Sun Devils shell Diamondbacks

The Kamloops Sun Devils shelled the Vernon Diamondbacks 12-1 in Okanagan Major Baseball League play Friday night at McArthur Island Sports Centre.

The Kamloops Sun Devils shelled the Vernon Diamondbacks 12-1 in Okanagan Major Baseball League play Friday night at McArthur Island Sports Centre.

The Devils, who only had two singles and a three-run dinger, received 14 walks.

“Our pitching just wasn’t there tonight,” said head coach Kyle Anderson. “We cannot walk that many guys and expect to be in a ball game; it just doesn’t work that way, especially when we struggle to score runs against these teams.”

Josh Wade scratched out the only hit for Vernon, while Jason Webster got the only RBI as he cashed in Jay Mielke on a ground ball to second.

The D-backs will play three nine-inning games this week, with two slated for Saturday at Marshall Field against the Kelowna Jays (time TBA) and Sunday (5 p.m.) versus Kamloops.