Honkers have heartbreak at KIBT

The Northwest Honkers go 0-4 at the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament despite winning three of the four games into the last few innings of the game. In game one of pool play the Honkers faced the Seattle Studs holding the lead of 2-0 into the bottom of the sixth when the Studs put up four runs to win 4-2 in the seven inning game. Honkers Tanner Braun pitched five innings giving up only three hits with Spencer Trautmann in relief for the loss and Oliver Wange in to close the game. Honkers center fielder Dalton Gervais and right fielder Tyler Cherin each had a double in the game and each drove in one. Honkers Short Stop Erik Peterson received the MVP of the game for the Honkers going 2 of 2 in the game.

In game two of pool play the Honkers faced the Burnaby Bulldogs losing 2-1. Honkers Bobby Jackson pitched all six innings for the loss giving up only four hits and receiving the MVP of the game. Honkers third baseman Josh Fitch went 2 for 4 on the game with first baseman Clayton Truex driving him in for the only RBI of the game.

In the first game of bracket play in the double elimination bracket the Honkers faced the Red Deer Riggers losing 5-3 in the last few innings. Honkers Jason Salers pitched all six innings for the loss, striking out six. Left fielder Andrew Cherin went 2 for 4 in the game with a double and driving in one and received MVP of the game.

In the elimination game the Honkers faced the Burnaby Bulldogs once again losing 5-2. Honkers Bobby Wassmann pitched 6 1/3 innings for the loss. The Honkers scored one in the first inning but were blanked until rallying back in the bottom of the seventh scoring one and having bases loaded with two outs but could not drive in a tying or winning run. Honkers second baseman Jordan Padilla went 2 for 3 on the game scoring in the ninth and receiving the MVP of the game.

HONK HONK!!

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