Recap and Highlights
- Jackson Giants of Post 43 impress with a 3-1 record at the Chris Hodges Memorial Baseball Tournament.
- Thrilling 7-6 victory over Thunder Ridge with a walk-off single by Matt Fisher.
- Strong performance against Premier West 18U, led by Fisher’s three-hit display.
- Concluding the tournament with a dominant 9-0 win over Green Canyon.
Giants over Thunder Ridge
The Jackson Giants, representing Post 43, showcased their talent and determination at the third annual Chris Hodges Memorial Baseball Tournament held at Giants Stadium from Thursday to Sunday. With a commendable 3-1 record, the Giants left a lasting impression on the field. Their journey began with an exciting victory over Thunder Ridge, marked by a walk-off single by Matt Fisher in the bottom of the seventh inning, securing a thrilling 7-6 win.
Giants beat Premier West 18U
Continuing their momentum, the Giants faced Premier West 18U later that Thursday night, where Fisher once again stood out with an impressive three-hit performance. Supported by Mason Wright’s solid pitching on the mound and relief appearances by Tate Wiley, the Giants secured a 10-5 victory.
Jackson drops one to Hillcrest
Despite a valiant effort, the Giants fell short in their match against the Hillcrest Knight on Friday night, resulting in a 12-7 loss. Although the Giants showcased success at the plate and accumulated six stolen bases, the Knight’s defensive prowess and composed plate appearances proved decisive.
Jackson victorious overGreen Canyon
However, the Giants concluded their tournament campaign on a high note with an electrifying 9-0 triumph over Green Canyon. The team demonstrated their offensive firepower, scoring six runs in the third inning, thanks to notable hits by Ethan Garner, Tate Wiley, Bridger Hammond, and capitalizing on two errors by Green Canyon. On the mound, Wylie Wilkes delivered a stellar performance, surrendering only two hits and zero runs over five innings, ultimately resulting in a mercy rule victory after five innings.
Games Tuesday and Wednesday
Overall, the Giants can take pride in their performance throughout the Chris Hodges Memorial Baseball Tournament. Their resilience, skill, and teamwork were on full display. Looking ahead, the team aims to carry forward the positives from the tournament as they prepare to host a doubleheader against the formidable Cheyenne Post 6 on Tuesday night, followed by a third game on Wednesday morning at 10.