In the summer of 1997, high school baseball players, primarily from Roosevelt, Garfield, San Gabriel, and St. Paul were recruited by the former head coach at St. Paul, Leo Gutierrez, and Mark Viramontes, to form the first Eat L.A. Dodgers Connie Mack team. Al Cone, the head coach at East L.A. College was gracious enough to offer the East L.A. College baseball field and facilities as our home field.
The program is led by Leo Gutierrez. Gutierrez graduated from St. Mary's College in Perryville, Missouri with BA in Philosophy in 1975. He received his master's in education at Fort Wright College in Spokane, Washington. Coach Leo taught 20 years in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles school system, including 13 years at St Paul HS, where he was Athletic Director and head baseball coach. At St. Paul he compiled a record of 203-103, with 3 league titles, 11 CIF playoff appearances and 13 winning seasons and several top 10 Division 1 rankings. As Director of East Los Angeles Youth Baseball Association, Coach Leo takes pride in providing his players with the opportunities to advance their baseball careers through the highly competitive East LA Dodgers. We are looking forward to our 25th season as an organization in 2021, and are eager to embrace the challenge of competing in the Sunset League.
Team Owner/GM: Leo Gutierrez
Phone: (213) 308-6272
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
ORANGE -- The East LA Dodgers defeated the Arroyo Seco Sentinels 6-4 Sunday at Hart Park to win the Sunset League Championship.
Franco Alonso went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Jesus Sanchez (WLAC), Alex Sardina (UNLV) and Zach Dickason (Hope International) each belted one RBI.
The Dodgers win their first Championship in their first season in the Sunset League. Meanwhile, the Sentinels were the runner-up in their first season.
All in all, it's been another excellent season of summer collegiate baseball in Southern California. The Sunset League looks forward to more top notch baseball next season.
ORANGE -- The Arroyo Seco Sentinels defeated the East LA Dodgers 4-2 Saturday to even the Championship Series.
AJ Anzai (Chapman), Raider Tello (Pasadena City) and Bodie Parker (Cerritos) all provided one RBI. Casey Popham (Pasadena City) was outstanding. He pitched six scoreless innings, only allowing three hits, while striking out three.
Game 3 is set for Sunday.