CCBC Baseball Championships

May 6th, 2018

The 2018 VIU Mariner baseball season is coming to an end, CCBC Championships this weekend in Kamloops.

A successful preseason which included a trip to Arizona, was followed by a 7-0 start to the CCBC season. Unfortunately the team struggled near the end of the season losing 10 in a row.

Congratulations to the Mariners that made the CCBC All-Star team ... catcher Lucas Galloway (Altario, AB), shortstop Brodan Bydeweg (Langley, BC), third baseman Liam Balance (Parksville, BC) and outfielder Devin Heck (Camrose, AB).



Lost to TRU, OC and UFV




#2 Okanagan College vs # 5 Vancouver Island
VIU wins 16-9

OC's pitchers couldn't hold down the VIU offense as the Mariners ran away with a 16-9 victory.  Lucas Galloway and Connor Bronson paced the Mariners offense combing to drive in 7 runs.  The Coyotes at the plate couldn't keep up as Davis Todosichuk was 2-5 with 4 RBI.


# 5 Vancouver Island University vs # 1 Prairie Baseball Academy

VIU wins 3-0

Tyler Ulrich threw a complete game shutout as the Mariners took care of the # 1 seed by a score 3-0.  At the plate the Mariners were led by Liam Ballance went 3-4 with 1 RBI.  PBA's Scott Gillespie took the loss going 9 innings.


GAME 1 of the CCBC Championships


Chalk up a win for the VIU Baseballl (#5) team 10-8 over University of Calgary Dinos (#6), up 10-3 going into the 9th, Dino's made it interesting scoring 5 runs. 

VIU starter Austin Gurr went 4 innings before turning the ball over to the bullpen and Johan Steenkan who picked the win in two innings work.  Jordan Smith for the Dinos went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in the loss.  Mariners hitters Broden Bydeweg led the way going 3-5 with 4 rbi and Dylan Kirby went 3-5 with 2rbi.  Dinos hitters Matt Korman paced the offense going 2-4 with 3 rbi while Brayden Saunders went 2-4.

Next up Okanagan College Coyotes , 10am May 11th. Live scoring at STATS/SCORING