Okotoks, AB –
The Jets had to play 3 games Sunday to win the Okotoks Tournament. The day started off with a 13-5 victory over Team SK. Zach Mayo started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, 4 earned runs with 6 BB’s and 10 K’s to the earn the victory. Nick Stobbe closed things out with an impressive 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 K’s. It was a big game for the offence. Konner Lutz led the charge going 4 for 4 with 3 doubles. Lutz was the game MVP. Dan Moro was 1 for 5 with an RBI and run scored. Jager Toffan had a great game going 4 for 5 with a triple, 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Guillaume Gingras was 2 for 4 with a triple, 3 run scored and an RBI. Devan Thomas was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored. Jason Field was 1 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored. JG Weeks rounded out the offence going 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.
Game 2 saw a back and forth game that ended in a 3-3 tie vs Great Falls Chargers. Tanner Spencer started on the mound earning the game MVP going 4 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run, with 3 BB’s and 7 K’s. Luke Whelpton was outstanding in relief going 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 BB and 4 K’s. Konner Lutz had another good game driving in the game tying run in the bottom of the 7th going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Chris Thibideau scored the run going 2 for 4. Mitch McGeein was 2 for 3 with a run scored.
The tie put the Jets in the final vs Okotoks Dawgs Academy. The Jets found themselves down 1-0 entering the top of the 3rd and exploded for 2 in the 3rd, 4 in the 4th and 4 in the 5th to win the Championship. Brandon Radmacher started and was outstanding in the victory going 5 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run, with 3 K’s and 3 BB’s. Offensively, the Jets had 2 huge games from Thibideau and Toffan. Jager Toffan earned Game MVP going 3 for 4 with 2 triples and a HR. Toffan ended the game with 6 RBI’s. Chris Thibideau set the table going 4 for 4 with a double and 3 runs scored. Matt Benn was 2 for 3, Anthony McKinley was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored. Dan Moro rounded out the offence going 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored.
The Tournament MVP was Jets catch Konner Lutz. Hats off to the Okotoks grounds crew for working so hard on the field to get the fields playable after all the snow and rain on Saturday.
Next action is Saturday May 12th @ Okotoks at 12 noon (DH).
The Jets record is now 18-8-1 overall.