Phillies miss playoffs at Westerns
By Eric MacKenzie, The Daily Graphic
A tough start to the Senior B Men’s Western Canadian Fastpitch Championship in Regina was too much for the Portage Phillies to overcome, as they missed the playoff round at this weekend’s tournament.
The Phillies, who captured a bronze medal at last year’s Westerns in Brandon, went 1-5 through the round-robin to finish eighth out of the nine teams.
Portage’s bats were relatively silent at the event, as they posted a tournament-low 14 runs in their six games, and batting just .220 as a team.
“The other teams had really quality pitching, so we didn’t hit the ball the way we normally do,” said Phillies’ pitcher Gregg Waldvogel. “The teams were a lot deeper than we saw last year in Brandon, and every game was a tough game for us.”
Meanwhile, Waldvogel had a rare off-weekend, struggling to an 0-3 record and a 14.00 ERA in his 13 innings of work.
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