C’s Recap – Canadians Collapse Complete As Spokane Wins Second-Half North Division Title


Tanner Kirwer scored the only Vancouver run in Spokane Sunday.

C's RecapGame 76 of the Northwest League schedule between the Spokane Indians and the Vancouver Canadians has been rendered meaningless. The Indians clinched the North Division title for the second half with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canadians at Avista Stadium.

Tanner Gardner‘s RBI single in the fourth opened the scoring for Spokane against Elio Silva to score a Diosbel Arias single. A Starling Joseph fielder’s choice scored a Sherten Apostel single for the second Spokane run.

Spokane increased their lead to three when Isaias Quiroz homered to left off Silva in the fifth.

Rehabbing Texas Ranger Chi Chi Gonzalez retired all 15 hitters he faced.

Spokane lefthander Francisco Villegas sat down the next three hitters and Wes Robertson retired the first hitter of the seventh before Tanner Kirwer singled to break up Spokane’s no-hit bid. Griffin Conine walked and Yorman Rodriguez singled to score Kirwer but a Christopher Bec double play ball killed the rally.

Justin Watts and Orlando Pascual had three strikeouts apiece in relief for the C’s Sunday.

Justin Watts pitched 1-2/3 scoreless innings and Orlando Pascual tacked on 1-1/3 more scoreless frames to give the C’s another shot in the ninth.

Otto Lopez drew a walk with one out against Emmanuel Clase but Kirwer hit into a fielder’s choice and Conine grounded out to first to set off the celebration for Spokane.

Silva surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings to take the loss. Watts gave up a hit and struck out three over 1-2/3 innings and Pascual issued one walk and struck out three over 1-1/3 innings.


The C’s conclude their season against Spokane in a 6:30 start at Avista Stadium. Sean Wymer (4-3, 5.01) gets the start for Vancouver. The game can be heard on TSN 1040 and CanadiansBaseball.com with Rob Fai.




About Niall O'Donohoe

My name is Niall O’Donohoe and I am an avid follower of baseball, specifically Canada’s Teams – the Toronto Blue Jays and their affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians. My blog beginnings began in 2007 with Batter’s Box, where I’m still allowed to write stories, summaries and photos about the Blue Jays minor league system under the alias #2JBrumfield. The blog formerly known as Niall On Baseball, C’s Plus Baseball follows the C’s from behind the lens at Nat Bailey Stadium. The reason for the name change was to reflect the main purpose of this blog, which is to deliver plus coverage of the C’s through photos and observations of the players striving to make it to the major leagues, be it with Toronto or one of the other 29 MLB teams. From time to time, I do make it to other baseball games outside of The Nat and will post about them here as well. If you like what you see here, please spread the word about CsPlusBaseball.ca by tweeting about this website or using your favourite social media platform about this website that pledges to deliver awesome content about Canada’s only affiliated professional minor league baseball club. Thanks for visiting!
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