Sunday scoreboard: Saints split in Canada; Bielaski walk off homer tops Central; Oly Rollers gas Toxic 253
Saint Martin’s 8, Simon Fraser 4
Simon Fraser 2, Saint Martin’s 0 – Recap from SMUSaints.com
Despite giving up four runs in the first three innings of game one, Sam Munger picked up here 17th win of the season in #21 Saint Martin’s 8-4 victory over Simon Fraser in Burnaby, British Columbia. Down 4-2 through five innings, Taviah Jenkins tied the game with a two run double and then scored the eventual game winner on a passed ball in the sixth. The Saints tacked on three more in the seventh to secure their 32nd win of the year.
In game two, The Clan’s Kelsey Hawkins spun a gem allowing just three hits in a 2-0 shutout. Taylor Bakos went the distance for the Saints allowing just two runs in the third inning and fell to 13-7 this season.
Saint Martin’s is now 32-13 and remains in first place in the GNAC at 14-6, one game ahead of Central Washington. The Saints return home on Saturday with a pair of games against Northwest Nazarene and another pair on Sunday against Central.
Saint Martin’s 5, Central Washington 4 (10 innings) – Recap
Alex Bielaski hit a solo walk off home run in the tenth inning to lead Saint Martin’s to a 5-4 win over Central Washington in game one today’s doubleheader. Bielaski led the way with three hits as the Saints picked up just their fifth win of the season. Anthony Klonitsko picked up the win working 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Brad Banker got the start for the Saints and allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.
Game two of the doubleheader was suspended in the top of the fifth inning with Central Washington leading 5-3. The two teams will resume their game tomorrow at 1:30 PM.
PNRFU Division III championship game
Corvallis Brewers 27, Budd Bay Buffaloes 24
With a 27-24 loss to Corvallis, Budd Bay took second place at the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union championships in Bend, Oregon. The Buffaloes move on to the Pacific Coast Division II playoffs in San Francisco on May 4th and 5th.
Oly Rollers USARS 247, Toxic-253 20