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The Owner and Founder of "THE RAT PATROL" !

The California Cage Rats were founded in 2015 by collegiate baseball coach and former Associate Head Coach of Westcliff UNIVERSITY baseball program. 

Magno holds two masters degrees: One in Athletic Administration and one in Exercise Science. 

Coach Magno has over three decades of baseball experience. 

Magno has coached at :

  • The Jim Rice Professional Baseball School as its Director of Daily instruction. 
  • Eckerd College in Florida for four years. 
  • All-American Baseball Academy which set up operation in Florida and Long Beach, Which helped develop MLB players like Justin Turner, Travis and Chase d'Arnaud, Nick Pratto, Mark Wagner, Jonathan Singleton, Bobby Wilson, Ryan Dent, Anthony Gose, Ryan Hansen, Zach Wilson, Jon Skorupski, John Riggleman, Rick Nolan, Alex Newman and hundreds more. 
  • Long Beach Beach States Showcase and Scout Camps from 1996-98.
  • Woman’s Professional Baseball League (WBL) and became the bench coach for the Long Beach Lady Aces in 1997. 
  • 1997-99, Magno served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds.  
  • 1999, Magno was invited to assist the Long Beach Breakers of the Western, becoming the bench and hitting coach for the Western League Championship club in 2001 and served under Steve Yeager..  
  • 2001, he began Family Sports Camps (Mister Baseball Enterprises), where he and his staff ran baseball and softball camps, coaching clinics, and group and private baseball lessons and training. 
  • Magno has earned two U.S. patents for inventing baseball training tools and products – The Lighting Stick and Deflector Glove.  
  • At Cal State Dominguez Hills Baseball he was the hitting coach, strength and speed coach, and catching coach and helped the team finish second in the prestigious CCAA baseball conference state championships.
  • Coach Magno worked alongside Shigetoshi "Shiggy" Hasegawa (former Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels pitcher) in running the Minnesota Twins scout program (Major League Baseball Academy).
  • He also helped Shiggy run the elite orange county Mazda PTC Elite Scout Team. 
  • He was the head coach at Mayfair High School, where he lead the Monsoons to three Suburban League Championships in four seasons and was awarded the Albert Pujols Coaching Award.
  • Coach Magno is The Southern California Director of The International Sports Association.

The California Cage Rats Staff includes former MLB player Associate Head Coach Dante Powell, Former MLB Pitcher Greg Mathews pitching advisor.

Team Est. 2015

Team Owner/GM: Joe Magno


Phone: (562) 879-8665 

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Home Field: St Anthony's Clark Field

Recent California Cage Rats News

All Summer Sunset Team Released

By Sunset Staff 08/04/2021, 7:15am PDT

Another great season in the Sunset League has finished. We are thrilled to unveil this season's All-Summer selections:

1st Team All-Summer

MVP      VCB        Shaun Montoya .477 BA, .579 OBP, 41 H, 28 R, 16 SB, 15 RBI
IF            CCR        Calix Armijo .388 BA, 26 H, 17 R, 13 RBI
IF            SBS         Jorge Perez .371 BA, 23 H, 10 R, 3 HR, 9 RBI
IF            OCP        Tyler Chaffee .360 BA,12 RBI, 15 R, 31 H 
IF            ARY        Bodie Parker .338 BA, 26 H, 18 R, 16 RBI
IF            OCL        Tony Accordino .383 BA, 18 H, 14 R, 12 RBI
IF            OCP       Cade Liefer .329 BA, 24 H, 15 R, 14 RBI
OF          SBS         Raul Garcia .404 BA, 21 H, 10 R, 14 RBI
OF          ARY        Aedan Anderson .357 BA, 25 H, 12 R, 14 RBI
OF          OCP       Cole Quillin .340 BA, 16 H, 10 R, 6 RBI     
OF          VCB        Kenny Kim .322 BA, 28 H, 17 RBI, 11 R
UTL        CCR        Andy Vega .429 BA, 30 H, 21 R, 19 RBI, 4 HR
UTL        SHO       Griffin Selby .411 BA, 23 H, 14 R, 10 RBI
P             ELA         David Wolfe Jr 3-1, 1.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 36 IP, 23 K
P             ELA         Manuel Garcia 3-1, 1 SV, 35 IP, 35 K, 2.31 ERA, 1.09 WHIP
P             ARY        Mikie Gill 2-1, 29 IP, 2.17 ERA, 22 K, 1.17 WHIP
P             OCP       Casey Spencer 20.2 IP, 31 K, 2.61 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
P             VCB        Drew Atherton 2-1, 3 SV, 27 IP, 33 K, 3.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP

