This weekend was a big weekend for some Jets with Vauxhall Graduation taking place this past Friday. Congratulations to all graduating Jets! As well the Jets honored their mothers and billet mothers as part of a short presentation of roses before the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Happy Mothers Day!
Amidst the busy schedule for some Jets, it was business as usual on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Great Falls Chargers American Legion AA team. The Jets would split, winning the first game 7-6 and losing the second game 6-5, both of which went into extra innings. In the first game, the Chargers and Jets would exchange runs in four innings bringing it to 6-6 when Tyler Kendall would line a single to right field scoring Jeremie Fagnan from third base to win the game for the Jets. In the second game, a throwing error would do the Jets in as they failed to respond after the Chargers put up a run in the top of the 8th inning.
Due to only having 2 games this week the Jets threw 8 different pitchers who all pitched effectively for the most part save a few walks and alot of unearned runs. Only 7 of 12 runs the Jets allowed today were earned. The Jets offense today was up and down at best led by Jeremie Fagnan who would hit home runs in both games. On a lesser note, the Jets showed a continued trend of struggling to hit with runners in scoring position leaving 20 runners stranded over two games today. Left on base numbers will have to come down in order for the Jets to have more success offensively.
The Jets next games will be a four game home-and-home series against the Okotoks Jr. Dawgs program out of Okotoks, Alberta. Saturday the Jets will travel to Okotoks to play a doubleheader beginning at 12 noon and on Sunday the Jets will host Okotoks at Jets Stadium for another 1pm doubleheader. With the win and the loss today the Jets Spring Season record now stands at 12-7-1.
VAB 7 Great Falls 6
Hodges: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Mayo: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Davis (W): 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Fagnan 2-5 2B, HR, RBI; Kendall 2-3 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB; Hendriks 0-2 2 BB; Benn 1-3 BB; Adams 1-4; Lutz 3-4 3 RBI; McGeein 0-4; Mazurkewich 0-3 HBP; St. Jean 1-4
Great Falls 6 VAB 5
Baigent: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
McKinley: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Seifrit: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Dartnell: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
St. Jean (L): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Fagnan 1-3 HR, 3 RBI; Kendall 0-3 2 BB; Hendriks 2-4; Benn 0-4; Adams 1-3 HBP; Lutz 0-4; McGeein 0-3 HBP; Wallace 2-4; Zarowny 1-4