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Palmegiani goes in the 14th round to the Blue Jays

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

Vauxhall Academy Jets  alumni standout – 3B/OF Damiano Palmegiani (Cloverdale, BC) was drafted in the 14th round, 422nd overall by the Toronto Blue Jays.  Damiano was a 3 year standout for the Jets before moving onto Cal State Northridge and College of Southern Nevada.  Palmegiani is coming off a monstor year at CSN earning himself NJCAA 1st team All American.  We are super proud of you Damiano!  You are a true Jet.  Congrats Damiano!!


Vauxhall Academy Jets  alumni standout – RHP Garrett Hawkins (Biggar, SK) was drafted in the 9th round, 280th overall by the San Diego Padres.  Garrett is a 2 year standout for the Jets before moving onto the University of British Columbia.  Hawkins had a challenging couple of years with Covid 19 and UBC being unable to cross the border for game.  We are super proud of G-Hawk!  He is a true Jet.  Congrats Hawk!!

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

2019 – Adam Macko – Seattle Mariners – signed

2019 – Josh Burgmann – Chicago Cubs – signed

3 more Jets commit to US schools!

Vauxhall, AB –

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 12 Jets have now committed to college programs for the fall.

RHP – Cole Alguire – Calgary, AB  – has accepted an NAIA athletic scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.  The Thunderbirds play in one of the premier NAIA conferences and have been near the top of years. For more details on Thunderbirds baseball: https://gothunderbirds.ca/sports/baseball

RHP/INF – Nick Backstrom – Sundre, AB  – has accepted an NAIA athletic & academic scholarship  to attend Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders in Columbia, Kentucky.  The Blue Raiders play in very challenging NAIA Mid South Conference.  For more information on the Blue Raiders: https://www.lindseyathletics.com/sport/0/8.php

OF/1B – Hunter Porter – Parkland County, AB  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic & academic scholarship to attend Morehead State University Eagles in Morehead, Kentucky.  The Eagles play in the  in the Ohio Valley Conference and currently in 1st place.  For more details on Eagles baseball: https://msueagles.com/sports/baseball

 

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Previous Jets who have signed:

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

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

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

Successful fall season comes to an end!

Vauxhall, AB –

Overall the 2020 fall season was a great success.  We were able to play 5 weekends and never missed a single practice due to weather.  We are fortunate to have played against a much older and experienced Prairie Baseball Academy and the Calgary DBacks (team consisting of alumni).  We look forward to announcing all our college commits very soon with the National signing day in November.

Our program is very grateful that 22 players all live together inside of our Player Residence.  We are fortunate to be considered a family cohort and have implemented many steps to ensure our players safety in regards to COVID 19.  It is certainly not perfect but we are proud of our student-athletes and our staff for doing everything they can to follow the guidelines set out by AHS & Horizon School Division.

The fall season finished off with our 100 inning marathon game which helped our players raise several thousand of dollars.  We now turn our attention to the most important time of the year.  We are excited to have Jeff Krushell & Alex Sirard leading our strength & conditioning program as well as Josh Hoetmer leading our mental performance.

To check out bios on our support staff see below:

Jeff Krushell – https://vauxhallbaseball.com/staff/jeff-krushell/

Josh Hoetmer – https://vauxhallbaseball.com/staff/joshua-hoetmer/

Alex Sirard – Alex Resume

 

 

 

 

 

Jets finish the season off with a win over Lethbridge Bulls!

 

Lethbridge, AB –

It was the final game of the 2019 for the Vauxhall Jets and it ended the way it started with a victory.  This time it was the Lethbridge Bulls falling to the Jets by a score of 8-5.  The victory is a tremendous accomplishment for the Jets against a much older and experienced group.  Final record on the the season 35-5-2.  That stamped the record book as the greatest winning percentage in the 13th year history of the Jets.

