The Ontario Blue Jays return home today from Montreal, winners of two games at Olympic Stadium.
OBJ travelled to Montreal, Quebec early Saturday morning to play a doubleheader against the Academie du Baseball Canada at Olympic Stadium following the MLB game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.
Game one was kicked off with a single from lead off hitter, Tyler Small, who ended up going 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and a walk. Catcher Blake Buckle drove in Small on an RBI triple to put OBJ up early, 1-0. OBJ starter Stephen Kinal battled through two innings, settling in during his second inning of work. The Jays added another run in the 3rd, following a lead off walk, Dasan Brown scored on a ABC double play. OBJ pulled away late with a three runs over the last three innings, highlighted by a two run eighth as Small, and Brown scored again, putting the Jays up 5-2. OBJ relievers Diego Dominguez, Kyle Lev, and Lukas Barry combined to throw seven innings of scoreless relief, striking out seven, and only allowing three hits along the way. The game ended in a 5-2 victory for OBJ with Lev picking up the win and Barry the save.
Game two, just like the first, started with a bang for OBJ. Following three walks from the ABC starter, George Farid comes through with a two out, two RBI single to put the Jays up early, 2-0. OBJ starter Jack Liddell worked three scoreless for the Jays allowing three hits while striking out two. OBJ struck again in the top of the 5th, with two outs a Garrett Takamatsu single was followed by back-to-back walks leading to a two RBI double from Alex Seelman which put the Jays up 4-0. That was all OBJ would need as relievers Alex Jones and Nate Holmes shut the door on ABC, combining to throw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out four. Jones picks up the win in relief as the Jays cruise to a 4-0 victory.
The next games for OBJ will come on May 5th, 6th and 7th as they begin their CPBL schedule.