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Damiano Palmegiani drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays!

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The VAB is very proud to announce that 3 year Jets standout Damiano Palmegiani was drafted in the 35th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, 1046th overall in the 2018 MLB 1st year player draft.  Damiano has also spent the last 2 years with the Canadian Junior National Team and his college commitment is NCAA Division 1 Cal State Northridge in Northridge, CA.  Congrats Damiano on a tremendous accomplishment.

Jets alumni (2012/2014) Ben Onyshko was also drafted in the 2018 MLB 1st year player draft out of Stetson University. Former Jet LHP Ben Onyshko (Winnipeg, MB) was drafted in the 24th round, 718th overall by the Seattle Mariners.  Ben was a standout for the Jets for 2 years and has had a very successful career at Stetson University.  They are in the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend.  Congrats Benny!!

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 –  North Florida University

2014 – Ben Onyshko – Milwaukee Brewers –  Stetson University

2016- Josh Burgmann – St. Louis Cardinals – currently attending University of Washington

7th Annual Celebration of Achievement!

Vauxhall, AB –

It has became a tradition of the Jets to celebrate special achievements throughout the 2017/2018 season.  A great meal with several presentations and awards was highlighted by the Pennies for K’s recap and goal of $100,000 for 100,000 km.  Special thanks to Brian and Susan Van Uden and Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa for providing dinner.  The evening was capped off with a special thanks to Garrick & Bev Blaine for being the Residence Managers, bus driver and voice of the Jets for the last 12 years.  The Blaines have been the residence managers for the last 6 years and we wish them a great retirement.

2018 was a tremendous success both on and off the field.  The Jets finished the spring with a 28-10 record, 3 Tournament Championships (including the PBA Tournament, Haven Agencies Tournament & Missoula Memorial Day Tournament) and a 2nd place finish at the Best of the West.  All 9 graduating seniors are set to move onto college baseball programs (including 3 to NCAA Division 1 programs) and 3 Jets spent time throughout the year with the Canadian Junior National Team (currently all 3 Jets are still with the CJNT).  Please see below all the award winners from last night:

Reno Lizzi Ring Presentation – RHP Garrett Hawkins

Jet of Year presented by Don Groves – OF/INF – Ty Penner $1000 scholarship

Inch by Inch presented by Don McPherson & Yukio & Barbara Kitagawa – $1000 scholarship – RHP Garrett Hawkins

Scott Hornstra Memorial Scholarship – Heart & Hustle – $500 scholarship – C Shayne Campbell

Wanda Stober Memorial Award – Volunteers of the Year $1000 scholarships – INF Kaiden Cardoso

Kalvin Odland Memorial Award – Leadership/Dedication $500 scholarship – INF Damiano Palmegiani

Doug Stevenson Memorial Award – Best Teammate $500 – INF Liam Vulcano

Jan Tolton Memorial Award – Best in the Dorms $500 – RHP Matt Wiggins

McLeod Family Scholarship – Excellence everyday that doesn’t require talent – $1000 scholarship each – OF/RHP Evan O’Toole, OF – Cooper Jones

Schwartz Insurance Assistance Program – $3000 scholarship – LHP Adam Macko (Coach Mac accepting on behalf of Adam)

 

Bulls finish 2018 with victory over Bulls in TCMM game!

Lethbridge, AB – 

It is the 7th Annual TCMM game in Lethbridge at Spitz Stadium vs Lethbridge Bulls.  The game is about more than baseball but rather remembering Tanner Craswell and Mitch McLean who tragically lost their lives 7 years ago.

The Jets opened up the scoring and staying on the winning side throughout the ball game with the final score Jets 4 Bulls 2.

Jaden Griffen started on the mound going 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 1 K.  Garrett Hawkins threw 2 innings allowing 3 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Thomas Little threw 1 inning with 3 BB’s.  Jared Arnold threw 1 clean inning.  Josh Tardif threw 1 inning with 2 K’s and 1 BB.  Evan O’Toole finished things off going 1 inning allowing 2 hits with 1 unearned run and 1 K.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 4.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with a double.  Martin Vincelli-Simard rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

The Jets finish 2018 with a 28-10 record and 3 tournament victories.  We look forward to following the progress and careers of our graduating student-athletes.  Once a Jet….Always a Jet!

Jets finish off Missoula Memorial Tournament in dramatic fashion!

 

 

Missoula, MT – 

It was a special Championship Sunday in Missoula.  A match up with the Helena Senators with the winner advancing to the finals vs Bozeman. The game was 1-0 entering the 5th inning when the Jets exploded for 10 runs finishing the game off.  Levi Abbott started on the mound going 5 innings (48 pitches/38 strikes) allowing 0 hit, 0 run, 0 BB’s, 0 errors with 8 K’s.  PERFECT GAME!  This the first Jets perfect game in 12 years.  A tremendous feat by Levi, catcher Shayne Campbell and the entire defense.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 3 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Evan O’Toole was 2 for 4 to round out a very balanced offense.

