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.
LA MIRADA -- The So Cal Shepherds (7-2, 7-2) swept the Orange County Legends (3-2, 7-6) in a doubleheader Saturday at Biola University.
The Shepherds defeated the Legends 8-3 in Game 1.
Chad Ragland (Florida State College of Jacksonville) contributed two RBI and scored once. Clayton Espino (Kansas Wesleyan) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Orange County was led by Conrad Villafuerte (Colorado Mesa), who had three knocks and scored two of the three Legend runs.
Philip Wall (University of Northwestern St. Paul) earned the win, tossing six solid innings.
Game 2 was one of the most wild Sunset League games of the season.
Orange County led 8-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.
That's where it all changed for the Legends. The Shepherds plated one in the sixth and seventh innings and added two more in the eighth to cut the deficit to 8-5. In the 9th, the Shepherds walked off, scoring four runs to complete the doubleheader sweep.
Pierson Loska (CSU Dominguez Hills) had a huge day, blasting a home run, three hits, three RBI and two runs scored.
Graham Dvorak (Samford) ripped a solo shot.
The Shepherds were led by two-RBI performances by Nic Costas (Brookehaven), Colton Back (Ashbury) and Chad Ragland.
Sebastian Dunn (Florida State College of Jacksonville) and Matthew Cho (Whitman) each added one RBI and scored twice.
The Legends look to rebound Sunday against the Signal Hill Oilers.
The Shepherds are off until Friday, when they host the Ventura County Pirates.
(Photo credit: Kyla McGuire)
The Sunset League is proud to unveil its selections for the players of week 1.
Roy Washburn (Arizona Christian) of the So Cal Shepherds was sensational allowing only one earned run in 13 innings of work. In his two quality starts, he posted a 0.69 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and eight strikeouts.
The Sunset League has co-hitters of the week in the first week of the season.
Bradley Chesterton (Chaffey College) of the Ventura County Pirates was stellar. The backstop went 8-for-15 (.533) with seven runs scored and five RBI for the week.
Joshua Sheck (Irvine Valley College) of the So Cal Sparrows joins Chesterton as co-hitter of the week. Sheck led the Sparrows in a big doubleheader sweep of Chesterton's Pirates. He finished the week 8-for-12 (.667) with one home run, 4 RBI and two runs scored.
LA MIRADA -- The South Bay Sliders (3-3, 2-2) and the So Cal Shepherds (5-2, 5-2) split a doubleheader Saturday at Biola University.
Game 1 featured a pitcher's duel with the Sliders getting the best of the Shepherds 1-0.
Aiden Majerus was electric, tossing five innings, striking out four and earning the win. The South Bay bullpen followed in suit, hurling four shutout innings, while only allowing one hit.
Roy Washburn (Arizona Christian) got the tough luck loss. The Shepherd starter went seven innings, struck out six and allowed one run.
The lone run was scored in the third inning when Cody Wissler knocked in his Chico State teammate Eddie Zavala.
The Shepherds avenged their loss in Game 2 by the tune of 11-2.
Austin Caulk blasted a home run and four RBI.
The South Bay Sliders have a non-league contest against Southern Nevada on Sunday.
The So Cal Shepherds have the whole week off and find themselves back in action on Saturday at home against the Orange County Legends.
Team Est. 2018
Team Owner/GM: Ben Orr/Hunter Bingham
Home Field: Biola University