WEST COAST BASEBALL: Lefties salvage final game against Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Port Angeles Lefties saved Sunday’s final game of their three-game streak against the Edmonton Riverhawks by hitting great pitching and a home run from BY Choi in a 7-1 win.

The Left lost 5-1 on Friday and 8-5 on Saturday.

A trio of lefties pitchers held the Riverhawks, a new team in the West Coast League, to six hits. Liam Paddack (Spokane College) started and went two innings, allowing two hits and two walks but no runs. He canceled three. The win was credited to him. Aaron Rettew (Cal Poly, Pomona) also went two innings, allowing two hits, a run earned and a walk while playing one out. Andrew Hauck (Utah Valley) had his best game of the year, going the last five innings and allowing two hits and no walks. He canceled three. He was credited with a save because the score was 2-1 when he entered the game.

Choi went 3-for-6 that day with a home run and a stolen base. Isaiah Munoz (University of Hawaii) was 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run made. Hunter Kirkpatrick (San Diego Community College) was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base. Kemet Brown (Cal State, Pomona) hit a brace and drove in two heats. He also went and stole a base.

Catcher Colin Fisher, playing for the Lefties in his first game, had one hit, one run made and one RBI. Trey Maeker (Fordham) had one hit, one run, one RBI and one walk.

Friday, Saturday games

The Lefties didn’t find the Riverhawks’ Will Rogers laughable in Friday’s and Saturday’s games.

Rogers, an Arizona State University student, hit home runs in both games to help beat the Lefties.

In Friday’s game, Rogers and Mitch Wood each hit solo shots.

Aside from the two big hits, the lefties actually hit well. Andres Quinones (Cal State, San Bernardino) started, went 6⅓ innings, giving up eight hits, one walk and three earned runs in the process. He took the loss.

Port Angeles only managed five goals. Brown had two hits while Weston Peninger (Howard College) and Maeker each had doubles, with Maeker scoring the only run of the game for the lefties.

Big innings have been one of the lefties’ problems so far this season and in Saturday’s game it came back to bite them again. The Lefties played well until the end of the sixth inning when they gave up a seven-run inning highlighted by a grand slam from Rogers and a two-run double from Aaron Stinnett.

Zane Petty (Texas Tech) started, went 2⅓ innings and allowed a deserved run for Port Angeles. He walked two and hit four. Dillon Dribell (Northern Oklahoma) went three innings giving up two earned runs on a hit and three walks. He hit two and eventually took the loss. Nathan Criswell (Long Beach State) and Megum Fukuda (New Mexico Military Institute) did well, going 2⅓ innings together and giving up no hits or runs despite walking five batters.

On the plate, Munoz went 3-on-5 and drove in two runs while Riley Parker (Cal State, San Bernardino) made it 2-on-3 with a double and a run. Choi had a hit, a run made, an RBI and two walks while Evan Jilbert (Edmonds College) had a brace.

The Lefties (5-6 West Coast League, 7-7 overall) have today off for the long trip home from Edmonton. They return to Civic Field at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday to play the Bend Elks.

Port Angeles 7, Edmonton 1

PA 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 — 7 13 0

Edm.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 1 6 1

WP: couple. LP: Huck.

pitch

Port Angeles – Paddock 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3K; Rettew 2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K; Hauck 5IP 2H, 3K.

Edmonton – Wheatley 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K; Kobitowitsch 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, K; Loeppky 0.1IP, 3H, 2BB; Negrete 2 IP, H, ER, 3 K

Hit

Port Angeles – Choi 3-6, HR, R, RBI, SB; Munoz 2-5 2 2B, R; Kirkpatrick 2-2 2R,BB,SB; Brown 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB; Maker 1-4, R, RBI, BB; Fischer 1-3, R, RBI.

Edmonton 8, Port Angeles 5

PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 — 5 8 1

Edm.0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 X — 8 6 1

WP: Loeppky. LP: Dribel.

pitch

Port Angeles – Petty 2.1 IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, 4K; Dribell 3 IP, H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; Ediger 0.1 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, K; Criswell 1.1 IP, 3BB, K; Fukuda IP2 BB.

Edmonton – Gill 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K; Loeppky IP; Poapst IP 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K; Atammanchuk IP BB, K; Poultry IP, H, 3 K.

Hit

Port Angeles-Munoz 3-5, 2 RBI; Parkers 2-3, 2B, R; Jilbert 1-5, 2B, SB; Choi 1-3, R, RBI, 2BB; People 0-4, RBI, BB.

Edmonton-Rogers 2-5, HR, R, 4 RBI; Stinnett 1-3, 2B, R, 2RBI; Schulz 1-3, R, RBI, BB; Loranger 1-3, 2R, 2BB.

Edmonton 5, Port Angeles 1

PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 1 5 1

Edm.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 X — 5 11 2

WP: Station. LP: quinones.

pitch

Port Angeles—quinones 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB; Iceland 0.2IP; Munson IP, 3H, 2ER, 3K

Edmonton – Station 7 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 6 BB; Atamanchuk IP H, 2BB; Poultry IP, K

Hit

Port Angeles – Browns 2-3, SB; Peningers 1-3, 2B; Makers 1-2, 2B, R, HBP; Choi 1-4.

Edmonton – Rogers 2-3, HR, R, RBI, BB; Wood 2-4, HR, 2R, RBI; Group 2-4, R, RBI.

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