Baker makes first West Coast League start

VICTORIA, B.C. — Butte native Bryon Baker took the hill for his first start in the West Coast League Monday night.

The soon-to-be MSU Billings sophomore took a no decision as the Kitsap BlueJackets fell 4-3 to the Victoria HarborCats. The loss was the sixth straight for the BlueJackets.

Baker, a former Butte Miner, went five and two thirds innings. He surrendered two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two in front of a defense that committed five errors. Baker threw 88 pitches, 53 for strikes.

In seven appearances this season Baker has pitched 11.2 innings. He has given up 12 hits and five runs, four of which were earned. He has struck out 11 batters and walked three in posting a 2-1 record. His ERA is 3.08.

At 8-10, the BlueJackets are five games behind the first-place Bellingham Bells in the West Division. Kitsap plays at Victoria again Tuesday.

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