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Several Jets commit to US schools for the fall of 2021!

The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 6 Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2021-2022 season.  All 4 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2021.  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:

OF – Jackson Clemett – Calgary, AB  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic & academic scholarship to attend the University of Utah Utes in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Utes play in one of the premier conferences in the United States the PAC 12 conference.  For more details on Utes Baseball: https://utahutes.com/sports/baseball

RHP – Anson McGorman – Parksville, BC – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to attend Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California.  The Hornets play in the very competitive Big West Conference and have competed for the Championship over the last few years. For more information on Sac State: https://www.hornetsports.com/sports/bsb/index

RHP/INF – Shaye McTavish – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an athletic & academic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 2 University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The Marauders play in Northern Sun Collegiate Conference and are coached by former Jets standout Tanner Spencer.  For more details on UMary Baseball: https://goumary.com/sports/baseball

RHP – Tyler Boudreau  – Halifax, NS – has accepted an NJCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend Midland College Chaps in Midland, TX.  The Chaps play in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference which is home to some of the top junior college baseball programs in Texas.  For more details on Midland College: http://www.gochaps.com/baseball/index.php

 

INF – Kalem Haney – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an athletic & academic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 2 University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The Marauders play in Northern Sun Collegiate Conference and are coached by former Jets standout Tanner Spencer.  For more details on UMary Baseball: https://goumary.com/sports/baseball

RHP – Jack Mount – Ottawa, Ontario has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NJCAA Division 1 Cloud County T Birds in Concordia, Kansas.  The T Birds play in the Jayhawk Conference and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Cloud County: https://cloudtbirds.com/sports/bsb/index

 

Jets off to a great start in Covid 2020

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As we enter our 15th season with the Academy it will certainly be different and unique on so many fronts.  The entire organization will do our absolute best to maintain a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to school, live and play baseball in a rural community. Games, locations and times will be announced each week as approvals happen. We are excited to welcome our entire staff back with a couple of additions to the program.

Field Staff

Coach Mac – 15th season

Coach K – 15th season

Coach Blake – 9th season

Coach Burgmann – 2nd season

Periodically guest coaches and alumni will be added to the mix

Support Staff

Josh Hoetmer – Mental Performance – 9th season

Jeff Krushell – Strength & Conditioning – 15th season

Alex Sirard – Strength & Conditioning Assistant – 1st season

Greg Morrison – Sports Therapist – 6th season

Anna Buekert – Cook – 9th season

Lynda Unruh – Administration – 9th season

Jimmy & Lisa Vulcano – Residence Managers – 3rd Season

In addition to the staff we welcome 10 newcomers to our 22 man roster and 2 new newcomers to our practice squad.  Our roster consists of players from 6 provinces with 2 players in grade 10, 8 in grade 11 & 12 in grade 12.  For a detailed look at our entire roster click on this link https://vauxhallbaseball.com/the-team/

5 more Jets committ to US college programs!

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The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 5 more Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2020-2021 season.  All 5 players will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2020.  We are very proud of all 9 of these young men and look forward to following their careers.

The following is a list of Jets who signed:

C – Ty Wevers – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NJCAA Division 1 Cloud County T Birds in Concordia, Kansas.  The T Birds play in the Jayhawk Conference and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Cloud County: https://cloudtbirds.com/sports/bsb/index

RHP – Levi Abbott – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffens in Buffalo, NY.  Abbott will join teammates Max Grant and Carlin Dick in Buffalo.  The Golden Griffens play in the MAAC Conference  and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Canisius College Baseball: http://www.gogriffs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=20500&SPID=12013&SPSID=97886

RHP – Reece Keller – Spruce Grove, AB  – has accepted an NJCAA Division 1 scholarship to attend McCook College Indians in McCook, Nebraska.  The Indians play in the competitive Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference and are very competitive every season.  For more details on the Indians: https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=baseball

INF – Nick Gravel – Fall River, NS  – has accepted an NJCAA Div. 1 Scholarship to attend Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas.  The Rebels play in Region V one of the most competitive Junior college regions in in the country. For more information on Hill College: https://www.hillcollege.edu/Athletics/Baseball/index.html

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Jets who committed in the Fall:

RHP – Justin Adamoski – Burnaby, BC  – 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 – Ben Adams – Ottawa, ON – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 St. John’s Red Storm in Queens, New York.  The Red Storm play in the very competitive Big East Conference and have been a national powerhouse over the last couple of the years. For more information on St. John’s: https://redstormsports.com/sports/baseball

1B/OF – Carlin Dick – Abbotsford, BC – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffens in Buffalo, NY.  The Golden Griffens play in the MAAC Conference  and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Canisius College Baseball: http://www.gogriffs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=20500&SPID=12013&SPSID=97886

3B/C – Max Grant – Fredricton, NB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffens in Buffalo, NY.  The Golden Griffens play in the MAAC Conference  and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Canisius College Baseball: http://www.gogriffs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=20500&SPID=12013&SPSID=97886

14th Annual Awards & Scholarship Dinner!

