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The So Cal Sparrows are coming off a successful 2018 summer season where they saw themselves at the top of the Southern Division standings and in the Sunset League Playoffs,

The Sparrows accomplished both feats for the first time in organizational history; Prior to the 2018 summer, Coach Davis predicted an S.B.L. Championship, unfortunately the Sparrows fell short of that goal, but 2019 summer looks promising.

With a new summer fast approaching another question has been raised, "Will the Sparrows win the S.B.L. Championship in 2019?" Coach Davis' answer to that question was and always be "Yes! We play to win the game, if we aren’t playing to win, then why are we playing?"  

Look out for the Sparrows as they are on the move, DESTINATION CAL - STATE FULLERTON AND THE S.B.L. CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Recent SoCal Sparrows News

All Summer Team

By Dave Sobieraj 08/08/2019, 9:45am PDT

Ajamian, Larson Named Players of Year

The Sunset League is thrilled to announce its 2019 All Summer League Team.

The 2019 champion Ventura County Pirates led all selections with eight players making the team. Jason Ajamian earned the hitter of the year. The slugger had an amazing season, finishing with 51 hits, 36 RBI, 33 R and 9 HR. The nine home runs is a Sunset League single season record. To go along with the power numbers, Ajamian also finished with a .425 BA and .517 OBP. Truly a remarkable season. The pitcher of the year is Curren Larson. The Pirate hurler tossed 36.1 innings, had a 6-1 record and a microscopic ERA (0.99) and WHIP (0.69). He also tallied 39 strikeouts in his 36.1 IP.

The SBL runner-up Solana Beach Redbirds had five players named to the team.

Hitter of the Year

VCP Jason Ajamian 51 H, 36 RBI, 33 R, 9 HR, .425 BA, .517 OBP

Pitcher of the Year

P VCP Curren Larson 36.1 IP, 6-1, 0.99 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, 39 K

FIRST TEAM ALL SUMMER

C - VCP Bradley Chesterton 47 H, 32 RBI, 28 R, 2 HR, .362 BA, .451 OBP

IF – VCP Frank Garriola 46 H, 40 RBI, 33 R, 8 HR, 7 SB, .400 BA, .462 OBP

IF – SBR Gaige Howard 24 H, 27 R, 13 RBI, 2 HR, 9 SB, .338 BA, .460 OBP

IF – SCSP Tommy Acuna 31 H, 16 RBI, 10 R, .352 BA, .367 OBP

IF – VCP Kyle Soberano 60 H, 34 R, 21 RBI, 11 SB, .472 BA, .518 OBP

IF - OCL Aharon Modlin 42 H, 28 R, 27 RBI, 6 HR, 7 SB, .359 BA, .439 OBP

IF - SCSH Sebastian Dunn 31 H, 26 R, 15 RBI, 11 SB, .330 BA, .422 OBP

OF – SBR Joseph Canty 39 H, 24 RBI, 23 R, 6 HR, .320 BA, .373 OBP

OF – SBR Kyle Dobson 36 H, 19 R, 14 RBI, 2 HR, 8 SB, .404 BA, .490 OBP

OF - SBS Cody Wissler 29 H, 16 RBI, 16 R, 2 HR, .319 BA, .382 OBP

OF - OCL Mark Stanford 46 H, 28 R, 25 RBI, 4 HR, .393 BA, .458 OBP

OF - OCL Nolan Jekich 31 H, 23 R, 19 RBI, .373 BA, .464 OBP

UTL – OCL Conrad Villafuerte 48 H, 26 RBI, 29 R,.480 BA, .518 OBP

P - VCP Deandrey Carter 49.2 IP, 6-0, 2 SV, 1.27 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 46 K

P - VCP Eric Crouse 26.2 IP, 3-1, 2.36 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 24 K

P - OCL Justin Yang 33.1 IP, 3-0, 2 SV, 2.70 ERA, 1.26 WHIP

P - SBS Jake Habelitz 38 IP, 4-3, 2.84 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 30 K

