Putting an end to a rough stretch at the right time of the baseball season, the midget AAA Cowichan Valley Mustangs earned a 6-3 road win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers at Serauxmen Stadium last Wednesday.
“It’s nice to get a win heading into the all-star break,” Mustangs manager Tod LeSergent said.
The Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the third inning to take a lead that they never relinquished, adding one in the third and two more in the fourth. The Bucs responded with one each in the first, fifth and sixth.
Cole Anderson had a strong outing in his last appearance before representing the Mustangs in the Grade 11 all-star game in Richmond on Saturday. After Nolan Fothergill pitched the first four innings, giving up just two hits, two walks and one run while striking out one Buccaneer, Anderson struck out six over three innings of relief, allowing four hits, two walks and two runs (one earned). Both hurlers also went 1-for-3 at the plate.
Tanner Cummings led the way on offence, going 2-for-2 with two walks, one RBI and a team-best two runs, while Jayden Hamm was 1-for-1 with two walks. Riley Windsor went 1-for-2, Kale Eddy was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and Cam LeSergent was also 1-for-4. Cummings, Hamm and Brayden Radcliffe all had steals.
After two weeks off, the Mustangs will play the second part of the home-and-home series with Nanaimo at Evans Park on Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m.