UBC edged by Seattle as Butler, Valcke go deep

 Former Coquitlam Red Austen Butler (Port Coquitlam, BC) homered against Seattle

Former Coquitlam Red Austen Butler (Port Coquitlam, BC) homered against Seattle

UBC THUNDERBIRDS
WEEKLY UPDATE #6
 
RESULTS:

Non- Conference Play

Loss    4-2              Seattle U (NCAA Div. 1)

Overall Record:  9-16     Conference Record:  4-7
 
TOP PITCHERS:
So Niall Windeler                 5 Inn, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Earned, 0 BB, 2 K’s, 

Jr Pat Van Den Brink    2 Inn, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 3 K’s

 Former Ontario Nationals' Jaxon Valcke (Stratford, Ont.) also homered.

Former Ontario Nationals' Jaxon Valcke (Stratford, Ont.) also homered.


 
TOP HITTERS:
Fr Jaxon Valcke        2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 HR

So Austen Butler        2-5, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 HR

Sr Mitch Robinson        3-5

COACHES COMMENTS:
The T-birds were on their bye week this past weekend, and were down on a day trip to Seattle to take on the Seattle U Red hawks. Sophmore Niall Windeller got the start and was solid through five innings allowing only two runs. Fellow sophomore Austen Butler paced the offence in the lead-off position with two hits, including a third inning solo home run. Freshman Jaxon Valcke followed in the sixth tying the game with a solo blast of his own. The game was a well fought affair as both teams pitched and defended well. It took some timely hitting late in the game by the Red Hawks to seal the victory 4-2

The Birds were back in Vancouver Sunday and were able to scrimmage for the first time on the brand-new Thunderbird Stadium field. The excitement is building towards the home opener on March 24th, where the T- Birds take on Oregon Tech.

Jr Catcher Zach Prisciak who suffered a leg injury against LC State and was out again this weekend. He is recovering and hopes to return soon.

 
UPCOMING:
NON-CONFERENCE PLAY

  
Tuesday      @ Concordia U  (NCAA Div 2)

Wednesday     @ Puget Sound (NCAA Div 3)