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Bomber errors come back to haunt squad in Grand Forks

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 4th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The L.V. Rogers Bombers started slow but finished with a bang, edging Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 11-10 at the Wolves High School Invitational Baseball Tournament Saturday in Grand Forks.

John Barabonoff, surrendering four runs while giving up three walks and fanning two batters, was stellar in relief, pitching a one-hitter, to lead the Bombers to the narrow win over the Storm.

“The team played shorthanded again with hockey and the music festival taking players (away),” said Bomber head coach Ron Mace after finishing the weekend with a 1-2 record.

Daine Olenek started the game and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits and four strikeouts. LVR committed five errors.

LVR opened the tournament losing a pair of games Friday, 9-3 to the host Wolves and 14-4 to the Storm.

Connor Bojey struggled on the mound for LVR, giving up all nine runs — only one earned. Bojey finished the game with two hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Eric Madore pitched the final inning in relief to retired the Wolves.
LVR had five different players knock out hits, including Mateo Pipe with his first hit of the season.

The Bombers then fell victim to the Storm in the opening game between the two clubs.

Cole Laughton started the game and took the loss for LVR. Barabonoff once again pitched in relief.

The pitchers received no help from the rest of the team as LVR committed whopping 10 errors.

Pipe, Brandon Hufty, Chris Mahe and Clay Rickaby all had hits for LVR.

Wednesday, LVR travels to Grand Forks to play a doubleheader against the Wolves.

The Wolves return to face LVR at Queen Elizabeth Park Tuesday, May 10 with the first pitch at noon.

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