Adam Macko started on the mound and in true Macko fashion was dominant.  Macko went 5 1/3 IP allowing 2 hits, 0 runs with 1 BB and 5 K’s to earn the victory.  Evan O’Toole threw 2 IP allowing 0 hits,  with 2 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw an inning in relief allowing 5 runs and Ben Adams earned the save with 2 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Dayton Peters who was 3 for 5 with a double and RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI’s.  Carlin Dick was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Ty Wevers was 1 for 3.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 4.  Nick Gravel was 1 for 3 and Logan Domanski was 1 for 2 to round out the offense.

The Jets would like to thank everyone for following and supporting us in the 2019 campaign.  We look forward to seeing you around Jets Stadium in the fall of 2019!!

 

Jets split again vs PBA!

 

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Jets split again with the PBA losing game 1 by the score of 6-5 and winning game 2 14-8 to finish the weekend off 2-2.

Chase Florendine started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 3 BB’s with 1 K and allowed 0 hits.  Jared Arnold threw 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 4 runs with 4 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Evan O’Toole finished things off going 2/3 of an inning allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Cooper Jones who was 2 for 3 with a double.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4 with a 2 run HR.  Kaiden Cardoso was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Dayton Peters rounded out the offense going 1 for 2.

Matt Wiggins started game 2 going 3 1/3 innings allowing 8 hit, 8 runs with 2 BB’s and 4 K’s for the no decision.  Reece Keller earned the victory going 1 2/3 innings allowing 2 BB’s with 1 K.  Kaiden Cardoso closed things out going 2 innings with 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Owen Harms who was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.  Damiano Palmegiani was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Levi Abbott was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Martin Vincelli-Simard was 1 for 3 with a solo HR.  Ty Penner was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.  Liam Vulcano was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Jordan Malainey was 2 for 4.  Evan O’Toole was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s to round out the offense.

 

6th Annual Celebration of Achievement!

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It has became a tradition of the Jets to celebrate special achievements throughout the 2016/2017 season.  A great meal with several presentations and awards was highlighted by the Pennies for K’s fundraising presentation.  The Kitagawa’s presented a cheque matching donations and topping it up with a golf tournament donation.   Special thanks to Brian and Susan Van Uden and Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa for providing dinner.

 

2017 was a tremendous success both on and off the field.  The Jets finished the spring with a 31-10 record, 3 Tournament Championships (including the 2017 BOW), 2nd place finish and a 3rd place finish.  All 9 graduating seniors are set to move onto college baseball programs (including 4 to NCAA Division 1 programs) and 5 Jets spent time throughout the year with the Canadian Junior National Team (currently 4 Jets are still with the CJNT).  Please see below all the award winners from last night:

Reno Lizzi Ring Presentation – LHP Garrett Nicholson

Jet of Year presented by Don Groves – C – Victor Cerny $1000 scholarship

Inch by Inch presented by Don McPherson & Yukio & Barbara Kitagawa – LHP Wesley Moore $1000 scholarship

Wanda Stober Memorial Award – Volunteers of the Year $500 scholarships – OF Jared Binsfeld & OF Matt Rath

Kalvin Odland Memorial Award – Leadership $500 scholarship – C Brett Mercier

Doug Stevenson Memorial Award – Best Teammate $500 – INF Liam Vulcano

Jan Tolton Memorial Award – Best in the Dorms $500 – LHP Zach Newman

Several other awards were also handed out at the 2017 Banquet.  http://vauxhallbaseball.com/2017/03/11th-annual-awardsscholarship-fundraising-dinner-a-success/ 

Jets stay undefeated with a 3-0 win of Bishop Gorman!

Las Vegas, NV – 

The Jets matched up with National powerhouse Bishop Gorman HS and it turned out to be a great baseball game.  The Jets scored 1 in the top of the 1st and 2 runs in the top of the 4th to hold on for a 3-0 victory.  Starting pitcher Wes Moore was dominate striking out 6 to start the game.  Moore went 5 innings allowing 0 hits with 3 BB’s and 10 K’s to earn the victory.  Garrett Nicholson earned the save going 2 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 BB and 3 K’s.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Jared Binsfeld who was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.  Owen Harms was 1 for 4.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 3  and Victor Cerny was 3 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s.

