Vancouver Canadians take Game 1 of Northwest League Final
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays From Away
The Vancouver Canadians kept their roll going, making use of some fresh blood to take a 1-0 lead in the Northwest League final series.
The Vancouver Canadians (3-0) continued their unbeaten run in the playoffs by beating the Eugene Emeralds 7-5 in the first game of the finals. Down 4-2 going into the top of the fifth inning, the Canadians scoring four runs to give them a lead that they wouldn't surrender
Juan Nunez was the starter and helped get the Canadians in a hole, giving up four runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Graham Spraker followed and, while one of the two runners he inherited from Nunez scored, he didn't give up a hit and went 1 2/3 innings scoreless innings of his own, striking out two. Brody Rodning gave up an unearned run, walking two but without getting an out and Brayden Bouchey threw three no-hit innings, striking out four to prevent any further damage. Orlando Pascual struck out four in the last two innings, earning the save, allowing only one hit.
Chavez Young led the offence, leading off the third inning with a solo home run and also hitting a single and scoring in the four-run fifth. Logan Warmoth was 2/5 with a run and Kacy Clemens was 2/5 with an RBI and two runs. Brock Lundquist was 2/5 with a double and an RBI while Riley Adams was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base.
Player of the Game: Chavez Young
Roster Notes: Chavez Young and Graham Spraker were promoted from Bluefield.
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