Comox Valley Cubs win opener at Roy Hobbs World Series

Men's baseball team overcomes early 7-0 deficit to defeat Cleveland Spiders 8-7

The Comox Valley Cubs are competing in the Classics Division at this year's Roy Hobbs World Series.

The Comox Valley Cubs overcame arachnophobia to win their opening game at the 2015 Roy Hobbs World Series in Fort Myers, Fla.

After a great practice on Saturday, the Cubs opening game was Sunday against the Cleveland Spiders. “The game began in a very bad way, as the Spiders scored seven runs in the first three innings,” reports Kevin Dobbelsteyn.

“We were a bit nervous and were squeezing the gloves, and the pitching (yours truly) was very inconsistent,” Dobbelsteyn said.

The Spiders led 7-0 after three innings and maintained that edge through four frames.

However, Dobbelsteyn found his range on the mound and shut the Spiders down the rest of the way. And the Cubs’ bats came alive.

Gowans emptied the bases with a drive to right field. McGiffen went 3-for-3. Wishart had two critical hits and drove in a pair of runs.

Egeland used great patience to draw an eighth inning walk. Greene had a fine game behind the plate and at the plate. Fauteux made the tough managerial decisions to keep the game close.

With their temporary bout of arachnophobia cured, the Cubs scored three in the bottom of the eighth to secure the 8-7 comeback victory.

The Comox Valley crew, playing in the age 60-plus Classics Division, play San Antonia Texans today, Kent Mudhens on Tuesday and Long Island Yankees on Wednesday. Playoffs follow.

The Cubs are competing with about 50 other teams in their 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, this is Canada’s team.

 

Follow the action at royhobbs.com/.

 

 

Just Posted

Sprinkler system bursts at Florence Filberg Centre

Witnesses say water was pouring down from the building’s deck

Crews begin cutting down 100-year-old Comox willow tree

The tree was determined to be unhealthy and is being cut down due to safety concerns

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

Merville resident looking for help to name original settler families

Janice Isenor is hoping to figure out which families settled where in Merville 100 years ago

Cultural sharing for Comox Valley School District song unveiling

After nearly a year in the making, a special gift was presented… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Most Read