Month: June 2019

Jets Club Shop now live!!

Jets Online Club Shop is now Live!!

The Weston Jets Online Club Shop is now live!! The Jets are proud to announce their partnership with Karuta Sportswear. Karuta are providing all the Jets playing kit, training kit, travelwear and supporters leisurewear. We are sure you will love the huge new range of fantastic high quality garments that Karuta Sportwear have supplied the Jets with!!

You can view the whole range on the SHOP tab on the website homepage or follow the link below:

https://karuta-sportswear.com/product-category/club-shop/weston-jets-baseball

JETS TRIUMPH IN CARDIFF NAILBITER!!

The Jets travelled to Cardiff on Sunday for the final game in the Northern Division before the SWBL splits into the two ability based divisions for the second half of the season.

The Jets started impressively, Catcher Tom Jimenez and Third Baseman Chris Taylor getting early runs on the board before pitcher Marshall Hanney stole home to give the Jets a 4 run lead, a lead that was extended to 9 after another great inning of hitting and baserunning from the visitors.

Just as it seemed Weston were on course for a comfortable win however, Cardiff hit back scoring 13 runs in the bottom of the second innings to go into the lead 15 runs to 11.

Weston’s Coach Dan Kirby-James said, “The umpire missed a tag out at third base that was easily a mile out, but unfortunately he called the player safe and we let it effect us”. Cardiff took full advantage of their let off to pile on the runs including a fine home run from Aaron Fulton-Brown.

The next few innings swung back and forth, Weston scoring 7 runs in the 6th inning with contributions from almost every one of the starting nine, notably rookie Dave Hepworth who continues to improve every game, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the Club’s top hitters and a nailed on starter.

Chris Taylor and Jes Jimenez, playing his first game back after missing the last 3 games, both had fantastic games getting 5 hits apiece, but as the rain got heavier and conditions worsened, the game hung in the balance. Cardiff still searching for their first win of the season were giving everything they could but as they have many times this season, the Jets dug deep and refused to be beaten.

Trailing by 1 run as the game entered the last inning, Weston scored 3 times but with Cardiff scoring in reply and getting two men in scoring positions, they had the runners in place to secure victory. Fortunately for the Jets, Hanney held his nerve and the defence came good, stranding the Merlins runners on the bases to complete the win by the narrowest of margins, 26 runs to 25.

MVP: Marshall Hanney

WINNING PITCHER MARSHALL HANNEY

JETS RACE FOR LIFE (UPDATED)

JETS FINISH RACE FOR LIFE

Congratulations to the Weston Jets who completed the Race for life and raised £507.50 for Cancer Research UK!! Well done to members Nick Hodder, Daniel Kirby-James, Garry Webb, Darren Hines, Martyn House, and Lee Sargent for completing the 5K run and to everyone who sponsored them!!

WELL DONE GUYS!!

NEW JETS KIT!!!

The Weston Jets are proud to announce their new kit supplier:

Karuta Sportswear are an independent Sportswear Brand that specializes in bespoke playing kits and team wear for all sports and the Weston Jets are proud to become one of their partners.

The garments Karuta produce are durable, able to withstand the rigours of training and gamedays, just like the Japanese armour the company is named after, but also stylish enabling our players to be confident when training and competing.


Karuta use the latest materials and fabrics and constantly communicate with experts on the latest technological advances in sportswear. They have provided us with an in-house design service, second to none, so that we were able to personalise our ‘armour’ how we wished. Karuta have provided the Weston Jets with a huge range of full leisure, training, and travel kit for our club, which will cover all weather conditions from extreme winter to scorching hot summer, to compliment the new uniforms they have designed for the Jets players to wear wear whilst competing on the field on gamedays. Both players and fans of the Jets will be able to find the garments they want to wear for playing, training or simply supporting the club in the local community.

Karuta are a local Weston-super-Mare based firm so we make an ideal partnership to support each other. They source all their material from Europe and the United Kingdom and they use local specialized services, as they along with ourselves believe that it is important to support British Companies.

Karuta’s extensive range covers dozens of clubs in every major sport and Taunton Muskets Baseball Club are already one of the other teams Karuta provide kit for. They pride themselves on supplying dedicated Amateurs like ourselves with exactly the same quality of kits and service, in the same manner as the committed Professional teams they also supply.

“Karuta could not have been more helpful and friendly right from the start. They have been supportive and innovative through the whole process, replying promptly to my MANY requests for changes and additions to the range of kit and the design styles while supplying Weston Jets Baseball Club with the highest quality garments, in a fantastic range at great prices and with great delivery speeds. The thing that really separates Karuta from all their competitors is their friendliness and the way they made me feel that my Club mattered to them and nothing I asked was ever a problem”.

Kev Robson, Chairman Weston Jets Baseball Club.

Coming very soon…..Watch this space for a new online club shop!!!

Jets lose to Bats in a Rainy Day at Robson Field

Dave Hepworth Steals Second Base

The Jets played the Bristol Bats on Sunday at Robson Field at Hutton Moor. Despite the rain the game went ahead and both teams did well to handle the adverse conditions.


Coming off a loss against the Buccaneers last time out the Jets were looking to bounce back but missing star player Dan Kirby-James and facing the League leading Bristol Bats they faced a daunting task.
Weston, however got off to a great start, starting pitcher Gian Jimenez allowing just 1 run in the first 2 innings, striking out 4 Bristol batters in quick succession and helped by some good defence particularly from first baseman Kev Robson who took two fine catches.


The Jet’s Bats started well on offence too, patient batting, agressive baserunning and a couple of great hits from centre fielder Chris Taylor saw the home team race into an early 7 run lead.
Bristol showed their experience and remained calm even when their catcher Paul Gardiner had to retire through injury, gradually pulling themselves back into the game and by the end of the 4th inning they had closed the defecit to just one run.


The game turned in the middle innings. Bristol handled the worsening conditions better than the home team who committed a number of errors in the field. Gian Jimenez was forced to retire due to an arm injury, and despite the brave efforts of relief pitchers Marshall Hanney and Mantas Sulinaskis, Bristol pulled gradually pulled ahead.
Weston refused to give up however and held their own until the end. Tom Jimenez, the Jets most senior player, playing as a makeshift catcher had an outstanding game, scoring 3 runs as did right fielder Dave Hepworth who had 3 great hits and scored 2 runs.


With the rain coming down even more heavily, the game finished with a victory to the Bristol Bats by a score of 21 runs to 12. 
Victory for Bristol sees them qualify for the top group in the next round of South West Baseball League games while Weston face travel to Cardiff Merlins next on June 23rd in a crucial game they must win to have any chance of progressing themselves.

MVP: Dave Hepworth