(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - A two-run triple off the bat of Canadians 2B Andy Fermin helped Vancouver force a final game in the best-of-three Northwest League Championship after a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Canadians and Hawks traded runs early with Canadians LHP Kyle Anderson going five innings allowing just the one run while Boise starter RHP Paul Blackburn went five innings striking out nine in the no-decision.
Vancouver would break to deadlock with a run in the bottom of the 6th inning when 2B Andy Fermin and DH Mitch Nay collected back-to-back singles off of Boise reliever RHP Corbin Hoffner before SS Dawel Lugo cashed Fermin in with a RBI single to left field giving the Canadians a 2-1 lead.
Fermin would be in the middle of the Canadians offensive outburst in the bottom of the 7th inning as his triple scored both 3B Justin Atkinson (single) and CF Chaz Frank (walk) to give Vancouver a 4-1 cushion. Fermin would finish 2-for-4 on the night.
After the Hawks managed a run off of Canadians reliever LHP Matt Dermody in the top of the 8th inning, closer RHP Chuck Ghysels would come in load the bases with a pair of walks to both LF Rony Rodriguez and PH Justin Marra, but buckled down with two out to get 3B David Bote swinging to end the Boise rally.
Canadians LHP Scott Silverstein came in and pitched a scoreless top of the 9th to help Vancouver even this best-of-three series at 1-1.
The Canadians will play the final game of the 2013 season in Game 3 of the Northwest League Championship on Monday, September 9th, 2013 against the Boise Hawks at 7:05pm out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Vancouver will send Ladner, B.C. native RHP Tom Robson (3-0, 0.94) against projected, but not confirmed RHP Michael Wagner (0-3, 4.38) in the NWL Championship finale.
Tickets to this game are available by calling 604.872.5232, online at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street in Vancouver, B.C.