West Coast Authentic Kelowna Jays Announce 2012 Schedule
The Kelowna Jays are pleased to announce that West Coast Authentic and the Kelowna jays have formed a partnership that sees WCA becoming the organizations title sponsor and the team will now be known as the WCA Kelowna Jays.
WCA owner Jason Bobbitt says he is excited to become involved with the Jays organization which provides a quality baseball environment for local and college players each summer. The WCA Jays are also pleased to announce their 2012 schedule which is attached.
The team got of to a solid start this past weekend taking 2 of 3 games from the Orioles up in Trail, friday night and saturday, however they lost a couple to the Sun Devils in Kamloops on sunday.
Neither games was particularly well pitched by either team as a lot of the players are just getting back into the swing of things after being off for a couple of weeks after their respective college seasons ended.
Jays 230 100 0 6 runs 3 hits 2 errors
Kam 320 101 x 7 runs 5 hits 2 errors
The story in this game was walks, hit batters, 2 untimely errors each, and a couple of timely hits. Jays starting pitcher Todd Leavitt gave up 5 runs in the 1st 2 innings on 8 walks, 3 hit batters, 1 error and only 2 hits. Kamloops pitcher Jacob Hein also gave up 5 runs on 4 walks, 3 hit batters and 2 hits.
Thing settled down a bit after that however Kamloops scored the winning run in the top of the 6th on a double by shortstop Kyle Dhanni and a single by 3rd baseman Jeff Paz.
For the Jays Tyler Enns had a double and scored a run, Jordan Devencenzi scored 2 runs, and Jared Johnson was 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs.
Jays 100 100 005 7 runs 12 hits 1 error
Kam 000 202 15x 10 runs 10 hits 3 errors
The Jays bats woke up in this game led by outfielder, from UBC, Tyler Enns, who was 3 for 5, scored 3 runs and a stolen base, and shortstop Jared Johnson, also 3 for 5 and a walk and 3 rbi’s.
The Jays staged a comeback rally in the top of the ninth scoring 5 runs but leaving the bases loaded as 2nd baseman Vincent Ching, who started the rally with a single, struck out to end it. Marcus Drewry pitched into the 8th giving up 5 runs, 2 earned, but kamloops got to him and to reliever Bryce Wilkie for 5 runs.
For the Sun Devils shortstop Kyle Dhanni again did damage going 4 for 5 including a double and triple and 2 rbi’s. Five games opening weekend for the Jays was just too much for the pitching to handle but there certainly are signs of a very good, exciting team.
The WCA Jays first home game is wednesday night against the Vernon Diamondbacks, 7:30pm at Elks Stadium, and this weekend sees the 3rd annual ICE-BREAKER with the Langley Blaze, Kamloops Sun Devils and Trail Orioles joining the Jays at Elks Stadium.
ICE BREAKER SCHEDULE
Sat. June 2
11am KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS VS WCA JAYS
1:30pm TRAIL ORIOLES VS LANGLEY BLAZE
4 pm KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS VS TRAIL ORIOLES
7 pm LANGLEY BLAZE VS WCA JAYS
Sun June 3
9am TRAIL OROILES VS LANGLEY BLAZE
1130am WCA JAYS VS TRAIL ORIOLES
2pm LANGLEY BLAZE VS KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS
430pm WCA JAYS VS KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS
The defending BC Junior Champion WCA JAYS plan to bring more exciting baseball to Kelowna in 2012.