SECOND TEAM ALL SUMMER

C – SHO Braxton Hutcherson 26 H, 11 R, 14 RBI, .400 BA, .473 OBP

IF - SHO Shoma Yoshida 30 H, 16 R, 9 RBI, .385 BA, .484 OBP 

IF – SBS Zakk Morgan 19 H, 7 R, 6 RBI, .404 BA, .453 OBP

IF – SHO Tony Monroy 23 H, 13 R, 12 RBI, .404 BA, .443 OBP

IF - SCSH Colton Back 35 H, 25 R, 13 RBI, 7 SB, .365 BA, .487 OBP

IF - OCL Pierson Loska 35 H, 30 RBI, 25 R, 7 HR, .365 BA, .398 OBP

IF - SBR Spencer Gedestad 21 H, 15 R, 9 RBI, .350 BA, .418 OBP

IF - SHO David Rivera 19 H, 11 R, 8 RBI, .388 BA, .475 OBP

IF - IVP Dominic Campeau 16 H, 10 R, 6 RBI, .381 BA, .480 OBP

OF - SBS Eddie Zavala 21 H, 18 R, 17 RBI, 5 HR, .333 BA, .373 OBP

OF - VCP Cole Kitchen 15 H, 15 R, 21 RBI, .464 BA, .506 OBP

OF - SCSH Chad Ragland 26 H, 31 RBI, 18 R, .295 BA, .426 OBP

OF - IVP Hayden Schott 22 H, 13 RBI, 6 R, .324 BA, .347 OBP

OF - OCL Ben Barth 38 H, 33 R, 16 RBI, 2 HR, 10 SB, .319 BA, .383 OBP

UTL – IVP Jesse Villalobos 23 H, 13 R, 8 RBI, .390 BA, .532 OBP, 14 IP, 16 K

UTL - SBR Cory Moore 21 H, 19 RBI, 13 R, 3 HR, .313 BA, .453 OBP

P - SCSP Seth Hoetker 18.1 IP, 1-0, 1.47 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 19 K

P - SCSH Joey Acosta 19.1 IP, 2-1, 1.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 12 K

P - SHO Ryan Murphy 18 IP, 1 SV, 3.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 15 K

P - SBS Dennis Stevenson 20 IP, 3.15 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 12 K

 

Other Contenders

IF - SBR Harrison Rodgers 20 H, 9 R, 9 RBI, .328 BA, .431 OBP

IF/OF - VCP Eddie Pietschmann 34 H, 24 R, 22 RBI, 2 HR, 7 SB, .321 BA, .400 OBP

OF - SBS Jack Collete 16 H, 7 R, 6 RBI, .372 BA, .471 OBP

IF - SCSP Robert Haw 26 H, 15 R, 7 RBI, 9 SB, .321 BA, .394 OBP

C/OF - VCP Nick Henry 34 H, 26 R, 22 RBI, 3 HR, .312 BA, .445 OBP

IF/OF - SBS Alex Seguine 18 H, 13 R, 7 RBI, .333 BA, .438 OBP

OF - SCSP Trevor Lukkes 23 H, 10 R, 10 RBI, 9 SB, .307 BA, .354 OBP

1B - SCSH Austin Caulk 24 H, 32 RBI, 21 R, 7 HR, .261 BA, .383 OBP

South Bests North

By Dave Sobieraj 07/23/2019, 8:00am PDT

Joseph Canty Wins MVP

LA MIRADA -- It was a great day for the Sunset League as the South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 23-7 Sunday afternoon at Biola University.

The South was composed of the Solana Beach Redbirds, So Cal Shepherds, Orange County Legends and Inland Valley Pirates. The North featured the Ventura County Pirates, South Bay Sliders, So Cal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers.

The MVP of the game was Joseph Canty of the South Division champion Solana Beach Redbirds. The Sophomore at Saddleback College stood out in a game with many offensive fireworks.

Now the focus shifts to the Sunset League Playoffs starting Tuesday with a triple-header set at Biola University. The Sliders and Inland Valley Pirates kick things off at 9:30 a.m. followed by the So Cal Shepherds and Orange County Legends at 1 p.m. and an elimination game between the two losers at 4:30 p.m.

Sunset League All-Stars Announced

By Dave Sobieraj 07/18/2019, 1:00pm PDT

The Sunset League All-Star Game is set for 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Biola University. The game will be broadcast live on Facebook. It will pit the North against the South.

The North will be composed of the Ventura County Pirates, South Bay Sliders, So Cal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers. The South features the So Cal Shepherds, Solana Beach Redbirds, Orange County Legends and Inland Valley Pirates.

The Ventura County Pirates have the most selections with eight. The So Cal Shepherds, Solana Beach Redbirds, Orange County Legends and South Bay Sliders each have seven participants. The So Cal Sparrows have six players represented. The Inland Valley Pirates and Signal Hill Oilers will feature five.

  NORTH ALL STARS                  
                     
  PITCHERS                  
    TEAM NAME JERSEY POSITION THROW/BAT SCHOOL      
    VC Pirates Curren Larson 5 RHP R/R Saddleback CC      
    VC Pirates Ethan Durant 4 LHP L/L Glendale CC      
    VC Pirates Deandrey Carter 15 RHP C/C LA Valley CC      
    South Bay Sliders Dennis Stevenson 2 RHP E/E Long Beach CC      
    South Bay Sliders Jake Habelitz 7 LHP L/L Cypress CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Bryant Durflinger 15 RHP R/R Cypress CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Anthony Castillo 34 RHP R/R Vanguard University      
    Signal Hill Oilers Matt Woinarowicz 57 RHP R/R Cal State East Bay      
                     
