Zach Annett winds up for a pitch as the SOMBA Tigers take on the Delta Tigers in a Sunday afternoon match at McNicoll Park Field. Steve Kidd/Western News

Bantam Tigers settle for weekend split

Quick hits from South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association action from last weekend

Win. Lose. Win. Lose.

That’s how last weekend went for the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam AA Tigers against the Mission Twins and Delta-Tsawwassen Tigers. On May 27, the Tigers defeated the Twins 10-8 and lost 11-10 in the rematch. The Tigers received great defence from Kaiden Skode, Ben Nelson and Luke MacIntyre. Coach Iain MacIntyre said Nash Bilenki had an overall tremendous game defensively and at the plate.

Their matchup with the Tigers ended with a lopsided 18-2 defeat after winning 9-8. Unlike the first game, the homeside struggled in containing the Tigers base runners.

The Tigers have eight wins and 11 losses in league play.

“We’re doing a lot better than what I thought we would do,” said MacIntyre. “They are really having a good year. They are really improving, which is nice to see. It’s fun to see them succeeding. The team overall is hitting the ball well and facing really good pitching.”

One of the players who had a strong weekend at the plate was Zach Annett.

Peewee Thunder 13U AA

The Thunder were in Vernon last weekend for double-header action. The Thunder took the opening game 8-3 against the Vernon Canadians 1. Nate Dykstra and Diogo Monteiro hit homeruns. For Dykstra, he blasted his first of the season, while Monteiro crushed his fourth.

The Thunder’s second game was against the Canadians 2. Koehn Obuck gave the Thunder a strong performance on the mound as he struck out four, while only allowing one earned run over two innings en route to a 13-3 victory.

The Thunder return to action Saturday at Kiwanis Field against Kelowna at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Find more baseball results at

In other action, the Twins lost 15-14 in its first game to the Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association No. 5, then lost 11-8 to COMBA No. 3.

The SOMBA Tigers defeated WKMBA No. 2 (West Kelowna) 16-5 on May 27. Liam Robinson collected three hits and scored three runs. They also defeated COMBA No.2 10-8 on May 28. Mark Andrews recorded eight strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and hit two triples.

The SOMBA Mariners took on West Kelowna winning 10-7. The Mariners are coming together and received great fielding from Grady Parsons at first from third then followed up by catching a fly ball for the final out. Dillon Dunnigan had a great game at the plate making contact with the ball at every at bat. Marcus Snair closed out the game pitching to save the three-run lead.


Khy Cutler gets a foot on second base just as Delta Tigers shortstop Lucas MacLellan grabs the ball. Steve Kidd/Western News

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