The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball Jets had home field advantage last weekend, winning three out of four home games.
“It was a good weekend, we played really well Saturday against Great Falls, and we played well in the three areas of the game; offensively, defensively and pitching the baseball,” said Les McTavish, head coach of the Jets. “It was graduation weekend, so its a big day for the kids, and we were happy with how it went.”
On Saturday, May 7, the Jets came out of the gate slow but certainly got the offense going winning 9-2 in game 1 and 12-0 in game 2.
Bryce Fraser started on the mound, going 4 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 3 BB’s and 3 K’s. Jalen Lane earned the save going 3 innings allowing 2 hits with 4 K’s.
Offensively, they were led Jordan Malainey, who was 1 for 4 with a grand slam. Shawn Grandmont was 2 for 4 with a double. Jordan Dray was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Brett Resch was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Victor Cerny was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Jared Binsfeld rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.
Game 2 saw Brandon Hatley starting on the mound, going 3 innings with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s. KJ Moreno threw 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 K’s, and Wesley Moore finished things off going 2 innings with 4 K’s.
Offensively, Malainey, who was 2 for 4 with a double, led the Jets. Grandmont was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Dray was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR. Resch had a huge game going 2 for 4 with 2 – 3 run HR’s with 6 RBI’s. Damiano Palmegiani 3 for 4 with a double. Cerny was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR. Ben Erwin was 1 for 1. Tyler Wood was 1 for 4. Binsfeld was 3 for 3 with a double to round out the offense.
On Sunday, May 8, the Jets saw their winning streak snapped at 8 games with a 5-4 loss to Lethbridge before coming back with a 9-0 victory in game 2.
“We played well, for the most part, the entire day. We just had one tough inning where we gave up five runs on Sunday morning, and ended up losing 5-4, but bounced back with a 9-0 victory,” said McTavish. “We were happy with the weekend. There’s bigger things then baseball this past weekend, as graduation was going on. It was nice for the guys to perform well in front of their family and friends, and have a good grad weekend.”
Josh Burgmann started on the mound, going 4 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 BB and 9 K’s.
Connor Green threw 1 inning allowing 4 hits, 5 runs with 4 BB’s. David Richards finished things off going 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 BB’s with 3 K’s.
Offensively, the Jets only managed three hits. Cerny went 1 for 3. Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 2.
Game 2 saw the Jets score most innings cruising to a 9-0 victory. Carsen Perkins started on the mound, going 5 innings allowing 3 hits with 3 K’s. Garrett Nicholson went 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 1 K. Offensively, the Jets were led by Malainey, who was 1 for 4 with a triple. Grandmont was 2 for 4 with a 2 run HR and 3 RBI’s.
Dray was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Resch was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Cerny was 2 for 2. Wood was 1 for 2 with 3 RBI’s. Rath was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Liam Vulcano rounded out the offense going 2 for 3.
This weekend will have the Jets face off against the Okotoks Dawgs at the Seaman Stadium on Saturday, May 14, and returning home for a noon game against the Dawgs on Sunday, May 15, at the Jets Stadium.