Category: Press Release

Jets score late to win the BOW over the Okotoks Dawgs!

Kamloops, BC – 

Championship Saturday in Kamloops featured 2 semi final match ups between the Jets and the North Shore Twins as well as Okotoks Dawgs vs the Langley Blaze.  The Dawgs beat the Blaze in extra innings while the Jets beat the Twins 4-1 in the semi final.

Wesley Moore started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s to earn the victory.  Zach Newman earned the save going 3 innings allowing 2 hits with 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Victor Cerny who was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Matt Rath was 2 for 3.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 2.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and owen Harms was 1 for 3.  Damiano Palmegiani was 0 for 1 with an RBI but also 3 HBP’s.

The semi final victor earned a birth in the final vs Okotoks Dawgs.  The game was knotted at 0-0 until the bottom of the 6th inning when the Jets scored 4 runs to earn our 3rd BOW Championship (2009, 2015, 2017).  Jaden Griffin got the start going  4 1/3 solid innings allowing 0 hits, 5 BB’s with 3 K’s.  Griffin developed a blister when Hawkins entered the game with a 2-1 count and runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out.  Hawkins entered the game striking out 2 batters to finish off the inning and earning the victory going 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 6 K’s and 0 BB’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by a pitch hit sacrifice fly by Jared Binsfeld which went on to be the winning run.  Owen Harms who was 1 for 2 with a double.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 2.  Matt Rath continued a great Championship Saturday with a 2 for 3 effort and an RBI.

The Jets finished off the 2017 BOW scoring 36 runs and allowing just 4 runs over the 5 games.  The Jets will now enjoy Easter Sunday together at the residence in Vauxhall.  Day off Monday followed by a good week of practice will lead the Jets on another road trip to Great Falls Friday and Saturday to take on the Great Falls Chargers and Missoula Mavericks.

Special thanks to all the fans following the team online as well as everyone who was able to travel to Kamloops and/or Las Vegas to cheer the group on.  Lots left to enjoy this spring.

Jets open Gorman Desert Classic with a walk off!

 

Las Vegas, NV –

The Jets met up with a good club from La Jolla HS California.  The Jets scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th before La Jolla scored 2 in the 5th.  The scored was tied 2-2 in the 7th when an error, 2 bunt base hits followed by a walk off single from Liam Vulcano to win.

Ben Erwin started going 6 innings on 68 pitches allowing 5 hits, 2 runs with 1 BB and 3 K’s.  Adam Macko got the win going 1 clean inning.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 1 for 4 with a walk off single.  Owen Harms was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 3.  Victor Cerny was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 2 to round off the offense.

The Jets now match up with Brighton HS out of Utah tomorrow at 12 noon Bishop Gorman HS.

4 Jets commitment to college baseball programs!

The Vauxhall Academy is proud to announce 4 Jets have committed to US schools on scholarship for the 2016-2017 season.  All 4 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2017.  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:

LHP – Wesley Moore – 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.  Moore will join former Jet Nolan Bumstead who is currently in his Junior year. For more details on Cal State Northridge Baseball: http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-basebl/index

RHP – Ben Erwin – Spruce Grove, AB  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Niagara University Purple Eagles in Niagara, NY .  The Purple Eagles play in the competitive MAAC Conference.  For more details on Niagara U Baseball: http://purpleeagles.com/index.aspx?path=baseball

LHP – Garrett Nicholson  – Sidney Mines, NS – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic & academic scholarship to attend Central Michigan University Chippewas in Mount Pleasant, Michigan .  The Chippewas play in the challenging Mid American Conference.  For more details on Central Michigan University: http://www.cmuchippewas.com/sports/m-basebl/cmu-m-basebl-body.html

C – Brett Mercier  – Lutes Mountain, NB – has accepted an NJCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida .  The Pioneers play in one of the top junior college conferences the FCSAA.  For more details on Indian River State College Baseball: http://www.irsc.edu/athletics/baseball/baseball.aspx?id=1336

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 take 2 up in Okotoks!

Okotoks, AB – 

The Jets won a couple game in Okotoks vs the Dawgs Academy on a cool fall afternoon.  Game 1 Ben Erwin started and went 4 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 unearned runs with 2 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Zach Newman earned the victory going 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 3.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 2 for 3 with double and 3 RBI’s.  Victor Cerny was 2 for 4. Kaiden Cardoso was 1 for 4.  Owen Harms was 1 for 4 to round out the offense. Continue reading “Jets take 2 up in Okotoks!”

Jets split on a beautiful fall day in Lethbridge!

Lethbridge, AB – 

Game 1 was a low scoring affair until the 6th inning with the Jets holding onto a 1-0 lead PBA score 2 runs before the Jets responded with 8 runs in the top of the 7th to win by a score of 9-5.  Game 2 was a back and forth affair before the Jets fell to PBA 7-6.  Overall, a solid weekend especially with so many bodies away with the JNT in Florida. Continue reading “Jets split on a beautiful fall day in Lethbridge!”

5 Jets selected to Canadian JNT fall trip!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The VAB Jets are proud to announce that 5 current Jets will be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista, Florida Oct 1-13 for the U-18 Instructional League Camp.

The JNT will play several professional clubs from the Astros, Nationals, Blue Jays, Tigers and Braves.  They will also face off against former Jet Ben Onyshko (2012-2013) at Stetson University.

Good luck to all 5 in their quest to represent Canada at the WBSC U-18 World Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario September 1-10, 2017.

  • LHP – Wesley Moore (Surrey, BC)
  • LHP – Garrett Nicholson (Sydney Mines, NS)
  • LHP – Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, NS)
  • C – Victor Cerny (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 3B – Damiano Palmegiani (Surrey, BC)

Jets finish off the fall Kelowna tournament with a victory!

Kelowna, BC – 

The VAB Jets finished off the fall season with a great final game vs the Prospects Academy winning by a score of 1-0.  It was a pitchers duel the entire way with Ben Erwin earning the victory going 5 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Jaden Griffin threw a solid 6th inning with 2 K’s and 1 BB. Zach Newman earned the save throwing 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Damiano Palmegiani who was 2 for 3.  Palmegiani had a controversial hit called foul in the top of the 4th and followed it up with a solo shot to left center for the only run.  Liam Vulcano finished the game 1 for 3 with a double.  Brett Mercier was 1 for 3 with a double and Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

The Jets will now get back to studies for the week before travelling to Lethbridge to take on the PBA both Saturday and Sunday this week.

 

Jets split advance to final Sunday!

Kelowna, BC – 

The Jets opened the day with a 1-0 record and ended up splitting with a 7-1 victory over the Prospects Academy 2 and losing 4-2 to Okanagan College.  Game 1 saw Garrett Nicholson start on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 9 K’s.  Owen Harms finished things off going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 1 with a double, 3 BB’s and 2 RBI’s.  Cooper Jones rounded out the offense going 2 for 3.

Game 2 saw the Jets lose by a score of 4-2 after 2 long balls dictated the final score.  Wesley Moore started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Kaiden Cardoso finished things off going 2 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run with 1 BB and 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Damiano Palmegiani who was 1 for 3.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 3.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 2.

The split now has the Jets playing the Edmonton Prospects at 1:30 pm before the long bus ride back to Vauxhall.