Lethbridge, AB –
The VAB Jets played well offensively and on the mound but several defensive mistakes costs the Jets an upset win over the much older and expereienced Lethbridge Bulls. The Jets gave up 4 unearned runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to lose 10-9 to a solid Bulls squad. Paul Schaak started earning a no-decision going 3 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 5 run, 2 earned runs, 2 BB’s and 2 K’s. Ben Dartnell threw 1/3 of an inning clean. Taylor Simmonds threw a solid 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with a K. Victor Caruso took the loss despite giving up only 1 hit. Caruso ended with 2/3 of an inning allowing 1 hit, 4 unearned runs with a BB. On the day the Jets made 6 errors in the loss.
Offensively, the Jets were led by Kym Barthel who was 1 for 5 with a triple and RBI. Luke Barry was 1 for 2 with a double, 3 BB’s and 3 runs scored. Ben Douglas was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Brendan Hendriks was 2 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Brant Hittel was 2 for 2 with 2 BB’s and 2 runs scored.
The loss pushes the Jets overall record to 28 – 9. The Jets will finish off their spring schedule in Great Falls starting Saturday.