The rain held off long enough today for the Jets to win their spring season home opener. It was chilly but the sun was out for the better part of the extra innings game that seen the Jets win 3-2 on a walk off hit batter. With the bases loaded, Tyler Kendall got plunked on the elbow scoring the Jets winning run. The Jets had a chance to close it out earlier in the 9th inning of the game but an RBI single up the middle tied it up for the Jets opponent, Edmonton Cardinals.
The story of the game for both sides was solid pitching starting for the Jets with Mark Baigent who had a solid start going 6 innings and striking out 8 while only allowing a single run. Greg Adams takes the win after working the 10th and 11th innings and keeping Edmonton off the board. Offensively, the Jets couldn’t put much together today outside of a Tyson Zarowny solo home run and Tyler Kendall double. Kendall would later be scored on an error.
The Jets will continue their three-game series against the Edmonton Cardinals tomorrow with the doubleheader starting at 1pm. Live game updates and the latest news will keep being posted on Twitter @VABjets
VAB 3 Edmonton 2
Baigent: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K
Lutz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
McKinley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Hodges: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Adams: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Zarowny 1-4 HR, RBI, 2 BB; Kendall 2-5 2B; Fagnan 0-5; Adams 0-5; Mazurkewich 0-5; McGeein 1-5; Wallace 1-4; Balog 0-3 2 BB; St. Jean 1-3 2 BB