Young Yellow Jackets play a game-and-a-half

Filed under: Sports |

YellowJ'sJune1.17 submitted to EFP

Wednesday, May 24th was rainy, but not too rainy for the Yellow Jackets or Braves. Belle River came to town and the two Rookie teams played a few fun innings of exhibition ball.

Essex players Zack Grein and Ty Patterson each put a jolt into the ball, while Tobey Trepanier hammered in a go ahead tally in the last inning played.

Defensively, the weather did not slow down Sean Wilson manning third, but the exhibition was called after three frames, with Essex leading 4 to 3.  The teams were evenly matched, and all the coaches look forward to drier weather when these two dynamic teams meet again late June.

LaSalle Green came to play on last Sunday and found it tough to score runs against the young, developing Essex team. LaSalle’s four runs were not enough, as Essex scored seven, powered by Caleb Cavavagh’s 2 RBI single in the first, and doubles by Ethan O’Neil, Jimmy Hayes, Zach Grein, and the surging Ty Patterson.YellowJ'sJune1.17B

Outfielders Teagan Lu, Nathan Lozon, and Brendan Ledoux were solid in their efforts, and catcher Ryan Smith swatted 3 for 3.

Steady second baseman Braeden Cavanagh made the last assist of the game.

The Jackets appear to be playing good ball early in the season and are excited as they approach a two game week. Woodslee will visit on Wednesday, and Essex travels to Kingsville on Thursday for a 6:30 contest.

These 8 and 9-year old athletes are making their parents, coaches, and each other, very, very proud.