VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Vancouver Canadians managed only two singles on Tuesday night, but made both of them count. And, in the process, they won their fourth Northwest League Baseball championship since 2011.
Logan Warmoth smacked a single to right to score both runs as the C’s came from behind to beat the Eugene Emeralds 2-1 at venerable Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Canadians won the series from the defending NWL champs three games to one.
The Emeralds took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Zach Logan came in to pitch for Vancouver at the start of the inning and quickly gave up a home run to Michael Cruz.
The Canadians’ heroics came one inning later. With one out, Deiferson Barreto walked and Reggie Pruitt singled. A ground-out put both runners in scoring position and then Warmoth stroked the winning hit.
Warmoth was a first round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays (22nd overall) in this year’s draft and joined the Canadians at mid-season.
Logan, the second pitcher of the night, was awarded the win, despite allowing the run, and giving up three hits and a walk in three innings.
White Rock native Brayden Bouchey pitched the seventh and eighth innings, retiring all six Emeralds he faced. Orlando Pascual got the first two outs of the ninth, then William Ouellette came on to strike out pinch-hitter Will Remillard to end the game.
Five Canadians pitchers held Eugene to four hits.
Vancouver won the league crown in 2011, 2012 and 2013 but was defeated in the finals in 2014.