Lethbridge, AB –
It was a very blustery but sunny day in Lethbridge today as the Vauxhall Academy took on the Prairie Baseball Academy for the final game of their three game set. The Jets came out on top 18-7. The Jets pounded the ball offensively anchored by a season high 5 extra base hits and video game-esque numbers from the middle third of the Jets lineup. 4-5-6 hitters Greg Adams, Jeremie Fagnan, and Mitchell McGeein combined to go 9 for 13 with 9 RBI’s and all 5 of VAB’s extra base hits, highlighted by a towering 3-run home run by Fagnan in the 7th inning that would put the game well out of reach. Defensively, the Jets were sloppy committing 4 fielding errors that luckily didn’t dictate the outcome of the game. The mistakes will hopefully be mended with increased time on the field and a better approach to the defensive side of the game.
Today wasn’t an easy day to pitch for either side as both teams struggled with high pitch counts, lack of command, and little for secondary pitches to compliment the fastball. Logan Seifrit started and takes the win throwing the first three innings. An important thing for Seifrit today was taking control of at bats which he did by throwing first pitch strikes to 13 of the 16 hitters he faced in the day. Left hander Zach Mayo came in from the bullpen and worked three hard fought innings struggling a bit with command but battled hard inducing some key groundballs. Blair Balog threw a solid two innings to finish the game, not walking anyone and striking out 2. Full pitchers lines are below.
The Jets are happy to get in three games this weekend in spite of all the weather challenges Southern Alberta has faced early this spring. The Jets hope to keep their modest four game winning streak alive against PBF (Calgary, AB) next Saturday, April 16th with a doubleheader slated for 1pm. The Jets record now stands at 6 wins and 3 losses.
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VAB 18 PBA 7
Seifrit: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Mayo: 3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 3 K
Balog: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Kendall 1-6; Balog 3-6; Hendriks 1-4 HBP; Adams 3-4 2 RBI, 2B; Fagnan 4-5 5 RBI, 3B, HR; McGeein 2-4 2 RBI, 2 2B; Lutz 2-5 RBI; Wallace 1-5; St. Jean 3-5 2 RBI