University of British Columbia Thunderbirds
WEEKLY UPDATE #10
Win 8-2 Corban University (NAIA)
Win 10-3 Corban University (NAIA)
Win 3-1 Corban University (NAIA)
Loss 13-1 Corban University (NAIA)
Overall Record: 24-20 Conference Record: 18-10
So Niall Windeler 7 Inn, 4 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Earned, 4 BB, 9 Ks, (Win)
Sr Braeden Allemann 9 Inn, 8 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Earned, 0 BB, 14 Ks, (Win)
So Jack Caswell 5 Inn, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Earned, 1 BB, 5 Ks (Win)
Sr Anthony Cusati 4-14, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Sr Mitch Robinson 6-14, 2 RBI, 1 R, 4 BB
Sr John Whaley 6-14, 2 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 1 HR
Jr Jake Lanferman 5-17, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB
The final home weekend of the year was an eventful one at Thunderbird Park, in which the T-Birds took 3 of 4 from the Corban Warriors, improving their home record to 14-3.
The Thunderbirds swept two games on Saturday’s Senior Day in front of many alumni, family and friends. Niall Windeler was great again, going 7 innings, allowing only 2 runs while the Thunderbird offence was lead by seniors Anthony Cusati, Braeden Alleman and Anthony Olson, who combined for 6 of the 8 T-Bird RBI’s.
In between games, 10 Seniors were recognized with family on hand, along with over 30 alumni congratulating them on their college careers. Making up the senior group are: Kyle McComb, Anthony Cusati, Mitch Robinson, Justin Orton, Anthony Olson, Braeden Allemann, John Whaley, Christian Botnick, Brad Smith and Daniel Koo.
In game 2, Sophmore Jack Caswell got his first start of the year and pitched very well, keeping the Thunderbirds in the game through five innings allowing only two runs. The bats were quiet for the first third of the game but woke up in the middle innings as the Birds scored in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh. The middle of the order that included Jaxson Valcke, Robinson and Whaley were a combined 7-four-13 with four RBIs and three runs scored, carrying the Thunderbirds to a 10-3 Victory.
Sunday, April 15th, 2018 marked the official grand opening of the new baseball stadium at Thunderbird Park. UBC celebrated the day with Director of Baseball Terry Mckaig, President and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Santa Ono and other university officials, unveiling the Stadium in front of many alumni and key donors including Mike Rose, Jeff Francis, Bob Hole, and Peter Parsons.
Following the ceremony, Braeden Allemann took to the mound and gave his best performance in a T-Bird uniform. The senior went the distance, allowing only one run while striking out a career high 14 batters. Fellow senior Whaley had a big game as well, going 3-4 with a key home run late to secure the 3-1 victory.
In the final game of the weekend the Warriors bats came to life in a one-sided victory for a split on the day. The Thunderbirds got down early and were unable to put anything together offensively to combat the 13 Warrior runs.
Taking three of four was huge for the Thunderbird squad who sit in second place behind LC State, and currently own the first playoff spot in the Cascade Conference. The Birds now have a BYE weekend and will prepare for the final series of the year against Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, OR.
Missing in action again this weekend were two sophomore starting pitchers, Adam Mckillican and James Bradwell along with junior Lucas Soper. All will use the BYE weekend to recover and hope to return for the final stretch of the year.
Catcher Zach Prisciak made his return this weekend and should be good to go for the rest of the year.
Saturday 4/28 @ Oregon Tech (NAIA) DH @ 1 PM
Sunday 4/28 @ Oregon Tech (NAIA) DH @ 11 AM