Derek Gale/Christopher Kelsall
In BC Junior Premier Baseball League action last Sunday, the Victoria Junior Mariners got off to a great start to the 2016 baseball season as they swept the Victoria Jr. Eagles in a season-opening double-header at Henderson Park.
It took extra innings in game one for the Mariners to take down the Eagles. The Mariners were down 3-1 in the 4th when Jon Gale hit a bases-loaded triple to knock in three runs. Hideki Endo also had a RBI triple.
The lead changed hands three times and was tied after 7 innings of play. As there was no scoring in the 8th, it set-up a dramatic finish in the 9th, where Andrew Baxter singled and Cody White doubled down the right field line and scored Baxter all the way from first for the walk off, 9-8, win.
Dawson Hurford pitched five strong innings with six strike outs while Nick lee was credited for the win.
In game two the Mariners got two runs in the bottom of the first, thanks to a two RBI double by Graham Dube and would add three more in the 4th to secure the 5-3 win to complete the sweep.
Jared Anderson pitched 6 innings for the win and Chase Parker would earn the save.
Video credit: Derek Gale