Abbott & Canisius

Every athlete has a number of questions they ask themselves before they decide on the route they want to take next in their journey.

For Lethbridge’s Levi Abbott, he had three key criteria on the school he wanted to go to.

In the end, the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball pitcher decided on Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Rocket Man

He bears little resemblance to Roger Clemens, but you can go ahead and call David Reiniger “Rocket Man.”

While he won’t blow anyone away with a 98 mile-per-hour fastball, Reiniger has something much faster at his fingertips. He literally has rockets at his disposal.

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Macko’s Mindset

Adam Macko has a bold goal in mind.

It’s not enough to make it into professional baseball or even into the Major Leagues. He wants to get into the Hall of Fame.

His journey towards that goal soon begins with his first spring training with the Seattle Mariners.

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1 Thru 9: Connor Green

Moving around is nothing new for Connor Green.

The Manitoba product came to Vauxhall in 2015, went down to the US for college at Pratt and Minot State and is now back in Alberta helping the Medicine Hat Mavericks pace the WMBL.

We caught up with him for another edition of “1 Thru 9.”

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Jet Setters

For Vauxhall Baseball Academy players Jaden Griffin, Damiano Palmegiani and Martin Vincelli-Simard, you just hope their suitcase-packing skills are as good as their baseball abilities.

The trio barely had a chance to return to Alberta from Florida – where they suited up for Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team (JNT) during a hectic 12-day stretch of spring training action against MLB prospects – before they were headed south again for tournament play in Las Vegas.

Vauxhall’s team name – Jets – was never more appropriate.

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