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Golden Tide victorious in first game at CCBC Fall Championships

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart

October 8, 2021, Kelowna, BC – Brady Wilson pitched a complete-game three-hitter and four different players had multi-hit games, as the Victoria Golden Tide defeated the University of Calgary Dino’s 10-1 Friday evening in the first game for both teams at the Canadian College Baseball Conference Fall Championships at Elks Field in Kelowna.

Brady Wilson was stellar on the mound Friday, throwing a 7-innng complete game three-hitter against Calgary, striking out eight and walking just two.

Wilson was simply spectacular on the night, facing the minimum number of 12 batters through the first four innings. He did give up his first hit in the third inning, but then promptly picked the runner off first to keep that inning clean.

Brendan Morrison had three hits, including a three-RBI double to lead the Tide in their 10-1 win over Calgary on Friday.

The only other inning that Wilson allowed any base runners is when Calgary scored their only run in the fifth and again in the seventh when they loaded the bases, but could not score.

In the end, Wilson allowed the one Calgary run on just the three hits, while walking two and striking out eight.

The Tide’s Austin Gurney, who reached base four times Friday, is congratulated after scoring one of his two runs against Calgary.

Wilson got all the offensive support he would need when the Tide took advantage of a shaky Calgary starter Ethan Bromley, and exploded for five hits and five runs in the top of the second inning.

Bryce Carroll would get the Tide scoring started with an RBI on an infield single, and that would be followed by another run when Will Podmoroff reached on an error and then two more on an Alex MacLauchlan two-RBI single. Brody Alexandre would then cap the inning off with an RBI single of his own.

Alex MacLauchlan would have a pair of hits, a walk and two RBI in the 10-1 win over Calgary on Friday.

The Tide would add four more runs in the top the fourth, the big blow being a bases loaded double by Brendan Morrison that would score three and put the game out of reach.

Tide shortstop Brandon Green makes a play against Calgary Friday.

Morrison would be the hitting star for the Tide on the night, finishing with three hits and three RBI to lead the 10-hit attack. MacLauchlan, Austin Gurney and Alexandre would also have two-hit evenings and score a pair of runs each, while Gurney also walked twice to reach base on all four of his plate appearances.

Brody Alexandre strokes one of his two hits against Calgary on Friday night. He would also finish with a pair of RBI and runs scored.

Next up for the Tide are the University of Fraser Valley Cascades, in a Saturday morning game at 9:00 am. The Tide and UFV played recently in Victoria in a lively series that saw the Cascades win game one and the second game end in a 5-5 tie.

The Tide’s Brandon Green slides safely into second ahead of the throw to Dino’s shortstop Marcus Coderre (26)

After that, the Tide face Thompson Rivers at 9:15 am Sunday and then hope to finish first or second in their pool and play in the semi-finals later that day.

In other CCBC action Friday, UFV defeated TRU 8-0, while Edmonton Collegiate defeated Vancouver Island 1-0. Okanagan College was leading the Prairie Baseball Academy 5-4 in the sixth inning of their game in progress at press time.

Tide catcher Bryce Carroll (left) congratulates pitcher Brady Wilson at the end of Friday’s 10-1 win over Calgary.

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