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.
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.
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.
Team Est. 2018
Team Owner/GM: Ben Orr/Hunter Bingham
Home Field: Biola University