VIBI bats come alive at end of road trip

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute team won one of four games against the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs.

The VIBI Mariners broke through at the end of their road trip.

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute team won one of four games against the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in Canadian College Baseball Conference play on the weekend. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Nanaimo, but were moved to Kamloops because of rainy weather on Vancouver Island.

VIBI lost 3-2 and 6-0 on Saturday, then got doubled up 10-5 in Sunday’s early game before finishing the trip with an 11-8 victory.

Andrew Evernden went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run and three RBIs in the win, while Bryce Crosbie and Nathan Wedgewood had two hits apiece. Kris Phillips earned the win on the mound after pitching two relief innings.

In the early game that day, Connor Merilees went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and Crosbie had two hits.

GAME ON … The Mariners play in Kelowna this Saturday (April 4) and Sunday against the Okanagan Coyotes and Calgary Dinos.