Sooke Mosquitos facing off against Esquimalt at the SEAPARC baseball diamond last Saturday afternoon.

Sooke Mosquitos play tough game at SEAPARC

A summary from last weekend's hardball game at the SEAPARC baseball diamond.

The Sooke/Triangle Mosquitos played their first home double header this past Saturday at SEAPARC.

The two-month season packs in 12 home games, one tournament, and playoffs against teams from Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Juan de Fuca and Peninsula. This weekend’s opponents were Juan de Fuca and Oak Bay’s Carnavaron.

Ryder McDonald led-off the day with a hit and stealing home for Sooke’s first run. Strong pitching from Risto Ringma and Cameron Bucci kept the games within reach and Sooke slugger Daniel Wiley drove in three runs. Although Sooke lost both games , they demonstrated a huge improvement in their first year.

“We are hoping to peak for the June playoffs,” said coach Dave Meek.

After the Mosquitos games, the Sooke Peewees took to the field to battle the Esquimalt Lions. The game was a thriller with only one run denying Sooke from their second win of the season. Chris Piatkowski and Storm Spackman brought serious “heat” in their pitching and each took down Esquimalt’s offence with double plays.

Beau Hicks and James Lewers snagged three monstrous hits to left and right field and Owen Phipps, Shark Bainbridge and Connor North were solid in the infield. Tyson Wilkinson continued his streak of reaching first base either with huge hits or getting hit by the ball.

Sooke Peewees will play their next SEAPARC home game this coming Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.  and Mosquitos will play at 4:30 p.m.