Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Canadians took two of three Midget AA baseball tilts with Central Okanagan teams last weekend.
The C’s, coached by Carl Vardon and Ryan Novakowski, lost 18-5 to the Central Okanagan #2 entry Sunday.
Dakota Becker went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI and one run, while Tyler Droder went 2-for-3 with one run and Shelby Porteous was 1-for-2 with two runs.
Nick Cherkowski caught for Kalvin Blaser, Hayden Vardon, Caleb Bracken and Becker.
In Saturday action, Vernon grounded the Central Okanagan #3 entry 15-2 in four innings with Becker and Droder each driving in two runs.
Bracken dominated on the hill, throwing to Jake Crandlemire.
Vernon then outlasted the same Central Okanagan crew 19-16 with Ethan Eisenhauer smacking an inside-the-park home run.
Droder had a triple and single, while Bracken had an RBI-double. Crandlemire tossed out a runner at second after a a strikeout.
Blaser, Graham Moss, Becker, Porteous and Droder took the mound.
In Midget AAA play, Vernon smothered Kelowna 9-1 with Ty Wellman tossing a complete-game two-hitter. He allowed one run and struck out 10 batters.
Landon Currie went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs.
Caden Doyle was 2-for-4 with a double, single, two runs and two stolen bases. Wellman was 2-for-3 with one walk, two swiped bags and two runs.
Tyler Liefke doubled, scored once, stole one base and walked, while Jared Leroux recorded a run, one RBI and one steal.
The Canadians (5-3) are third in the 10-team circuit and entertain the South Fraser Giants Saturday and the Cloverdale Spurs Sunday in twinbills starting at 1 p.m.