Saturday, June 20, 2009

Capitals in the Capital

The Seals allowed a 6-2 lead to go by the boards on Friday night and lost a 10-7 heart breaker in 11 innings to the Edmonton Capitals. The cause of their demise was a faulty bullpen that gave up six runs in the last four innings of the ballgame. Former Asheville Tourist Ethan Katz let his first save attempt get away from him by giving up two runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Our hometown boy, Graham Campbell, took the loss after giving up three runs in his one inning of work. Carlos Duncan continued his defensive struggles and committed a pair of errors, bringing his fielding percentage down to an unimpressive .789. Luckily neither error led to an Edmonton run.

The Seals can still take the series by winning a pair of afternoon games at RAP this weekend. If you can only make one of the games, be sure to come out on Sunday afternoon to see the Seals' Austin "Powers" Bibens-Dirkx (2-1, 3.81 ERA) face off against a good Canadian kid, Louis Pote. Pote leads the Golden League in ERA with a 1.64 mark.

The team will also be giving away 100 gift certificates to Painter's Lodge in beautiful Campbell River as part of their Father's Day celebration.