In the province of Alberta the hockey team trademarked the phrase “Battle of Alberta”. Today at RE/MAX Field the baseball version of that saying will take place. Your Edmonton Collegiate Trappers (ECBC) take on the University of Calgary. The ECBC website lists a 1PM first pitch for game one of the doubleheader. The teams will take approximately a hour break between games. After starting out the season with 2W – 8L, a 6-game series versus the Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) saw the ECBC improve their record to 6W – 10L. The U of C come into today’s action with a record of 2W – 14L.
Remember baseball fans, when ECBC plays out of RE/MAX Field the rules are a little different than when the Edmonton Prospects play. The ECBC do not charge admission or parking. There are no concessions so you are encouraged to bring your own food and beverages. Please be respectful and do not bring peanuts, sunflower seeds or alcohol. So if you are off this fine Wednesday, head on down to the park and catch some sun and some baseball. If you are off work early in the afternoon feel free to swing by the park and catch some of the action.
REVIEW OF LAST SERIES
Last Wednesday your Trappers traveled to Lloyd Nolan Yard to play a doubleheader against PBA prior to the weekend foursome at home. The six game series started with a 12-1 loss and ended with a 4-0 loss. Let’s talk about the 4 big wins in the middle.
- 8-6 Win
A 5-run 5th inning catapulted your ECBC to victory. A 2-RBI ground rule double by Anthony Owen tied the game. A 2-RBI single by Ty Wagar stood up as the winning runs. History was made in this game as Brandon Hill hit the first ever Edmonton Collegiate Trappers home run!
- 4-3 Win
In the bottom of the 5th, Eric Westman’s second RBI single of the afternoon gave the ECBC a 4-3 lead. Starting pitcher Chase Harris threw six innings giving up three early runs but held PBA off the scoresheet for his final three frames. For the second consecutive game relief pitcher Halen Knoll put up three shutout innings of work.
- 6-3 Win
A 3-run bottom of the 8th inning busted this game wide open for the home team. Starting pitcher Brett Higgens was an out away from a complete game. Mat Brisson earned the one out save by striking out Zach Olson to end the game.
- 6-5 Win (10 innings)
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Brisson again had to come into the game in the 9th inning to get the final out for your ECBC. After pitching a scoreless 10th inning, Zach Yuzda provided the dramatic walk off single.