VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver Canadians split a doubleheader with the Everett AquaSox (Mariners) Saturday afternoon at Nat Bailey Stadium. Chad Dallas, Jol Concepcion and Thomas Ruwe combined to blank the Frogs 4-0 in the first game before the C’s failed to scratch any runs across in a 5-0 loss
VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver Canadians split a doubleheader with the Everett AquaSox (Mariners) Saturday afternoon at Nat Bailey Stadium. Chad Dallas, Jol Concepcion and Thomas Ruwe combined to blank the Frogs 4-0 in the first game before the C’s failed to scratch any runs across in a 5-0 loss in the second tilt.
Dallas – the #22 Blue Jays prospect – gritted his way through four scoreless frames. He had multiple runners on base in three of four innings and walked a season-high five, but he scattered just two hits and K’d five to keep the game scoreless.
After Concepcion (W, 1-3) worked around of a pair of lead-off runners in the fifth to put up a zero, Vancouver scored two runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to a lead-off walk to Riley Tirotta, Zach Britton’s second single of the game, a double steal and a throwing error by the pitcher that plated both runners.
Addison Barger belted his third home run of the year in the sixth to double the C’s advantage and put them in front for good. Thomas Ruwe got the last three outs to secure the 4-0 game one win.
In game two, Everett got to starter Adam Kloffenstein (L, 1-2) for a lead-off home run courtesy of #2 Mariners prospect Noelvi Marte and an unearned run in the third, but Kloffenstein was otherwise solid for his second consecutive five-inning start. He allowed one other hit – a lead-off double in the second – walked one, hit a man and struck out six. The right-hander finished his day by retiring the final eight batters he faced.
The Frogs put the first three men of the sixth inning on base before a bases-clearing double made it 5-0 Everett. Vancouver had two on with two outs in the first, third fifth and sixth but failed to score then went quietly in the seventh as they were shut out for the second time this year. Both times they have been blanked have come in seven-inning games.
One more game is set for Sunday afternoon to wrap up the series with the AquaSox as part of an A&W Family Fun Sunday plus Mother’s Day Cap Giveaway. #23 Blue Jays prospect Trent Palmer toes the slab for the first time since his six perfect innings last Sunday and will be opposed by Alberta native Adam Macko. Coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. and continues with first pitch at 1:05 p.m. on MiLB.TV and the Sportsnet Radio Network.