Robinson, Soper, Windeler help UBC to winning week

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UBC WEEKLY UPDATE No. 3
 
RESULTS:

Loss     12-8           University of San Diego (NCAA Div. 1)
 
Win      9-6             Westmont (NAIA)

Conference Play
Win     5-3         College of Idaho
 
Loss    3-2         College of Idaho

Win    15-4        College of Idaho
 
Overall Record:  7-9     Conference Record:  2-1
 
TOP PITCHERS:
So Niall Windeler                 8 Inn, 4 Hits, 1 Runs, 1 earned, 0 BB, 7 K’s, (1 Win)
 
Jr Patrick Van Den Brink   4 Inn, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB’s, 3 K
 
Sr Brad Smith         3 Inn, 7 hits, 4 Runs, 3 Earned, 2 BB’s, 8 K’s

So Adam Mckillican        3.1 Inn, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 BB, 5 K’s (1 Win)

 OF Lucas Soper (Vancouver, BC) had a good week for the Thunderbirds.

OF Lucas Soper (Vancouver, BC) had a good week for the Thunderbirds.


TOP HITTERS:
Jr Lucas Soper         6-15, 1 RBI, 3 R
 
Sr Mitch Robinson                8-22, 6 RBI, 4 R, 1 HR
 
Sr Justin Orton         4-13, 4 RBI, 3 R

Sr Anthony Cusati        8-19, 1 RBI, 5 R

 

COACHES COMMENTS:

The T-Birds Completed their California swing with two games in the San Diego area versus University of San Diego and Westmont University before heading up north to start conference play. The bats started to come alive, giving USD all they could handle but eventually coming up short. Fortunately, they continued to stay hot in a 9-6 victory over NAIA rival Westmount. 

After 12 days on the road it was finally time to make our way north to beautiful Caldwell, Idaho. The weekend forecast called for snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. The weekend forecast was correct. So Niall Windeler continued to be a presence on the mound in game 1, aiding us to a win in the first game of the Friday double header. The bats were stifled in Game 2 as the Yotes took the victory behind a strong performance by Jr. Niall Manning. The day didn’t see temperatures above freezing, as the swings, pitch velocities, and body movements were all very slow. Day 2 brought in a blizzard and was cancelled due to the inclement weather and lack of interest from the local fan base. Day 3 started off the same way as the scheduled double header was adjusted to a single afternoon game to allow the Yotes players and coaches to shovel the snow off the field. With an 11-hour road trip ahead of us, we were very pleased to come away with a blowout win beforehand.  

After the first series win of the year, the Birds are back in Vancouver to prepare for National Champion LC State, who have rebooted and should be strong competition yet again. 

All injured players have recovered with the exception of Sr Anthony Olson who continues to be monitored with an eye injury.
 
UPCOMING:

CONFERENCE PLAY
Friday             @ LC State (NAIA)
 
Saturday      @ LC State  (NAIA) DH