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Blaeser slashes Ribbons’ bats in Vernon beer league baseball

Kalvin Blaeser goes distance as Sleeman’s Pirates double Pabst Blue Ribbons 12-6 in OSBL

The Sleeman Pirates got their revenge on the Pabst Blue Ribbons in the lone Okanagan Spring Baseball League match-up.

OSBL rookie Kalvin Blaeser went the distance on the mound for the Pirates in his pitching debut, helped out by the offence in a 12-6 romp.

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Dan Braddick RBI triple in the first, and the Pirates cashed in six runs on Blue Ribbons’ starter Al Rutherford, helped in part by some shabby defence on crucial outs.

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Brandon Welfing crushed a double to the opposite field, driving in a run to pad the lead.

Geoff Cleaveley pitched 3 innings of relief for the Ribbons, giving up two runs and striking out six.

The Blue Ribbons tried to mount a come-back in the sixth, led off by a bunt single from Branden Andersen, but fell short.

OSBL action resumes on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. with the Blue Ribbons taking on the Okanagan Spring Brewers at Marshall Field.

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