Cubs continue to roll

Cubs continue to roll

The West Urban Developments North Island Cubs, a U18 AAA baseball team, continued their winning ways last weekend, with three wins from four games on the road in Cloverdale and Richmond.

The Cubs got off to a rocky start Saturday in Cloverdale, dropping their first game 13-3. Brayden McClary and Brad Teasdale (the lone Comox Valley resident on the squad) were both 2 for 3 at the plate with two singles each.

Game two was a different story. Powered by starting pitcher Nico Matheson, the Cubs blanked the Cloverdale team 6-0. Matheson allowed two hits, struck out six batters, and issued one walk in seven innings. McClary had two singles, and Curtis Owens added a double. Singles went to Austin Gurney and Teasdale.

Sunday’s games had the Cubs squaring off against the Richmond Chuckers. The Cubs downed their host 8-2 in Game one. Starter Jayden Smith had eight strikeouts as he split pitching duties with Owens. Teasdale was two for two with a double and a single, Tyler Downey added a triple and McLary had a double. Singles went to Riley Sutherland, Matt O’Reilly, Owens, Smith and Ethan Taylor.

The Cubs wrapped up their weekend with a brilliant 13-1 win in the second game against the Chuckers. Austin Gurney pitched a complete game, striking out four and allowing six hits, while going two for three at the plate with a pair of singles. Taylor was three for four with three singles, Smith was two for two with a double and a single, O’Reilly and Teasdale were both two for three with a pair of singles each. McClary and his powerful swing added another double, while singles went to Sutherland, Owens, Campbell, Downey and Matheson.

The Cubs were in Surrey on the long weekend for the 2018 Ross Tournament. Round robin action had them playing the Whalley Jr. Chiefs, South Fraser Giants and Whalley Sr. as they competed for a berth into the tournament championship final on Monday.

Catch the locals in action at Nunns Creek Park in Campbell River, May 27 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. They host the South Fraser Giants.

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