Entering the finals vs Bozeman Bucks the Jets ran out Adam Macko who went 6 very good innings allowing 2 hits with 6 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Josh Tardif finished things off going 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the attack was well spread out again with Liam Vulcano going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.

The Championship was the 1st for the Jets at the Missoula Memorial Day Tournament in 3 attempts.

Our attention now turns to a special game with the Annual TCMM game vs the Bulls Wednesday at 7 pm Spitz Stadium.

 

 

Jets continue to play well in Missoula!

Missoula, MT –

The Jets continued their winning ways in Missoula with a 5-1 victory over the Northern Lakes.  Chase Florendine started and was throwing well in the 1st before taking a line drive in the arm.  Reece Keller entered the game and threw very well going 5 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit on 2 BB’s and 8 K’s.  Jared Arnold threw well in the final inning with 2 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets offense was very well balanced.  Liam Vulcano was 1 for 4.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI’s.

The Jets now match up with Helena at 12:30 pm at Osprey Field.  If we make the final we play at 6 pm at Osprey Field.

Jets continue to roll in Missoula!

Missoula, MT – 

The Jets score 2 runs in the 1st inning and continued with 8 runs in the 4th leading to a 10-2 victory over the Butte Miners.  Matt Wiggins started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run with 7 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Thomas Little finished things off allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s in his inning of work.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 2 and Evan O’Toole was 1 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI’s.

The Jets will now meet up with Northern Lakes tomorrow at 10 am at Osprey Field.

Walk off to open Missoula Memorial Day Tournament!

Missoula, MT – 

The Jets took a 1-0 lead after 3 innings, tied 2-2 after 5 innings and ended up walking off with a 2 out double in the 7th by Owen Harms scoring Evan O’Toole to finish off the 4-3 victory.

Garrett Hawkins started on the mound going 6 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 unearned runs with 2 BB’s and 6 K’s.  Evan O’Toole earned the win in relief going 1 inning allowing 1 unearned run with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 4.  Owen Harms was 1 for 4 with the game winning RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3 with a big HR.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 2 and Evan O’Toole was 1 for 3 with a solo HR.

The Jets take on the Butte Miners at 11 am at Maverick Field.

Jets finish off the 12th Annual Haven Tournament with a win!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets got 8 runs in the 1st and cruised to a 15-3 victory over Great Falls.  Shayne Campbell finished things with a grand slam in the bottom of the 5th to seal the victory.  Chase Florendine started going 4 good innings allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 6 K’s.  Matt Wiggins finished things off going 1 inning allowing 1 hit.

Offensively, the Jets were Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Owen Harms was 1 for 3.  Ty Penner was 1 for 2 with a 3 run HR.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with a grand slam.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 3 with an RBI double.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Josh Malainey finished things off going 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Thank you to all the fans, players, coaches and umpires for attending the 12th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament!

Also a special thanks to Peter & Connie Van Uden, Haven Agencies and Intact Insurance for sponsoring the event again this year.

Jets get back on track on Day 3 of the Haven with 2 NO NO’s!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets got back on track with a convincing 11-0 victory over Medicine Hat.  It was another combined no-hitter with Evan O’Toole going 4 innings allowing only 1 BB with 7 K’s.  Jared Arnold finished things off going 1 inning allowing 2 BB’s with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 1 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 1 for 1.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 1 and Levi Abbott was 1 for 2.

Game 2 was against the Great Falls Chargers with another dominate performance on the mound.  Adam Macko started and was dominant going 6 innings allowing 0 hits with 0 BB’s and 11 K’s.  Thomas Little finished things off going 1 inning with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 3.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3.  Shayne Campbell was 3 for 3 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  John Vulcano was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Levi Abbott was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Jets will play in the final at 4 pm vs TBD.

Other action:

Lethbridge 10 Medicine Hat 1

VAB 11 Medicine Hat 0

Edmonton 7 Great Falls 6

VAB 7 Great Falls 0

Sunday Games:

10 am Lethbridge vs Edmonton

1 pm Medicine Hat vs Great Falls

4 pm VAB vs TBD

Tough 6th inning costs the Jets!

Vauxhall, AB –

The Jets scored 2 runs early but didn’t manage to add much more.  Cardinals scored 6 runs in the top of the 6th inning holding onto a 7-3 victory over the Jets.  Levi Abbott started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 7 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Josh Tardif took the loss going 2/3 of an inning allowing 3 hits, 5 runs with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Reece Keller finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hit, 1 run with 2 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 4.  Ty Penner was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 2 for 3 and Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

Other action from Friday:

Medicine Hat 7 Edmonton Cardinals 6

Great Falls 4 Lethbridge 2

Saturday schedule:

10 am – Lethbridge vs Medicine Hat

1 pm – VAB vs Medicine Hat

4 pm – Edmonton vs Great Falls

5 pm – BB

7 pm – Great Falls vs VAB