Category: Press Release

3 more Jets commit to college programs!

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The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 3 more Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2021-2022 season.  All 3 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.  In total 9 Jets have now committed to college programs for the fall.  Stay tuned for additional Jets signing over the winter months.

OF – Dallas Cummins – Vauxhall, AB  – has accepted an NAIA athletic & academic scholarship to attend Missouri Valley College Vikings in Marshall, Missouri.  The Vikings play in one of the premier NAIA conferences in the country.  For more details on Vikings baseball: https://www.valleywillroll.com/roster/0/3.php

C – Aaron Vulcano – Vauxhall, AB/Cloverdale, BC  – has accepted an NJCAA D1 athletic scholarship  to attend Colby Community College Trojans in Colby, Kansas.  The Trojans play in one of the premier NJCAA conferences in the country Jayhawk conference.  Aaron will join his brother Johnny with the Trojans next fall.  For more details on Trojans baseball: https://www.colbytrojans.com/sports/bsb/index

RHP – Jaxon Filipenko – Lethbridge, AB – has accepted an NJCAA D2 athletic scholarship  to attend Williston State Tetons in Williston, North Dakota.  The Tetons play in the competitive Mon – Dak conference throughout North Dakota.  For more details on Tetons baseball: https://wsc.prestosports.com/sports/bsb/2020-21/schedule

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Previous Jets who have 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 represented on Bob Elliott’s top 100 again!

Vauxhall, AB –  Bob Elliott, HOF Writer, and the Canadian Baseball Network announced their annual list of the top 100 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball for the year 2020. The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball was represented in the top 70 with Les McTavish (Head Coach and Director of Baseball Operations) listed 70th.  Coach Mac has been ranked in the top 100 since 2008.  Congratulations to Coach McTavish and the rest of the professionals, players, coaches, scouts and managers that made the top 100.  Coach McTavish had this to say about the accomplishment, “It is an honour to be part of such a list and it is a testament to our entire Academy – players, staff, support staff, billets, parents and especially assistant coaches Jim Kotkas &Joel Blake as well as support staff Alex, Krush, Greg & Hootie.”  To read the full article:

https://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/canadian-baseball-network-articles/fc6f6m0x4h1x70u1pbz5pwcmjxdl9l

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

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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!

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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!

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!

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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

Jets alumni Josh Burgmann selected by the Cubs in the 5th round!

 

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

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

Jets split with Okotoks on a cold Saturday at Jets!

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The Jets lost in extras in game 1 by a score of 8-5 and in game 2 the Jets walked off 4-3.

Game 1 saw Adam Macko go 4 innings allowing 2 hit, 2 unearned runs with 4 BB’s and 8 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw 1 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs with 3 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Chase Florendine threw 1 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, 3 runs, 2 earned runs with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Tyler Boudreau threw the last inning with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 4.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 4.  Max Grant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Carlin Dick rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

Game 2 saw Dayton Peters head a line drive double to score Nick Gravel and walk off 4-3.  Thomas Little was outstanding going 6 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 5 K’s and 3 BB’s.  Evan O’Toole got the win going 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 2 K’s and 1 BB.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Dayton Peters who was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3.  Ty Wevers was 1 for 3 with a double and Josh Malainey was 1 for 3 to round out the offense.

The Jets now travel to Okotoks for a 12 noon DH Sunday.