|Despite outhitting and defensively outplaying their opposition, the Langley Aldergrove Dodgers fell 6-3 Wednesday night to the Abbotsford Angels. The Dodgers threatened in each of the first few innings, but left several men on base. Nevertheless, Langley Aldergrove seemed to be in control of the game after taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning spurring the exit of Angel starter Jeremyi Longpre. On defence, the Dodger infield played well and made the plays look easy. Starting pitcher Ethan Kano McGregor also had good command early and throttled the Abbotsford squad before finally giving up a solo home run to Angel shortstop Jordan Loewen in the bottom of the 4th. Unfortunately, the men left on base came back to haunt the Dodgers as the Angels scored 3 of their own in the bottom of the 5th inning on 3 walks and a long double off the bat of Austen Zacher. Zacher, who'd come into the game in relief of Longpre then shut the door.
Dodger offensive stars on the night included Yi-An "Coach" Pan who went 3 for 3 including a long line drive that hit the fence in right center, and Justin Arnold who went 2 for 4.
Next Up: The Dodgers will be taking a break from league play in order to participate in tournaments this weekend in Cloverdale and the weekend of July 6, 7, 8 in Kamloops.