Midget AAA Mustangs hit a rough patch

The Cowichan Valley Mustangs had a rough trip to the Okanagan last weekend, but managed to finish on a positive note with a win in Vernon.

The midget AAA Cowichan Valley Mustangs had a rough trip to the Okanagan last weekend, but managed to finish on a positive note with a win in Vernon.

The baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader against the Kelowna Sun Devils on Saturday, then split their two games with the Vernon Canadians on Sunday.

In their 5-2 loss to Kelowna, Jacob Montague went 1-for-2 with an RBI and Cole Anderson, Brayden Radcliffe, Dyson Kew and Andrew Strobl had one hit apiece. James McMahon started on the mound and lasted three innings with two strikeouts, and Brandon Langer pitched the next three, also with two strikeouts.

They followed that up with a 9-6 loss to the Sun Devils. Anderson and Cam LeSergent were both 3-for-4 with one RBI each, Radcliffe  was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Nolan Fothergill and Graedy Hamilton were each 1-for-3. Anderson, LeSergent and Fothergill each hit a double.

Fothergill started on the mound and went three and two-thirds innings, with three strikeouts, seven hits and just one walk. LeSergent came in for one and two-thirds innings and allowed three hits while striking out one, and Kew struck out the only two batters he faced to wrap up the game.

The Mustangs opened Sunday with a 12-3 loss to the Canadians. LeSergent went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Montague was 2-for-3, and Windsor was 2-for-4 with a double. Anderson pitched four innings with seven strikeouts and gave up six hits, and Langer pitched two innings with two strikeouts and surrendered four hits.

The trip ended with a 4-2 win over Vernon. Strobl led the way, going 3-for-2 with an RBI, McMahon was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Windsor, Kale Eddy and Tanner Cummings each had one hit. Radcliffe went the distance, striking out six while allowing five hits and three walks.

The Mustangs’ record now stands at 12-8, and the team sits fourth in the midget AAA league. The team will be home to Burnaby on Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m.