The 2017 Vancouver Canadians got to relive the joy of winning the Northwest League championship all over again this spring. The players were presented with their championship rings late last month in Dunedin as part of a ring ceremony that also honoured the Florida State League co-champion Dunedin Blue Jays.
The Vancouver Canadians were trying to blow out the Tri-City Dust Devils but had to hang on for a third one-run victory instead, pulling out a 5-4 win at Nat Bailey Stadium Saturday night.
The Vancouver Canadians concluded the first half of the Northwest League season with an 8-3 victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium Sunday afternoon.
It was shaping up to be the most crushing loss of the season for the Vancouver Canadians but they earned their most exhilarating victory instead as the C’s knocked off the Spokane Indians 4-3 at Nat Bailey Stadium Friday afternoon.
The Lansing Lugnuts hitting has outpaced their pitching so far in 2017 but a couple of 2016 Vancouver Canadians gave their starting rotation a nice boost over the weekend.
Ryan Hissey is one of three Lansing players with an OPS above 1.000 so far in 2017. The Toronto Blue Jays have some talented catchers