Comox Valley Cubs are the Comeback Canucks at Roy Hobbs World Series

A 4-3 win over Long Island Yankees on Wednesday improves record to 3-1

 

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.

Follow the action at royhobbs.com/

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hitched Wedding and Event Affair is a busy affair

This year Hitched is happening at the Comox Community Centre.

Darcy Sharpe wins first place in men’s snowboard slopestyle at Winter X Games

The two-time Olympic slopestyle bronze medallist is among 31 Canadians competing

Comox Community Baptist Church celebrates 40 years

“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever: His faithfulness… Continue reading

Famed brother, Africa inspire Comox artist Monica Meyer Huisamen

She already sold several works since this week’s opening at Milano

Decor details: Professional rental and design businesses deliver it all

Stop by the Comox Community Centre today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

WATCH: Find a perfect venue at Hitched Wedding & Events Affair

Check out vendors, venues and more at the Comox Community Centre today until 4 p.m.

Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for the week of Jan. 21

Bouquets to and from the Adopt-a-Grandparent program; beef to people setting off fireworks

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Most Read