JAYS SOAR OVER TRAIL
Your Kelowna Jays de-feathered the Trail Orioles this weekend amassing 27 runs in the 3 victories (fourth game rained out) and giving up just 2 runs. The Jays, now on a 6 game win streak, pounded out over 30 hits, and got stellar efforts from their starting pitchers.
GAME 1 SATURDAY JUNE 11 KELOWNA 10 TRAIL 0
Starting pitcher Will Russell tossed a 2 hit gem and his team stated off the top of the first inning staking him to a 6 run lead. Hits by Josh Keithly, Bo Meikljohn and Riley Jepson combined with 3 walks and a hit batter gave Jays a big lead, which they touched up with 2 runs in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd. On the day Riley Jepson was 3/3 with 4 rbi’s and 2 runs scored, while Michael Gini, Meiklejohn and Keithly scored 2 each.
GAME 2 ON SAT. WAS RAINED OUT
GAME 3 SUNDAY JUNE 12 KELOWNA 10 TRAIL 1
Starting pitcher Bo Meilkejohn tossed a 5 hitter, got himself into a bit of trouble walking 5 and hitting 1 batter and giving up his only run in the top of the first.
Game heroics however were left to Josh Keithly as he hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the 1st inning, driving in Nick Ono (walked), Taren Brad (singled) and Jared Frew (singled). Keithly also had 3 other hits in the game, and Hawaiin born catcher Dallas Chun had 3 doubles on the day. Jays scored 5 runs in the 1st, 1 in 2nd, 2 in 3rd and 4th.
GAME 4 SUNDAY JUNE 12 KELOWNA 7 TRAIL 1
The pitching duties for this game were split by the Jays rookie pitchers, Sam Stelnick and Colton Tuka. Combined they scattered 7 hits, walked just 2 and had 6 K’s and giving up just one run in the 3rd inning. This was Keithly Day at Butler Field in Trail as he also homered in this game, and had 2 hits, 3 rbi’s and a walk. Jared Frew (scored 2 runs, 2 hits) and Riley Jepson had 4 hits, a walk, and scored 2 runs.
The game shown on the schedule for Wednesday vs. Okanagan “A”s has been cancelled due to a Baseball BC Okanagan tryout camp.
Things will get a lot tougher for the Jays this weekend as once again they are on the road facing the Burnaby Bulldogs for a dh on Saturday (Robert BBY Park) and the Coquitlam Angels for a Sunday dh (Mundy Park).
THE JAYS WILL BE ANNOUNCING THEIR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE THIS WEEK!