Category: Highlight

5 Jets commit to US schools!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 5 Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2019-2020 season.  All 5 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2019.  We are very proud of all of these young men and look forward to following their careers.  Stay tuned for additional Jets signing over the winter months.

The following is a list of Jets who signed:

LHP – Adam Macko – Stony Plain, AB  – has accepted an NCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The Boilermakers play in the very competitive Power 5 Big 10 Conference.  For more details on the Purdue Boilermakers: https://purduesports.com/index.aspx?path=baseball

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

OF/RHP – Evan O’Toole – Bridgewater, NS  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Iowa Western College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The Reivers play in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference.  The Reivers finished in 6th place in the 2018 NJCAA World Series. For more details on Iowa Western: http://www.goreivers.com/sports/bsb/index

 

LHP – Thomas Little – Lethbridge, AB  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Northern Oklahoma Enid College in Enid, Oklahoma .  The Jets play in the NJCAA Region 2.  The Jets finished in 3rd place in the 2018 NJCAA Division 2 World Series. For more details on Northern Oklahoma Enid: http://www.nocjets.com/sports/bsb/index

C – Shayne Campbell – Winnipeg, MB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 2 University of Mary Marauders in Bismark, North Dakota.  The Marauders play in a very challenging Northern Sun Conference.  For more details on the University of Mary Baseball: http://www.goumary.com/index.aspx?path=baseball&&tab=0

Jets win and tie on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vauxhall!

 

Vauxhall, AB

The fall has certainly had its challenges with weather but finally a nice sunny Sunday afternoon allowed for the Jets to take on the University of Calgary Dino’s in Vauxhall.

Game 1 saw the Jets come out on top by a score of 14-6.  Chase Florendine threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 2 unearned runs with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Thomas Little earned the victory in relief going 3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 unearned runs with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Justin Adamoski threw 2 innings with 2 K’s.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits 2 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB.  Matt Wiggins finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by a huge day from Carlin Dick who was 5 for 5 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 3 including a 2 run blast to dead center.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 5 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 5 with an RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 4.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 3.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s and Logan Domanski rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Game 2 saw the Jets and Dino’s finish in a 4-4 tie.  Adam Macko started on the mound going 2 innings with 2 K’s and 1 BB.  Reece Keller threw 2 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 runs with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Ben Adams went 2 innings allowing 3 hits with 2 K’s.  Evan O’Toole threw 1 inning with 1 K.  Levi Abbott threw the final 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 1 K and 1 BB.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Shayne Campbell who was 1 for 1.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3.  Carlin Dick continued with his big day going 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s and Nick Gravel rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

The Jets will now take some time to get some quality practices in and hold the 13th Annual 100 inning Marathon Game Thursday at Jets Stadium

Jets come out on top against Badlands!

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets came out on top of both games of the DH by scores of 8-7 and 7-4 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Game 1 saw Levi Abbott get the start on the mound going 2 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs with 1 BB and 1 K.  Justin Adamoski threw 2 solid innings allowing 1 hit with 4 K’s.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 2 runs with 4 K’s.  Reece Keller threw 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 unearned runs with 5 K’s.  Matt Wiggins got the win in relief going 1 2/3 innings with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Johnny Vulcano was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peter was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 4, Jackson Clemett was 1 for 4 and Logan Domanski was 1 for 4 to round out the offense.

Game 2 saw Thomas Little start on the mound going 2 innings with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Tyler Boudreau went 1 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 4 runs, 1 earned run with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Chase Florendine went 1 2/3 innings with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Adam Macko earned the victory in relief going 1 2/3 innings with 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Johnny Vulcano who was 1 for 4.  Max Grant was 1 for 2.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Jackson Clemett was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Logan Grant rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI.

The Jets will continue the fall next week with a home/home DH’s vs University of Calgary Dino’s.

Jets play good baseball and split with PBA!

Lethbridge, AB –

The Jets came out and played good overall baseball on a cool but sunny Sunday afternoon in Lethbridge.  Game 1 saw the Jets come out on top by a score of 8-3.

Ben Adams started on the mound going 3 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 3 BB’s with 2 K’s to earn the victory.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 2/3 solid innings allowing 1 run with 2 BB’s.  Chase Florendine finished things off going 2 innings allowing 3 hits with 0 earned runs and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 2 for 4.  Max Grant was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Jackson Clemett was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Ty Wevers was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Logan Domanski was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Nick Gravel was 1 for 3 to round out a solid offensive game.

Game 2 saw the Jets get walked off on in the bottom of the 9th with a ball lost in the sun in an otherwise good overall baseball game.

Thomas Little started on the mound going 3 2/3 good innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 6 K’s.  Justin Adamoski threw 3 solid innings allowing 1 hit with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Nick Gravel allowed a couple of runs in relief before Carlin Dick finished things off going 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 2 BB’s and 1 K to finish off the pitching.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey was 1 for 4.  Johnny Vulcano was 1 for 4.  Max Grant was 1 for 4.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 4.  Ty Wevers 1 for 2.  Nick Gravel rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

Next action for the Jets is in Edmonton vs the Prospect Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Jets lose in Lethbridge vs PBA on a brisk September day!

Lethbridge, AB – 

The Jets found themselves fall behind early trailing 8-0 after the 2nd inning and eventually falling 10-2 on a very cool Saturday afternoon.

Levi Abbott started on the mound going 1 1/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 7 earned runs with 3 BB’s.  Tyler Boudreau threw 2 2/3 solid innings allowing 2 hits with 2 K’s.  Reece Keller threw 2 innings allowing 1 earned run with 2 BB’s.  Johnny Vulcano finished things off going 2 innings with 1 BB and 2 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Johnny Vulcano who was 1 for 3 with an RBI.   Evan O’Toole was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Max Grant hit the ball hard going 2 for 4 with a double.  Logan Grant was 1 for 2 and Logan Domanski was 1 for 3 to round out the offense.

The Jets will travel to Lethbridge to take on the PBA again Sunday at 12 noon for a DH.

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)