It was a sunny but windy day on Sunday in Vauxhall as they played the last two games of their four game set against the Okotoks Jr. Dawgs. The Jets would lose the first game 6-2 but follow it up with a wild 11-10 victory to close out the weekend. For the weekend the Jets would take 3 of 4 games from Okotoks. Game 1 seen the Jets fail to threaten offensively all game with the lone two hits for the Jets belonging to Marc St. Jean and Mitch McGeein. Outside of those two hits the Jets would only put 8 men on base for the entire game. The Jr. Dawgs left hander would go a complete game against the Jets.
Game 2 was a totally different game for both teams as both offensives scored in bunches with Okotoks jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the 1st followed by a 7-1 lead after the 2nd. The Jets would commit 6 errors in the first two innings digging a seemingly insurmountable hole for themselves. But they would claw back back bit by bit highlighted by a Brendan Hendriks home run, a 2-run double by Jeremie Fagnan, and a full count walk drawn by Hendriks with the bases loaded to tie the ballgame. The Jets would score their winning run on a wild play – Fagnan would hit a groundball to first base with the bases loaded and would beat the covering pitcher to the base scoring Tyler Kendall and putting out Brendan Hendriks who tried to score in behind him. The Jets bullpen did a tremendous job keeping the Jr. Dawgs in check with Tanner Spencer and Marc St Jean combining to throw 4 shutdown innings to preserve the Jets victory.
The Jets next games will be next weekend when they host the Haven Agencies Invitational Tournament held from May 19-22 at Jets Stadium. Check the website throughout the week for updated information on scheduling of the draw. After today’s loss/win the Jets record is 15-8-1 for the spring season.
Okotoks 6 VAB 2
Baigent: 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Davis: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Fagnan 0-3 BB; Kendall 0-3 BB; Hendriks 0-1 HBP, BB; Adams 0-3; Lutz 0-1 2 HBP; Benn 0-2 BB; McGeein 1-3; Mazurkewich 0-2 BB; St. Jean 1-3 2B, RBI
VAB 11 Okotoks 10
Mayo: 3 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 4 K
Spencer: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
St. Jean: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Zarowny 1-4; Kendall 1-3 BB; Hendriks 2-3 HR, 2 RBI, BB; Adams 0-4; Fagnan 2-3 2B, HBP, 3 RBI; McGeein 1-4; Lutz 1-3 BB; Wallace 1-4 3 RBI; Balog 1-3 RBI