Abbotsford, BC (ISN) – Victoria pitcher Kurt Horne threw a complete game 5-hitter to lead the Victoria Eagles to a 6-2 win over the Nanaimo Pirates in the Eagles first game at the BC Premier Baseball League Final Four tournament on Friday evening at Delair Park in Abbotsford.
The Eagles had 10 hits on the day with Brendan Feldman leading the way with a pair including a solo home run. Gobind Sall also had a pair of hits and an RBI, as did Tyrus Jocko. The Pirates would score their runs in the first and third innings, but Horne would shut them down the rest of the way, allowing just a single basrunner the rest of the way, to earn the win.
Eagles Manager Anthony Pluta praised his players for their efforts. "The boys played well in all facets of the game. Kurt Horne had a gritty performance on the mound and our guys made all the plays behind him. Our entire lineup swung the bat well. If we continue to play like we did today, we have a great chance of winning these playoffs." Eagles GM Gautam Srivastava said, "The team played a complete game. We were strong defensively with no errors and hit the ball well with runners in scoring position. After a rough first inning, Kurt came into his own and held a Nanaimo to just one run ove the next six innings."
Victoria's next game is Saturday morning against the Vancouver Cannons at 10:00 am with an afternoon affair against host Abbotsford scheduled for 5:30 pm.