March 25, 2017

5 Jets selected to Canadian JNT fall trip!

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The VAB Jets are proud to announce that 5 current Jets will be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista, Florida Oct 1-13 for the U-18 Instructional League Camp.

The JNT will play several professional clubs from the Astros, Nationals, Blue Jays, Tigers and Braves.  They will also face off against former Jet Ben Onyshko (2012-2013) at Stetson University.

Good luck to all 5 in their quest to represent Canada at the WBSC U-18 World Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario September 1-10, 2017.

LHP – Wesley Moore (Surrey, BC)

LHP – Garrett Nicholson (Sydney Mines, NS)

LHP – Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, NS)

C – Victor Cerny (Winnipeg, MB)

3B – Damiano Palmegiani (Surrey, BC)

Jets finish off the fall Kelowna tournament with a victory!

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The VAB Jets finished off the fall season with a great final game vs the Prospects Academy winning by a score of 1-0.  It was a pitchers duel the entire way with Ben Erwin earning the victory going 5 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Jaden Griffin threw a solid 6th inning with 2 K’s and 1 BB. Zach Newman earned the save throwing 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Damiano Palmegiani who was 2 for 3.  Palmegiani had a controversial hit called foul in the top of the 4th and followed it up with a solo shot to left center for the only run.  Liam Vulcano finished the game 1 for 3 with a double.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 3 with a double and Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

The Jets will now get back to studies for the week before travelling to Lethbridge to take on the PBA both Saturday and Sunday this week.

 

Jets split advance to final Sunday!

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The Jets opened the day with a 1-0 record and ended up splitting with a 7-1 victory over the Prospects Academy 2 and losing 4-2 to Okanagan College.  Game 1 saw Garrett Nicholson start on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 9 K’s.  Owen Harms finished things off going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 1 with a double, 3 BB’s and 2 RBI’s.  Cooper Jones rounded out the offense going 2 for 3.

Game 2 saw the Jets lose by a score of 4-2 after 2 long balls dictated the final score.  Wesley Moore started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Kaiden Cardoso finished things off going 2 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Damiano Palmegiani who was 1 for 3.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 3.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 2.

The split now has the Jets playing the Edmonton Prospects at 1:30 pm before the long bus ride back to Vauxhall.

Jets open the Kelowna tournament with a win over Parksville!

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The offense did all of its scoring in 1 inning scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd cruising to a 6-1 victory.  Garrett Hawkins started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Chase Florendine threw 2 good innings allowing 2 hits with 2 K’s.  Zach Newman finished things off throwing a clean 7th inning.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Matt Rath who was 1 for 3 with 2 SB’s.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 3 with a 3 run shot to left and Ty Penner rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with a double.

The Jets now play tomorrow at 11:15am vs Edmonton and 4:15 pm vs Okanagon College.

 

Jets take one from PBA!

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With several players away in Toronto (10 total) at the 4th Annual Tournament 12 the Jets played a great game vs PBA split squard in Lethbridge.  Offensively, the Jets were led by a big day from Matt Rath who was 4 for 5 with 2 triples and 2 RBI’s.  Liam Vulcano, Kaiden Cardoso, Matt Gough and Ty Penner chipped in with 1 hit each with the entire club playing sound defense.  On the mound 4 pitchers combined for the 9-5 victory with Connor Green, Garret Hawkins, Chase Florendine and Zach Newman combining to allow 5 hits, 1 BB with 4 K’s.

The Jets now will travel as a group to Kelowna for a fall tournament September 23-35.  The Jets open up vs Edmonton Prospects 11:30 am Friday.

The 10 players that traveled to Toronto also had a great showing overall.

Wesley Moore – BC

Damiano Palmegiani – BC

Ben Erwin – AB

Adam Macko – AB

Victor Cerny – Prairies

Owen Harms – Prairies

Brett Mercier – Atlantic

Garrett Nicholson – Atlantic

Josh Tardif – Atlantic

Jaden Griffin – Atlantic

 

Jets split with PBA on a beautiful fall day!

