Bandits tune up for weekend home set

Cranbrook senior men's team dishes out a few lessons to the younger squad in a 14-7 win on Wednesday night.

Rocky Mountain Bandits catcher Greg Wimmer confers with his pitcher in a timeout during a game against the Cranbrook Senior Men’s team at Confederation Park on Wednesday night.

Rocky Mountain Bandits catcher Greg Wimmer confers with his pitcher in a timeout during a game against the Cranbrook Senior Men’s team at Confederation Park on Wednesday night.

The Rocky Mountain Bandits learned some lessons in a 14-7 loss to the Cranbrook Senior Men’s team on Wednesday night at Confederation Park.

Namely how costly errors can be.

But it’s better to learn a few things against some older veterans and work out any problems before heading into their final home set against the Whitefish Glacier B team this Saturday afternoon.

The senior men’s team, the White Sox, jumped up to a 4-1 lead after two innings, and scoring another three runs soon after.

“It was better than it usually is, at the beginning of the game anyway,” said pitcher Devon Marra. “Then we let those three runs in on that one error and that kind of brought everyone down and it was just a mood-killer.”

A few missed catches in the outfield, along with some troubles on the pitching mound, translated into a 14-3 lead for the White Sox after five innings.

However, the Bandits started working their bats in the sixth inning, and along with a costly error by the White Sox and some nifty base-stealing from Brandon Ouillette, the Bandits managed to do some damage and chip away at the deficit to end the game at 14-7.

“When they put Jordan Torgerson up on the mound, he wasn’t throwing very many strikes and we were getting a little more excited, like ‘Hey, we have a chance at this,’” said Marra. “We just went out and played.”

The Bandits will stay home this weekend and take on the Glacier B team, a squad they’ve faced a few times this season, with mixed results.

“Their starting pitcher, he pitches against us a lot and we know he’s not very confident,” said Marra. “So we should jump on that and get some good solid hits.”

Confederation Park will host both of the double-header games on Saturday, which kick off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


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