Vauxhall, AB –
The rained held off and the Jets opened the Haven Agencies Invitational Tournament Thursday night with a 6-0 win over the Lethbridge Elks AA American Legion squad. The Jets led early scoring two runs in their half of the first inning on a couple of groundball outs that would score Tyson Zarowny and Tyler Kendall. The other four runs would come from two in the 3rd inning and two in the 5th inning. In the 3rd, Mitch McGeein would double to lead off the inning and Curtis Mazurkewich would follow him with a triple that he would score on by way of error on the throw to third.
The night however belonged to starting pitcher Anthony McKinley as he turned in one of the finer pitching performances the Jets have had this year. After giving up a leadoff single, McKinley would retire the next 13 batters he faced before another base runner. He would end up throwing 94 pitches in 6 innings allowing only 2 hits and walking only a single batter. Tanner Spencer would come on to work the 7th and he did so in fine fashion by striking out the side to wrap the ballgame up.
The Jets will now play at 7pm Friday against Pro Baseball Force out of Calgary. This will be their second game of the round robin play. The win now leaves the Jets at 16 wins, 8 losses, and a single tie for the spring campaign. Come on out and support the Jets this weekend!
VAB 6 Lethbridge 0
McKinley: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Spencer: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Zarowny 1-3 RBI, BB; Kendall 1-4; Fagnan 0-2 2 BB; Adams 0-3 BB; McGeein 2-4 2B, RBI; Mazurkewich 1-2 3B, RBI, BB; Benn 0-1 2 BB; Wallace 1-3 RBI; Balog 0-2 BB