Rain and the Victoria Mariners got in the way of the Whalley Chiefs last weekend in the provincial capital.
The B.C. Premier Baseball League team was to play a pair of doubleheaders, but after a win Saturday over the Victoria Eagles, the second game of the day was rained out.
The Chiefs then lost twice to the Victoria Mariners on Sunday.
The Chiefs got a complete-game shutout from Yuta Kikuzaki in a 2-0 victory Saturday over the Eagles. Kikuzaka scattered five hits, and didn’t walk a batter.
Garrett Hasner singled home Matthew Yee in the third inning, then scored himself on Commer Chorpita’s base-hit two innings later.
The wet weather was gone by Sunday, but the Chiefs dropped both ends of a doubleheader against the Victoria Mariners. The Chiefs fell behind early in the first game, then chipped away at the Victoria lead before falling short in a 6-4 loss.
Down 4-0 after three innings, Whalley got on the board when Colton Wright smacked a single to drive in Braeden Alleman and Kyle McComb. On the next at-bat, Daniel Singer singled to send home Chorpita to cut the difference to one.
The Mariners answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the fourth inning for a 6-3 lead.
The Chiefs final run came when an error allowed Yee to score in the fifth inning.
Pitcher Brandon Bohn took the loss for Whalley, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits.
A come-from-behind victory in the second game left the Mariners with a sweep. Malcolm Upton singled to score Cole Hunt from third base in the fourth inning, then a base-hit from Chorpita scored McComb to make it 2-0 for Whalley.
Victoria scored three times on two hits and a Chiefs error in the bottom half of the fifth inning to take the lead, then added two more runs in the sixth frame.
Roberto Bevacqua took the loss for the Chiefs, allowing the five runs on six hits and four walks while striking out out four Mariners batters.
The Chiefs play again tonight (Tuesday), visiting the Abbotsford Cardinals at Delair Park.