Vancouver Grey Sox Game Summaries from the Rose Cup

Portland, Ore.

Game 1 Van 9-13-0 Sacramento 0-4-0. W-Rick Smith (12 K’s). Vancouver scored 4 times in the first. Jeff Kawaguchi paced the offence with 3 RBI, Kevin Schellenberg had 2 hits and drew a walk.

Game 2 Pueblo, Col 2-4-0 Van 1-5-0. W-Jeremy Manley, L-Nick Underhill. Vancouver gave up 2 runs in the first 4 innings. Scott Newitt had 2 hits for Vancouver, including a laser-like home run in the 7th.

Game 3 Van 9-10-0 Seattle 0-1-1. WP Rick Smith was the stopper
surrendering only a 2 out single in the fourth and striking out 9. Darin Strang took the loss. Vancouver mercied their opponent on the strength of a six run fourth inning. Dan Whiteford, who blasted a third inning homer, scored 3 runs for the Sox. Newitt, who was perfect at the plate, also took one out of the yard.

Game 4 Van 5-12-0 Boise, Id 0-3-0. W-Underhill. This was the Evan
Potskin show as he laced 4 consecutive balls to the 285 foot barrier. Two went for triples and 2 were caught at the base of a 12′ high fence. Undoubtedly all would have been homers in a regulation size park.

Game 5 Van 12-12-0 Pueblo 0-2-0 W-Smith This was payback time, as the Grey Sox needed only 5 innings to dispose of Pueblo. Newitt homered again as did Ryan Marklinger.

Game 6 (Semi-Final) Van 5-7-2 Broken Bow 3-6-1. W-Underhill, L-Gerald Muizellaar, Piechnik (5). The Bow scored 3 runs with 2 out in the third, with all the damage coming from batters who were facing 2 strike counts. Vancouver had a 4 run fourth, again the scoring all came with two out. Kevin Schellenberg drilled a 3 run homer to put Vancouver ahead by one. In the fifth, Potskin added insurance with a homer. Underhill survived a one-out bases loaded jam in the fifth, and retired the last 8 batters in a row.

Game 7 (Championship Game)
Van 9-10-0 Portland 0-2-2. W-Smith, L-Luster.
Smith struck out the side in the first two innings, and Schellenberg’s 2 run homer in the third launched a 6 run rally in a one-sided final that ended in 5.

Top Pitcher: Rick Smith; MVP: Kevin Schellenberg; All-Stars: Underhill, Whiteford, Potskin, and Newitt.

Grey Sox 2005 record is now 24 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie.

Next up: 2 Doubleheaders in Prince George v. Black Bears, starting at 6:00 p.m., on Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2.

Conrad Margolis,
Vancouver Grey Sox

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