In a weekend that saw the weather take more games than the home team, the North Delta Blue Jays were winless in their first two contests of the B.C. Premier Baseball League season.
The Jays lost 2-0 in extra innings, and 9-8 to the Okanagan Athletics of Kelowna Saturday afternoon at Mackie Park. Two games Sunday, also against the Athletics, were postponed due to rain. Also wiped out was a double header in Whalley where the Fraser Valley Chiefs were to host the Nanaimo Pirates.
Quinn Allen threw a complete game three-hitter for North Delta in game one, but was forced to take the loss when the Athletics scored twice in the top of the eighth inning for the only runs of the game. Allen collected four strikeouts while walking just two batters, and starts his season off with a 0.88 earned run average.
In game two, Allen served as a designated hitter, collecting a pair of hits and scoring two runs. But the Jays blew an 8-1 lead in the final frame, allowing eight Okanagan runs, for a second consecutive loss.
North Delta batters totalled 11 hits in the second contest, after managing just three in game one. Bryan Elias drove in two runs on a two-for-three effort at the plate that included a home run. Shane Wlodarczak and Matt Pentland also had two hits each.
The Jays are at home tomorrow (Thursday) night at Mackie Park against the Abbotsford Cardinals.