Kyle Zweber pitched a complete game, 2 hit shut out on Wednesday night against the RVL's Chanhassen Redbirds. It was a pitching duel deep into the 7th inning, at 0-0. In the top of the 8th it all started, Dan Schroeder led off with a single to left, Jim Schroeder followed up his little brother with a base hit up the middle. Yes they went back to back, not back to front, WHOOOPS. Doherty followed the base hits with a walk to load the bases. Goblirsch hit a ball off the plate that soared high to the shortstop, the infield single brought in Dan Schroeder and an errant throw up the line brought around Jim Schroeder right behind him. The wild throw put runners on 2nd and 3rd when All-Star 3rd basemen John Somrock came in and hit a laser to left center to bring in Doherty and Goblirsch. The Jays held their 4 run lead and that's all they needed as Zweber went the whole game, punching out 11 Redbirds and walking only one. The complete game shut out was the 4th he has thrown since joining the Jays in 09. The Jays will have a short break as they send off 3 all stars to compete on Friday night in Union Hill. Good luck to John Somrock, Dustin Olynyk, and Anthony Eicher (standing in for MIA Marshall Mullenbach).
Jays resume action on Sunday at home, 6pm first pitch against Chaska. It will be a red out with prizes for fans wearing all red to support the look of the Jays.
The Prior Lake Jays dropped a 1-0 decision in Prior Lake on Wednesday. 6 total hits came off the Bird Bats after a night where 15 hits were sprayed around the diamond in St. Peter. Lyle Zweber started for the Jays and lasted 7 innings, allowing just 6 hits on the way to a loss. Poor plate appearances and a tough pitching outing compiled a quick 6 hit shut out for the Jays on Wednesday.
Nobody played well enough to earn player of the game so that award will be saved for another day. The Jays are right back to action tonight, at home, against the American Pie Patriots. 7:30pm is your first pitch game time with Tom Larson taking the bump for the Jays.
The host Saints rallied back from an early
3-0 deficit to win in the bottom of the ninth on a Jeff Mink single down
the 3rd base line that plated Ryan Wenner for the win. Jeremy Braun
got the win in relief of Tom Lacina in the 3rd inning.
The Jays out hit
St Peter 15-5 but were unable to have a break out inning on a beautiful
eve in St Peter. John Somrock had 4 hits, Doherty and Goblirsch had 3 hits a piece and Kyle Zweber had 2 hits. Good relief pitching from A Damn Cress fell short in a valiant effort. Twas dainty.
The Jays had 15 hits and couldn't find a way to stop giving St. Peter runs, or drive in their own runs at the plate. They will try again tonight in section action against Rosemount at 7:30pm. Lyle Zweber is your starting pitcher for the night. He enters the game with a 4-1 record, 0.97 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 39 innings of work.
A hot and humid night in Prior Lake was home to the River Valley League battle between the Prior Lake Jays and the Victoria Vics. Prior Lake jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a 2 run shot off the bat of Tim Garceau. The Vics quickly answered with a 3 run inning to regain the lead and hold it for 2 innings. Down 3-2 going into the 6th inning, the Jays piled on 6 runs and never looked back. Some late innings runs made this a victory for the Jays 9-4.
Kyle Zweber started on the mound for the Jays earning his 1st Win of the season, lasting 6 innings and yielding 3 runs on 5 hits. Marshall Mullenbach and Tim Garceau pitched out of the pen for the Jays and held the Vics, to wrap up a 9-4 win.
The Jays will travel to Inver Grove Heights for a Section 5 match up on Saturday June 4th at 5pm. The Jays look to make this early season hot streak continue as they travel to try and make it 5 in a row. The Jays will also be on the road on Sunday, June 5th as they go to Victoria for a River Valley League contest.