Lethbridge, AB –
It was the Annual TCMM game at Spitz Stadium in Lethbridge. Lethbridge Bulls of the WMBL vs the Vauxhall Academy Jets. The game is much more than baseball but a chance to remember the lives lost tragically in December of 2011. This year brought something new with the 1st Annual kids camp prior to the game. Over 120 kids enjoyed 1 hour of instruction from the Bulls and Jets players.
Both clubs were a bit short handed with players gone with Team Canada or still not returning from their college season. The game ended in a tie 6-6 with the Bulls stranding a couple in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Jets struggled throwing strikes at time which game the Bulls several runs with the Jets outhitting the Bulls 10-2 in the game.
Jalen Lane started on the mound going 2 innings allowing 2 unearned runs with 2 BB’s. Connor Green threw 1 inning with 2 K’s. Garrett Nicholson threw 1 innings allowing 1 earned run with 4 BB’s. David Richards threw 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 BB’s and 2 K’s. KJ Moreno threw 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 1 BB and 1 K. Alumni Tyler Vavra finished things off going 2 innings with 1 BB and 3 K’s.
Offensively, the Jets were led by Shawn Grandmont who was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Jordan Malainey was 3 for 5. Jordan Dray was 1 for 3. Tyler Wood was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Ben Erwin was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles. Liam Vulcano rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI.
The Jets will finish off the season with a trip to Missoula for their Memorial Day Tournament starting Saturday morning. Missoula Mavericks website for more details.