C’s Recap – Pruitt Able To Do It Against Spokane

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Reggie Pruitt hit his second home run of the year in Spokane Wednesday evening.


C's Recap

The Vancouver Canadians continue to roll as they ran their winning streak to five in a row with a 6-2 victory over the Spokane Indians at Avista Stadium Wednesday night. The win also moves Vancouver into sole possession of first place in the North Division as Tri-City fell to Everett Wednesday. The victory also marked Vancouver’s eighth win against Spokane in nine tries this season.

Reggie Pruitt tried to make things happen to start the game as he got aboard on an infield single to third off Tai Teidemann but he was thrown out trying to steal second by catcher Matt Whatley and that was all for Vancouver in that inning.

Vancouver Canadians Zach Logue

Zach Logue (far right) limited Spokane to one run over his three-inning start.


Spokane’s leadoff man also reached base when Logan Warmoth committed an error at short to allow Miguel Aparicio to get to first. Zach Logue managed to get a double play ball from Chris Seise in the from of a 6-4-3 twin-killing to put a damper on that rally.

Samad Taylor had Vancouver’s first hit with an infield single to short and that two-out hit was followed by another base knock from Brock Lundquist. Teidemann would strand those runners with an inning-ending strikeout of Bryan Lizardo.

A leadoff walk to Whatley started the home half of the second but Logue got the next three hitters in a row that began with a strikeout to Clayton Middleton to mitigate the damage.

Spokane got to Logue with a pair of singles from Kole Enright and Cristian Inoa and they were moved up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Aparicio. Seise would line a single to right to score Enright to give the Indians a 1-0 lead but Seise was tagged out on a 9-3-4-6 putout. Logue then got Tyler Ratliff to ground out and strand Inoa at third.

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Samad Taylor was 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Spokane Wednesday.


The C’s took Logue off the hook when they tied the game in the top of the fourth. Riley Adams drew a one-out walk before rumbling all the way home on a two-out double by Samad Taylor to center field.

Vancouver Canadians Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon would earn the victory by striking out three over two shutout innings.


Justin Dillon relieved Logue in the fourth and despite a Seise leadoff single and a wild pitch, Dillon kept Seise from getting any further with inning-ending strikeouts of Whatley and Middleton.

The C’s would stage a two-out rally to grab their first lead of the game. Pruitt would put the ball over the right field fence for his first over-the-wall dinger of his professional career to tie the game at 1-1. Obeso and Warmoth followed with singles before Adams brought them home with a single and a missed catch error by Whatley at the plate to put Vancouver ahead 3-1.

Spokane got their leadoff man aboard again against Dillon in the fifth on a double by Austin O’Banion.  A fly ball to center from Enright allowed O’Banion to tag up and move to third before coming home on an Inoa RBI groundout to short. Dillon would end the inning with a strikeout of Aparicio.

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Grayson Huffman (far left) and Orlando Pascual (#18) teamed up for four shutout innings of relief Wednesday.


Cole Wiper was the first reliever out of the pen for Spokane in the sixth and he limited the C’s to a Taylor base hit and faced the minium after Lizardo rapped into a double play. Grayson Huffman also faced three hitters in the home half of the sixth with a clean frame that ended on a Whatley strikeout.

Pruitt got aboard again with a one-out base hit to left to start the seventh and was successful on his second stolen base attempt to move into scoring position. He also stole third as part of a double steal with Norberto Obeso after he had walked. Warmoth brought home both runners with a base hit as Wiper could not come up with a ground ball up the middle.

Huffman rinsed, lathered and repeated in the seventh with another perfect frame that ended on a strikeout of O’Banion.

The C’s had base hits from Lundquist and Lizardo with one out in the eighth but Barreto grounded into a double play against Luis Lopez. Huffman kept rolling right along with another perfect frame with the only difference being the lack of a strikeout.

Pruitt got on base with an infield single to short in the ninth but he was the last baserunner of the evening for Vancouver.

Orlando Pascual gave up a hit to Seise to begin the ninth and threw a wild pitch but he also sat down the next three hitters, striking out Whatley and Middleton swinging.

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C-Notes

C's NotesThe C’s collected 14 hits against Spokane with half of them coming from Pruitt (four) and Taylor (three). Warmoth and Lundquist were right behind them with two apiece. They had two hits in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position while stranding seven.

The four C’s pitchers limited Spokane to two runs on five hits. Logue scattered three hits and a walk, striking out one while recording all six of his outs in play on the ground. Dillon had two K’s and two GO’s in his two-inning stint. Huffman also kept the outfield bored with the infielders handling all five of his outs in play. Pascual gave up a hit but overcame that with two punchouts to give C’s hurlers a 7-1 strikeout/walk total.

C’s Fast Forward

Vancouver Canadians, Looking AheadGame 2 of this four-game set is a 6:30 pm start at Avista Stadium. CanadiansBaseball.com will broadcast the game.

Vancouver has an overall record of 34-25, including a 13-8 mark in the second half. Tri-City has the next best mark at 32-27.with Eugene and Hillsboro both at 31-28.

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