By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
The Vancouver Canadians moved on after winning in the semi-finals in the Northwest League. They'll now endeavour to become the Toronto Blue Jays' second league champion (or co-champion) in the 2017 season after a year in 2016 when the affiliates were much less successful in the playoffs.
The Vancouver Canadians (2-0) advanced to the Northwest League finals with another 2-1 win over the Spokane Indians. This time it was Brock Lundquist who powered the win, going 2/4 with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Logan Warmoth scored the first run after walking and was driven in by Riley Adams on a single in the first inning. Brandon Polizzi was 1/2 with a walk and two stolen bases.
Zach Logue was touched for just one hit and one walk in four innings of work, striking out four while Justin Dillon struck out six, giving up a run on two hits and a walk in three innings. Orlando Pascual continued to rack up strikeouts, whiffing four in two innings, allowing two hits in getting the save.
The Canadians continue their quest for the league title on Saturday against the Eugene Emeralds who defeated the Hillsboro Hops in two games.
Player of the Game: Zach Logue and Brock Lundquist
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