs, 5 Earned, 2 BB, 12 K’s, (Win)

Jr Pat Van Den Brink    3 Inn, 3 Hits, 3 Runs, 0 BB, 4 K’s (Win)

Sr Braeden Allemann    5 Inn, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 2 BB, 4 K’s, (Win)

So Jack Caswell        5 Inn, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 3 BB, 6 K’s


Sr Brad Smith        7 Inn, 1 hit, 3 Runs, 3 Earned, 1 BB, 9 K’s (Win)

Sr Anthony Olson        3 Inn, 3 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Earned, 1 BB, 3 SO (Win)

 Austen Butler (Port Coquitlam, BC) had nine hits and drove in six runs. 

Austen Butler (Port Coquitlam, BC) had nine hits and drove in six runs. 


TOP HITTERS:
Fr Jaxon Valcke        8-26, 4 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 1 HR

Sr Anthony Cusati        6-17, 7 RBI, 1 R, 6 BB, 1 HR

So Austen Butler        9-24, 6 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB

Sr Mitch Robinson        9-28, 7 RBI, 6 Runs, 4 BB, 1 HR

Sr Braeden Allemann    5-17, 6 RBI, 2 Runs, 1 BB


Jr Lucas Soper        6-19, 2 RBI, 2 Runs

COACHES COMMENTS:
With six games in six days, the T-birds started the week south of the border with single games against Concordia University and Puget Sound. Concordia got on the board early with two runs in the first, but that was all they could muster off Adam Mckillican and a host of relief pitchers. The offence was steady throughout the entire game, posting 11 runs in the victory. 

The following day saw the Thunderbirds fall to Puget Sound 7-3 in a game where nothing went right for UBC. The bats were quiet all day and the Loggers took full advantage of the errors made defensively. 

Starting out 1-1 on the week, UBC travelled home to get ready for the inaugural series, in the brand-new Stadium at Thunderbird Park. With much excitement on campus the T-Birds did not disappoint. Day 1 saw two thrillers, as UBC was victorious in both Jaxon Valcke blasted the first ever home run in the new stadium aiding the Birds in game one. 

Game 2 took 14 innings and ended under the lights in walk off fashion. The game was in the hands of the Hustlin Owls who took a 3 run lead in the 10th, only to see it disappear in the bottom half. With two outs and nobody on, the Birds offence went to work. Lucas Soper doubled and Braeden Allemann singled, setting the stage for Anthony Cusati who crushed a no doubter over the left field wall to tie the game at 6. Brad Smith kept the Owls off the board for four more innings, and Anthony Olson ended it with a walk-off single in the 14th.

Sunday’s first game saw momentum switch back and forth and again went into extras. The heroics continued for the Birds, this time Jake Lanferman played hero with a 11th inning walk-off single of his own. The bats continued to stay hot in game four of the weekend with a series sweep on the line. UBC took a commanding lead, scoring 8 in the 2nd to cruise to a 13-2 victory in the shortened 7 inning game. 

The Thunderbirds are now over .500 in conference play and look to keep things rolling with 3 upcoming home weekends in a row.
 
UPCOMING:
CONFERENCE PLAY

  
Friday      vs  College of Idaho (NAIA) DH (3 pm and 6 pm)

Saturday    vs College of Idaho (NAIA) DH (1 pm and 4 pm)

Sunday      vs College of Idaho (NAIA) (11 am)