The Anchor Inn Panthers outlasted the Kal Tire Sox 8-7 in Pee Wee baseball action Tuesday night at Creekside Park.
Rookie pitcher Kyle Kerr took to the mound in the first inning and had a strong outing. Hunter Kruger, Morgan Johnson and Keefer Kaemph were speedy on the bases, each swiping a pair. Alex Laurila, Chase McRae and Steel Sirgurdson all reached base in the middle innings.
Sage Shaw and Daymond Jassal were stars in the outfield, while Jake Emmons and Jesse Helmle added singles and drove in runs.
Braden Galowski, as the plate boss, and Brent Shaigec, as the field boss, umpired a great game.
In other Pee Wee action, the C&A Royals dusted off Kal Tire 11-9.
Nathan Nesbitt, Joey Kohutosh, Josh Gares, Bailey Wellman and Adam Sacht handled the Royals’ pitching, while Ty Wellman and Jackson Brownrigg flashed hot bats.
The fifth inning was highlighted by Brownrigg’s outstanding foul ball diving catch at third base to end the inning.
In Bantam play Tuesday night at Marshall Field, the previously undefeated Johnston Meier Meteors fell 14-7 to Salmon Arm.
The Meteors got off to a bad start with several errors in the early innings. Good at-bats came from Jacob O’Quinn, Kyle Dennis and Jordy Griffiths, who showed great patience at the plate.
Lucas Colgan, O’Quinn and Shelby Hartwig all shared pitching duties.
In Mosquito play Monday night at Lakeview Park, the Hi-Pro Sportswear Black Sox brushed back the Union Securities Yankees 10-9.
Jaylan Phillip and Josh Bridge both drove in runs to jumpstart the Yankees’ attack. Jarod Leroux knocked in Jacob Green for the Black Sox, and it was 2-2 after one inning.
Lee Christensen stroked a double to centre field, scoring Green and Ethan Eisenhauer for the Black Sox in the second inning, while the Yankees scored three times in the third with Bridge pitching a solid inning and catching a nice pop fly.
The Yankees’ Shelby Porteous drove home Eric Foufoulas in the fourth, while Black Sox pitcher Leroux caught a pop fly to shut the Yankees down after they scored twice.
Bridge pitched a solid inning for the Yankees by striking out two. Christensen planted a nice hit to right field for a run-scoring double.
The Yankees were leading 9-7 going into the fifth, but the Black Sox shut them down, as Dawson Chase, pitching for the Black Sox, struck out the side.