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Hawkins no hitter to open up the 12th Annual Haven!

Vauxhall, AB –

It tough conditions on a cool and wet opener to the 12th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament.  Hawkins was absolutely dominate going 5 innings with 12 K’s and 1 BB in the no hitter vs the Lethbridge Elks.  Hawkins also threw a no hitter last season at the Haven Tournament.

The game was 4-0 after 3 innings before the Jets scored 9 runs in the 4th to finish things off.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 1 for 2.  Owen Harms was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2 with a double and 4 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole rounded out the offense going 1 for 1 with an RBI.

Friday action:

1 pm Medicine Hat vs Edmonton Cardinals

4 pm Lethbridge Elks vs Great Falls Chargers

7 pm VAB vs Edmonton Cardinals

12th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament Schedule

Vauxhall, AB – 

We are proud to have Haven Agencies and Intact Insurance as our title sponsors for the 12th year in a row.  The weekend activities are highlighted with the tournament but also include the Scotiabank Golf Tournament as well as the Steak & Lobster.

Vauxhall Academy Jets

12th Annual Invitational Tournament

Presented by: Haven Agencies

Vauxhall, Alberta, Canada

                            Home Team                                                Visiting Team

Thursday May 17th, 2018

 7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Lethbridge Elks

 Friday May 18th, 2018

1:00 pm               Medicine Hat                      vs                     Edmonton Cardinals

4:00 pm               Lethbridge Elks                   vs                     Great Falls Chargers

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Edmonton Cardinals

Saturday May 19th, 2018                             

10:00 am             Medicine Hat                       vs                    Lethbridge Elks

1:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Medicine Hat

4:00 pm               Edmonton Cardinals           vs                     Great Falls Chargers

5:00 pm               BBQ (Players, Coaches and fans are Free)

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Great Falls Chargers

Sunday May 20th, 2018

10:00 am             Lethbridge Elks                 vs                      Edmonton Cardinals

1:00 pm               Great Falls Chargers          vs                      Medicine Hat

                                                                Championship Game

4:00 pm              #1 Seed                               vs                     #2 Seed

 

 

Jets take 2 from Great Falls on a beautiful Mothers Day!

 

 

 

Vauxhall, AB – ,

The VAB Jets won both games on a beautiful Mothers Day afternoon at Jets Stadium.  The Jets came out on top of Great Falls 9-0 in Game 1 and 4-1 in Game 2 to finish off a successful weekend.

Game 1 saw Matt Wiggins start on the mound going 3 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 K.  Thomas Little threw 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Adam Macko finished things off going 2 innings with 5 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Damiano Palmegiani who was 1 for 3.  Liam Vulcano was 2 for 4 with a double.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4.  Levi Abbott was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  John Vulcano and Owen Harms pitched in with a hit each Harms was a double.  Ty Penner rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with a solo blast.

Game 2 saw the Jets come out on top 4-1.  Josh Tardif made his first start in a Jets uniform going 3 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 BB’s with 3 K’s.  Jared Arnold threw 2 solid innings allowing 2 hits, 1 run with 1 K.  Levi Abbott finished things off earning the victory going 2 innings allowing 1 BB with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 3.  Liam Vulcano was 1 for 3.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 2 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  John Vulcano was 1 for 3 and Evan O’Toole was 1 for 2.

The Jets will now take on the Lethbridge Elks 7 pm Thursday night to open up the 12th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament in Vauxhall.

No hitter on graduation Saturday!

 

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets took care of business with a DH vs Badlands Academy on a beautiful graduation Saturday.  Game 1 saw the Jets win by a score of 9-2.  Garrett Hawkins started on the mound going 3 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Reece Keller went 2 solid innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Evan O’Toole finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit with 0 runs.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 4.  Owen Harms was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI’s.

Game 2 was a combine NO HITTER between Jaden Griffin and Chase Florendine.  Jaden Griffin started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 0 hits, 1 unearned run with 3 BB’s and 12 K’s.  Chase Florendine finished things off going 2 innings with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Both pitchers were outstanding on the mound.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 1 for 4 with a double.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 3.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 1 and Evan O’Toole rounded out the offensive going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Jets now take on the Great Falls Chargers Sunday at 1 pm DH.  HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

2018 Jets heading to college!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 9 Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2018-2019 season.  All 8 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2018.  We are very proud of all of these young men and look forward to following their careers.  We look forward to announcing our final commitment soon.

