Upland third baseman Daniel Robertson was among one of 14 players from the western part of the United States to qualify for the USA National Trials for the 16-and-under baseball team in September in Houston. Robertson, one of 31 players in the United States to qualify for the trials, will try out in Houston to make the 20-man roster for the Pan American Games to be held in Culiacan, Mexico this October.
At long last, the all-CIF baseball teams were released today. San Gorgonio shortstop/pitcher Adam Quintana added to his long list of honors by winning co-MVP honors in Division 3 along with Ocean View’s Blake Walker.
Player of the Year: Adam Plutko, Glendora
Coach of the Year: Dan Henley, Glendora
Zack Belanger, Junior, Cypress
Thomas Bernal, Senior, Paso Robles
Jacob Cage, Senior, Glendora
Garrett Donohoe, Senior, El Toro
Julio Espinoza, Senior, Rialto
Jim Grob, Senior, Arlington
Tim Helton, Senior, Upland
Mike Hubbard, Senior, Crespi
T.J. Kendzora, Senior, El Toro
Nick Mandry, Senior, La Mirada
Kenny Mathews, Junior, Diamond Bar
Griffin Murphy, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Wyatt Padgett, Senior, Yucaipa
Brando Tessar, Senior, Chaminade
Garrett Tuck, Senior, Arcadia
Taijuan Walker, Senior, Yucaipa
Lucas Whitehill, Senior, Mira Costa
Kevin Williams, Senior, Crespi
Austin Wilson, Senior, Harvard Westlake
Joseph Winterburn, Senior, Glendora
Tyler Alamo, Freshman, Cypress
Trey Barrett, Senior, Santa Barbara
Aaron Beckley, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Devyn Bolasky, Junior, Vista del Lago
Brad Burcroff, Senior, Redlands East Valley
Trent Chatterton, Sophomore, Pacifica Garden Grove
Pedro Cota, Senior, Yucaipa
Dylan Delaney, Junior, Chaminade
Tommy Gurrera, Senior, Foothill
Jake Hernandez, Senior. Los Osos
Lonnie Kauppila, Senior, Burbank
Jonathan Larson, Senior, Arcadia
Chris Manning, Senior, El Toro
Josh Mason, Senior, Crespi
Robert Parucha, Senior, Mira Costa
Kyle Raubinger, Junior, Arroyo Grande
Austin Reed, Senior, Rancho Cucamonga
Elliott Surrey, Sophomore, Crescenta Valley
Peter Van Gansen, Sophomore, Alemany
Zach Weiss, Senior, Northwood
San Gorgonio junior outfielder Andy Crowley was selected to be part of the Southern California All-Star Team for the North-South All-Star Showcase this upcoming weekend in Santa Clara according to San G coach Bill Eatinger. Crowley, an All-San Andreas League and all-CIF selection, was selected from a deep pool of candidates from around the state.
“Each school gets to submit a couple underclassmen and of those, only 24 are picked,” Eatinger said. “It’s quite an honor.”
The Inland Empire Baseball Coaches Association, in partnership with the 66ers, is hosting the San Bernardino County All-Star Baseball Game on Tuesday, June 8 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. The all-star game, which was run before by San Bernardino Valley College, is resuming after not being played last year. For more information and to submit nominations, contact Redlands High School baseball coach and IEBCA president Estevan Valencia at email@example.com.
Yucaipa won its semifinal game of the Sal Pointe Classic in Tucson, Arizona on Thursday night, beating Burbank 6-4 in a game that was reported after our deadline.
Yucaipa overcame six errors as Kevin Davidson (3-0) allowed only one earned run in six innings and went 2-for-4 with three RBIs at the plate.
Yucaipa plays in Friday’s championship game against Tucson Canyon del Oro at 7 p.m. Canyon del Oro is 12-0 on the season and is currently ranked eighth in Arizona and second in its division by maxpreps.com. Sounds like it will be a second straight good test for the Thunderbirds, who crushed opponents in the early part of the tournament en route to the semifinals.
Pete Marshall originally published this in the Daily Bulletin’s blog, but here it is in case anyone on this side is interested.
The Chino High School Preseason Varsity Baseball tournament, one of the premier baseball tournaments in the county, is looking for a team to fill a recently vacated spot in its tournament, which will have games on March 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 16th.
Teams interested in filling the spot can contact Chino baseball coach Bob Sheehan at 909-627-7351 ext. 3706. Yucaipa is the defending champion of the tournament, defeating Chino 3-2 in eight innings in the title game last year.
Included among the instructors is Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jeremy Reed, a Bonita High School graduate. For information on the event, call the OHS student store at (909) 988-7411 or email Sweeney Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.