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Rookie magic leads Bombers to doubleheader split against Mt. Spokane

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 27th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

A short-staffed Bombers squad proved to be more than the Americans could handle as L.V. Rogers split a double header in high school baseball action Saturday in Spokane.

LVR surprised Mt. Spokane 14-9 in the opener before losing 12-4 in the nightcap.

“We were a bit undermanned as we didn’t have any Grade 11’s or 12’s on the trip,” said Bomber coach Ron Mace.

Despite a dugout of younger players, Mace was impressed with the rookies.

“The Bomber (players) continue to show patience and a good eye at the plate drawing a total of 17 free passes,” Mace explained as LVR walked its way to the game-one victory.

Connor Bojey was the story of the game, blasting out three singles at one end of the inning and shutting down Mt. Spokane hitters, allowing six runs on seven hits while fanning five.

Austin Tambellini registered the save in relief, surrendering a pair of hits and two runs.

Leading the hit parade was John Barabonoff with a double and two
singles while Dryden Hunt and Ben LeMarquand each had a single.

In game two LVR picked up where they left off collecting 11 walks and 11 hits.

The team was lead by Daine Olenek with a double and two singles, Hunt and Branden Hufty each picked up two singles.

Tambellini, Cole Laughton, LeMarquand and Chris Mahe each had singles.

Tambellini started the game for LVR surrendering five runs on six hits.

Cole Laughton came in the third, giving up eight runs — only one of the 12 runs was earned — and 10 hits.

Eric Madore relieved Laughton in the sixth. He threw one pitch and with a great catch in center field by Daine Olenek that turned into a double play.

The Bombers next action is in the second annual Grand Forks High School tournament Friday and Saturday in the Boundary City.


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