Kamloops, BC –
The Vauxhall Academy Jets opened the Best of the West Tournament with a 9-7 victory over PBF. The Jets jumped out to an early lead with a 7-0 lead after the first inning before the Redbirds tacked on a few late runs. Luc Hebert started on the mound and earned the victory going 3 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned runs with 6 BB’s and 2 K’s. Nick Stobbe threw 2 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 2 BB’s. Jesse Borden earned the save going 2/3 inning allowing 0 hits or runs.
Offensively, the Jets were led by Chris Thibideau who was 1 for 3 with a run scored, double and 3 RBI’s. Guillaume Gingras was 1 for 2 with an RBI double. Konner Lutz was 1 for 2 with a triple, Mitch McGeein was 1 for 2 with a run scored and Devan Thomas rounded out the offence going 1 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBI’s.
The Jets are now 1-0 at the BOW and 5-2 overall. Next action is tomorrow vs Parksville Royals at 9 am and North Delta Blue Jays at 2 pm.