Vauxhall, AB –

First of all thank you to everyone who traveled in the extremely cold weather to attend the 14th Annual Awards night.   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 Toronto Blue Jays great and 16 year MLB veteran Rance Mulliniks did a tremendous job speaking telling stories and giving insight into past Blue Jays seasons/players and told several great stories about his 16 year MLB career. 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 – Carlin Dick
  • Reno Lizzi Underclassman – Jackson Clemett & Hunter Porter
  • Coaches Award (newly named Blaine Burbank Coaches Award) – Ty Wevers
  • Sports Connection Scholarships – Ben Adams & Max Grant

We are also very excited to welcome our 7th & 8th inductees to the Vauxhall Academy Wall of Excellence.

2006/2007 David Reiniger

2013/2016 Josh Burgmann (accepting on Josh’s behalf his girlfriend Taylor Holst)

 

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!

Solid opening day to begin 2020!

Lethbridge, AB –

It was a beautiful sunny February afternoon in Southern Alberta with the Jets taking on the PBA JV at Nolan Yard.  The Jets were dominate on the mount for the entire day with 1 tough inning to finish up game 2.  Game 1 Jets 12 PBA JV 0.  Game 2 Jets 4 PBA JV 5.

Game 1 saw Ben Adams start on the mound going 2 innings with 5 K’s.  Cole Alguire pitched 1 inning allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s.  Shaye McTavish threw 1 inning with 3 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Jack Mount threw 1 inning allowing 1 BB with 3 K’s and Mason Nordli finished things off going 1 inning with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Logan Domanski who was 2 for 3.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 3 with a double and RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Wevers was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Jackson Clemett was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Nick Gravel was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Kalem Haney was 2 for 3 with a double and Josh Clark was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Game 2 saw the Jets lead the entire way until the last inning giving up 5 runs to lose 5-4.  Anson McGorman started going 1 inning with 2 K’s.  Justin Adamoski threw 1 inning with 1 K.  Reece Keller threw 1 inning with 2 BB’s and 1 K.  Hunter Porter threw 1 inning with 2 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run with 3 BB’s and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Logan Domanski who was 1 for 2 with a double.  Max Grant was 1 for 3.  Carlin Dick was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Jackson Clemett was 1 for 3 with a double.  Nick Gravel was 2 for 3.  Mason Nordli was 1 for 3 with a double.  Shaye McTavish rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

The Jets will travel back to Lethbridge to take on PBA next weekend weather permitting

14th Annual Awards & Scholarship Dinner with Wall of Excellence Inductees!

Vauxhall, AB –

The VAB is excited for the 14th annual Awards/Scholarship Fundraising Banquet February 29th, 2020 at the Vauxhall Community Hall (5 pm cocktails and 5:45 pm program begins).  We are very excited to announce former Toronto Blue Jay & 16 year MLB veteran – Rance Mulliniks as our featured speaker. Mulliniks spent 16 seasons with the California Angles, Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays.

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

We are also very excited to welcome the 7th & 8th inductees to our Wall of Excellence.

David Reiniger was the 1st player to commit to become a Jet and the 1st to receive a scholarship to the US attending Alabama Huntsville.  David has his masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama and has worked with Boeing & NASA on rocket design and currently with Blue Origin as their Propulsion Module Director with the goal to send humans to space in 2020.

Josh Burgmann is a 3 year Jet who graduated in 2016 after spending 2 years with Team Canada and was drafted out of high school by the Cardinals.  Josh elected to attend the University of Washington and helped pitch the Huskies to the 2018 College World Series.  In 2019, Josh became the highest drafted Jet in history after being selected in the 5th round by the Chicago Cubs.  Josh currently is training in Vauxhall getting ready for spring training.

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

Please contact Lynda Unruh at [email protected] for tickets.  Tickets cost is $60/ticket or $450/table of 8

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

4 Jets early commit to top college programs!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 4 Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2020-2021 season.  All 4 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2020.  We are very proud of ll 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:

RHP – Justin Adamoski – Burnaby, BC  – 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 – Ben Adams – Ottawa, ON – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 St. John’s Red Storm in Queens, New York.  The Red Storm play in the very competitive Big East Conference and have been a national powerhouse over the last couple of the years. For more information on St. John’s: https://redstormsports.com/sports/baseball

1B/OF – Carlin Dick – Abbotsford, BC – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffens in Buffalo, NY.  The Golden Griffens play in the MAAC Conference  and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Canisius College Baseball: http://www.gogriffs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=20500&SPID=12013&SPSID=97886

3B/C – Max Grant – Fredricton, NB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffens in Buffalo, NY.  The Golden Griffens play in the MAAC Conference  and compete for a Championship every season.  For more details on Canisius College Baseball: http://www.gogriffs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=20500&SPID=12013&SPSID=97886

 

Keith Jorgenson Tournament Schedule Posted!

