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Vancouver Notebook: Slumping C's Still Lead NWL

You know you're in a solid position in baseball when you can lose five straight and still lead the league by 3 games – with only 40 played in the season so far. But that's the position the short-season rookie ball Vancouver Canadians found themselves in this week as the pitching crashed, the hitting struggled, the errors piled up… yet they're still the team to beat in the Northwest League.

July 25, Vancouver 6, Salem Kaizer 8 A lengthy bus trip to Oregon started the week for the C's, and the Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes turned out to be a more than competitive opponent for the league leaders. The first game of the road trip saw the Canadians leading 6-4 in the bottom of the 7th. The C's had multi-hit games from Ty Bubalo and Jeff Bieker setting the scene for a close one, before recently...

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