2nd Team All-Summer

IF            ARY        AJ Anzai .328 BA, 21 H, 13 R, 9 RBI
IF            ARY        Brennan Beckley .327 BA, 17 H, 16 R, 7 RBI
IF            ELA         Franco Alonso .320 BA, 16 H, 14 R, 13 RBI
IF            OCP       Alex Moreno .316 BA, 18 H, 12 R, 15 RBI
IF            VCB        Jacob Lopez .351 BA, 20 H, 15 R, 9 RBI
OF          OCL        Ryan Guerero .321 BA, 18 H, 5 R, 8 RBI
OF          OCP       Elias Rios .311 BA, 23 H, 17 R, 17 RBI, 4 HR
OF          VCB        Dane Nakatsuka .291 BA, 30 H, 24 R, 25 RBI, 6 HR 
UTL        OCL        Ryker Billingsley .356 BA, 16 H, 10 R, 7 RBI
UTL        CCR        Johnathon Enriquez .358 BA, 19 H, 10 R, 8 RBI
P             CCR        Jake Barbata 24 IP, 18 K, 2.62 ERA, 1.17 WHIP
P             SBS         Humberto Chiquito 24 IP, 22 K, 2.62 ERA, 0.88 WHIP 
P             OCP        Matthew Gonzales 22 IP, 3-1, 2.86 ERA, 22 K, 1.32 WHIP
P             SBS         Jake Habelitz 24 IP, 29 K, 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP
P             ARY        Kyle Noell 1-1, 23.2 IP, 17 K, 3.04 ERA, 1.48 WHIP

Sentinels Edge Cage Rats in 10

By Sunset Staff 07/26/2021, 4:15pm PDT

CYPRESS -- The #4 Arroyo Seco Sentinels defeated the #5 California Cage Rats 6-5 in 10 innings in the first round of the Sunset League Playoffs Monday at Cypress College.

The Cage Rats held a 5-3 lead in the seventh, but the Sentinels answered with two in the frame and ultimately walked off in the 10th inning.

Jacob Trabbie (Pasadena City) went 3-for-5 with one run scored. Caiden Matheny (Riverside City) had two hits and two RBI. Jack Strickland (Western Oregon) finished 2-for-2 on the day.

For the Cage Rats, Andy Vega (Cerritos College) had three hits and scored three runs. Jason Bush (New Mexico State) belted two RBI. Tido Robles had two knocks and one RBI.

The Sentinels advance to the next round tomorrow to face either the #1 OC Pirates or #2 Ventura County Buccaneers depending on what happens later today in Game 2 of the Sunset League Playoffs.

Cage Rats Looming Large

By Sunset Staff 07/17/2021, 12:30pm PDT

CERRITOS -- The California Cage Rats defeated the Orange County Legends 9-4 Thursday at Cerritos High.

The Cage Rats were led by Kyle Rawlings' two RBI. Matt Masciangelo (Gilbert College) and Johnathon Enriquez each added two hits and scored twice.

For the Legends, Jayden Lopez (UC Riverside) had three hits. Tony Accordino (Chico State) had two RBI.

The Cage Rats play the OC Pirates on Tuesday.

The Legends take on the Arroyo Seco Sentinels on Saturday.