Vauxhall, AB –

KEITH JORGENSON MEMORIAL SHOWCASE

SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2019
IRON SPRINGS DIVISION – 5 Teams

Jets
PBA 1
Dino’s Black
Team Sask
PBA 2

IRON SPRINGS DIVISION SCHEDULE

all games are seven innings long, with an international tie-breaker in effect.

single round-robin
THURSDAY
4:00 pm (Spitz) —-PBA 1 vs PBA 2

FRIDAY

3:00 pm (Spitz)—- PBA 1 vs. Dinos Black
6:00 pm (VX)—– Jets vs. Team Sask
6:00 pm  Spitz—PBA 2 vs. Dinos Black

SATURDAY

10:00 am (VX) —- Jets vs. Dinos Black
1:00 pm (Spitz)—- PBA 1 vs. Team Sask
4:00 pm (Spitz)—–Team Sask vs. Dinos Black

SUNDAY
9:00 am (Spitz)— Jets vs. PBA 1
9:00 am (Nolan)—PBA 2 vs Team Sask
12 pm (Spitz)—Jets vs. PBA 2
TURIN DIVISION – 7 Teams

Black Rock
St. Joes
Redbirds

Babe Ruth
NEZ
Moose Jaw
Dinos Yellow

TURIN DIVISION SCHEDULE

*all games are 5 innings, with the international tie-breaker.  8 run rule is in effect, after 3 1/2 innings.

*single round-robin games against all opponents..

FRIDAY

12 pm (VX) —- Black Rock vs. St. Joes
12 pm (Nolan)—–Jr. Dinos Yellow vs.Redbirds
2:00 pm (VX)—Black Rock vs. Moose Jaw

2:00 pm (Nolan)—-Redbirds vs. NEZ

4:00 pm (VX)—Moose Jaw vs. St. Joes
4:00 pm (Nolan)—NEZ vs. Dinos Yellow

SATURDAY

9:00 am (Nolan)—-Moose Jaw vs. Redbirds
11:00  am (Nolan)—-St. Joes vs. Babe Ruth
1:00 pm (Nolan)—St. Joes vs. Redbirds
1:00 pm (VX)—-Black Rock vs. Jr. Dinos Yellow
3:00 pm (Nolan)—-Moose Jaw vs. Babe Ruth
3:00 pm (VX)—–NEZ vs. Jr. Dinos Yellow
5:00 pm (VX)—–Black Rock  vs. NEZ
6:00 pm (Spitz) —Moose Jaw vs. Jr. Dino's Yellow
8:00 pm (Spitz)—-NEZ vs. Babe Ruth

SUNDAY

10:00 am (VX)——Black Rock vs. Babe Ruth
12 pm (Nolan)—-St. Joes vs. Jr. Dinos Yellow
1:00 pm VX)—–Moose Jaw vs. NEZ
2:00 pm (Nolan)—–Babe Ruth vs. Redbirds
3:00 pm (VX)—–St. Joes vs. NEZ
4:00 pm (Nolan)—–Jr. Dino's Yellow vs. Babe Ruth
*no team will play more than 15 innings any day

Tie Breaker:
1) Head to Head

2) least runs against (amongst teams tied)
3) least runs against (amongst entire tournament)

Thomas Little drafted in the 33rd round by the Philadelphia Phillies!

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Vauxhall Academy Jets standout – LHP Thomas Little (Lethbridge, AB) was drafted in the 33rd round, 990th overall by the Philadelphia Phillies.  Thomas is a 2 year standout for the Jets.  Little has signed a Letter of Intent to NJCAA Division 2 National Champs Oklahoma Enid Jets.  Congrats Thomas!!

Vauxhall Academy Jets standout – LHP Adam Macko (Stony Plain, AB) was drafted in the 7th round, 216th overall by the Seattle Mariners.  Adam is a 3 year standout for the Jets also participating in the 2019 P15 New Balance International Series for the World Team as well as the Area Code Games.  Macko signed a Letter of Intent to Purdue University.  Congrats Adam!!

Jets alumni (2014/2016) Josh Burgmann was drafted in the 2019 MLB 1st year player draft out of the University of Washington Huskies. Former Jet RHP Josh Burgmann (Namaimo, BC) was drafted in the 5th round, 162nd overall by the Chicago Cubs.  Josh was a standout for the Jets for 3 years and has had a very successful career at the University of Washington Huskies.  Congrats Josh!!

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

2018 – Damiano Palmegiani – Toronto Blue Jays – currently attending Cal State Northridge

Adam Macko selected in the 7th round of the MLB draft!

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Vauxhall Academy Jets standout – LHP Adam Macko (Stony Plain, AB) was drafted in the 7th round, 216th overall by the Seattle Mariners.  Adam is a 3 year standout for the Jets also participating in the 2019 P15 New Balance International Series for the World Team as well as the Area Code Games.  Macko signed a Letter of Intent to Purdue University.  Congrats Adam!!

Jets alumni (2014/2016) Josh Burgmann was drafted in the 2019 MLB 1st year player draft out of the University of Washington Huskies. Former Jet RHP Josh Burgmann (Namaimo, BC) was drafted in the 5th round, 162nd overall by the Chicago Cubs.  Josh was a standout for the Jets for 3 years and has had a very successful career at the University of Washington Huskies.  Congrats Josh!!

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

2018 – Damiano Palmegiani – Toronto Blue Jays – currently attending Cal State Northridge