The Signal Hill Oilers look to make another trip to the Sunset League Playoffs in 2020. Under the direction of GM Vinny Chavez and head coach Jake Ryan, Signal Hill is hungry to make their presence felt.
Vinny Chavez has 14 years of experience both at St. John Bosco high school at Long Beach City College, where he helped lead the Vikings to 4 consecutive SCC South Conference Championships and 5 out of the last 6 seasons. Coach Visico was formally at Mayfair high school and is starting he's third season with the LBCC Vikings where he focuses on outfielders and coaches 3rd base. Oilers summer goals are simple everyone looks to improve as individuals and as a team we look to play hard everyday and enjoy winning games together!
The Signal Hill Oilers are done for the 2020 season, but will return in 2021. After the California governor issued more restrictions due to Covid in Anaheim, Brookhurst Park was closed, which forced Signal Hill to end their season.
Some of the key players from this season were William Grimm (Loyola Marymount), Sammy Diaz (Redlands) and Cameron Kundig (Redlands).
Grimm hit .400 for the season. Diaz hit .600. Kundig was named the pitcher of the week in the first week of the season. The sophomore twirled 10.1 innings, only allowing one earned run, while striking out 12.
The Oilers will be back in 2021, and are hungry to get back on the diamond.
The Sunset League is thrilled to reveal its players of Week 1 of the 2020 season.
Joey Scotvold (Rio Hondo Junior College) is the player of the week. The Shepherd finished 9-for-15. He also scored six runs and tallied two RBI, to go along with four walks. He pitched five innings as well, striking out seven while only allowing one run.
The Pitcher of the Week is Cameron Kundig (Redlands). The Signal Hill Oiler hurler tossed eight innings, earned a win, struck out 10 and only walked one hitter. He allowed just one earned run to finish the week with a 0.88 ERA.
Honorable mention players of the week include Nathan Weatherly (Belhaven) and Joseph Canty (San Diego Christian).
Weatherly has been one of the key cogs in the Shepherd offense. He finished the week 9-23, 2 HR, 10 R and 5 RBI.
Canty has experienced success in the Sunset League before. He was the MVP of the 2019 All-Star Game. His first week of 2020 was stellar, finishing 6-for-12, 2 HR, 7 RBI, and 4 R.
Team Est. 2016
Team Owner/GM: Vinny Chavez
Division Titles: 2016
Home Field: Long Beach City College