Sapion Joe of the Vernon Canadians slides safely into third as Tyrelle Chadwick of the Kamloops Riverdogs looks to tag him in U13 AA baseball Saturday.

Sapion Joe of the Vernon Canadians slides safely into third as Tyrelle Chadwick of the Kamloops Riverdogs looks to tag him in U13 AA baseball Saturday.

C’s split with Dawgs

The Vernon Pee Wee AA Canadians split a pair of 9-4 baseball games with the Kamloops Riverdogs Sunday at Creekside Park.

The Vernon Pee Wee AA Canadians split a pair of  9-4 baseball games with the Kamloops Riverdogs Sunday  at Creekside Park.

The C’s trailed 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth when they rallied for seven runs and the win in Game 1.

Jared Nickoli started the rally when he singled and stealing second and third base. Tye Gore later knocked him in with a single and scored on Jackson Soucy’s double.

Eric Foufoulas and Jack Janzen hit RBI-singles and Ryan Vandesande, Shaun Huizinga and Sapion Joe smacked RBI-doubles.

Joe started on the mound, pitching five innings and yielding two runs. Janzen, Foufoulas and Nickoli made stellar plays on defence.

The Canadians couldn’t keep the momentum alive in Game 2 as they fell to the Riverdogs.

Janzen started on the bump, pitched three innings and made several plays on comebackers.

Huizinga was standing on second after a double in the second when Joe cashed him in. Joe later stole second and third base, a feat he accomplished twice.

Derek Gilowski scored on Vandesande’s sac fly to centre and Dylan Frank cranked an RBI double in the third.

Landy a dandy for Midget Canadians

The Midget AA Canadians thumped the Rutland Rockies 13-3 Sunday in Rutland.

Elliott Landy was dialed in on the mound as he fanned 10 of the 22 batters faced.

Brandon Harder went 3-for-5 with four RBI and scored three runs. Graham Moss was 2-for-4 at the dish with three runs and Hayden Vardon put on a bunting clinic, going 4-for-4 with a pair of ribbies.

Kelowna outlasted the Vernon Kal Tire Blue Jays 11-9 in Pee Wee baseball action earlier in the week at Creekside Park.

Starting pitcher Isaac Petreny managed to get out of a jam by forcing a groundout to end the first inning.

Nick Winston got Kal Tire out of the third by striking out one and inducing two ground outs. Nolan Stein struck out the side in the fifth to keep Vernon within reach heading to their final at bats.

Kassidy Shapper-Kotter turned everyone’s heads as she blasted an RBI-double to the fence in the third inning. Nathan Thompson went 2-for-2 with 3 ribbies.

Vernon flew out three times in the bottom of the fifth, but played one of its best team games of the season.

C’s entertain Kamloops tonight

The Vernon Canadians entertain the Kamloops Riverdogs in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League action tonight (6 p.m.) at Marshall Field.

Ken Liefke’s Canadians split a doubleheader with the Riverdogs a month ago at Canada Games Park in Kamloops.

The Canadians are 14th in the 15-team league at 4-18-2, while Kamloops is second at 15-6 behind the Ridge Meadows Royals (18-2).

Vernon hosts 0-21 Cowichan Valley Mustangs for a twinbill Saturday (3 and 6 p.m.) at Marshall Field and then go up against the Chilliwack Cougars for a pair Sunday (1 and 4 p.m.) at Marshall.