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The Shepherds are a hard-working, ministry-based, group of young men who are striving to become leaders in whatever arena they are placed in. We will be playing 30 games during the summer and leading numerous camps in which we will teach not only the game of baseball, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Shepherds enter the Sunset Baseball League in 2019 with a great following and are sure to make some noise.

Recent So Cal Shepherds 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

SBL Players of Week 7

By Dave Sobieraj 07/24/2019, 11:00pm PDT

Back, Lopez, Umeki Earn Honors

The Sunset League is proud to announce its players of the week for the final week of the regular season.

Shohei Umeki (Glendale Community College) gets the nod for pitcher of the week. The Ventura County Pirate right-hander was dominant in eight innings, allowing just one run on five hits, while striking out 13.

The Sunset League is honoring two So Cal Shepherds as the co-hitters of the week.

Ethan Lopez (Hawaii) displayed major power finishing 10-for-20 with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored.

His teammate, Colton Back (Ashbury University), put together another monster week, going 11-for-20 with eight runs scored and three RBI.

Sunset League Playoffs Day 1 in the Books

By Dave Sobieraj 07/23/2019, 11:45pm PDT

Sliders, Legends Advance, Shepherds Eliminated

LA MIRADA -- A long day of playoff action is in the books. It started at 9:30 a.m. at Biola University when the #6 Inland Valley Pirates faced the #3 South Bay Sliders.

South Bay fell behind 2-0 early, but immediately answered with nine consecutive runs. The Sliders won by a final of 10-3.

Grady Morgan and Eddie Zavala (Chico State) each blasted a home run and combined for seven RBI. Jack Collette (San Jose State) had three hits, a run scored and an RBI.

Hayden Schott (Cypress College) had two RBI.

The loss meant the Inland Valley Pirates would have to play later in the day in an elimination game, while the Sliders will play the Solana Beach Redbirds at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

In Game 2, the Orange County Legends defeated the So Cal Shepherds 14-4.

Orange County jumped all over So Cal early scoring seven runs in the first three innings.

Nick Lopez (Saddleback College), Carey Arbolida and Aharon Modlin (Pepperdine) each cranked a home run. Lopez finished with four RBI.

RJ Lan homered for the Shepherds.

The loss means the Shepherds would have to play the Inland Valley Pirates in an elimination game. Orange County advances to a meeting with the Ventura County Pirates at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

The final game of the day was an elimination game pitting the Inland Valley Pirates and So Cal Shepherds.

Inland Valley won a nail-biter 6-5 and eliminated the Shepherds from the playoffs.

Tyler VanMarter ripped three hits, Hayden Schott knocked in two.

Garrett McIntyre (Ashbury University) produced two RBI.

The Pirates will now play the loser of the Redbirds-Sliders game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Team Owner/GM: Ben Orr/Hunter Bingham

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Home Field: Biola University

 

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