Author: Ardin Masson

Last night in the Winnipeg Men's Fastball League the Portage Phillies pushed their win streak to four with a sweep of the Winnipeg Jets in a home double header.

The Phillies took both games quite handily by scores of 7-1 in the opener and 16-4 in the back half of the twinbill.

Phillies pitcher Gregg Waldvogel, who played in the first contest, says that Portage is used to playing the Jets and they're typically a team who is near the bottom of the league standings, so they expected to do well against them last night. He feels the Phillies played an outstanding first game but due to sloppy defense in the night's second installment, allowed Winnipeg to get back into the contest.

The Phillies really blew the game open in the top of the 7th when they scored six runs, to put the final nail in the Jets' coffin. Waldvogel adds that another positive is that it's evident the Portage bats are really heating up, which they hope to carry into this weekend's tournament in Winkler.

With their season record now at 5-3, Portage will see their next league action next Thursday on the road when they meet Hollow Water.