The Mariners launched the Comox Valley Men’s Slo-pitch season with three straight wins to grab the early lead in Tier 1. They beat Sauced 18-4, knocked off the West Coast Grinders 9-4 then embarrassed the Outlaws 18-1.
Smokin’ Woodys started their season by losing 17-7 to the Heaters but followed up with a pair of convincing victories, 24-4 over the Outlaws and 21-8 vs Applesauced. Watson & Ash Grabbers won their first game 12-0 over the Outlaws then split a doubleheader, losing 16-14 to Sauced in the first but rebounding with an 18-7 win against the Heaters.
In Tier 2, Seeco Slammers and Madman McKay Jays both started the season with 3-0 records. Jeff Bauine belted a three-run dinger and the Slammers won 15-14 in the bottom of the seventh over the Ballers. Mike Meeres went 4-4 as the Slammers edged the Misfits 11-9. Jordan Barnes hit a grand slam and Jason Fowler went 4-4 as the Slammers outscored the Supreme Convenience Holdups 20-15.
The Jays nipped the Misfits 8-7 and beat the Ballers 16-6. The Steamers also fell 15-7 to the Jays. The Misfits edged the Holdups 14-13 and knocked off the Cruisers 20-13. The Steamers beat the Coco Loco’s 21-14. The Loco’s rebounded with a 20-15 win over the Ballers.
– Comox Valley Men’s Slo-Pitch