Las Vegas –
The Jets opened up their game schedule today in Las Vegas with a 13-13 tie against a young but talented Bishop Gorman JV team out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The weather was sunny and 30 degrees Celsius with a little wind blowing out to left field allowing for an offensive slugfest from start to finish. Defensively the Jets scuffled with lazy play and missed opportunities to produce outs attributing to Gorman’s early 6-0 lead after two innings. Gorman would score runs in each inning but the 7th. The Jets offensive production was explosive and in bunches plating five in the 2nd and three runs in the 5th and 6th each.
The game ended with a little excitement as the Jets trailed 13-11 headed to the 7th. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Tyson Zarowny attempted a sacrifice bunt to move both runners up and the Gorman third basemen would throw the ball away scoring both runners. Gorman’s pitcher would go on to strike out the next three hitters he faced, stranding the game’s winning run on second base.
Today’s game is irrelevant to the tournament standings because it was simply a pre-tournament exhibition game. The official tournament draw begins for the Jets tomorrow at 1pm against O’Gorman High School from South Dakota at the beautiful ballpark on campus at the College of Southern Nevada. The schedule following that is all dependent on the outcome of tomorrow’s game.
Note: Today’s game wasn’t brought to you on Twitter because the team’s resident Tweeter lost his phone. We’re working on finding another way to fix this problem before tomorrow’s game. Another sidenote, the Jets lose three players today to Team Canada training camp in Orlando, Florida. Good luck to Brendan Hendriks, Logan Seifrit, and Tanner Spencer.
Bishop Gorman 13 VAB 13 (7 innings)
Spencer: 3 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Davis: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
St. Jean: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Hendriks: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Fagnan 2-4 2 HR, 4 RBI; Kendall 2-4; Hendriks 2-4 2B, HR, 2 RBI; Adams 2-4 RBI; McGeein 1-4 HR, 2 RBI; Wallace 0-4; Benn 2-4 2B, RBI; Balog 1-3 RBI; St. Jean 0-2; Zarowny 1-1