Mariners stop Fraser Valley as baseball season starts

The Fraser Valley College Baseball boys stumbled out of the gate against a tough opponent, falling 9-5 in spring ball.

Chilliwack’s brand new Fraser Valley College Baseball club opened their spring schedule last weekend, dropping a 9-5 decision to the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners.

Dylan Emmons started for FVCB, pitching four and two-thirds innings.

He only allowed one hit and struck out three, but struggled mightily with his control.

Emmons walked nine and had four wild pitches, surrendering seven runs including a home-run.

Evan Smith worked in relief, pitching two and one-third innings. Smith allowed two runs (one earned), yielding two hits and three walks.

FVCB banged out seven hits against VIBI pitching.

Nick Laflamme went two-for-five to lead the attack.

Donovan Moorman drove in two runs with Laflamme, Trevor Brammer and Alex Thiessen plating one apiece.

FVCB settled for singles, failing to record an extra-base hit.

They did walk five times, with Thiessen taking two free passes.

The locals committed six defensive errors including three by Brennan Hegel.

FVCB will see a lot of Douglas College this weekend.

They host  the Royals today (Friday) at Fairfield Island with 12 and 2 p.m. start times.

They visit Douglas College Saturday.

The new team will play in the Canadian Colleges Baseball Conference.

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