By Mick Tidrow
Victoria had all three facades of the game working Monday as they took a 7-2 victory against Kitsap from Gene Lobe Field.
The HarbourCats (13-9) began early in the first when AJ Alcantara reached on an error. He scored on a single by Ben Polshuk to give Victoria a 1-0 lead.
Hayden Jaco notched a sacrifice fly in the second to score in PJ Floyd for Victoria.
Kitsap (7-18) put its first run on the board on an RBI groundout by Justin Bundy to score Thomas McGarry, who tripled.
In the third, the HarbourCats offense tacked on one run on a Ryan Anderson sacrifice fly to bring in Austin Guibor to give Victoria a 3-1 advantage.
Alcantara and Polshuk singled with two outs in the fifth to pave the way for Ryan Anderson. Anderson singled to score both runners and pushed the HarbourCats ahead 5-1.
Victoria starting pitcher Austin Dondanville (6-1) hit Benny Kaleiwahea to start the bottom of the fifth. Jordan Ackerman singled and moved Kaleiwahea to third. Kaleiwahea scored on a passed ball to pull Kitsap within 5-2.
Jake Prizina (2-4) plunked PJ Floyd to start the sixth and Jarron Silva singled. Hayden Jaco grounded into a fielders choice to score Floyd. Guibor brought in Silva on a single to give Victoria a 7-2 lead.
Cameron Schneider entered in the bottom of the ninth for Victoria and shut the door, striking out the side.
Dondanville finished with five hits allowed and two earned runs in eight innings to earn the win.
Prizina lasted five and two-thirds for the BlueJackets and was tagged with the loss.
Victoria and Kitsap battle in game two of the series Tuesday from Gene Lobe Field. First pitch is 6:35 pm on BlueJackets TV. Follow @BlueJacketBall on twitter for live updates.