San Bernardino Valley College shortstop Tyler Robles has decided to spend the last two years of his collegiate career at University of North Dakota.
Robles, an Etiwanda High School graduate, visited the school located in Grand Forks over the weekend and like it enough to make a commitment on the spot.
And yes he knows it gets cold there.
“They have a brand new indoor facility that is is supposed to be done in August,” he said. “Yes I am from Southern California and I have thought about it but I think I can handle it.”
Robles hit .333 with 28 runs scored and 25 RBI in leading the Wolverines to a Foothill Conference title this season. He was also part of a title winning team as a freshman at SBVC.
He plans to major in kinesiology and wants to be a coach/teacher.
He’ll also have something to look forward to as North Dakota opens next season at USC, giving his friends and family a chance to seem him play right away.
“It has always been a dream of mine to play Division I baseball and this is a great opportunity. I’m very excited,” said Robles, a second team All-Foothill Conference selection.
San Dimas pitcher Peter Lambert has landed yet another honor. The senior right-hander was named Medium Schools State Player of the Year by Cal Hi Sports.
Lambert, who signed with the Colorado Rockies earlier this week, went 13-0 with a 0.34 ERA for a Saints’ team that was two wins away from ending the season undefeated and the No. 1 team in the state.
Lambert’s high school career ended with back to back complete game shutouts in the postseason. He gave up only one hit in a 9-0 win over La Quinta and then just three in a 1-0 win over Santa Monica.
He also hit .295 with 27 runs batted in.
Cal Hi Sports selected Joe DeMers of College Park of Pleasant Hill its overall Player of the Year. He was also the Large Schools candidate.
DeMers, who has signed with Washington, went 13-1 record with an 0.51 ERA, three no-hitters, including two straight, one perfect game and 103 strikeouts in 96 innings. At the plate, he was almost as impressive with a .447 average, and a team-leading six homers and 44 RBI.
The Small Schools Player of the Year was Nico Hoerner of Oakland Head-Royce. He hit .517 with 30 RBI and six home runs. He finished his high school career hitting .523 with 103 runs batted in, 118 runs scored and 10 home runs in 80 games.
Here is the complete list of Citrus Belt League baseball players honored:
Most Valuable Player: Taylor Sims, Sr., Cajon
Rick Armagost, Sr., Yucaipa
Branden Becker, Sr., Cajon
Marcos Castanon, Soph., Carter
John Castro, Jr., Miller
Joey Chapman, Sr., Yucaipa
Marc Cruz, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Isaiah Davis, Jr., Carter
Blake Garcia, Jr., Redlands
Jake Gozzo, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Zach Grande, Sr., Cajon
Griffin Logan, Jr., Citrus Valley
Jacob Lopez, Sr., Miller
Gabriel Olvera, Jr., Eisenhower
Hunter Reade, Sr., Yucaipa
Billey Reyes, Sr., Yucaipa
Tyler VMan Marter, Jr., Yucaipa
Anthony Villegas, Soph., Carter
Theodore Albert, Sr., Cajon
Austin Amante, Sr., Yucaipa
Elijah Borden, Sr., Citrus Valley
Damien Carrion, Sr., Eisenhower
Robert Gutierrez, Sr., Eisenhower
Justin Guizar, Jr., Redlands
Mario Espinoza, Sr., Cajon
Isaiah Gonzalez, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Logan Gopperton, Sr., Cajon
John Maroda, Jr., Cajon
Kel McPeck, Sr., Redlands
Cory Moore, Soph., Yucaipa
Joseph Ortega Rodriguez, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Paul Rojas, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Erik Sandoval, Sr., Yucaipa
Andrew Ramirez, Sr., Eisenhower
Charles Whitley, Sr., Citrus Valley
The Division 2 CIF champion Yucaipa Thunderbirds have landed all the top honors for softball. Here is the complete list of players honored:
Most Valuable Player: Kelly Martinez, Jr., C, Yucaipa
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Brooke Bolinger, Sr., Yucaipa
Victoia Avalos, Sr., Miller
Annie Bakenhus, Sr., Yucaipa
Katekyn Biley, Sr., Citrus Valley
Maya Cabang, Sr., Carter
Briana Cassidy, S., Cajon
Kirsten Caudle, Sr., Cajon
Mallorie Cross, Jr., Yucaipa
Autumn Gillespie, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Skie Munoz, Sr., Redlands
Maxine Ortega, Soph., Citrus Valley
Jacquelyn Ortiz, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Monica Pasiillas, Sr., Redlands
Riley Plogger, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Zoe Richard, Jr., Citrus Valley
Melissa Sota, Sr., Eisenhower
Taylor Troost, Sr., Citrus Valley
Natalie Alas, Sr., Cajon
Taylor Babbitt, Sr., Citrus Valley
Jocelyn Chavez, Jr., Eisenhower
Jordan Green, Sr., Yucaipa
Eve Harvey, Fr., Redlands East Valley
Danielle Lopez, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Megan Martin, Soph., Yucaipa
Laura Mendez, Sr., Carter
Chrsytal Obando, Jr., Miller
Jada Overby, Soph., Redlands
Jeanette Ponce, Sr., Cajon
Taryn Rahler, Sr., Cajon
Angelica Redmond, Sr., Miller
Leilani San Pedro, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Gabrielle Ursay, Soph., Eisenhower
Jayme Steward, Soph., Redlands
Daisy Vizcarra, Sr., Carter
Morgan Zamora, Fr., Cajon
Honorable mention: Deziree Valdez, Soph., Carter; Carsyn Taitague, Fr., Citrus Valley; Helena Ramirez, Soph., Eisenhower; Halayna Chavez, Sr., Miller; Raylene Anaya, Soph., Redlands; Julia Solomon, Fr., Redlands East Valley; Keely Clark, Fr., Yucaipa.
