Right-hander William Ouellette earned his shot at playing professional baseball this spring with a solid effort as Cal State San Bernardino’s closer.
It paid off as he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent. He has reported to the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate based in Dunedin, Fla.
Ouellette was 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 18 innings and 14 games for the Coyotes, who reached the CCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons this spring. He had six saves, finishing fifth in the CCAA in that category,
Ouellette, a product of Corona Centennial who also attended Citrus College, earned All-CCAA and All-West Region honors at shortstop for the Coyotes in 2014.
University of Redlands Special Teams Coordinator Aaron De La Rosa has accepted a position as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Reedley High School in Northern California.
De La Rosa began his three-year tenure at Redlands as a graduate assistant coach, working with the linebackers while attending the School of Business. After completing his Master of Arts in management, he took on the responsibilities of special teams coordinator and also coached the corners.
During his tenure the Bulldogs put together a solid 17-11 record that included the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship.
In 2014 and 2015, the Bulldogs led the conference in defensive turnovers, forcing their foes to 29 and 22 turnovers, respectively.
The Bulldogs ranked first in the conference in kick-off returns, punting, and punt returns during De La Rosa’s final season.
Senior center fielder AJ Carrasco of the University of Redlands has beeb named to the HERO All-America Team. She is the lone player chosen from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
She hit .479 with a .551 on-base percentage and a .782 slugging percentage. Her stellar season included 57 hits, seven doubles, seven triples and five home runs with 25 stolen bases, 33 RBIs and 44 run scored.
She struck out just twice in 119 at bats.
Earlier this spring she earned her third first team All-SCIAC honor. She was also named first-team All-West Region and All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Hers is the link to see the entire All-American list.