Abbotsford native Bryan Arthur homered for the first time Saturday to notch a key win and set the stage for his UBC Thunderbirds to win their second straight NAIA West Baseball Championship.
Arthur’s three-run home run sealed a 6-2 victory over the Concordia Cavaliers that UBC in the final. The Thunderbirds had two cracks at the championship, and although they lost Sunday, they won Monday to grab the NAIA West crown.
Arthur hit .282 this year for the Thunderbirds, but the homer was his first of the season. He said the hit was a career highlight.
“It was pretty awesome feeling and the coolest home run I’ve hit in my life,” said Arthur.
Last year, the Abbotsford Junior Cardinals alum earned all-conference honours for his strong play in the regular season.