The Vauxhall 100

LHP Jay Johnson (Sussex Corner, NB) was in Vauxhall Academy's first graduating class, which hit the 100 mark ... without counting those who signed this fall. 

LHP Jay Johnson (Sussex Corner, NB) was in Vauxhall Academy's first graduating class, which hit the 100 mark ... without counting those who signed this fall. 

By Bob Elliott

In the fall of 2005 a pioneer named David Reiniger set out from Vauxhall 

It was a mere 84 years after the town was founded.

As the crow flies it was It was only 81 miles from Vauxhall to the Alberta-Montana border.

Reiniger (Calgary, Alta.) headed from the Vauxhall Jets program  to the University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers on a baseball scholarship.

He was the first player coach Les McTavish (Stettler, Alta.) and assistant Jim Kotkas (Lethbridge, Alta.) helped send south.

Vauxhall was the first Alberta academy. The south located north of Taber, south of Brooks and west of Medicine Hat proved to be fertile prairie land between Bow River and Oldman River. 

It begat Okotoks Dawgs, the Prospects Academy and the Badlands Acadmey.

And this fall McTavish, Kotkas and assistant Joel Blake helped sent RHP Brady Moxham (Oakville, Man.) Midland College Chaparrals ... No. 100.

They send Jets players to the next level from British Colombia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Alberta.

The Vauxhall 100 ... 

1. INF David Reiniger, Calgary, Alta., University of Alabama Huntsville (AL)
C Kiel Armstrong, Winnipeg, Man., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
OF Zane Anderson, Strathmore, Alta., Gannon University (PA) 
UT Mike Brown, Vauxhall, AB, Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
RHP Sean Carrick, Imperial, Sask., University of British Columbia (BC)

1B Joshua Hoetmer, Smoky Lake, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
SS Scott Hornstra, Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (MS)
LHP Jay Johnson, Sussex Corner, NB, Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)/Texas Tech (TX)
1B-RHP Jason Luce, Calgary, Alta., University of British Columbia (BC)
1B-C Brendan Miller, Taber, Alta., Colby CC (KS)/Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (MS)

RHP Katlin Nunweiller, Medicine Hat, Allta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
LHP Curtis Smith, Calgary, AB – Southwest Minnesota State University (MN)
RHP Alex Tufts, Kentville, NS – Iowa Western Community College (IA)/Canisius College (NY)

INF Dale Anderson, Strathmore, Alta., College of Southern Idaho (ID)/Seton Hall (NJ)
OF Mark Clauson, Lethbridge, Alta. Colby Community College (KS)
INF Tanner Craswell, Charlottetown, PEI, College of Southern Idaho (ID)
INF Tyson Ford, Okotoks, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
OF Lionel Morrill, College of Southern Idaho (ID)/Grambling State University (LA)

LHP Kyle Muzechka, Vegreville, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
2B Chad Northcott, Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Indian Hills Community College (IA)/ Northwestern State University of Louisiana (LA)
1B-RHP JC Paquin, Candiac, Que., Middle Georgia College (GA)
OF Dustin Thompson, Medicine Hat, Alta., Spalding University (KY) 

C Jean-Guy Bilodeau, Winnipeg, Man., College of Southern Idaho (ID)
LHP Austin Cooper, Saskatoon, Sask., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
INF Tyler Hayes, Calgary, Alta., Colby Comunity College (KS)/New Mexico Highlands University (NM)
3B-RHP Jamin Heller, Lethbridge, Alta., Minot State University (ND)
RHP Steven Inch, Edmonton, Alta., University of Kentucky (signed with Philadelphia Phillies)

INF Adam Nelubowich, Stoney Plain, Alta., Washington State University (WA)
RHP Brandon Petite, Glace Bay, N.S., Texas Tech University (TX) 
C Josh Stephenson, Strathmore, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
RHP Cole Stober, Hays, Alta., Minot State University (ND)
RHP Tyler Vavra, Calgary, Alta., College of Southern Idaho/Eastern Michigan (MI)/Canisius (NY)

3B Mike Washburn, Oromocto, N.B., Hill College (TX)/Central Connecticut State University (CT)
RHP Jordan Wong, Calgary, Alta., Hill College (TX)
INF Daniel Worb, Winnipeg, Man., University of North Dakota (ND)

C-1B Luke Barry, Swift Current, Sask., Mount Olive College (NC)/Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
INF Kym Barthel, Lethbridge, Alta., Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LA)
INF-OF Matt Clark, Woodstock, NB, Concord University (WV)
1B Ben Douglas, Moose Jaw, Sask., College of Southern Idaho/McMurray University (TX)
RHP Derek Grubel, Lethbridge, Alta., Muscatine Community College Cardinals (IO)

C Brant Hittel, Medicine Hat, Alta., Mid Plains Community College
INF Chayse Marion, Red Deer, Alta., Trinidad State Junior College (CO)/McNeese State
LHP Brody McDonald, Charlottetown, PEI, Mount Olive College (NC)
LHP Paul Schaak, Winkler, Man., College of Southern Idaho (ID)/Eastern Michigan University (MI)
LHP Taylor Simmonds, Saint Albert, Alta., Wayne State College (NE)

