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Jets get back on track vs Abbotsford Cardinals!

 

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The stands were packed for an unusual mid-afternoon Thursday tilt as the visiting Abbotsford Cardinals dug in against a tough group of arms on the hill for the Jets.  The Jets came out victorious with an 8-1 victory on a beautiful Thursday afternoon.  The Jets pitching staff was led by starter Wesley Moore who pitched 4 strong innings against the Cardinals hitters, allowing only 1 run on 4 hits with 8 Ks and 1 BB. The Cards hitters did not fair any better against a solid Jets bullpen.  Chase Florendine followed allowing no runs on no hits with 1 K; Garrett Nicholson allowed no runs on 1 hit with 1 BB; and Connor Green allowed no runs on 1 hit and 2 BBs.

Offensively, the Jets scattered the hits throughout the lineup with 8 different Jets each getting a hit.  Both Owen Harms and Brett Mercier had a double which each allowed 2 Jets to cross the plate. Damiano Palmigiani, Dayton Peters and Victor Cerny also had doubles. Liam Vulcano, Cooper Jones, Matt Rath all had singles rounding out the offense.
The Jets next games are Saturday when the visiting Great Falls Chargers come to Jets Stadium for 2 games against the Jets. 12 noon DH.
Congrats to all the Vauxhall HS grads.  Great things ahead for all of you.

Jets drop a couple to finish off the weekend!

Okotoks, AB – 

The VAB Jets dropped a couple of ball games on a cool and rainy day in Okotoks.  5-1 and 6-3 were the final scores.  The scores were a result of some untimely errors, to many walks and not enough offense coupled with a good Okotoks club.

Game 1 saw Ben Erwin get the start going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs with 4 K’s and 4 BB’s.  Garrett Nicholson threw 2 innings in relief allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB.  Offensively, the Jets only mustered 1 hit from Cooper Jones who was 1 for 3.

Game 2 saw Jaden Griffen start on the mound going 4 innings allowing 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs with 7 K’s and 3 BB’s.  Adam Macko finished things off going 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs with 4 K’s and 3 BB’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Jared Binsfeld who was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Liam Vulcano was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3.  Ben Erwin was 2 for 3 to round out the offense.

Next action for the Jets is Thursday vs Abbotsford Cardinals – 3 pm start at Jets Stadium.

Jets split with Okotoks on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Vauxhall!

Vauxhall, AB –

There was not much offense from either side with game 1 ending 5-3 for Okotoks and game 2 ending 2-1 for the Jets.

Game 1 saw Wesley Moore start on the mound going 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits 3 runs with 6 BB’s and 6 K’s.  Garrett Hawkins finished things off going 3 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 4 BB’s and 7 K’s.  Offensively the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Victor Cerny was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3.  Owen Harms was 1 for 2 with a double and Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 2 with an RBI to round out the offense.

Game 2 Connor Green get the start and win going 4 innings allowing 5 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Zach Newman earned the save going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano was 1 for 3 with a double.  Brett Mercier was 2 for 3 with an RBI to round out the offense.

The Jets travel to Okotoks for a 12 noon DH tommorrow (Sunday).

Jets take 2 in Lethbridge to win PBA Tournament

Lethbridge, AB – 

The offence came alive in the semi final vs Saskatoon DBacks winning 12 – 2 and then coming from behind in dramatic fashion in the finals scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to walk off 4-3 over a very good Calgary Jr. Dino’s 4-3 in the final.

The semi final saw the Jets go down 2-0 after 1 inning before Adam Macko threw 4 scoreless innings enroute to a 12-2 victory.  Macko threw 5 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 8 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 2 for 3 with a double.  Brett Mercier had a huge day going 2 for 3 with a grand slam and 5 RBI’s.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso rounded out the offence going 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI to round out the offence.

The victory put the Jets in the final vs a good Calgary Jr. Dino’s team.  The Jets led 2-0 after 4 innings before the Jr. Dino’s scored 3 and led 3-2 with 2 outs in the 7th inning.  Liam Vulcano hit a deep fly ball to centre that went off the outfielders glove to put a runner on 2nd.  Brett Mercier laced a ball a ball to right field to tie up the game and a ground ball to short that took a tough hop helped the Jets walked off for the 2nd straight year becoming the PBA Tournament Champions.

Ben Erwin was great going 7 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 unearned runs with 1 BB and 5 K’s.  Offensively the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 4.  Brett Mercier had a great day going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s including the game winner.  Ty Penner rounded out the offence going 1 for 4.

The Jets played the tournament 5 Team Canada players down as well as playing 6 games in 3 days to win the Championship.  Next action is a home and home vs the Okotoks Dawgs.

Jets dump 2 games to finish up round robin!

Lethbridge, AB – 

Stranded runners and way too many lazy fly balls were the story in a couple of losses to finish up the round robin.

Game 1 saw the Jets leave 14 runners on base leading to an extra inning loss 3-2 to the Saskatoon Hoppers.  Chase Florendine started on the mound going 6 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 3 BB and 6 K’s.  Ty Penner threw 1 1/3 inning allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Brett Mercier who was 1 for 5 with a double and an RBI.  Owen Harms was 1 for 4 with a double.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 1 and Matt Gough was 1 for 2 to round out the offense.

