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Jets lose a heartbreaker on a walk off!

Lethbridge, AB – 

The Jets were certainly off a bit defensively committing 7 errors leading to only 3 earned runs enroute to a 10-9 walk off loss to PBA JV.  Thomas Little started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 unearned runs with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Justin Adamoski threw 3 innings allowing 3 hits with only 1 earned run walking 1 and striking out 2.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 earned runs with 5 BB’s.  Carlin Dick threw 1/3 of an inning with 1 K and allowing 1 hit.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Johnny Vulcano who had a big day going 3 for 5 with with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 3 for 5 as well.  Max Grant was 1 for 1 with 4 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell and Logan Grant also collected a hit.  Nick Gravel rounded out the offense going 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s.

Overall, it was a productive opening 3 games with the Jets going 1-1-1.  The Jets now play University of Calgary Dinos and the Edmonton Prospects next weekend.  Schedule and location TBD.

Opening day 2019!

Lethbridge, AB – 

It was a sunny but cool day at Lloyd Nolan Yard to open up 2019.  Game 1 saw the Jets take on the Prospect Academy winning by a score of 9-3.  Adam Macko started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 5 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw the following 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 4 K’s and 0 BB’.  Levi Abbott finished things off going 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 4 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with a triple.  Max Grant was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Wevers and Jackson Clemett rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 and 1 for 2.

Game 2 saw the Jets and PBA JV battle to a 4-4 tie.  Chase Florendine started throwing 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 earned run with 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Tyler Boudreau threw 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Reece Keller earned the victory going 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 4.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with a double and Logan Grant was 2 for 2 with an RBI to round out the offense.

The Jets now travel to Lethbridge Monday to play a 9 inning game vs PBA at 2:30 pm.  Again at Lloyd Nolan Yard.

13th Annual Awards Banquet a great success!

 

Vauxhall, AB –

First of all thank you to everyone who traveled in the extremely cold weather to attend the 13th Annual Awards night.   Also a special thank you to all the sponsors and donors for leading the way with first class auction items.

Keith Miller led the evening again as our MC and did an excellent job.  Former Toronto Blue Jays coach Tim Leiper did a tremendous job speaking telling stories and giving insight into past Blue Jays seasons/players and gave us a glimpse of the future. Several Awards and Scholarships were handed out highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships.  Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa were unable to attend due to illness and were certainly missed.  We wish Yukio a speedy recovery.

The Award winners are listed below:

  • Reno Lizzi Scholarship – Adam Macko
  • Reno Lizzi Underclassman – Carlin Dick & Ben Adams
  • Coaches Award (newly named Blaine Burbank Coaches Award) – Evan O’Toole
  • Sports Connection Scholarships – Matt Wiggins & Josh Malainey

The Jets are also excited about taking our Celebration in Achievement Dinner in June to the next level with several awards and scholarships presented at the event.  Date will be announced soon.

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and sponsored the Banquet.  All donations go along way in assisting our student-athletes to Live Their Dreams.  Once a Jet….Always a Jet!

13th Annual Awards/Scholarship Dinner!

13th Annual Awards/Scholarship Banquet  

Vauxhall, AB –

The VAB is excited for the 13th annual Awards/Scholarship Fundraising Banquet March 2nd, 2019 at the Vauxhall Community Hall (5 pm cocktails and 5:45 pm program begins).  We are very excited to announce former Toronto Blue Jays coach – Tim Leiper will be our featured speaker.  Leiper played 12 seasons in the minor leagues before moving over to the coaching side of the game.  He has coached and/or managed for 22 professional seasons with the last 5 seasons coaching 1st base for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Leiper has also coached Team Canada at every World Baseball Classic event (2006, 2009, 2013, 2017).

The evening will once again be highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships as well as several other Awards and Scholarship presentations. A silent auction, live auction and raffles will be going on throughout the evening

Some of the highlight auction items will be posted prior to the banquet.

Please contact Lynda Unruh at lynda.unruh@horizon.ab.ca for tickets.  Tickets cost is $60/ticket or $450/table of 8

We look forward to celebrating with the past, current and future Jets!

2018 Jets enjoy some culture getting ready for Christmas!

 

Full squad including practice squad.  Missing Florendine, Kondor and Howg

Great looking crew.  21 players – missing Chase Florendine on his recruiting trip to CSUN.

Couple vets Josh Malainey & Dayton Peters looking after a young buck Jackson Clemett.

Inside of Theatre Calgary and Max Bell Theatre

East Coasters Nick Gravel & Tyler Boudreau getting ready for the Theatre.

Good looking crew prior to the production starting

Cheque presentation for Pennies for K’s.  President Todd Ojala with Barbara and Yukio.

Calgary, AB –

The Jets traveled to Calgary Theatre and the 32nd running of “The Christmas Carol” live theatre production.  It has become an annual holiday tradition for the Jets. 2018 marks the 13th 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 53 Jets supporters enjoyed the holiday tradition.

It was an extra special day with VAB President Todd Ojala being presented a cheque from the Pennies for K’s fundraiser from Yukio and Barbara Kitawgawa.  The original fundraising goal for Oct. 12th, 2018 was not met but fortunately within the last month the goal was obtained.  Thank you so much to all that participated in the fundraising campaign.  It is great appreciated.

On behalf of the entire Jets organization we would like to thank Barbara and Yukio Kitagawa, Jason and Dawn Clemett, Margie Fast and Shirley from Theatre Calgary for the great day.

Merry Christmas!!

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.