The Burnaby Bulldogs and Coquitlam Angels opened the Pacific Western Brewery Sr. Mens BC Championship in convincing fashion on Friday at Butler Park.
Coquitlam defeated the Kamloops Sun Devils 14-4 in the early match Friday, followed by the Bulldogs’ win over the Trail AM Ford Orioles by the exact same score.
Burnaby’s Jeff Bouchard delivered a lead off home run to set the tone, then stepped up and hammered his second of the night the very next inning to spot the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.
Trail fought back scoring two in the fourth, but couldn’t keep pace with the Lower Mainland team’s high-powered offence.
Trail’s next match goes on Saturday night at 8 p.m. against the Victoria Mavericks Red team. Their final game of the round robin goes Sunday at 1 p.m. against Nanaimo, with the playoffs starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Games go all day Saturday and Sunday with the semifinals and final scheduled for Monday.
Round Robin: Saturday Games
Nanaimo vs Victoria Mavericks Red at 8 a.m.
Ladysmith vs Victoria Mavericks Blue at 10:30 a.m.
Nanaimo vs Burnaby at 1 p.m.
Ladysmith vs Coqutlam 3:15 p.m.
Kamloops vs Victoria Blue 5:30 p.m.
Trail vs Victoria Red 8 p.m.
Kamloops vs Ladysmith 8 a.m.
Burnaby vs Victoria Red 10:30 a.m.
Trail vs Nanaimo 1 p.m.
Coquitlam vs Victoria Blue 3:15 p.m.
Quarter finals at 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Semifinal 1 at 8 a.m.
Semifinal 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Championship final at 1:30 p.m.