The second game of this twin billing match-up with the Evanston Rebels found Grant Smith on the mound for the Giants. Smith who is still technically recovering from a shoulder injury on this throwing side has popped in from time to time to relieve and shown a strong presence every time.
The Jackson Giants were hosts to the visiting Rebels of Evanston, Wyoming for this first of two game sequence at our own Giants Field on a bright sunny day in Jackson, Wyoming. The Giants having good success against the Rebels in past games were ready to go but without their ace starting pitcher, Lucas Moulder who was away at Lawrence, Kansas attending his orientation exercises in preparation for his first semester at the University of Kansas in the fall.
The winds picked up considerably for this 3:00 game, the 2nd for the Giants in Rock Springs, Wyoming at the Rock Springs Sports Complex where the visiting Jackson Giants squared off against the home team Rock Springs Mustangs. The Giants were first to bat and Charlie Wild took the first pitch and drove a screamer to left fielder, Wes Padilla, who dropped the ball allowing Wild to reach base on the error.
The Jackson Giants had the home team advantage against the Rawlins Generals in the first of two games scheduled for our Hometown Heroes this Friday the 13th starting at 12:30 at the Rock Springs Sports Complex during the Rock Springs Tournament. The Giants dominated the young Rawlins club in an earlier matchup winning 8-5 at the Evanston Tourney.
The Jackson Giants shook off last weekend’s woes and showed up to play the Green River Knights on their home turf in Green River, Wyoming.
The Hometown Hero Jackson Giants squad took the field licking their collective wounds after getting whipped by the Upper Valley club in the first game of this sunny Sunday morning at Giants Field. The Giants, now 3-7 were desperate to do whatever they can to keep from being swept in their own home tournament but they took the field with seeming confidence against a young Idaho Falls Rangers ball club.
Sunday morning was a vast improvement over the previous nights weather as the skies were partly cloudy and the sun warmed things up tremendously. Our Hometown Hero Jackson Giants looked a bit tired and stiff in the morning while going through their warm up drills in preparation to meet the Upper Valley Cougars from St. Anthony, Idaho.
Nighttime fell as well as the temperatures on Giants Field in Jackson, Wyoming for an 8:00pm match-up between our Hometown Hero Jackson Giants and the defending State Champion Wheatland Lobos. As the sun descended beyond the Teton Mountain range to the west, the temperatures plummeted to around 40 degrees and the wind started whipping to a point where it was just raw and wicked.