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Jets split with PBA again to finish 2-2 on the weekend!

Lethbridge, AB –

You couldn’t ask for better weather for a September fall double header in Lethbridge.

Game 1 saw the Jets lose by a score of 3-2 and won game 2 by a score of 6-4.

Game 1 saw Carlin Dick start on the mound going 3 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Maddox Mateychuk threw 2 innings allowing 0 hit, 1 run with 3 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Justin Adamoski finished things off going 1 inning allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 1 K. Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 2 for 3.  Max Grant was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

Game 2 saw the Jets win by a score of 6-4.  Reece Keller started on the mound and earned the victory going 4 innings allowing 1 hit with 5 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Tyler Boudreaux threw 2 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Matt Wiggins earned the save throwing 1 inning with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Nick Gravel was 1 for 3.  Ty Wevers was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Logan Grant was 2 for 3 and Logan Domanski was 1 for 3 to round out the offence.

Next up for the Jets is 16 players are heading to the T12 and 3 players to the Alberta top 40.  Exciting times for the Jets.

Jets split in Lethbridge vs PBA!

 

Lethbridge, AB –

The Jets split on a beautiful day at Nolan Yard in Lethbridge.  The VAB lost game 1 by a score of 12 – 7 and won game 2 13-4.

Game 1 saw Evan O’Toole start on the mound going 2 innings allowing 4 hits, 3 runs with 1 K.  Thomas Little threw 1 inning allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Chase Florendine threw 2 innings allowing 3 hits with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Nick Gravel threw the final inning allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led Josh Malainey was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.  John Vulcano was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 2.  Ben Adams was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Logan Domanski was 2 for 3 to round out the offense.

Game 2 saw Levi Abbott start on the mound going 3 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 runs with 3 K’s.  Ben Adams was dominate going 2 innings allowing 1 unearned run with 1 BB and 6 K’s.  Adam Macko threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 4 with 2 triples and 5 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 4 with a triple.  Carlin Dick was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 4.  Max Grant was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Logan Domanski rounded out the offense going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Next up for the Jets is a 11 am DH vs PBA at Spitz Stadium

Jets lose a tight one vs PBA to open 2018 fall!

Vauxhall, AB

The Jets opened the fall season with the Annual Spirit week game vs PBA.  VES, VJHS, VHS students attended the game part of Spirit week.  Final score PBA 8 Jets 7.

Chase Florendine started going 1 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 run with 3 K’s.  Levi Abbott threw 1 inning with 2 K’s.  Reece Keller went 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 K.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1/3 of an inning.  Ben Adams threw 1 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Tyler Boudreau threw 1 clean inning.  Justin Adamoski threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 earned run.  Carlin Dick finished things off going 1 inning allowing 1 hit.

Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 5 with an RBI.  Nick Gravel rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

Next action for the Jets is Saturday with a 1 pm DH in Lethbridge at Nolan Yard vs PBA.

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.