Vauxhall & Okotoks –
It was a tough weekend for the Jets losing games after the 5th inning against a good Okotoks Dawgs club.
Game 1 saw the Jets fall in 2 extra innings losing 5-2 in the 9th. Garrett Hawkins was dominate on the mound going 7 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs with 6 K’s and 1 BB. Josh Tardif and Evan O’Toole were both good in relief with Okotoks hitting a 2 out single in the 9th to lead to victory. Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 4. Cooper Jones was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Martin Vincelli – Simard was 1 for 2 and Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Game 2 saw the score tied at 4 thru 5 innings before Okotoks broke the game open with a huge 6th inning cruising to a 15-5 victory. Jaden Griffin started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs with 5 K’s and 1 BB. Chase Florendine, Reece Keller and Jared Arnold finished things off in relief. Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3. Cooper Jones was 2 for 3. Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s to round out the offense.
Game 3 the Jets traveled to Okotoks with another couple of close games. The Jets out hit the Dawgs but fell in extra innings 3-2. Adam Macko started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs with 5 K’s and 3 BB’s. Levi Abbott finished things off throwing very well going 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 5 K’s and 2 intentional walks. Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 1 for 4. Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 4. Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Martin Vincelli-Simard was 1 for 3. Ty Penner was 1 for 3. John Vulcano was 1 for 3. Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 and Owen Harms was 1 for 3 with a double.
Game 4 saw the Jets take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 5 inning behind strong pitching performance from Matt Wiggins. A couple of mistakes found the Jets trailing after 5 and couldn’t mount a comeback. Matt Wiggins started going 4 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 4 unearned runs with 2 K’s and 4 BB’s. Thomas Little finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 1 BB and 1 K. Offensively, the Jets were led by Ty Penner who was 1 for 3 with a double. Levi Abbott and John Vulcano both added hits as well.
The Jets now focus their attention to Graduation Weekend with 12 noon DH Saturday vs Badlands Academy and a 1 pm DH Sunday vs Great Falls Chargers. The Jets are extremely proud of our 10 seniors. They have represented the Jets with class and dignity on and off the field. We are excited to follow their next steps in their careers and look forward to adding them to our distinguished alumni list. Once a Jet…..Always a Jet!!