Bombers grounded at Trail Hawks Baseball Tournament
The L.V. Rogers Bombers showed their youth and inexperience as the club finished the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks High School Baseball Tournament with a 1-4 record this weekend in Trail.
“(This is) the first time this year we struggled both at the plate and on the field,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace.
“The pitchers threw the ball well for the most part but making on average six errors per game did not help.”
LVR opened the tournament with a loss to the host Hawks.
The Bombers, missing several key players due to school commitments, had four hits in the game with Reese Tambellini collecting two of them.
Aeden Osika started the game and he got relief help from Connor Comishin and Steven Ross, in total they gave up 14 walks, four hits and struck out six.
A red-hot Cranbrook Wild squad then pounded the Bombers in Game two.
“Our pitchers gave up 11 hits while we walked 11, combined with eight physical errors lead to a lopsided loss for us,” Mace explained.
Casey Harrison, Jordan Mcleod and Chase May picked up hits for us in Game two.
In Game 3, LVR got into the win column by defeating Vulcan Alberta.
LVR jumped on the Albertans, scoring six runs in the first inning due to one key error.
Chase May had three hits to lead LVR while Nate Ingram had two and Connor Comishin, Jodan Mcleod and Reese Tambellini each collected one hit.
Mount Boucherie of Kelowna pounded out 18 hits while and walked another eight times to dump the Bombers.
LVR also committed eight errors in the blowout loss.
Marty Ingram picked up two hits while Connor Comishin and Reese Tambellini each had one hit.
Game 5 Sunday morning was a close game until our defense let the pitching down and we allowed 10 unearned runs in a 13 – 8 loss.
Harrison, May and Tambellini (one of which was a 3 run Home Run) collected two hits, while Joel Aubert, Marty Ingram and Connor Comishin collected one each.
The team travels to Cranbrook on Wednesday and then to Mt. Spokane on Saturday.