KAMLOOPS — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack came out swinging in the first game of the evening Wednesday night (April 17) against the Okanagan College Coyotes in Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference action at Norbrock Stadium, scoring 16 runs in 12 hits. The WolfPack shutout the Coyotes out 16-0 in a mercy call heading into the bottom of the 7th.
The first game saw the Pack score two runs in the first, two in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and seven runs in the sixth inning. In that sixth inning, TRU sent 12 men to the plate.
Liam Rihela (White Rock, BC) had three runs batted in, scored twice and was two for three at the plate.
In the hard-fought second game of tonight’s doubleheader, the Coyotes defeated the WolfPack putting the game away in the 9th inning with a 4-2 win. Despite an early lead for the Coyotes, the WolfPack fought hard to stay in the game, tying it up in the bottom of the 4th. Zac Comeault (Pitt Meadows, BC) of the WolfPack added his 2 more runs to his total including his first home run of the season.
The ‘Packs Tyler Duo (Tyler Hodder, Fort MacMurray AB, and Tyler Moskalyk, Thunder Bay ON) both sit atop the league's leader boards; Hodder with 5 wins, and Moskalyk having pitched 48 strikeouts. Hodder threw a complete game for the victory in game one—giving up only three hits and striking out six.
The WolfPack are now 14-4 on the year.
Tonight’s split is a repeat of the last time the rivals met on April 4th. Revisions to the schedule have the WolfPack back at home this Easter Sunday (April 21st) squaring off against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades at 1 and 4 pm at Norbrock stadium. As usual, those games will be available to stream through www.gowolfpack.ca/baseballtv.
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