Pippins Even Series Thanks to Frieders’ Dominant Effort

KAMLOOPS, BC- After a full nights rest and a mental reset, the Pippins controlled game 2 of the series against the NorthPaws from start to finish and secured the win 12-4

Tyler Frieders was the star of the game as the big righty from Montana finished 8 innings of work without allowing a run, and over the last 15 innings Frieders has only allowed 1.

The bats were just as good tallying 14 hits and 12 runs. That is now 2 of the last 3 games for the Pippins with 12 runs and 14 or more hits at the dish.

It was a quick start for the Pipps, as Spencer Shipman scored the first run on his 2-out double in the first.

Frieders retired the first 7 batters and didn’t allow a hit through the first 15 setting up the offense to make a big run.

Seth Ryberg picked up his 2nd extra base hit of the year on his 2-out triple to score another run, and the Pippins exploded for 5 more in the 4th.

The mid-game outburst was highlighted by a bases clearing double from Jake Borst that was a scorching 105 mph off the bat.

By the time the 4th had concluded it was 7-0, and Hank Dunn made it 8 with his second RBI single of the game in the 5th.

Another 1-2-3 inning from Frieders set up a 4-run 7th inning which featured 2 more RBI’s for Spencer Shipman.

Frieders worked around 2 singles in the 8th, leaving them both stranded, and exited the frame having thrown 105 pitches and allowing 4 total baserunners.

Owen McWilliam came on to pitch in the 9th and a few defensive mistakes resulted in the first few Kamloops runs, but the deficit was far too great and the final out was recorded in the 12-4 win.

It was the first win of the second half for the Pippins and 10th win of the season. Yakima Valley has the chance to win their third straight series in the rubber match against the NorthPaws at 6:35 on Wednesday.

By Zach McKinstry

July 6, 2022