  IF/CATCHER                  
    VC Pirates Jason Ajamian 27 1B R/L LA Valley CC      
    VC Pirates Frank Garriola 6 IF R/R Hope International      
    VC Pirates Kyle Soberano 9 IF L/R College of the Canyons      
    VC Pirates Bradley Chesterton 26 C R/R Chaffey CC      
    South Bay Sliders Ricky Serrano 1 UTL/P R/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    South Bay Sliders Anthony Marquez 3 C R/R Goldenwest CC      
    South Bay Sliders Zakk Morgan 35 1B R/R Undecided      
    So Cal Sparrows Tommy Acuna 9 IF R/R Undecided      
    So Cal Sparrows Robbie Haw 12 IF R/R Irvine Valley CC      
    Signal Hill Oilers David Rivera 6 IF/P R/R Long Beach CC      
    Signal Hill Oilers Tony Monroy 65 IF L/R Hope International      
    Signal Hill Oilers Shoma Yoshida 51 MIF L/R Undecided      
    Signal Hill Oilers Braxton Hutcherson 62 C/1B R/R Cypress CC      
                     
  OUTFIELDERS                  
    So Cal Sparrows Nolan Brown 23 OF R/R Cerritos CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Trevor Lukkes 3 OF R/R Ohio University      
    South Bay Sliders Cody Wissler 20 OF L/R Chico State      
    South Bay Sliders Eddie Zavala 27 OF R/R Chico State      
    VC Pirates Eddie Pietschmann 25 OF/1B R/R Chaffey CC      
                     
  SOUTH ALL STARS                  
                     
  PITCHERS                  
    Solana Beach Redbirds Christian Wood 50 RHP R/R Orange Coast CC      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Brycen Mautz 44 LHP L/L University of San Diego      
    OC Legends Julien Martin 28 RHP R/R Grambling State      
    OC Legends Justin Yang 17 RHP L/R University of Redlands      
    So Cal Shepherds Blake Bolgiano 21 RHP R/R Temple College      
    So Cal Shepherds Philip Wall 22 RHP R/R University Northwestern St Paul      
    Inland Valley Pirates Benji Gonzalez 23 RHP R/R Long Beach CC      
    Inland Valley Pirates Zach Bromstead 34 RHP R/R Mt Sac      
                     
  IF/CATCHER                  
    Solana Beach Redbirds Spencer Gedestad 9 1B R/R UC Davis      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Harrison Rodgers 29 MIF L/R Colorado Mesa University      
    So Cal Shepherds Austin Caulk 14 1B R/R LA Mission College      
    So Cal Shepherds Sebastian Dunn 3 SS R/R UNC Ashville      
    So Cal Shepherds Colton Back 6 UTL R/R Ashbury University      
    So Cal Shepherds Brett Cobb 2 C R/R Cisco CC      
    OC Legends Mark Stanford 33 UTL R/R Long Beach CC      
    OC Legends Aaron Modlin 12 IF R/R Pepperdine      
    OC Legends Nick Lopez 11 C R/R Saddleback CC      
    OC Legends Pierson Loska 24 1B/3B R/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    Inland Valley Pirates Jesse Villalobos 13 OF/P L/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    Inland Valley Pirates Rafa Flores 6 C/IF R/R Cypress CC      
    Inland Valley Pirates Dominic Campeau 25 C/1B L/R Cal State Long Beach      
  OUTFIELDERS                  
    So Cal Shepherds Chad Ragland 7 P/OF L/L Delta State University      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Gaige Howard 15 OF L/R University of New Orleans      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Kyle Dobson 8 OF R/R Irvine Valley CC      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Joseph Canty 5 OF R/R Saddleback CC      
    OC Legends Conrad Villafuerte 77 OF R/R Colorado Mesa University      

ALL-STAR GAME INFO

North will be in the Third Base Dugout

North (VC Pirates, South Bay Sliders, SoCal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers) coaches and players to arrive by 1:00 pm

o From 1:15 to 1:45 pm BP on the field

South (SoCal Shepherds, OC Legends, IV Pirates and Solano Beach Redbirds) coaches and players to arrive by 1:45 pm

o From 1:45 to 2:15 pm BP on the field

 

HR Derby to start at 2:20 pm

OC Legends – Pierson Loska – Cal State Dominguez Hills

SoCal Sparrows – Jacob Nemeth – Azusa Pacific University

Signal Hill Oilers – David Rivera – Long Beach College

Ventura County Pirates – TBD

Inland Valley Pirates – Isaiah Montoya – Citrus College

Solano Beach Redbirds – Cody Moore – Santa Clara University

SoCal Shepherds – Austin Caulk – LA Mission CC

South Bay Sliders – Eddie Zavala – Chico State

Batting order will be determined by picking a number out of a hat. Each batter will get 10 outs if they don’t hit a HR it’s an out. If someone hits a HR they get an extra swing. After everyone has hit if there’s a tie, the players tied will get 5 outs.

Pregame infield and outfield 5 minutes after HR Derby – North to go first

Field prep 5 minutes after pregame In an Out

Introduction of all the players and coaches 4:00 pm

National Anthem

Game starts at 4:15 pm

Team Est. 2016

President/Head Coach: Ryan Davis

General Manager: Katrina Davis

Email: ryan.davis@sparrowsbaseballclub.org

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Home Field: Northwood High School