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Bantams split

The Prince George Knights were looking to build on a blowout victory against a traditional powerhouse. Instead, they settled for a close win and a disappointing loss Friday in Chilliwack, host city for the B.C.

The Prince George Knights were looking to build on a blowout victory against a traditional powerhouse.

Instead, they settled for a close win and a disappointing loss Friday in Chilliwack, host city for the B.C. Minor Baseball bantam double-A provincial championship tournament.

The Knights, who rocked White Rock 17-2 on Thursday, held on for a 7-6 Friday decision against Abbotsford and then fell 11-6 to Aldergrove.

"It could have been better," Knights head coach Randy Young said of the Friday results.

Against Abbotsford, the Knights had a 7-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning but watched it disappear after starting pitcher and game MVP Cole Laviolette was forced to leave the contest because of the pitch-count rule.

"It was errors, hits, hit by pitch, walks -- things like that," Young said. "We won ugly, but sometimes you've got to win ugly."

In the win, Prince George's Jared Young had an inside-the-park home run.

Later Friday, the Knights simply weren't sharp against Aldergrove.

"We played absolutely awful -- it was just gross," Randy Young said. "We had just so many errors. The kids did not play well, mentally or physically."

See Saturday's Citizen for more.