RHP Levi Westerlund, Midland College (TX)/Lubbock Christian University (TX)
OF Shane Zimmer, St. Albert, Alta., Canisius College (NY)

1B Greg Adams, Medicine Hat, Hill College (TX)
RHP Mark Baigent, Halifax, NS, University of Calgary (AB)
LHP Ben Dartnell, East St. Paul, Man., Eastern Michigan University (MI)
RHP Justin Davies, Hammonds Plains, NS, Volunteer State Community College (TN)

OF-1B Jeremie Fagnan, Calgary, Alta., Midland College/TCU (TX)/Texas Christian University (TX)
INF Brendan Hendriks, Cochrane, Alta., University of San Francisco (CA)
RHP Chad Hodges, Medicine Hat, Alta., South Dakota State University (SD)
SS-2B Tyler Kendall, Estevan, Sask., Monterey Peninsula College (CA)
C Curtis Mazurkewich, Red Deer, Alta., Colby Community College (KS)

OF Marc St. Jean, Okotoks, Alta., Loras College (IA)
OF Tyson Zarowny, Strathmore, Alta., Muscatine Community College (IA)/Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)

INF Matt Benn, Teulon, Man., Colby CC/Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)
3B Guillaume Gingras, Levis, Que., Monroe College (NY)
C-INF Konner Lutz, Medicine Hat, Alta., Stetson University (FL)
LHP Zach Mayo, Mather, Man., North Dakota State University (SD)
INF Mitch McGeein, Calgary, Alta., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

OF Dan Moro, Calgary, Alta., Hamline University (MN)
RHP Tanner Spencer, Craik, Sask., Colby Community College (KS)
1B Devan Thomas, Saint John, N.B., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
1B Travis Wallace, Calgary, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
LHP Luke Whelpton, Brandon, Man., Owens Community College (OH)

RHP Zach Yandeau, Plumas, Man., Okanagan College (BC)

INF Justin Clarkson, Nanaimo, BC, Midland College (TX)
RHP Nathan Haroldson, Regina, Sask., Monterey Peninsula College (CA)
RHP Luc Hebert, Cocagne, NB, Colby Community College, Prairie Baseball Academy
RHP Ben Kennedy, Lethbridge, Alta., Prairie Baseball Academy (AB)
LHP Pat Machibroda, Saskatoon, Sask., College of Southern Idaho (ID)/North Iowa Community College (IO)

OF Anthony McKinley, Dartmouth, NS, Colby Community College (KS)
RHP Nelson Quark, Winnipeg, Man., Chandler-Gilbert College (AZ)
LHP Brandon Radmacher, White City, Sask., John. A Logan/College of San Mateo (CA)/University of North Dakota (ND)
RHP Nick Stobbe, Saskatoon, Sask., University of Mary (ND)
INF Chris Thibideau, Dartmouth, NS, Midland College (TX)/North Florida (FL)

OF Jager Toffan, Regina, Sask., Blinn College (TX)

INF Alex Bishop, Calgary, Alta., University of Texas at Tyler (TX)
RHP Jesse Borden, Dartmouth, NS, Midland College (TX)
3B Nolan Bumstead, Calgary, Alta., California State University, Northridge (CA)
OF Treyton Grant, Calgary, Alta., John A. Logan College (IL)
C Brett Harrison, Winnipeg, Man., University of North Dakota (ND)

OF Joel Mazurkewich, Red Deer, Alta., Montana State University Billings (MT)
LHP Ben Onyshko, Winnipeg, Man., Stetson University (FL)
OF-1B Wyatt Schlosser, Saskatoon, Sask., Montana State University Billings (MT)
INF Cole Schneider, Ft. Saskatchewan, Alta., Colby Community College (KS)
LHP J.P. Stevenson, Hunter River, PEI, Canisius College (NY)

C Brayden Resch, Saskatoon, Sask., North Dakota State University (ND)

RHP Brody Burnett, Binscarth, Man., University of Mary (ND)
RHP Jake Cook, Miramichi, NB, Minot State University (ND)
INF Blake Gallagher, Wallis, NB, University of Arkansas Monticello (AK)
OF Luxon Glor, Winnipeg, Man., University of Mary (ND)
LHP Jared Kennedy, Calgary, Alta., Canisius College (NY)

C Ben Komonosky, Regina, Sask., Blinn College (TX)
OF Zack Kunkel, Medicine Hat, Alta., Cal-State Northridge University (CA)
INF Geordie McDougal, Lumsden, Sask. Minot State University (ND)
RHP Reilly O’Rourke, Sydney, NS Garden City College (KS)
INF Nolan Rattai, Medicine Hat, Alta., Midland College (TX)

C Shawn Robbins, Edmonton, Alta., Hill College (TX)
INF Tyler Scott, Calgary, Alta., Bryan College (TN)
100. RHP Brady Moxham, Oakville, Man., Midland College (TX)