Owen Madsen of the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association under-13 peewee Twins begins his deliver to pitch the ball against Summerland. He struck out two batters in his debut. Submitted photo

Quick bunts from SOMBA baseball action

Highlights from South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association action

Marlo Spence was solid on the mound for the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association AA Tigers in a 3-2 loss to the Cloverdale Spurs on April 30.

Spence helped keep the Tigers in the game until the Spurs hit a walk-off fly ball to the warning track at left center. Kaiden Skode had a great catch on a line drive to shortstop in the fifth inning.

In mosquito action, on April 28, the Penticton Pirates lost to the Penticton Reds 11-6. On April 29, the Tigers and Twins battled to a 7-7 tie. Luke Sandham struck out all three batters in the bottom of the fifth inning to keep the game tied. The Summerland Jays defeated Princeton 13-10 and the Summerland Chiefs picked up a 12-7 win over Princeton.

In peewee AA under-13 action, the Thunder defeated the Vernon Canadians 2 19-4. Mason Sherburne was in “beast mode” hitting three homeruns in his first three at bats. Against the Vernon Canadians 1 in game two, the Thunder won easily 10-2. Sherburne dominated on the mound giving up one run.

The SOMBA Mariners lost 15-10 to Summerland 1, then Summerland 1 picked up a 16-10 win over the Twins. Twins rookie pitcher Owen Madsen struck out two batters in the third inning in his debut. Osoyoos earned a narrow 11-10 win over the Tigers scoring the winning run in the bottom of the fifth. Mark Andrew hit a triple and pitched strong for nearly three innings.

In under-nine play, the Reds got bitten by the Osoyoos Scorpions, losing 15-14 to start double header action on April 29. Reo Urquhart went four-for-four with two runs scored to keep the Reds in it until the end. The Reds rebounded with a 12-5 win over the Osoyoos Frantic Fielders. Nick Cresswell put the Reds on his back going three-for-three including two doubles and two runs scored. The Reds had a solid team effort, keeping the other Osoyoos squad to two runs through the first four innings.

The Tigers split their double-header. They opened with a 12-2 win over the Fielders. In a 25-9 loss to the Scorpions, Tyson Martin had a long hit to centre field.

Playing at Peach Field, the Twins and A’s settled for an 11-11 tie. The A’s played a great game with every player collecting a hit and there were several great plays defensively. Lauren Christian made a great play to end the seventh inning, then in the home half with two outs and down by, one she drove in the tying run.

The Pirates defeated Summerland 13-5. Carter Bifford and Ronin Kanazawa had eight hits between them and scored five runs for the Pirates.

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The Tigers faced the Kelowna Sun Devils , winning both matches 13-7 and 16-7. The Tigers used eight pitchers in both games. Kyton MacFadden blasted a three-run home run in the first game. Isaac Halverson hit two doubles, while Connor Stephens made some big plays at first in the second game. Gyobin Lee went five-for-seven in the games.