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logo-jethawks“Jake Kerr & Jeff Mooney are set to acquire Lancaster JetHawks of the California League,” according to a news release.

Veteran baseball club owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney, currently owners of the Vancouver Canadians, have entered into a purchase agreement that will add a second professional baseball franchise to their sports portfolio with the purchase of the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League, according to officials.

“The transaction will become final pending approvals from Minor League Baseball, MiLB, Major League Baseball and the California League, as well as a vote by city council to extend the lease under proposed new management,” said officials.

The JetHawks, located within an hour of Los Angeles, have been a part of the city of Lancaster since 1996, according to a news release. They have won two of the past three California League championships since being affiliated with the Houston Astros organization.

“We have enjoyed the process of building the Vancouver Canadians into an award-winning franchise and now we look to do the same in Lancaster,” said Jake Kerr. “Our achievements aren’t limited to the baseball diamond – we’re just as committed to making a real difference in the community.”

Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney have also confirmed that, upon closing, Andy Dunn will be named as president of the Lancaster JetHawks while maintaining his position with the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club in the same capacity, according to a news release.

“The C’s are one of the greatest experiences Jake and I have had, and the opportunity to extend the excellence Andy Dunn has built to an additional franchise was compelling,” said Jeff Mooney. “We’re committed to the team, the players – but strengthening community ties is equally as important to us.”

Prior to the Canadians, Dunn was vice president with the Washington Nationals and the Florida Marlins, according to a news release. He has been instrumental to the success of the Vancouver Canadians, guiding the franchise to a John H. Johnson President’s Trophy in 2013 as the most “complete” organization in Minor League Baseball.

 

About the Lancaster JetHawks

The JetHawks showcased some of Minor League Baseball’s top prospects in 2014 including #1 overall draft picks SS Carlos Correa (2012) and RHP Mark Appel (2013).

Lancaster JetHawks Baseball opens up the 2015 California League season on Thursday, April 9th at home against the San Jose Giants.

The Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Club is a proud affiliate of the Houston, Astros organization. Since 1996, the JetHawks have played out of “The Hangar” in Lancaster, CA and, upon closing of the transaction, will be owned and operated by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney. The JetHawks captured 2014’s California League championship title, the second crown for the franchise in its 19-year history.

 

About the Vancouver Canadians

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is a proud affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays organization and remain one of Canada’s most recognizable sports brands.  Since 1978, the Canadians have played out of historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium and are locally owned and operated by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney. Winners of the John H. Johnson President’s Trophy for MiLB’s most “complete” franchise, the Canadians are also three-time Northwest League Champions (2011-2013).

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