The Jets now match up with Desert Oasis HS out of Nevada in the semi final at 12 noon.  Follow twitter for results in the semi final.

Jets open 2017 spring season with a couple of victories!

It was a great March day to open the season for the Jets with 18 degree temperatures.  Game 1 saw the Jets jump out to an early lead and never looked back beating the PBA JV 8-1.

Wesley Moore started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 4 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Garrett Hawkings threw 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Chase Floredine threw 1 1/3 allowing 1 K with 1 BB.  Conner Green finished things off going 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 run with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Matt Rath who was 1 for 6 with an RBI.  Owen Harms was 1 for 6.  Damiano Palmegiani was 2 for 4 with a double.  Victor Cerny was 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI’s and Kaiden Cardoso rounded out the offense going 1 for 4.

Game 2 saw the Jets take on the Prospects Academy winning by a score of 16-3.  The game was tight until the 5th when the Jets broke it open.  Garrett Nicholson started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 3 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Ben Erwin threw 2 solid innings allowing 2 hits with 3  K’s and 1 BB.  Jaden Griffin threw 1 inning allowing 1 hit, 2 runs with 3 BB’s and 2 K’s. Adam Macko threw 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 unearned run with 4 K’s and 2 BB’s.  Zach Newman rounded out the staff going 1 quick inning with 1 K’.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Liam Vulcano who was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s and 3 BB’s.  Owen Harms was 3 for 6 with 2 doubles and an RBI.  Damiano Palmegiani was 1 for 5.  Victor Cerny was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Brett Mercier was 2 for 6 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s.  Cooper Jones was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Matt Rath rounded out the offense going 1 for 5 with an RBI.

The Jets will not be playing Sunday due to the cool weather forecast and played 2 – 9 inning game today instead.  Next action is this week vs PBA JV – dates TBD based on weather.

Win steak snapped at 8 games with a split vs Lethbridge!

Vauxhall, AB – 

On a beautiful Mothers Day in Vauxhall the Jets saw their winning streak snapped at 8 games with a 5-4 loss to Lethbridge before coming back with a 9-0 victory in game 2.

Josh Burgmann started on the mound going 4 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 BB and 9 K’s.  Connor Green threw 1 inning allowing 4 hits, 5 runs with 4 BB’s.  David Richards finished things off going 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 2 BB’s with 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets only managed 3 hits.  Victory Cerny went 1 for 3.  Jared Binsfeld was 1 for 3 and Matt Rath was 1 for 2.

Game 2 saw the Jets score most innings cruising to a 9-0 victory.  Carsen Perkins started on the mound going 5 innings allowing 3 hits with 3 K’s.  Garrett Nicholson went 2 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Jordan Malainey who was 1 for 4 with a triple.  Shawn Grandmont was 2 for 4 with a 2 run HR and 3 RBI’s.  Jordan Dray was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Brett Resch was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Victor Cerny was 2 for 2.  Tyler Wood was 1 for 2 with 3 RBI’s.  Matt Rath was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  Liam Vulcano rounded out the offense going 2 for 3.

Next action for the Jets is next Saturday in Okotoks DH.

 

Haven Tournament/Alumni Festivities!

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Come Celebrate the 10th year of the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.

The 10th Annual Haven Agencies Tournament May long weekend is full of festivities:

SCOTIABANK GOLF TOURNAMENT – STEAK & LOBSTER – ALUMNI SOFTBALL GAME – LIVE BAND CABARET

INTACT/HAVEN AGENCIES FREE BBQ

Click on the link for the a schedule of events:  VAB-10-Year-Event-Schedule

Click on the link if you are interested in getting involved as a sponsor: VAB 10th Anniversary Sponsor

Tournament Schedule:  2016 Haven Agency Tournament – 5 team.

Take a look at the players over the last 10 years: http://www.cliptomize.com/Clipbook/View/178282?secret=ss57z7yi5b