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Celebration of Acheivement!

Vauxhall, AB –

On Saturday night of graduation the Jets held their annual Celebration of Achievement. 70 people enjoyed a great prime rib dinner followed by several awards presentations. Thank you very much to Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa for sponsoring the event. The Celebration of Achievement has became an Annual tradition with the academy celebrating all the successes of our student-athletes with several awards and honours.

Jet of the Year – INF – Luke Wheatley

MacLeod Family Scholarships – RHP – Rory MacDonald / RHP – Hudson Kozicki

Jan Tolton Memorial Scholarship – LHP -Shaemus Ryan

Kalvin Odland Memorial Scholarship – OF – Karsen Haney

Sports Connection – RHP – Patrick MacInnis

Scott Hornstra Memorial Scholarship – INF – Stevyn Andrachick / INF/RHP – Aaron Fuzesy

Inch by Inch Scholarship – RHP – Jimmy Boulanger

Wanda Stober Memorial Scholarship – OF – Eric Reiling

Successful BOW & Graduation Weekend

Vauxhall, AB-

It has been a busy spring for the Jets playing 32 games to day with a 21-11 record overall. The Jets travelled to Kamloops for the pretigious Best of the West Tournament advancing to the semi final ultimately finising in 3rd place overall. Following a solid trip to Kamloops we travelled home to take on the Great Falls Chargers on graduation weekend. Congrats to all graduating players on a successful weekend both on the off the field.

Best of the West Results
Jets 1 White Rock 3
Jets 2 Victoria Eagles 0
Jets 7 BLE 0
QF Jets 5 PBR Canada 4
Semi Jets 0 Langley 5

Graduation Weekend
Jets 13 Great Falls 0
Jets 4 Great Falls 0
Jets 10 Great Falls 9
Jets 7 Great Falls 1

Successful 11 game road trip to Las Vegas!

The Jets were finally able to escape the snow and travel south to Las Vegas, NV to warmer weather. The Jets played 11 games in 13 days as well as a couple practices. The Jets competed against several of the top programs in the United States from several states – Nevada, Utah, Colorado and California. Overall the Jets finished the trip with a 5-6 record competed in the Basic Academy tournament as well as the Bishop Gorman Tournaments. See results below:

Jets 1 – Villa Park, CA 4

Jets 10 – Bishop Alemany, CA 8

Jets 1 – Cypress, CA 4

Jets 10 – Basic Academy, NV 12

Jets 8 – Desert Oasis, NV 1

Jets 10 – Faith Lutheran, NV 5

Jets 8 – Cottonwood, UT 0

Jets 7 – Faith Lutheran, NV 12

Jets 0 – American Fork, Colorado 7

Jets 2 – Legend, CO 3

Jets 8 – Liberty, NV 3

2024 Awards/Fundraising Banquet a great success!

Vauxhall, AB –

First of all thank you to everyone who traveled to attend the 18th Annual Awards night. The weather was certainly challenging and we really appreciate everyone who braved the poor roads to attend the event. Also a special thank you to all the sponsors and donors for leading the way with first class auction items.

Shaun Haney led the evening as our MC and did an excellent job. His Q & A was very professional and made the event very memorable for our featured speaker.  Former Canadian MLB pitcher and 13 year professional Andrew Albers did a tremendous job speaking telling stories and giving insight into his 13 year professional career that took him from the big leagues to independent ball to Korea to Japan and back to the big leagues.  Several Awards and Scholarships were handed out highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships presented by Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa.

The Award winners are listed below:

  • Reno Lizzi Scholarship – Brett Getz
  • Reno Lizzi Underclassmen Award (Adam Nelubowich Award)– Alex Laurence & Callum Thomson
  • Coaches Award (newly named Blaine Burbank Coaches Award) – Jimmie Boulanger
  • Sports Connection Scholarship – Jacob Burgess & Jack Baxter

We are also very excited to welcome our 10th & 11th inductees to the Vauxhall Academy Wall of Excellence.

Assistant Coach – Jim Kotkas

Bob Miller

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!

Jets have a successful fall!

Vauxhall, AB –

The Jets finished off the fall season playing 17 games as well as hosting a successful PBR scout day. Several players also made the trip to Toronto to participate in the pretigious Blue Jays showcase at the roster center. The 2023/2024 roster consists of 10 newcomers and 12 veterans coming to Vauxhall from BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The current Jets roster has the following breakdown: 11 seniors, 9 juniors and 2 sophmores. Below is the final scores for each fall game:

Jets 1 Parkland 5

Jets 5 PBA 3

Jets 20 Parkland 4

Jets 4 PBA 6

Jets 4 PBA 6

Jets 10 PBA 8

Jets 4 PBA 9

Jets 6 PBA 1

Jets 14 Bucks 3

Jets 5 Webber 3

Jets 4 Webber 2

Jets 11 Bucks 3

Jets 11 Bucks 7

Jets 4 Badlands 8

Jets 8 Badlands 5

Jets 22 Badlands 2

Jets 12 Badlands 5

Jets are off and running in 2023/2024!

The Vauxhall Academy is off and running with season #18 underway. An exciting new wave of 1st year players as well as some talented experienced veterans look to lead the Jets into the fall season. The team undertook some MLB combine testing to open up the training. The Jets will open the fall campaign in Lethbridge September 9th vs Parkland Academy 10:00 am, PBA 12:30 pm and then again on Sunday September 10th vs Parkland 12:30 pm, PBA 3:00 pm.

Jets BOW Champions with 5-3 victory over Okotoks!!

