The Jets travelled to Somerdale in Bristol for a 2 game doubleheader against a strong Bristol Bats side on Sunday.
After a couple of quick outs in the first inning of game 1, http://canalsideconferencecentre.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/covid-19/ Roy Gillett making his Weston debut smashed a fantastic triple base shot to deep right field driving home Weston’s first run of the day.
Bristol came back very strongly however scoring 5 runs in both of their first innings to take a commanding lead and their pitching from Tyron Porter proved to be far to strong for Weston to overcome as the Jets found getting any hits very difficult to come by, only managing 5 all game although the whole team battled well in difficult blustery conditions and there were promising debuts from some new Jets players, buy generic Misoprostol online no prescription quick delivery Roy Gillett in particular and also buy me a boat lyrics Jamie Lawrence who batted very well and also took a couple of great catches.
The final score in Game 1 was Bristol Bats 14 Weston Jets 4.
The second game of the day followed a very similar theme to the first, with Weston again struggling to find their offensive rhythm against another strong Bristol pitcher, only managing 4 hits all game while in turn giving up 14 hits to their opponents. .
Game 2 saw another Jets debut, Areiel Wolanow replacing Nick Hodder at first base. While right fielder Paul Reardon batted patiently and had a 100% record of getting on base while veterans Dan Kirby-James and Darren Hines both put in useful shifts on both sides of the ball but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Jets from going down to another defeat this time by the score of 17 runs to 5.
Centre Fielder Dan Kirby-James said after the game; “We’re not too disheartened, we were playing a strong Bats side and both of their starting pitchers were very good. Aaron Moore pitched a complete game for the first time today and did well on the mound. He didn’t give up too many walks and just needs the confidence to add some more velocity to his pitches. Cosmin (Bilciurescu) and Russell (Carpenter) had great games in the field but need to improve their batting to help out on offence. Jamie Lawrence played 2 full games in left field and did very well especially fielding difficult ground balls, he just needs to work on his judgment to catch more fly (high) balls. Roy Gillett earned himself the MVP award on his debut with an awesome triple and he also took an amazing catch over his shoulder which was moving all over the place in the wind…unfortunately he then forgot the game was still live at that point and was late making the throw which allowed Bristol to score, but that’s all part of the learning process”.
Nick Hodder added; “ Whilst it was disappointing not to continue the winning ways of the past 2 games, it’s tough games like this that really help the team develop and we will head into the next game full of confidence”.
Next up for the Jets is a home match against another Bristol side when League newcomers Bristol Brunels take on Weston on the 4th July at Robson Field. First pitch will be at 12 noon.