The Comox Valley Cubs are earning a reputation as The Comeback Canucks at the 2015 Roy Hobbs World Series in Fort Myers, Fla.
After trailing 7-0 through four innings in their first game on Nov. 15, they rallied to beat the Cleveland Spiders 8-7. There was no comeback on Nov. 16 when the Cubbies were crushed 14-2 by the San Antonio Texans, but on Nov. 17 the rally caps worked again.
“We spotted the Kent (Ohio) Mudhens an 11-2 lead, almost being mercy’d, then scored 15 consecutive runs to win 17-11,” said Kevin Dobbelsteyn of the Cubs. “Providing the leadership lately has been Fauteux, Ardron, Greene and Wishart,” he added.
On Wednesday, the Cubs improved to 3-1 with yet another come-from-behind win, this time 4-3 over the Long Island Yankees. “The Yankees loaded the bases with none out in the ninth, but our tight infield made the plays at home to shut them down,” Dobbelsteyn reported from Florida.
Play continues Thursday and Friday. Playoffs go Friday and Saturday.
The Cubs are competing with about 50 other teams in the Classics 60+ division. The total of all divisions is almost 300 teams.
The tournament is played on the spring training facilities of the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox, including the almost-brand-new Jet Blue stadium of the Sox.
The only other Canadian team is from Nova Scotia. However, because the Cubs’ roster includes players from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, the Cubs are considered Canada’s team.
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