The Vauxhall Academy finished with a perfect 5-0 record to win the pretigious Best of the West Tournament in Kamloops, BC.

Game 1 – 8-0 victory over the BC Minor Selects

Game 2 – 8-5 victory over the North Shore Twins

Game 3 – 2-0 win over the BLE Selects

Semi Final – 11-2 victory over the Langley Blaze

Finals – 5-3 victory over the Okotoks Dawgs Black

Jets win PBA Tournament with 6-2 win over Okotoks Dawgs!

Lethbridge, AB

Jets run the table to win the Prairie Baseball Academy tournament for the 6th straight time.  The Jets finished the weekend with a 5-0 record overall including a 6-2 victory over the Okotoks Dawgs in the finals.  

Game 1 Jets 11 PBA JV 1

Brett Getz was dominant throwing a complete game going 5 IP allowing 6 hits 1 run with 0 BB’s and 7 K’s.  Offensively the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Kyle Yip was 1 for 4 with a 2B and 2 RBI’s.  Colin Fisher was 3 for 4 with a 2B and 2 RBI’s. Alex Laurence was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Seth Christie was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Luke Wheatley was 2 for 3 with an RBI. 

Game 2 Jets 12 U of C JV 2

Pat MacInnis threw well in the start going 5 IP allowing 1 hit, 0 runs with 2 BB’s and 5 K’s. Parker Austin threw 2 IP allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 3 BB’s and 1 K. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 1 for 3 with a 2B.  Colin FIsher was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Kyle Yip was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Brennan McTavish was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Karsen Haney was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Luke Wheatley was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Eric Reiling was 1 for 4 and Ty Clemett was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. 

Game 3 Jets 13 Lethbridge Longhorns 0

Drew Lenehan was dominant on the mound going 5 IP allowing 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB’s and 7 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 2 for 3 with a 2B and 3 RBI’s. Kyle Yip was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Brennan McTavish was 1 for 3. Seth Christie was 1 for 2. Eric Reiling was 1 for 2. Ty Clemett was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Carsen Boyko was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s. 

Game 4 Jets 5 Red Deer 4

Jimmy Boulanger started on the mound going 5 IP allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 0 BB’s and 7 K’s. Hudson Kozicki threw ⅔ IP allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs.  Keegan McNeil earned the save going 1 ⅓ IP allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 3 for 3 with a 2B and 3B.  Kyle Yip was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Colin Fisher was 1 for 2 with a 3B and 2 RBI’s. Seth Christie was 1 for 2 and Ty Clemett was 1 for 2. 

Game 5 – Finals Jets 6 Okotoks Dawgs Black 2

Jack Baxter started on the mound going 5 IP allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 1 BB and 3 K’s. Jacob Burgess threw 1 IP allowing 2 hits with 1 K. Rory McDonald threw the final IP allowing 0 hits, 1 unearned run with 3 BB’s and 2 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 2 for 4 with a 2B and RBI. Colin Fisher was 1 for 3 with a 2B and 2 RBI’s. Seth Christie was 1 for 2. Raphael Ranger was 1 for 3. Alex Laurence was 1 for 2. Luke Wheatley was 1 for 3 with an RBI. 

Jets finish 3-1 in the Langley series!

Langley, BC –

The Jets made the journey over the Rocky Mountains for a series vs the Langley Blaze for the 1st time in both programs history. Big shout out and thank you to the Blaze program for a first class weekend on many fronts from supplying meals to the field conditions and most importantly great competition. The weekend was more than just baseball a weekend to showcase and competition between 2 of the better programs in Western Canada.

Game 1 Blaze 7 Jets 5

Brett Getz started on the mound going 5 IP allowing 4 runs with 2 BB’s and 5 K’s. Parker Austin threw after Getz before Kyle Yip finished things off going the final 1 IP allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 1 BB and 1 K. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 1 for 3 with a HR. Colin Fisher was 1 for 3 with a HR. Brennan McTavish was 2 for 3 with a double. Ty Clemett rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Game 2 Jets 12 Blaze 3

Drew Lenehan started on the mound going 5 IP allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 2 BB’s and 6 K’s. Rory MacDonald threw 2 IP allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 4 BB’s and 4 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Cardel Dick who was 1 for 4. Colin Fisher was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI. Kyle Yip was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI’s. Raphael Ranger was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Luke Wheatley was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Karsen Haney was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Carsen Boyko was 1 for 3.

Game 3 Jets 8 Blaze 6

Jimmy Boulanger started on the mound going 4 IP allowing 5 hits, 1 earned run with 2 BB’s and 7 K’s. Hudson Kozicki threw 1 IP allowing 2 hits, 2 earned runs with 3 BB’s. Keegan McNeil earned the save going 2 IP allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run with 2 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Cardel Dick who was 1 for 4. Colin Fisher was 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBI’s. Kyle Yip was 3 for 4 with a double, HR and 2 RBI’s. Brennan McTavish was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. Luke Wheatley was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Ty Clemett rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

Game 4 Jets 6 Blaze 3

Jack Baxter started on the mound going 4 IP allowing 2 hits, 0 earned runs with 6 K’s. Pat MacInnis went 3 IP for the save allowing 4 hits, 0 earned runs with 3 BB’s and 4 K’s. Offensively, the Jets were led by Stevyn Andrachick who was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Cardel Dick was 2 for 3. Colin Fisher was 1 for 3. Kyle Yip was 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBI’s. Brennan McTavish was 1 for 3 with a double. Alex Laurence was 1 for 3 and Carsen Boyko was 2 for 3.