The West Kootenay Diamondbacks kicked off the 2010 American Legion season with a 12-6 victory over the Kettle Falls Bulldogs in Kettle Falls.
Jaryd Roblin pitched 6 strong innings striking out 4 and walking just one batter. Dallas Calvin came on in relief in the 7th inning and struck out the side.
Diamondbacks played strong defense commiting NO errors highlighted by a great relay by Dyllon Nevakshonoff and Chris Whyte to catcher Scott Davidson to gun down a potential Kettle Falls base runner at the plate. Davidson also picked a runner off at first and did a great job of blocking balls. Adam Colussi had several great catches in center field and Chris Whyte was strong at shortstop.
On the bats there were 8 hits and 3 perfect squeeze bunts. Dallas Calvin had 3 hits including a double and 2 RBI and a walk, Chris Whyte had 2 doubles 4 RBI and reached base in all 5 of his plate appearances. Singles by Jordan Roblin, Scott Davidson, and Mitch Crantz rounded out the offense. Davidson, Tanner Rotschy, and Jordan Roblin all executed perfect squeeze bunts to bring in 3 runs. Diamondback hitters only struck out 3 times in the game.