The UBC baseball team closed out a strong series victory over the Oregon Tech Owls, winning three of four in the team’s return home from a grueling road-trip.
He has put up otherworldly numbers in the month of March, slashing .389/.741/.404 and leading UBC with 21 hits, 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 16 RBIs.
The strength of the team this year is two-fold, with formidable bats helping to power the offense to the highest run production in the conference, and a rotation that features a young core with excellent spot starts from veterans.
For the Thunderbirds, finishing the year the undisputed fifth-ranked team in the country should be taken as a victory.
The Ravens would hold Canada West’s best, the Calgary Dinos, to their lowest point total of the season by a 20-point margin, downing them 83-49.
Though UBC didn’t have a medal at stake in their final outing of the season, the game continued to be a great learning experience for the group. A fifth-place finish and a consolation final victory was an added bonus to what was their best game of the Final 8 tournament.
Now, the T-Birds have to turn their attention to Sunday’s matchup — their final of the season. They are slated to play Saint Mary’s University in the consolation final.
Day one of the men's basketball Final 8 did not go to plan for UBC. A 74-65 loss to the tournament hosts in Halifax puts them in a race for fifth now — at best.
For Cohee, his first season playing basketball back in Canada has been a dream come true. All-star calibre play with all-star calibre teammates and a chance to compete for glory on a national stage.
With the continued absence of Manroop Clair, the team needs to see a big series out of the team’s other top talent.
The contest with the Danes marks a historic moment for the ’Birds, who rarely get the chance to face national programs – it has already generated plenty of excitement in the locker room.
The team enters December as one of the hottest in the Canada West, and it seems as they’re only continuing to get better.
With only a weekend left to play before the holiday break, both winter and full-year teams have been putting on a show both at home and away.