Vancouver Grey Sox results vs. Portland DeMarini

July 21, 2008

Portland, OR

Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Grey Sox travelled south to Portland, Oregon this past weekend for a four game super series vs. Portland DeMarini.  The Grey Sox pitching staff was bolstered by the addition of Travis Price for the weekend.  We wish to thank Paul Lybeck from the Fargo, ND MinnDak Millers organization for assisting us and permitting Travis to join the Grey Sox for this series.  As well we used this weekend as an opportunity to bring along pitcher Scott Lieph from the Sooke, BC Midget program to garner some open level mens experience.  The Grey Sox swept the series which brings their seasonal record to 29 - 6.  Results from the games played are enclosed below. 
Next action for the Grey Sox is this upcoming weekend, July 25 -27 when along with the South Hill Sports Association the team will host the 7th Annual Vancouver Challenge Tournament. 
The host Grey Sox (ISC ranked #9) will be joined by past Vancouver Challenge participants the Horse Lake, AB Thunder (ISC ranked #11) and Portland, OR DeMarini (ISC ranked #30). The first time attendees at this year's event include the Pueblo, CO Bandits (ISC ranked #24), Bakersfield, CA Taylor Farms Lumberkings (ISC II ranked # 1), Camrose, AB Fury (unranked), Vernon, BC DC Arrows (unranked) and the Vancouver South Hill Giants (unranked).

Action commences Friday July 25th with the opening game scheduled for 6:30 pm, and a second game that evening set for 8:15 pm. Saturday has a full slate of games commencing at 8:00 am with the last game of the day scheduled to start at 9:00 pm. Sunday action again commences at 8:00 am with the Championship final set for 2:00 pm. All games will be played at South Memorial Park in Vancouver (41st Avenue East between Knight and Fraser streets in Vancouver). Gate admission for the weekend is $5.00 per day or $10.00 for a tournament pass, Seniors $3.00 per day or $6.00 for a tournament pass, 12 and under are free.
Larry Kancs
Vancouver Grey Sox
Game 1 played Saturday July 19 - 7:00 pm PDT
Vancouver Grey Sox 3 - Portland DeMarini 1
WP - Mike Piechnik
LP - Matias Tessore
Game 2 played Saturday July 19 - 9:00 pm PDT
Vancouver Grey Sox 7 - Portland DeMarini 2
WP - Travis Price
LP - Matt Barnes
Rob Giesbrecht led the Grey Sox offense with a 3 for 4 performance including a home run.
Game 3 played Sunday July 20 - 9:00 am PDT
Vancouver Grey Sox 8 - Portland DeMarini 2
WP - Scott Lieph
LP - Matias Tessore
Trevor Johnstone was for 2 for 3 and a walk, and Rob Giesbrecht was 2 for 4 to lead the Grey Sox attack.
Game 4 played Sunday July 20 - 11:00 am PDT
Vancouver Grey Sox 4 - Portland DeMarini 1
WP - Travis Price with relief from Mike Piechnik (7)
LP - Matt Barnes
Andrew Medwedrich was 2 for 3 for the Grey Sox offense.