The South Bay Sliders enter the Sunset Baseball League in 2019. The Sliders are looking make some noise under the helm of Manager Bob Webb.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
Game starts at 4:15 pm
The Sunset League has been so exciting this season, and one of the major reasons is the power display from each and every team. Balls have been flying out of the yard at a crazy rate and now we have eight men who are ready to start All-Star Sunday off in style in the Home Run Derby at 2:15 p.m. at Biola University.
Pierson Loska (Cal State Dominguez Hills) has been dominant this season. The Orange County Legend slugger has blasted six home runs.
Austin Caulk, the home run king for the So Cal Shepherds with six, will be a definite contender. He has been crushing the baseball all summer and looks to make his presence felt on the brightest stage.
Eddie Zavala (Chico State) has crushed four bombs this summer and will be another force to be reckoned with in the Home Run Derby. Look for the South Bay Slider to compete for the title.
Jacob Nemeth (Azusa Pacific) leads the So Cal Sparrows with three bombs and will represent the red and black.
Isaiah Montoya (Citrus College) has blasted two long balls this season and will hope to hoist up the trophy for the Inland Valley Pirates.
Cody Moore (Santa Clara) is the Solana Beach Redbird participant.
David Rivera (Long Beach City College) is the Signal Hill Oilers' representative and is hungry to put on a display.
The Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on Facebook at 2:15 p.m. followed by the All-Star Game at 4:15 p.m. at Biola University Sunday afternoon.
The Sunset League is proud to announce its players of the week for our sixth week of the season.
Tommy Acuna (Santa Ana College) separated himself from the rest of the pack as the hitter of the week. The So Cal Sparrow tore it up this week, finishing 9-for-20 with six RBI and three runs scored. Acuna is one of the forces in the middle of the lineup that will be looking to lead the Sparrows into the Sunset League playoffs for the second straight year.
The pitcher of the week honors goes to Jake Habelitz (Cypress College). The South Bay Slider southpaw was stellar. He tossed 11 innings, earned two wins, only allowed one run on four hits and struck out seven. The Sliders have clinched a playoff spot and are hungry to damage in next week's Sunset League playoffs.
The season is winding down and a few teams have already clinched playoff spots.
The Ventura County Pirates (16-8) have clinched and are currently leading the North Division by 1.5 games. Their magic number for clinching the division and a first round bye in the playoffs is 3.
Jason Ajamian (8) and Frank Garriola (7) are blasting home runs all over the yard. They are also the top two RBI producers in the SBL. Garriola leads with 37 and Ajamian has 28. Kyle Soberano has been stellar, boasting a .465 BA and Cole Kitchen has been cooking all season long with a .500 BA.
Deandrey Carter has posted a microscopic 1.01 ERA. Carter is also third in the lead in strikeouts (35).
The South Bay Sliders (13-9) have a magic number of just 1 to clinch a playoff spot.
Cody Wissler has hit .343 and has been an offensive leader for the Sliders. Jake Habelitz has been the ace of the staff with a 2.25 ERA and 26 strikeouts.
The So Cal Sparrows (8-15) are in the thick of the playoff hunt. The magic number to clinch is 7.
Robert Haw has led the way, hitting .324. Tommy Acuna leads the team in RBI. Seth Hoetker has been great on the mound posting a 1.47 ERA.
The Signal Hill Oilers (5-16) need a miracle. They are still mathematically in it, but need a lot of help.
David Rivera, Tony Monroy and Braxton Hutcherson have paved the way for the offense. Ryan Murphy has a 1.59 ERA.
In the South, the So Cal Shepherds (15-8) lead the Redbirds by one game and have clinched a playoff spot. The teams still have two games against each other to come.
Austin Caulk leads the team with six home runs. Sebastian Dunn leads the team with a .316 BA. Philip Wall has been the stabilizing force of the staff tossing 43 innings, a 2.09 ERA and 25 strikeouts.
The Solana Beach Redbirds (14-9) are the third team clinch a playoff spot, but are still in contention to win the South.
Gaige Howard is hitting .392. Brycen Mautz has a 1.39 ERA.
The Orange County Legends (13-11) magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 1.
Conrad Villafuerte has been awesome this season, batting .487. Pierson Loska leads the team with six home runs.
Will Anderson is having another great season with the Legends, posting a 1.61 ERA.
The Inland Valley Pirates (8-17) are fighting for the final playoff spot. They play the Sparrows the final game of the season in what could be a virtual play-in game for the sixth spot in the playoffs.
Isaiah Parra is hitting .385. Benji Gonzales has a 1.62 ERA.
The Sunset League Playoffs start next Tuesday.
CERRITOS -- The South Bay Sliders defeated the Inland Valley Pirates 7-6 at Valley Christian Sunday night.
The Sliders take on the Solana Beach Redbirds in Coronado on Tuesday. The Sliders are one game away from clinching a playoff spot.
The Pirates host the Orange County Legends on Tuesday. Inland Valley is coming down to the wire with the So Cal Sparrows for the final playoff spot.
Team Est. 2019
Team Owner/GM: Bob Webb
Home Field: Valley Christian High School