Here is the complete list of boys honored by the Citrus Belt League for volleyball:
MVP: Cal Mende, Sr., Redlands
Raul Duran, Jr., Citrus Valley
Troy Fields, Redlands
Antwione George, Sr., Eisenhower
Brian Goh, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Christopher Green, Sr., Citrus Valley
Dalton Johnson, Sr., Yucaipa
Donshay Lefridge, Sr., San Gorgonio
Shynol McClain, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Chandler Oliver, Sr., Yucaipa
Manuel Savalza, Soph., Riverside Poly
Jaziel Villalvazo, Sr., Redlands
Aryoc Arellano, Sr., Redlands
Mitchell DeBoer, Jr., Citrus Valley
Lance Diaz, Sr., Carter
Daniel Fisher, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Joshua Martinez, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Reed Mortensen, Jr., Redlands
Rasheed Ogaldez, Jr., Carter
Joey Paulo, Soph., Riverside Poly
Jesse Sommerfelt, Sr., Citrus Valley
Cameron Salvatierra, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Sean Stange, Jr., Yucaipa
James Zarglis, Sr., Yucaipa
Honorable mention: Esgardo Duarte, Jr., Citrus Valley; Dorian Fedrick, Jr., Redlands East Valley; Kim Aiken, Soph., Redlands East Valley; Johnathan Ramirez, Jr., San Gorgoin.
It’s official. Peter Lambert is a professional baseball player.
The San Dimas High School pitcher signed with the Colorado Rockies today. He was drafted by that organization earlier this month in the second round with the 44th overall pick in the draft.
It was the highest any player from the school had gone in the draft.
Lambert signing means he will not be attending UCLA, the college with which he signed.
But that seemed like a forgone conclusion after being drafted so highly. Lambert was nothing short of spectacular. He had 13 starts and completed nine of those. Five were shutouts and he allowed only four earned runs and managed 113 strikeouts in 83 innings for a miniscule ERA of 0.43.
And that’s just what he did on the mound. He also hit .295 and came up with some clutch hits, excelling at shortstop when not pitching.
Lambert is currently in Colorado with his family. Right after signing he caught another flight to Grand Junction, Col., where he will begin his career with the team’s Short-Season rookie ball team.
“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I’m sure it will soon,” he said. “I am relieved to have it over and excited about getting going again.”
Brooke Bolinger and Kelly Martinez of Yucaipa celebrate a CIF state title in Division 2.
CalHi Sports has announced its list of All-State nominees for softball.
The players are broken down by section with the Southern Section featuring a lot of locals in the Sun/Bulletin coverage area.
Here are the locals in the running:
Hailey Arteaga, Jr., Webb
Annie Bakenhus, Sr., Yucaipa
Brooke Bolinger, Sr., Yucaipa
Alyssa Burke, Sr., Fontana
Zoe Casas, Sr., Aquinas
Kennedy Clark, Sr., Ayala
Savanna Corr, Sr., Chino Hills
Raelene Estrada, Jr., Rialto
Eliyah Flores, Soph., Grand Terrace
Paige Halstead, Sr., Los Osos
Allie Hotetz, Sr., Aquinas
Lindsey Hughes, Sr., San Dimas
Vanessa Juarez, Sr., Pomona Catholic
Megan Martin, Sr., Yucaipa
Kelly Martinez, Sr., Yucaipa
Chloe Melanson, Sr., Bonita
Skie Munoz, Sr., Redlands
Melanie Olmos, Jr., Grand Terrace
Morgan Parsons, Soph., Grand Terrace
Asia Pumphrey, Fr., Bloomington Christian
Areana Ramos, Sr., Ontario Christian
Taylor Rowland, Sr., Ayala
Ciera Schick, Sr., Los Osos
Tannon Snow, Sr., Chino Hills
Taylon Snow, Soph., Chino Hills
Megan Stevens, Jr., Etiwanda
Vanessa Taaukeiaho, Jr., Etiwanda
Brittany Vicary, Jr., Jurupa Hills