Hunter Loscerbo misses while taking a cut at a low pitch. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Brewers swept in season-opening baseball doubleheader

Victoria Astros knock the ball around the park with a powerful display of hitting

The Chemainus Brewers were swept in their season-opening South Island Baseball League doubleheader Sunday at the Chemainus Ball Park.

The junior men’s team hung tough until the late innings of the opener before falling 13-5 to the Victoria Astros.

The second game brought a similar score, with the Astros winning 14-5.

Despite some great plays by the Brewers, the Astros’ hitting was just too much. They launched the ball out of the park twice and also hit the fence on several other occasions.

The Brewers put up some good numbers, with Cam Frame going five-for-five with four runs scored while Bryan Wheeler had four hits in five trips to the plate with one run and three RBIs.

Superb catches were made in the outfield by Jayden Hamm, Gryphon Rennie and Adam Fukakusa.

An early injury to Liam Hutchinson forced him out and left the Brewers a bit shorthanded on the bench.

The team’s next league action isn’t until May 26 in Victoria against the Mariners.

The Chemainus Ball Park will be buzzing this weekend with the annual Chris Fenton Memorial Tournament Friday through Sunday.

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