Jets win the first 2 games of the season!

Lethbridge, AB –

The VAB Jets earned a couple of victories to open up the 2010 season by scores of 12-1 and 6-5. 

Game 1 saw the Jets start Justin Davies on the mound going 2 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 runs, 3 K’s and 1 BB.  Paul Schaak threw a clean 3rd inning allowing 1 hit.  Chad Hodges threw the next 2 innings to earn the victory allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 BB with 1 K.  Victor Caruso threw the final inning alling 3 BB’s with 0 runs.

The offense was very productive early in the game led by Greg Adams who was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s.  Chayse Marion was 1 for 1 with a double, 1 run scored, 1 RBI and a SB.  Shane Zimmer was 3 for 3 with a double, 3 RBI’s and a run scored.  Brody McDonald was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, triple, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s.  Matt Clark was 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored.  Blair Balog was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. 

Game 2 saw the Jets open a 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the 7th when the Dawgs threatened with 4 runs and the tying run on base with 2 outs.  On the mound Taylor Simmonds started on the mound going 2 innings with 1 BB and 0 runs.  Levi Westerlund threw the next 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 BB, 1 unearned run with 2 K’s.  Ben Dartnell threw a clean 5th inning to earn the victory going 1 inning allowing 1 BB, 1K with 0 runs.  Brody McDonald threw 1 inning allowing 1 BB, 1 K with 0 runs.  Blair Balog threw the final inning allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs with 2 K’s to earn the save. 

Offensively, the Jets were led by Chayse Marion who was 2 for 3 with a HR, double and 2 RBI’s.  Shane Zimmer was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored.  Matt Clark was 1 for 4 with a 2 run HR.  Blair Balog was 2 for 2 with a run scored. 

Overall, it was a great day to get outside and both clubs played fairly well for so early in the season.  The Dawgs and Jets will battle again on Tuesday at 3 pm (9 innings) @ Lloyd Nolan Yard.

The victories pushes the Jets record to 2 – 0 to open the season.