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12th Annual Christmas Celebration!

Calgary, AB –

Calgary Theatre and the 31st running of “The Christmas Carol” live theatre production has become an annual holiday tradition for the Jets. 2017 marks the 12th consecutive year that Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa have treated current Jets as well as many Academy supporters to a great day of holiday celebration and cheer. In total 47 Jets supporters enjoyed the holiday tradition.

On behalf of the entire Jets organization we would like to thank Barbara and Yukio Kitagawa, Carl Ringdahl, Ken and Susan Scott as well as Shirley from Theatre Calgary for the great day.  We would also like to thank Donna Brown from Intact Insurance for the special gift for each of the boys.

4 Jets commit to college baseball programs!

The Vauxhall Academy is proud to announce 4 Jets have committed to 4 year schools on scholarship for the 2018-2019 season.  All 4 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2018.  We are very proud of all of these young men and look forward to sharing additional college commitments soon.

The following is a list of Jets who signed:

3B – Damiano Palmegiani – Surrey, BC  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend California State University Northridge in Northridge, California.  The Matadors play in a very challenging  Big West Conference.  Palmegiani will be joining former Jets Nolan Bumstead, Wesley Moore and Victor Cerny with the Matadors. For more details on Cal State Northridge Baseball: http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-basebl/index

RHP – Garrett Hawkins – Biggar, SK  – has accepted an NAIA Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC .  The Thunderbirds play in the competitive Cascade Collegiate Conference and compete for the title every season.  For more details on UBC Baseball: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/index.aspx?path=baseball

1B/OF – Ty Penner  – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an NAIA Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC .  The Thunderbirds play in the competitive Cascade Collegiate Conference and compete for the title every season.  For more details on UBC Baseball: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/index.aspx?path=baseball

LHP – Jaden Griffin – Lower Sackville, NS  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Virginia Commonwealth University Rams in Richmond, VA .  The Rams play in the very competitive Atlantic 10 conference and compete for the Championship year in and year out.  For more details on VCU Baseball:http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index

The entire VAB organization is very proud of all 4 Jets and we look forward to following their very bright futures moving forward.  Stay tuned for additional signings throughout the winter and spring months.

Jets finish off a good weekend in Lethbridge!

 

Lethbridge, AB – 

Jets played a complete ball game in game 1 Saturday.  Adam Macko started going 4 innings allowing 2 hits with 4 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 K and 1 BB.  John Vulcano threw the final inning allowing 1 hit.  Offensively the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1/4 with 1 RBI.  Dayton Peters was 2/4 with a solo HR.  Cooper Jones was 2/4 with an RBI.  Ty Penner was 2/4 with 2 bombs and 5 RBI’s.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2/3.  Levi Abbott was 2/4.  Evan O’Otoole was 1/4 with a double and Shayne Campbell rounded out the offensive going 1/4.

Game 2 saw the Jets score 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th before winning the game in extras 5-4.  Thomas Little started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 unearned run, with 2 BB’s with 1 K.  Reece Keller got back on the mound going 1 inning with 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 1 K.  Kaiden Cardoso went 2 innings allowing 3 hits allowing 1 run with 2 BB’s with 1 K.  Evan O’Toole got the win going 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 2 BB’s.  Offensively the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2/4.  Josh Malainey was 2/4.  Dayton Peters was 2/4.  Kaiden Cardoso was 1/2.  John Vulcano 2/4.  Evan O’Toole was 1/2.  Cooper Jones was 1/2 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 1/1 with the game winning RBI’s.

The Jets will now come back to Lethbridge and also stay in Vauxhall for the 1st Annual Keith Jorgensen Tournament.  The Jets play 2 games Thursday, 2 games Friday and 2 game Saturday.

Jets split in Kelowna!

 

 

 

Kelowna, BC – 

The VAB Jets split in Kelowna, BC vs Okanagan College losing 14-4 and winning against Okanagan A’s 13-5.  Both games were much tighter into the later innings.  The game was 5-3 thru 5 innings before ending lop sided.  In Game 1 Garrett Hawkings started going 3 innings allowing 5 hits, 5 runs with 4 BB’s and 1 K.  Matt Wiggins threw 2 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 4 runs with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Evan O’Toole finished things off going 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned runs. Walks were certainly a major part in the loss. Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double.  Owen Harms was 1 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 4 with a 3 run HR.  Cooper Jones was 1 for 4 and Josh Malainey rounded out the offense going 2 for 2.

Game 2 saw the Jets win by a score of 13-5 over the Okanagan A’s.  The score was 6-5 thru 6 innings when the Jets scored 7 runs in the top of the 7th.  Chase Florendine started on the mound going 4 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs with 2 BB and 4 K’s.  Jared Arnold threw 1 1/3 innings allowing 0 hits, 1 run with 3 BB’s.  Owen Harms finished things off going 1 inning allowing 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and a double.  Damiano Palmegiani was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Martin Vincelli-Simard was 1 for 3 with a solo HR.  Kaiden Cardoso was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s.  John Vulcano was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Shane Campbell was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Evan O’Toole was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Jets will match up with the same 2 teams at 9 am Sunday.

 

Jets split again vs PBA!

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets split again with the PBA losing game 1 by the score of 6-5 and winning game 2 14-8 to finish the weekend off 2-2.

Chase Florendine started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 BB’s with 1 K and allowed 0 hits.  Jared Arnold threw 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 4 runs with 4 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Evan O’Toole finished things off going 2/3 of an inning allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 2 for 3 with a double.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4 with a 2 run HR.  Kaiden Cardoso was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

Matt Wiggins started game 2 going 3 1/3 innings allowing 8 hit, 8 runs with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s for the no decision.  Reece Keller earned the victory going 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 BB’s with 1 K.  Kaiden Cardoso closed things out going 2 innings with 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.  Damiano Palmegiani was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Levi Abbott was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Martin Vincelli-Simard was 1 for 3 with a solo HR.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Liam Vulcano was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Jordan Malainey was 2 for 4.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s to round out the offense.

 

Jets start the fall with fast start!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The VAB Jets got off to a good start in 2017/2018 with a 12-4 victory over the PBA.  Garrett Hawkins started on the mound going 1 clean inning.  Thomas Little threw 1 inning allowing 2 hits and 1 run.  Adam Macko threw a clean inning with 2 K’s.  Chase Florendine threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 1 BB.  Reese Keller threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 1 run and 1 BB.  Matt Wiggins threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 2 BB’s.  Jaden Griffin threw 1 inning allowing 2 hits with 3 K’s.  Kaiden Cardoso rounded things out on the mound throwing 1 clean inning.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Owen Harms was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Damiano Palmegiani was 2 for 5 with a 2 run HR and 3 RBI’s.  Martin Vincelli-Simard was 2 for 3.  Ty Penner was 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s . John Vulcano was 3 for 3.  Cooper Jones was 4 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 2 and Josh Malainey was 1 for 3 to round out the 17 hit attack.

The Jets will match up again on Saturday against the PBA with a 12 noon DH scheduled.

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 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 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.