Canadians take series with 8-3 win over Spokane

Canadians take series with 8-3 win over Spokane

Canadians take series with 8-3 win over Spokane

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

VANCOUVER, BC -- The Vancouver Canadians pounded out a season-high 12 hits en route to a second straight victory over Spokane on Wednesday afternoon. The C's topped the Indians 8-3 to improve to 3-3 (.500) on the young Northwest League season.

For the second straight game, Canadians starter RHP Eric Brown was impressive going 6 2/3 innings allowing just a lone run in the top of the 4th inning when Indians 1B Cam Schiller doubled and later came around to score on a pair of ground outs to cut the lead to 3-1. 

Vancouver's offense pounced on four Spokane errors on the day.

Spokane threatened in the eighth inning when they loaded the bases off of RHP Alvido Jimenez, but RHP Matt Johnson limited the damage by giving up only one run in the frame. Vancouver then added three runs in the eighth - two coming via a hard hit double off the bat of SS Dickie Thon.

Canadians RHP Justin James would come in to close out the game in the top of the 9th inning.

The Wednesday afternoon victory brings the Canadians back to the .500 mark at 3-3 through six NWL games while Spokane falls to 1-5 (.167).

Spokane returns home to host Boise beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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