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Jets win the 11th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets combined for a 5 inning no hitter while the offense managed 13 hits and 17 RBI’s in the 17-2 defeat of the Lethbridge Elks.

Garrett Hawkins started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 2 unearned runs with 9 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Zach Newman finished things off going the final inning with 2 K’s to combine for a no hitter.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 3 for 3 with a 3 run line drive HR and 4 total RBI’s.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 3 and Matt Rath rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with 3 RBI’s.

The final standings for the tournament:

1st – VAB

2nd – Lethbridge Elks

3rd – Medicine Hat Monarchs

4th – Great Falls Chargers

5th – Calgary Jr. Dino’s

Jets split on Saturday to finish round robin 3-1!

Vauxhall, AB –

The VAB Jets started the day off with one of our weakest efforts losing 9-8 to Medicine Hat before bouncing back with a great game winning 8-0 over Great Falls.

Game 1 saw Connor Green get the start going 4 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 9 runs, 6 earned runs with 5 BB’s and 5 K’s.  Ty Penner finished things off going 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 3 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano going 2 for 4.  Cooper Jones was 3 for 5 with an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 5 with an RBI.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Matt Gough was 1 for 2.

Game 2 saw Ben Erwin dominate going 7 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 BB’s and 11 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets had 12 hits from 6 different players.  Liam Vulcano was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. Cooper Jones was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Matt Gough rounded out the offense going 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Other action from the day:

Medicine Hat 5 Lethbridge 4

Great Falls 8 Calgary 6

Sunday:

Lethbridge meets Calgary at 10 am

Great Falls meets Medicine Hat at 1 pm

Finals 4 pm.

Jeremie Fagnon was the winner of the 1st Alumni Homerun derby battling teammate and good buddy Brendan Hendriks in the final.

Jets continue winning ways with a 8-2 victory over Dino’s!

Vauxhall, AB – 

It was a tight game through 3 innings before the Jets scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th to cruise to an 8-2 victory.

Garrick Nicholson started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 runs with 5 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Zach Newman threw a clean inning allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Garrett Hawkins finished things off going 1 inning with 2 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 2.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  Ty Penner was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 3 to round out the offense.

Other action from the day:

Dinos 9 Medicine Hat 8

Lethbridge 15 Great Falls 14

Jets play Medicine Hat at 11:30 am and Great Falls at 7 pm.

Walk off HR Binsfeld to open the Haven Tournament!

Vauxhall, AB –

Jared Binsfeld hit a solo HR to lead off the bottom of the 7th to walk off 4-3 over the Lethbridge Elks.  Adam Macko started on the mound giving up 3 runs in the 1st inning before cruising 7 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs with 2 BB’s and 7 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets had a balanced attack against former Jet Bryce Fraser.  Liam Vulcano was 1 for 3.  Jared Binsfeld was 2 for 4 with a single and HR.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 2 with a double.  Ben Erwin was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Matt Rath finished things off going 2 for 2 with an RBI.

The Jets are very short handed this weekend with 4 players away with the Canadian Junior National Team and the flu bug making its way through the team.

Tomorrow’s action:

1 pm – Medicine Hat vs Calgary Jr. Dino’s

4 pm – Great Falls vs Lethbridge Elks

7 pm – Jets vs Calgary Jr. Dino’s

 

11th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament!

Vauxhall, AB –

For the 11th straight year Haven Agencies and Intact Insurance team up to host our May long weekend tournament. Please see below for the tournament schedule and activities.

Results will be posted right here each night after the games are complete.

Vauxhall Academy Jets

11th Annual Invitational Tournament

Presented by: Haven Agencies

Vauxhall, Alberta, Canada

 

                            Home Team                                                Visiting Team

Thursday May 18th, 2017

 

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

 

Friday May 19th, 2017

 

1:00 pm               Medicine Hat Monarchs      vs                     Calgary Jr. Dino’s

4:00 pm               Lethbridge Elks                   vs                    Great Falls Chargers

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Calgary Jr. Dino’s

 

Saturday May 20th, 2017

 

9:00 am               Calgary Jr. Dino’s               vs                     Great Falls Chargers

11:30 am             V.A.B                                  vs                     Medicine Hat Monarchs

2:30 pm               Medicine Hat Monarchs      vs                     Lethbridge Elks

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

5:00 pm               Alumni Softball Game @ Jets Stadium (1 hr time limit)

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

 

Sunday May 21st, 2017

10:00 am             Lethbridge Elks                   vs                     Calgary Jr. Dinos

1:00 pm               Great Falls Chargers            vs                     Medicine Hat Monarchs

                                                                Championship Game

4:00 pm              #1 Seed                               vs                     #2 Seed

 

*All games will be wood bat.

*Home team is in the 3rd base dugout.

*All games will be 7 innings and tie games will be played out.

*American Legion rules will apply to all games.

* Tie breaker will be determined by first by head to head then runs against divided by innings played.

* Home Team BP with be 1.5 hrs prior to game time, Visiting Team BP is 1 hr prior to game time.  Pre-game will be permitted in all games that time allows (limited to 10 minutes).

* Runner for catcher at any time is permitted as long as the runner is not in the line-up.

VAB Head Coach: Les McTavish 403-382-8869

Jets take a couple from Great Falls on grad Saturday!


Vauxhall, AB –

The VAB Jets scored early and often in both games on a beautiful graduation Saturday afternoon.  Game   1 saw the Jets score 5 in the 1st and 5 in the 2nd enrolee to a 14-4 final.  Game 2 was much of the same with the Jets outscoring the Chargers 11-0.

Game 1 saw Zach Newman start on the mound going 3 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 runs with 1 K.  Chase Florendine threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 BB.  Adam Macko finished things off going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 8 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Damiano Palmegiani had a huge day going 5 for 5 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI’s.  Victor Cerny was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 5 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2 for 5 with a double and 5 RBI’s.  Matt Gough was 1 for 3 with a double and Matt Rath rounded out the offence going 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Game 2 saw Conner Green started on the mound going 2 innings allowing 0 hits with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Jaden Griffen went 3 innings allowing 2 hits with 6 K’s and 1 BB.  Garrett Nicholson finished things off going 1 inning with 1 hit and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Owen Harms was 1 for 2 with a 2 run HR. Victor Cerny was 1 for 3.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s.  Matt Rath rounded out the offense going 2 for 2.

The Jets will now kick off the 11th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament with a 7 pm match up vs Lethbridge Elks.

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.