The Prince George Roga Contracting Knights played solid all-around baseball and were rewarded with two opening-day wins at their provincial championship tournament.
Friday in Rutland, the nine- and 10-year-old Knights started provincials with a 6-2 victory against the Cloverdale Spurs. Offensively, Cole Beacom led P.G. with a pair of hits. Meanwhile, a trio of Knights pitchers -- Zach Swanson, Jordan Arnett and Ethan McLeod -- kept the Cloverdale batters relatively quiet. Swanson, the winning pitcher, was relieved by Arnett, who was named player of the game for Prince George. He got the MVP nod for a six-strikeout performance. McLeod closed things out for the Knights and got the save.
Later Friday, the Knights took on the Kelowna Cubs and prevailed 5-3. In that one, McLeod was the winning pitcher and player of the game for Prince George. In five innings, he surrendered only one run to the Cubs.
Saturday, in their last two games of round-robin play, the Knights -- the only 2-0 team in their pool -- will face Abbotsford (11 a.m.) and Duncan (6:30 p.m.). The top two clubs in each pool will advance to Sunday semifinals. The championship game will be played later the same day.