Looking out for the Loggers: Sooke Logger fastpitch is baa-ack

Sooke's world-class fast-pitch team is back. The Sooke Loggers played a double-header against Vancouver Loma's: one loss, one win.

Scott Lieph at an exhibition game in Sooke last year.

The Sooke Loggers men’s fastball team played a double-header against the Vancouver Meralomas at Langford’s Centennial Park in Westshore on Saturday, April 26.

The SVI Minor Fastpitch website (svisoftball.ca) had a strong endorsement for the Sooke Loggers, writing, “The Sooke loggers have three Team Canada members on their team including Scott Leiph — one of Team Canadas powerhouse pitchers. Vancouver Meralomas bring along one of Team Canada’s longest playing members — Derek Mayson.”

Kristopher Walushka posted a game summary on their Facebook fan page on April 29. They lost the first game: Lomas 4 to Loggers 2. “Josh McKay of the Lomas had a solid game for the visitors with a single and a double in his first two ABs and some magic with the glove at SS,” recorded Walushka on Facebook.

The Loggers turned it around in the second game: Lomas 0 to Loggers 1. “Tyson Barkman was impressive in his Logger debut with a no-hitter,” wrote Walushka.

“Big thanks to Craig D and the Loma boys for making the trip over as well as Langford Minor Softball for use of their facilities. Thank you to all the fans for the support and the old ball coach for making the tough trek in.”

This year’s team includes Nick and Andrew Medwedrich, Ben Edgington, Scott Lieph, Jesse Grieve, Adam Schnarr and Kyle Cowish from Sooke; Chad Bryden, Kris Walushka and Tim Scaber from Langford; Tyson Barkman from Abbotsford; Blake Hunter from Cedar; and, Todd Belton from Nanaimo.

Next up for the Loggers will be May 16-19 in Kelowna.

 

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