Coming off a strong 2022 season split between two minor league affiliates, Damiano Palmegiani was determined to continue moving up the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league depth charts.
The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product is doing that with another strong season with the Double-A New Hampshire Fishercats.
Read More Palmegiani Rises Up Jays’ Ranks
Kalem Haney has seen baseball at virtually every level in Lethbridge.
From Little League right through to the Western Canadian Baseball League’s Lethbridge Bulls, he’s also seen a championship and a season without the playoffs.
The Vauxhall Academy grad is the latest to be featured in our “1 Thru 9” series.
Read More 1 Thru 9: Kalem Haney
It would have been easy for Demitri Shakotko to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Instead of chasing the hockey dream, he went after baseball by heading to Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.
After a successful first season with Cloud County Community College, he hopes to suit up in the city his dad played junior hockey in with the Lethbridge Bulls.
Read More Pinky Promise
It’s not easy to excel in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I.
Seventy-five of the league’s hitters finished the season with a batting average of .400 or higher, a stat that makes the year Tyler Boudreau had on the mound even more impressive.
Canadian Baseball Network’s Trevor Fitzpatrick has more on the Sylvan Lake Gulls hurler.
Read More Boudreau So Good
Life often pulls you in different directions.
At times, the path it sets you on can be rather unexpected.
On this particular snow-swept March night on the prairies, former Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero found himself pulled to Vauxhall for a fundraising banquet that was being hosted by the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.
Read More The Ricky Ro! Show
It’s impossible to blame Adam Macko for his reaction to getting a random early morning call from a number he didn’t recognize.
Like many others, he just let it ring.
However, the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product later found out it was a call to inform him he had been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, and would be reunited with his old Vauxhall teammate, Damiano Palmegiani.
Read More Flying Together Again
Vauxhall Academy grad Adam Macko is part of a major trade between the Jays and the Mariners.
Meanwhile, former Okotoks Dawgs outfielder Tristan Peters was also dealt …
Read More Macko on the Move
If you would have told Ty Penner in high school or even early in his college baseball career that he would one day sign a contract with a Major League baseball team, he would have wanted to believe you.
But he admits, he doesn’t know if every bone in his body would have it was possible.
The Vauxhall Academy and UBC Thunderbird grad is still flying high after signing a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, leading to a whirlwind past few months.
Read More Call to the Penner
Canada has a growing list of recognizable baseball families.
The Quantrills. Naylors. Pompeys. Toros.
As Matt Betts of Canadian Baseball Network tells us, the Vulcanos are hoping to make their family a household name as they forge their own path in baseball.
Read More The Brothers Vulcano
If you see one, the other probably isn’t too far away.
BC’s Carlin Dick and New Brunswick’s Max Grant became fast friends at the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.
Now hitting 1-2 in the batting order at Canisius College in New York, the pair is hoping to continue their winning ways together with the Golden Griffins.
Read More One-Two Punch