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Junior Tritons sit second after three weekend wins

While their older brethren in the U18 BC Premier Baseball League may be struggling this season, the same cannot be said for the U16 Junior Tritons.

The Junior Tritons won three of four games on the weekend, and currently sit in second place in the BC Junior Premier Baseball League with a 13-6 record; they’re 7-3 over the last 10 games.

Last weekend, the youngest Tritons swept a pair of games from Okanagan Junior Athletics on Saturday, before splitting a Sunday doubleheader against the same team.

Saturday, White Rock won 5-3 and 4-1, and after a one-run 8-7 loss in Game 1 Sunday, blasted back with a 14-4 win in the nightcap.

First baseman Griffin Hebert was the offensive star in the final game of the weekend, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs scored, four RBI and one walk.

Left fielder Joey Gladman also had a triple and two RBI in the win.

Hebert has paced the White Rock offence for much of the season – he’s fifth in the BCJPBL in batting average, with a .386 mark, and third in RBI with 13.

On the mound, Scott Doucet and Brayden Bouchey have been stellar. Doucet leads the league with a 4-0 record, with a miniscule 0.88 earned-run average, to go with 27 strikeouts. Bouchey, meanwhile, is 2-0 with an ERA of just 2.01, good for seventh best in the league.

The Junior Tritons are back on the field tomorrow at McLeod Park against the Langley Blaze.

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