The Vancouver Canadians have made it to the final of the Northwest League playoffs thanks to an all hands win over Everett. Meanwhile the Blue Jays offense is so bad that even JP Arencibia and David Cooper couldn't prevent the Dunedin Jays from being shut out. Marcus Walden made one mistake and that was enough to take the loss. The D-Jays had several chances but couldn't deliver a key hit.
Marcus Walden gave up a first inning home run and that held up for nine innings. Walden went six innings and had three hits allowed and three K's.
Offensively, JP Arencibia went 0-4 with a walk, David Cooper was 1-5. Kenny Wilson was 2-4 with a walk. Dunedin outhit Lakeland 7-5 but all Dunedin hits were singles. The Jays had several chances to score. They loaded the bases in the fifth on three walks but Cooper flew out. In the eighth the Jays again loaded the bases with two out but Marcus Knecht lined out. The D Jays left 12 on base, Lakeland left four.
Lansing - series starts Wednesday
Vancouver won two straight games from Everett to make it to the final and to give themselves a chance to repeat as league champions. Vancouver led 5-0 after two innings and 7-1 after six. The big blow was a three run home run from Art Charles in the first inning. Jorge Flores, who played a key part in the game one win, doubled in a run in the second and later scored on an error. Meanwhile Taylor Cole was cruising on the mound. He was not as good as his previous start but he made it through six innings with just one unearned run allowed. Cole had at least one runner on base in every inning.
The Canadians added two more in the sixth, one scored on a balk and another on a wild pitch. Wil Browning allowed three runs to score in the seventh but he did better in the eighth and Andrew Sikula got the last three outs.
Flores led the offense, he was 3-4 with two doubles.
3rd star: Taylor Cole and Marcus Walden
2nd star: Jorge Flores
1st star: Art Charles