The following is a list of Jets who signed:

INF – Owen Harms – Winnipeg, MB  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas.  The Trojans play in the very competitive Jayhawk Conference.  For more details on the Colby Trojans: http://www.colbycc.edu/athletics/teams/baseball/index

C – Kaiden Cardoso  – Abbotsford, BC – has accepted an NJCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas.  The Bulldogs play in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference which is home to some of the top junior college baseball programs in Texas.  For more details on Clarendon Baseball: http://athletics.clarendoncollege.edu/Baseball

C – Martin Vincelli-Simard  – Boisbriand, QC – has accepted an NJCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Midland College Chaps in Midland, TX.  The Chaps play in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference which is home to some of the top junior college baseball programs in Texas.  For more details on Midland College: http://www.gochaps.com/baseball/index.php

 

INF – Liam Vulcano – Cloverdale, BC  – has accepted an NAIA Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC .  The Thunderbirds play in the competitive Cascade Collegiate Conference and compete for the title every season.  For more details on UBC Baseball: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/index.aspx?path=baseball

OF – Cooper Jones – Ponoka,AB  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.  The Blackhawks play in the very competitive ICCAC Conference.  For more details on the Southeastern Baseball: http://www.sccblackhawks.com/sports/bsb/index

3B – Damiano Palmegiani – Surrey, BC  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend California State University Northridge in Northridge, California.  The Matadors play in a very challenging  Big West Conference.  Palmegiani will be joining former Jets Nolan Bumstead, Wesley Moore and Victor Cerny with the Matadors. For more details on Cal State Northridge Baseball: http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-basebl/index

RHP – Garrett Hawkins – Biggar, SK  – has accepted an NAIA Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC .  The Thunderbirds play in the competitive Cascade Collegiate Conference and compete for the title every season.  For more details on UBC Baseball: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/index.aspx?path=baseball

1B/OF – Ty Penner  – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an NAIA Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC .  The Thunderbirds play in the competitive Cascade Collegiate Conference and compete for the title every season.  For more details on UBC Baseball: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/index.aspx?path=baseball

LHP – Jaden Griffin – Lower Sackville, NS  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Virginia Commonwealth University Rams in Richmond, VA .  The Rams play in the very competitive Atlantic 10 conference and compete for the Championship year in and year out.  For more details on VCU Baseball:http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index

The entire VAB organization is very proud of all 4 Jets and we look forward to following their very bright futures moving forward.  Stay tuned for additional signings throughout the winter and spring months.

Tough weekend for the Jets!

 

 

Vauxhall & Okotoks – 

It was a tough weekend for the Jets losing games after the 5th inning against a good Okotoks Dawgs club.

Game 1 saw the Jets fall in 2 extra innings losing 5-2 in the 9th.  Garrett Hawkins was dominate on the mound going 7 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs with 6 K’s and 1 BB.  Josh Tardif and Evan O’Toole were both good in relief with Okotoks hitting a 2 out single in the 9th to lead to victory.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 4.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Martin Vincelli – Simard was 1 for 2 and Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Game 2 saw the score tied at 4 thru 5 innings before Okotoks broke the game open with a huge 6th inning cruising to a 15-5 victory.  Jaden Griffin started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs with 5 K’s and 1 BB.  Chase Florendine, Reece Keller and Jared Arnold finished things off in relief.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 3.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s to round out the offense.

Game 3 the Jets traveled to Okotoks with another couple of close games.  The Jets out hit the Dawgs but fell in extra innings 3-2.  Adam Macko started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs with 5 K’s and 3 BB’s.  Levi Abbott finished things off throwing very well going 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 5 K’s and 2 intentional walks.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 1 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 4.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Martin Vincelli-Simard was 1 for 3.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3.  John Vulcano was 1 for 3.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 and Owen Harms was 1 for 3 with a double.

Game 4 saw the Jets take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 5 inning behind strong pitching performance from Matt Wiggins.  A couple of mistakes found the Jets trailing after 5 and couldn’t mount a comeback.  Matt Wiggins started going 4 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 4 unearned runs with 2 K’s and 4 BB’s.  Thomas Little finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Ty Penner who was 1 for 3 with a double.  Levi Abbott and John Vulcano both added hits as well.

