The Calgary Vipers have the 1-0 lead in the North Division Championship Series.
Tuesday night at Edmonton’s Telus Field, the Vipers scored three times in the fifth inning and five times in the eighth inning en route to a convincing 9-3 win over the Edmonton Capitals.
Down 1-0 heading into the sixth inning, right fielder Lino Garcia recorded a big two run RBI single to put the Vipers up 2-1 at the time. Calgary would never look back. Leading 4-1 in the eighth inning, C.J. Ziegler finished the deal with a grand slam home run to put the Vipers up a convincing 9-1 score.
On the mound, Mike Burns pitched eight very solid innings, only giving up one earned run. He also delivered excellent control, with five strikeouts and no walks.
Last night was the first game of the best-of-seven series. Game two is tonight in Edmonton at 7pm.
In the South Division Championship, the Rio Grande Valley White Wings defeated the San Angelo Colts 13-3 to take a 2-0 lead.