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The VAB Jets split with PBA losing game 1 by a score of 9-5 and won game 2 8-5.  Game 1 saw Ben Erwin start on the mound throwing 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 unearned runs with 3 K’s.  Conner Green threw 2 innings allowing 5 hits, with 4 runs and 4 BB’s.  Garrett Nicholson threw 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 runs with 2 K’s and 3 BB’s.  Kaiden Cardoso threw the final inning with a clean box score.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and solo HR.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 3. Victor Cerny was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 4 and Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 4.

Game 2 saw the Jets get in the win column with an 8-5 victory.  Wesley Moore started on the mound going 3 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 3 runs with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Garrett Hawkins earned the victory going 2 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 unearned run with 2 K’s.  Zach Newman earned the save going 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 unearned run.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and a solo HR.  Brett Mercier was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and Ben Erwin rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with a double.

The games tomorrow have been cancelled due to poor weather forecast.  Several players will be travelling to Toronto for the T12 tournament with the others playing PBA next weekend.

 

Jets open the fall season with a loss to PBA on spirit day!

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Vauxhall, AB –

The Jets opened the 2016/2017 fall season with a 6-2 loss to PBA on the annual spirit week game.

Ben Erwin started on the mound going 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 2 unearned runs with 1 BB.  Connor Green threw 1 inning allowing 2 hits, 2 unearned runs with 1 BB and 1 K.  Adam Macko went 2 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 runs with 2 BB’s and 3 Ks.  Garrett Hawkins threw 2 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 1 BB and 1 K.  Garrett Nicholson threw 1 inning allowing 2 hits, 1 BB with 3 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 4.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 4 with a 2 run HR.  Brett Mercier was 2 for 3.  Matt Gough was 1 for 2 to round out the offense.

The Jets and PBA will meet up again at Jets Stadium vs PBA at 12 noon Saturday.

4 Jets will be joining Team Alberta at the top 40 camp in Calgary over the weekend.  Adam Macko, Matt Gough, Chase Florendine and Cooper Jones will be attending from Vauxhall.  Good luck to all 4 boys.

 

11th season of the VAB is underway!

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The 11th season of the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is fully underway.  The players reported Sunday August 28th with classes beginning today.

The 22 man roster consists of 9 returners and 13 newcomers.  A breakdown of the roster consists of 5 student-athletes from BC, 7 student-athletes from Alberta, 2 student-athletes from SK, 3 student-athletes from Manitoba, 3 student-athletes from New Brunswick and 2 student-athletes from Nova Scotia.

10th Grade or Sophomores

Chase Florendine, Adam Macko & Dayton Peters

11th Grade or Juniors

Liam Vulcano, Ty Penner, Damiano Palmegiani, Kaiden Cardoso, Cooper Jones, Owen Harms, Jaden Griffin, Josh Tardif, Garrett Hawkins & Matt Gough

12th Grade or Seniors

Connor Green, Matt Rath, Wesley Moore, Garrick Nicholson, Zach Newman, Jared Binsfeld, Victor Cerny, Brett Mercier, Ben Erwin

A detailed roster will be posted under the Team heading soon.

Below is a copy of the fall schedule.  The Kelowna Tournament schedule will be posted when available.

Date                Opponent/Level                                             Location                     Time  

Aug. 28           Report Date                                                 Vauxhall, AB               12 noon

Sept. 3             Intrasquad                                                  Jets Stadium                11:00 am

Sept. 4             Intrasquad                                                  Jets Stadium                11:00 am

Sept. 7             Spirit Week vs. PBA                                 Jets Stadium               12 noon

Sept. 10           Prairie Baseball Academy                     Jets Stadium               12 noon DH   

Sept. 11           Prairie Baseball Academy                      Jets Stadium               12 noon DH

Sept. 14 – 19  Tournament 12                                          Toronto, Ontario       TBA

Sept. 17           Practice scheduled for players not attending T12                                    TBA

Sept. 18           Prairie Baseball Academy                                                                             TBA

