Big night north of the border for MSHS baseball grads….and we have all the live coverage here now!!

It’s a busy night north of the border in Canada with Mount Si High School’s baseball program repping in a big way up there tonight, and we have live coverage of all the action for you here this evening.

At 6:00 up in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Okotoks Dawgs from Calgary take on the host Regina Red Sox in the first game of the best-of-three Western Canadian Baseball League championship series while 30 minutes after some 1,000 miles west in Victoria, B.C., the Wenatchee AppleSox look to keep their season alive – and advance to the West Coast League championship round – as they play the deciding third game of their series with the Victoria HarbourCats to decide the league’s North Division title.

Okotoks vs. Regina: The Valley connection in this one is Okotoks pitcher Tanner Simpson. A left-handed starter, the 2014 Mount Si HS grad is 2-2 this summer with the Dawgs sporting a solid 2.61 earned run average. He’s likely to get a start in this final, and could get the call tonight although nothing official has been announced yet. Reason for that? Well, he pitched a complete-game shutout last time out, in the deciding third game of Okotoks’ best-of-three opening round playoff series with their Alberta provincial rival Edmonton Prospects this past weekend, and struck out 11 lifting the Dawgs into the Western Division finals, which they won beating Lethbridge in a best-of-three series that wrapped up on Tuesday. Simpson, from North Bend, recently graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho.

Wenatchee vs. Victoria: The lineups for this game too haven’t been announced as of yet, but the AppleSox game notes for tonight list North Bend’s Gavin Gorrell as the likely starting pitcher for Wenatchee in this do-or-die game three. A pressure situation for sure for the 2017 Mount Si HS grad, and it’s coming on a field that was not very kind to him earlier this season. In what arguably was his worst outing of the summer, he lasted just two-thirds of an inning and allowed four runs on three hits, walking four HarbourCats, and took the losing decision in a 14-5 Wenatchee blowout loss to Victoria back on June 25. Gorrell is 4-2 this season with a 4.22 earned run average. Gorrell, who will be attending Boise State this fall, will be a sophomore there. Also expected to play for the Sox are infielder Spencer Marenco and catcher/outfielder Justin Lutz. Marenco, from North Bend, walked and scored a run last night for Wenatchee in their game two loss to the HarbourCats which forced this third game tonight, while Lutz, from Fall City, was hitless. Lutz, like Gorrell, graduated from Mount Si in 2017 while Marenco graduated back in June of this year.

Without further adieu, here’s the live coverage. Both feeds are from YouTube:

Okotoks @ Regina

Wenatchee @ Victoria (This is a pay-per-view tonight as opposed to last night’s free broadcast, see link for more info)

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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