Jets finish season with Great Falls mini tournament victory!

Great Falls, Montana –

The VAB Jets ended their season on a winning note with a split in Great Falls.  The Jets ended up winning the 3 team mini tournament with a 3-1 record.  Great Falls was 2-2 and Edmonton was 1-3. 

The Jets came out flat in the opening game Sunday morning and could not recover loosing 9-6 to the Edmonton Cardinals.  The Edmonton starting pitcher threw very well that also attributed to the offense being flat early. Taylor Simmonds started on the mound throwing well going 4 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 4 runs, 4 BB’s and 7 K’s to earn the no decision.  Victor Caruso took the loss going 1 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs or 1 hit, 1 K and 2 BB’s.  Derek Grubel threw well although he allowed a couple hits and 2 BB’s.  Blair Balog finished things off getting the final 2 outs.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Kym Barthel who was 1 for 4 with a run scored.  Shane Zimmer was 2 for 4 with a double, 3 RBI’s and run scored.  Ben Douglas was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Greg Adams was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Marc St. Jean also had a good day going 2 for 3 with a double and run scored. 

Game 2 saw the Jets match up with Great Falls to determine the winner of the mini tournament with the Jets coming out on top 9-2.  Paul Schaak started on the mound throwing well and earning the victory going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 BB’s with 6 K’s.  Chad Hodges threw the final inning well with 1 hit and 1 earned run while battling through a steady rain and very wet mound.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Kym Barthel who was 3 for 5 with a run scored.  Luke Barry was 2 for 5 with an RBI and run scored.  Brendan Hendriks was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Brody McDonald was 1 for 1.  Greg Adams was 1 for 3 .  Chayse Marion was 1 for 2 with a run scored.  Brant Hittel was 1 for 3 with a double, RBI and run scored.  Matt Clark was 1 for 3 with a HR. 

The victory finishes the Jets record with the most in the programs 4 year history – 31 – 10 overall.  The Jets catured 3 tournament titles (Haven Agencies (Vauxhall), Bozeman and Great Falls). 

The Jets are very proud of all our student-athletes for their dedication to the classroom, the community, billets and on the field.  We wish all the Seniors a long, healthy and successful career. 

Once a Jet – Always a Jet! 

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