Sept. 23           Kelowna Tournament                                     Kelowna, BC                       TBA

Sept. 24           Kelowna Tournament                                     Kelowna, BC                       TBA

Sept. 25           Kelowna Tournament                                     Kelowna, BC                       TBA

 Oct. 1              Prairie Baseball Academy                               Lethbridge, AB                  12 noon (DH)

Oct. 2              Prairie Baseball Academy                               Lethbridge, AB                   11 am (DH)

Oct. 8             Absolute Baseball Academy/U of C  Jets Stadium                   12 noon (DH)            

Oct. 9               Absolute Baseball Academy/U of C             Calgary, AB                        12 noon (DH)

Oct. 10              Thanksgiving

Oct. 15               Okotoks Dawgs                                              Okotoks, AB                        12 noon (DH)

Oct. 16            Okotoks Dawgs                                        Jets Stadium                  12 noon (DH)

 Oct. 22            100 inning Marathon Game                          Jets Stadium                      10:00 am

 

 

Josh Burgmann drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals!

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The VAB is very proud to announce that Josh Burgmann was drafted in the 2016 MLB 1st year player draft. Current Jet RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanamio, BC) was drafted in the 30th round, 916th overall by the Cardinals.  Josh has been a standout for the Jets for 3 years and has a very bright future in the game whether he chooses to sign with the Cardinals or attend U of W.  Congrats Burgy!!

Josh has committed  to the University of Washington Huskies in Seattle, WA. Josh is also currently playing with the Canadian National Junior Team.

Below is a list of other Jets who have been drafted in previous seasons:

2007 – Cody Phipps – Houston Astros –signed

2008 – Lionel Morrill – Minnesota Twins – attended College of Southern Idaho

2009 – Steven Inch – Philadelphia Phillies – signed

2009 – Adam Nelubowich – Seattle Mariners – currently attending Washington State University

2009 – Brandon Petite – Houston Astros – attended Texas Tech University

2009 – Jordan Wong – Milwaukee Brewers – attended Hill College

2009 – Dale Anderson – Texas Rangers – attended College of Southern Idaho

2009 – Jay Johnson – Baltimore Orioles – attended Texas Tech University

2010 – Jay Johnson – Toronto Blue Jays 2011 – Jay Johnson – Philadelphia Phillies – signed

2011 – Ben Dartnell – Boston Red Sox – attended Eastern Michigan University

2011 – Brendan Hendriks – Philadelphia Phillies – attended University of San Fransico

2012 – Logan Seifrit – Seattle Mariners – signed

2013 – Adam Nelubowich – Houston Astros – signed

2013 – Chris Thibideau – San Diego Padres – currently attending North Florida University

2014 – Ben Onyshko – Milwaukee Brewers – currently attending Stetson University

Celebration of Achievement a tremendous success!

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The day began with a special “Ride.”  VAB Ambassador Yukio Kitagawa continued his quest to ride 100,000 km in 10 years for “Jets Baseball.”  What made June 9th, 2016 special is Yukio officially road his bike 40,075 km which is the circumference of the earth.  This feat was accomplished in only 634 cycling days and it took 2674 hours to complete the 40,075 km.  To top this off Yukio’s wife Barbara matches all pledges donated to the “Pennies for K’s fundraiser” in support of Jets baseball and after 2 years we have raised over $88,000.00.  WOW what a great way to support Jets Baseball.  Special thank you to everyone who has supported this fundraiser over the last 2 years.  We look forward to another great year in 2017.

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The evening was highlighted by our 5th Annual Celebration of Achievement.  This year marked not only a time to celebrate academic performance, community involvement but also a time to recognize 3 Award winners and the presentation of the Reno Lizzi Ring.

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Jan Tolton Memorial Scholarship – KJ Moreno

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McLeod Family Scholarships – Ben Erwin & Wesley Moore

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Special thank you to Brian & Susan Van Uden and Yukio & Barbara Kitagawa for your support of the Dinner.

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