VANCOUVER, B.C. – Bushnell headed north across the Canadian border for the first time on Friday, and came away with a 6-2 setback that led to a four-game sweep by the the University of British Columbia.
Bushnell was only able to bring a partial roster across the border, due to Canadian restrictions surrounding Covid, and elected to play just one game each day instead of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader. UBC was credited with a forfeit victory for the second game.
Ethan Sachs gave Bushnell his second quality start in a row, this time going five innings without allowing an earned run. He struck out five and scattered five hits. Daniel Furman gave the Beacons a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth with his first of two RBI hits on the day, scoring Dylan Martin on a double.
UBC closed out the weekend sweep with a 9-2 victory Saturday. As was the case Friday, the Beacons were only able to bring a partial roster, so UBC was credited with a forfeit victory in the second game.
On Saturday, UBC (10-10) spread out the scoring across five different innings as they pounded out 15 hits. The Beacons (2-18) collected five hits, including two from Reece Carganilla.
Bushnell will be back in action on Tuesday, traveling to face Linfield in a single game at 4 p.m.