Jays knock on wood in Okotoks

The Trail Jays traveled to Okotoks, Alberta over the weekend for the “Wooden Bats” tournament and managed to knock off three wins and one loss in the eight team tilt.

The Trail Jays traveled to Okotoks, Alberta over the weekend for the “Wooden Bats” tournament and managed to knock off three wins and one loss in the eight team tilt.

The Jays won their first game against St. Albert thanks to a complete game performance by Gerry Rebelato. The Jays pounded out 13 hits and were great defensively, making no errors, in a 10-2 romp over their Alberta rivals.

Rebelato also contributed by going 3 for 4 at the plate, with a single, a double and a homerun to go with two stolen bases and three RBI.

Dallas Calvin also went 3 for 4, a home run short of the cycle.

In the following match the Okotoks Dawgs Black came out swinging, scoring four runs in the first and shutting down the Jays offensively in a 11-0 win. The game was in stark contrast to the earlier game, as Trail committed five errors in the loss but to a much stronger team that took advantage of every mistake.

“They’re the toughest team we’ve faced all year but other than that I thought we played really well,” said Jays coach Nick Combo

It didn’t take the Jays long to regain their winning ways, as they shut out Lethbridge 10-0. Calvin took the ball and would not give it back, as he pitched a complete game no-hitter, finishing with 11-K’s and was one hit batter away from a perfect game.

Jesse Rypien went 1 for 1 with three RBI and Rebelato hit 2 for 3 with three knocked in.

In the final game of the draw, the Jays dominated the Okotoks Jr. Dawgs winning 14-5.