Game 2 was a similar tail with the Jets coming out on the losing side 4-0.  Connor Green started on the mound going 4 1/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 runs with 2 earned runs, 3 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Kaiden Cardoso finished things off going 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 3.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

The Jets ended up winning their pool after Thursday and Friday’s results and will meet up against the Saskatoon Backs at 10 am at Spitz Stadium.

Jets take game 2 at PBA tournament!

Lethbridge, AB – 

The Jets continued their winning ways with a 11-0 victory over the Saskatoon Cubs.

Zach Newman started on the mound and was in control the entire way going 7 innings allowing 5 hits with 5 K’s and 0 BB’s to earn the Booster Juice player of the game.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.  Owen Harms was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Matt Gough was 1 for 1 with a double and Ty Penner rounded out the offence going 1 for 2 with an RBI.

The Jets now take on the Saskatoon Hoppers at 9 am and the Okotoks Dawgs at 12 noon.

Jets open PBA tournament with convincing victory!

 

Lethbridge, AB – 

It was a cool and wet day in southern Alberta to open up the 2nd Annual PBA Tournament.  The Jets found themselves down 1-0 after the first inning before scoring 7 in the 2nd and 8 in the 3rd to cruise to a 19-1 victory over the Parkland Twins.

Garrett Hawkings started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 run with 0 BB’s and 9 K’s to earn the Booster Juice Player of the Game Award.  Offensively, the Jets managed 14 spread out over 7 players.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Cooper Jones was 3 for 5 with a double and 5 RBI’s.  Brett Mercier was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s to round out the offence.

The Jets now play the Saskatoon Cubs Friday at 12 noon at Spitz Stadium.

Jets continue winning ways with 2 solid wins in Great Falls!

Great Falls, Montana – 

Game 1 saw the Jets fall behind early before chipping away and scoring late to beat the Great Falls Chargers 8-5.  The Jets finished the game with 8 – 0’s on the mound.  Chase Florendine started on the mound going 2 innings allowing 5 hits, 5 runs with 3 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Zach Newman threw 4 innings allowing 3 hits with 4 K’s.  Ben Erwin threw the final 3 innings earning the victory allowing 0 hits with 5 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 2 for 4 with a double.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 4.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 4.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Brett Mercier was 2 for 4 with a bases clearing triple.  Ty Penner was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Matt Gough was 1 for 5 to round out the offense.

Game 2 vs Missoula Mavericks was tight until the 6th when the Jets broke it open.  Adam Macko started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 5 K’s.  Connor Green threw 2 innings allowing 0 hits with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Garrett Hawkings threw the final 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Brett Mercier who was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 to round out the offense.

Next action for the Jets is Thursday in Lethbridge vs Parkland Twins at 2 pm.

Jets score late to win the BOW over the Okotoks Dawgs!

Kamloops, BC – 

Championship Saturday in Kamloops featured 2 semi final match ups between the Jets and the North Shore Twins as well as Okotoks Dawgs vs the Langley Blaze.  The Dawgs beat the Blaze in extra innings while the Jets beat the Twins 4-1 in the semi final.

Wesley Moore started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s to earn the victory.  Zach Newman earned the save going 3 innings allowing 2 hits with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Victor Cerny who was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Matt Rath was 2 for 3.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 2.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and owen Harms was 1 for 3.  Damiano Palmegiani was 0 for 1 with an RBI but also 3 HBP’s.

The semi final victor earned a birth in the final vs Okotoks Dawgs.  The game was knotted at 0-0 until the bottom of the 6th inning when the Jets scored 4 runs to earn our 3rd BOW Championship (2009, 2015, 2017).  Jaden Griffin got the start going  4 1/3 solid innings allowing 0 hits, 5 BB’s with 3 K’s.  Griffin developed a blister when Hawkins entered the game with a 2-1 count and runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out.  Hawkins entered the game striking out 2 batters to finish off the inning and earning the victory going 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 6 K’s and 0 BB’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by a pitch hit sacrifice fly by Jared Binsfeld which went on to be the winning run.  Owen Harms who was 1 for 2 with a double.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 2.  Matt Rath continued a great Championship Saturday with a 2 for 3 effort and an RBI.

The Jets finished off the 2017 BOW scoring 36 runs and allowing just 4 runs over the 5 games.  The Jets will now enjoy Easter Sunday together at the residence in Vauxhall.  Day off Monday followed by a good week of practice will lead the Jets on another road trip to Great Falls Friday and Saturday to take on the Great Falls Chargers and Missoula Mavericks.

Special thanks to all the fans following the team online as well as everyone who was able to travel to Kamloops and/or Las Vegas to cheer the group on.  Lots left to enjoy this spring.

Jets continue to stay in the win column with a 10-2 win over Victoria!

Kamloops, BC – 

The game saw the Jets down early to the Victoria Mariners 2-1 before breaking it open with 7 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning leading to a final score 10-2 for the Jets.

Garrett Nicholson started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Connor Green finished things off going 1 inning with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Damiano Palmegiani was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Ty Penner rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

The Jets finished as the #1 seed and will meet up with the North Shore Twins in the semi final at 11 am at the Stadium.