Vancouver Canadians Drop Game One

By Ryan Mueller
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Vancouver Canadians: Class A Short

After sweeping the Spokane Indians in the last series of the season and then sweeping them again in a best 2 out 3 playoff series, the Vancouver Canadians are riding high. Entering the first game of the North West League Championship series against the Hillsboro Hops, the Canadians had won their previous 6 games and 10 of their past 11.

The Hops took game one, 7-5.

Roemon Fields (@Roemon206) got things going quickly for the C’s in the bottom of the first with a double. He would score on a Franklin Barreto single, 1-0. A failed pickoff attempt and a passed ball would allow Barreto to score, 2-0. A single off the bat of Richard Urena would score Chris Carlson from second.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Ryan McBroom (@R_Broom) stepped up the plate with two on and delivered a 2-run single. With the C’s jumping out to an early 5-0 lead after 2 innings, it looked like the they were going to run away with it.

Not so fast.

The Hops erased the 5 run lead by scoring 4 runs in the top of the 3rd, thanks to a single, a double, a single, and a home run. They would score 2 in the 6th to take the lead and would add an insurance run in the 7th to make it a 7-5 final.

Roemon Fields- 1/1, 2R, 2B, BB

*Boomer Collins– 0/1

Tim Locastro- 1/4, K

Franklin Barreto- 1/5, R, RBI, 2K

Ryan McBroom- 1/5, 2RBI, 2K

Chris Carlson- 1/3, R, BB

Jonathan Davis– 1/3, BB

Richard Urena- 1/4, K, E

Mike Reeves– 0/3, BB, K

Alexis Maldonado– 0/2, R, 2BB, K

Chase Millard – 5.0IP, 6H, 4R, 3K, HR, 5 ground out and 4 fly outs

Alberto Tirado (BSV)(L)- 1.0IP, H, 2R, 2BB, 2K, HR

Jose Fernandez– 1.0IP, 2H, R, K

Yeyfry Del Rosario– 1.0IP, 3K

Justin Shafer– 1.0IP, H, 2K

Game 2 Starter

LHP Matt Smoral (20) 4-3, 3.19ERA.

Hold onto your sets ladies and gents, this series ain’t over yet. These teams split the season series 5-5, so everyone can expect a back and forth series.

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