The Jets now focus their attention to Graduation Weekend with 12 noon DH Saturday vs Badlands Academy and a 1 pm DH Sunday vs Great Falls Chargers.  The Jets are extremely proud of our 10 seniors.  They have represented the Jets with class and dignity on and off the field.  We are excited to follow their next steps in their careers and look forward to adding them to our distinguished alumni list.  Once a Jet…..Always a Jet!!

 

Jets finish off successful Lethbridge with a Championship!

 

 

 

Lethbridge, AB –

Championship Sunday started off with pitchers dominance and ended with an offensive outburst.  The Jets won the semi final over PBA JV by a score of 8-0 advancing to the final winning over Prairie Sticks by a score of 11-9 to claim our 3rd consecutive trophy.

Game 1 saw Adam Macko start on the mound and was dominant going 6 innings allowing 1 hit with 9 K’s and 1 BB.  Josh Tardif finished off the shutout going the final inning with 1 BB.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Levi Abbott was 1 for 2 and Evan O’Toole was 1 for 2 with a 3 run HR.

Game 2 saw Thomas Little start on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 2  earned runs with 5 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw 2 innings allowing 2 hits, with 2 runs and 5 K’s.  Jared Arnold threw 1/3 of an inning allowing a 1 hit, 3 runs with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Reece Keller earned the save going 2/3 of an innings allowing 1 hit.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3 with 4 RBI’s.  Josh Malainey was 2 for 5.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 5 with an RBI.  Levi Abbott was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  John Vulcano was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 4 to round out the offense.

Next action is Saturday May 5th with a DH vs Okotoks at Jets Stadium 12 noon.

Jets get back on track at PBA Tournament!

Lethbridge, AB – 

The Jets got back on track winning by a score of 13-1 over the Saskatoon Giants on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Lethbridge.

Garrett Hawkins was dominate on the mound going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 9 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Ty Penner was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3.  Owen Harms was 1 for 1.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  John Vulcano was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s and Josh Malainey rounded out the offense going 2 for 3.

The Jets now match up with PBA JV at 9 am at Nolan Yard in the semi final.

**Photos compliments of Windy City Sports

Jets split on day 1 on the PBA tournament!

 

 

Lethbridge, AB – 

The Jets won game 1 – 11-0 over the Saskatoon DBacks and a 8-5 loss to Prairie Sticks on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Lethbridge.

Game 1 saw the Jets score early and often cruising to a 11-0 victory.  Levi Abbott started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 2 hits with 4 K’s.  Reece Keller threw 3 innings allowing 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 5 with a double.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 4.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 4 with a 3 run HR.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s.

Game 2 the offense was few and far behind and to many walks led to a 8-5 to a good Prairie Sticks team.  Evan O’Toole started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 5 hits, 4 runs with 2 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Chase Florendine went 3 1/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs with 3 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Jared Arnold finished things off going 2/3 of an inning allowing 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 4.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 4 with a HR and John Vulcano rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

The Jets match up with the Saskatoon Giants at 1 pm Lloyd Nolan.

Jets take 2 down in Great Falls!

Great Falls, MT –

It was a warm windy day in Great Falls, Montana certainly keeping the Jets bats hot.  The Jets won both games by scores of 19-5 and 11-1 over Great Falls Chargers and Missoula Mavericks.

Chase Florendine started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs with 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Matt Wiggins finished things off allowing 1 hit, 2 unearned runs with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 3 for 4 with a triple and 1 RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s.  Kaiden Cardoso was 3 for 5 was with a triple and a double with 4 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.  Levi Abbott was 3 for 4 with an RBI.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and Josh Malainey rounded out the offense going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.

Game 2 was close with the Jets leading 2-1 after 4 innings but scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 5th to finish off the game after 5 innings. Adam Macko started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 2 hit, 1 run with 5 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Jared Arnold threw a good inning with 1 K and 1 BB.  Thomas Little finished things off with another good inning allowing 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 3 for 4 with 2 triples and 3 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 4 with a double and and 2 RBI’s.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 3 with an RBI and John Vulcano rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Next action for the Jets is next weekend with the PBA Tournament.  Friday 12 noon Spitz Stadium.