Little League provincials: Trail drops close one

The Trail Little League All Stars lost a close match to host Kerrisdale at the B.C. Little League championship on Monday.

The Trail Little League All Stars remained winless after losing a close match to host Kerrisdale at the B.C. Little League championship on Monday.

A four run third inning broke a 2-2 tie as Kerrisdale went on to a 10-7 victory. The score was 7-4 heading into the sixth but a two-out rally in the top of six counted three more runs for Kerrisdale.

The Trail side tried to comeback in the sixth but the three runs would haunt them, as they scored three runs of their own only to come up short in the bottom half of the inning.

Allison Schroeder started the rally with a single, but was put out at second on a fielder’s choice with Bradley Ross advancing to first. Marty Ingram then walked, bringing up Connor Comishin who singled putting Ingram on second and Ross at third to load the bases.

Brendan Vulcano, who leads the team with a .571 batting average, then drew a walk to score Ross. Reilly McKinnon would score Ingram and Comishin to cut the lead to three but that was as close as the All Stars would come.

Comishin went 2-for-2 with a walk in the game while Ross was 2-for-4, and Jesse Ihas knocked in a pair of runs, going 1-for-2.

In other games Monday Hastings dumped Dunbar 16-1 and Forest Hills downed Beacon Hill 21-2.

The All Stars played Dunbar at 3 p.m. Tuesday but scores were unavailable at press time. They play Beacon Hill at noon today, and Forest Hills on Thursday at noon.