Vauxhall, AB –
Today wasn’t the Jets day as they would lose the final of the 5th Annual Haven Agencies Invitational Tournament to a very deserving Great Falls Chargers team by a final score of 3-2. This marks the first time in five years that the Vauxhall Academy Jets have not won the tournament. The game was a tight contest through and through with both teams pitching exceptionally well. Great Falls’ starter would pitch the complete game allowing only 5 hits and 2 runs.
The Chargers would open the scoring in the 2nd inning and would score on a flyball error. They would add single runs in the 3rd (wild pitch) and in the 6th (fielding error). The Jets pitchers pitched brilliantly today with starter Tanner Spencer throwing 4 strong innings and Ben Dartnell following by throwing 3 of his best innings ever in Jets uniform. It was to no avail however, as defense would seal the Jets fate today as all runs would be unearned and a total of 4 errors would be charged to the Jets. Down 3-0 in the bottom of the 6th, Jeremie Fagnan would provide the Jets their only offense with a 2-run home run to rightfield but that would be as close as they get. The 7th would see the Jets put two runners on base with 1 out but would be left there as the Great Falls pitcher induced a groundball double play to end the game.
The Jets get a chance at redemption next weekend when they travel to Great Falls and play the Chargers at 8pm Friday night at beautiful Centene Stadium as part of the tournament in Great Falls. The games in Great Falls will be the final games for the Jets in the 2011 Spring Season as they look to improve on their 19-9-1 record.
Note: Game time and date of the scheduled game against the WMBL Lethbridge Bulls will be confirmed as soon as possible as the whereabouts and time of the game has yet to be determined. Stay updated on Twitter @VABjets and right here on the website.
Great Falls 3 VAB 2
Spencer: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Dartnell: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Zarowny 1-2 BB; Kendall 1-2 BB; Adams 1-3; Fagnan 1-3 HR, 2 RBI; McGeein 0-3; Balog 0-3; Benn 0-2 HBP; Mazurkewich 1-3; St Jean 0-3