Las Vegas, NV –
The Vauxhall Academy Jets concluded their 12 day road trip with a pair of 1 run games at the Bishop Gorman Easter Classic. On Friday night the Jets won by a score of 13-12 in a hard fought battle over Menlo HS, CA (San Fransico, CA). Brody McDonald started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 6 hits, 4 runs, 0 BB’s with 4 K’s. Brendan Hendriks earned the victory in 1 inning of relief allowing 2 hits, 5 runs, 0 K’s and 4 BB’s. Ben Douglas threw the following 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 K and 5 BB’s. Victor Caruso came in to slam the door in the 9th inning facing a very dangerous 2, 3, 4, 5 in the line-up with a pair of K’s. Offensively, the Jets were ledy by Kym Barthel who was 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 RBI’s. Chayse Marion was 1 for 3 with 3 runs scored. Shane Zimmer was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Ben Douglas was 1 for 3 with a 3 run HR. Luke Barry was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Blair Balog rounded out the offense going 2 for 4 with a double, triple, 4 RBI’s and a run scored.
The win matched the Jets up with Bishop Monogue HS, NV (Reno, NV) on a short turn around at 9 am Saturday morning. Taylor Simmonds started on the mound taking the loss going 3 innings allowing 3 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned runs, 2 K’s and 6 BB’s. Blair Balog threw 3 solid innings allowing 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 K’s and 1 BB. Offensively, the Jets were led by Kym Barthel who was 1 for 2 with a run scored and SB. Brant Hittel was 1 for 4 with a run scored and RBI. Ben Douglas was 1 for 2 with an RBI and run scored. Shane Zimmer was 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI and run scored. Brody McDonald was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Nick Koh was 1 for 3 to round out the offense.
The Jets ended the road trip with 4 wins and 4 losses overall playing teams from LA (CA), San Fransico (CA), Reno (CA), Fallon (NV), Surrey (BC), Victoria (BC), Kelowna (BC) and Lanely (BC). The team attended the UNLV – Texas Tech baseball game in which former Jets – Jay Johnson and Brandon Petite – play for Texas Tech.
The Jets overall record is 11-5 and next action is Saturday April 17th vs Edmonton Cardinals.
** The Jets would also like to wish 3B/1B – Chayse Marion and RHP – Levi Westerlund good luck in their quest to make the Canadian National Junior Team. The team is playing games April 15-25th in Orlando, Florida.