SGV All-Star baseball games set: Underclassman game Sunday at Alhambra; Senior game Monday at Mt. SAC

UNDERCLASSMAN GAME
When, Sunday, June 8
Where: Alhambra High School, 2 p.m.
SENIOR GAME
When: Monday, June 9
Where: Mt. SAC, 7 p.m.

BELOW: Scott Hurst, center, will play in Monday’s all-star game after helping the Lancers to the Division 3 title on Friday.
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By Stephen Ramirez
steve.ramirez@langnews.com
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter

Rosters for the annual San Gabriel Valley senior and underclassmen all-star games have been released.
The senior game is scheduled for Mt. San Antonio College at 7 p.m. on June 9, with the underclassmen game slated for Alhambra High School at 2 p.m. on June 8.
The Senior Blue Team will be led by pitchers Andrew Eppenbach, of Bishop Amat, and Grant Hockin, of Damien. Eppenbach has been a key for the Lancers reaching Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals. He’s 4-5 with a 2.92 ERA and has 47 strikeouts in 56 innings. Hockin was 9-3 with a 1.49 ERA for Damien.
Other key players on the Senior Blue team are Amat’s Scott Hurst, Charter Oak’s Kory Brown, Damien’s David Banuelos, Pasadena’s Sergio Rey and La Salle’s Jordan Rodgers.
The Senior Red team, which has won the past seven games, including 5-4 last season, is also pitching deep with Alhambra’s Marco Briones, Glendora’s Kale Morton and Sierra Vista’s Erik Gutierrez. Briones was arguably the top pitcher in the West Valley, with a 9-0 record and 0.40 ERA for the Moors. Morton topped East Valley pitchers with a school-record 12-0 mark, with a 1.58 ERA to help the Tartans win the Baseline League title. Gutierrez is 9-1 with a 1.22 ERA for the Dons, who are in the CIF-SS quarterfinals for the first time in two decades.
Other players for the Red team are Bonita’s Joe Quire, Glendora’s D.J. Peters, Northview’s Alex Labor and San Dimas’ Elias Orona and Daniel Millwee.
The Underclassmen Blue team features Bonita’s Danny Gelaclich, Glendora’s Alex Briggs, Pasadena Poly’s Griffen Carter; Rosemead’s Angel Lopez; San Dimas’ Peter Lambert and South Hills’ Gavin Velasquez.
The Underclassmen Red Team features Arcadia’s Ryan Tuck, Amat’s Christian Moya; La Salle’s Ryan Garcia, Monrovia’s Isaiah Ramos and Nogalez’ Chris Lopez.
The coaches for the games are Alhambra’s Steve Gewicke (Senior Red); West Covina’s Drew Lorenger (Senior Blue); Schurr’s Houston Hernandez (Underclassmen Red) and Walnut’s Paul Acosta (Underclassmen Blue).
Former area head coaches John Romano, of Nogales, and Kevin Smith, of South Hills, will be inducted in the the Coaches Hall of Honor at the Senior game.
Here are the complete rosters:
SENIOR BLUE TEAM: Joey Harmon (Arcadia), Alex Garcia (Bishop Amat), Andrew Eppenbach (Bishop Amat), Scott Hurst (Bishop Amat); Kory Brown (Charter Oak), Ian Evans (Charter Oak), Anthony Moreno (Covina), Grant Hockin (Damien), Davide Banuelos (Damien), Johnny Alvarez (El Monte), Alex Jimenez (Diamond Bar), Chris Sanchez (Diamond Bar), John Picazo (Diamond Ranch), Matt Arguello (La Puente), George Medina (La Salle), Jordan Rodgers (La Salle), Esteban Ortega (Los Altos), James Mendez (Los Altos), Jeffry Oki (Maranatha), Nick Esparza (Monrovia), Nicholas Carino (Monrovia), Calvin Christiansen (Pasadena), Alex Baer (Pasadena), Sergio Rey (Pasadena), Ryan Arias (San Gabriel), Cameron Legrand (Temple City), Ryan Viramontes (West Covina).
SENIOR RED TEAM: Marco Briones (Alhambra), Jordan Palacio (Alhambra), Christian Barraza (Baldwin Park), Jordan Palacio (Baldwin Park), Joe Quire (Bonita), Koty Redielbach (Bonita), Drew Valdez (Duarte), Justin Cage (Glendora), D.J. Peters (Glendora), Kale Morton (Glendora), Johnny Selsor (La Canada), Justin Lewis (La Canada), Layne Henderson (La Verne Lutheran), James Ward (La Verne Lutheran), Alex Labor (Northview), Kyle Beerman (Pasadena Poly), Zach Bern (Pasadena Poly), David Orndorf (Pasadena Poly), Armani Garcia (Rosemead), Elias Orona (San Dimas), Daniel Millwee (San Dimas), Larsen Cobb (San Marino), Eric Gutierrez (Sierra Vista), Erik Hernandez (Sierra Vista), Jon Ayala (South Hills), Shun Tsunoda (Wilson).
UNDERCLASSMEN BLUE TEAM: Danny Gelalich (Bonita), Justin Gomez (Bonita), Alex Gonzlaez (Bonita), Nicholas Hernandez (Charter Oak), Gerardo Ramirez (Diamond Bar), Adrian Rodriguez (Diamond Ranch), Alex Briggs (Glendora), Gavin Coppin (Glendora), Griffen Herrera (Glendora), Zach Scrademeir (Maranatha), Frankie Garriola (Pasadena), Sumner Smith (Pasadena), Griffen Carter (Pasadena Poly), Angel Lopez (Rosemead), Brandon Buna (Rosemead), Jacob Castillo (San Dimas), Jonathan Longtin (San Dimas), Peter Lambert (San Dimas), Ryan Mauch (South Hills), Gavin Velasquez (South Hills), Francisco Ramirez (South Hills), Cody Dye (Walnut), Christian Longoria (Walnut), Alex Carrillo (West Covina), Anthony Deeter (West Covina).
UNDERCLASSMEN RED TEAM: Ryan Tuck (Arcadia), Christian Maciel (Alhambra), Andrew Prieto (Alhambra), Michael Guzman (Baldwin Park), Isaac Archer (Bishop Amat), Christian Moya (Bishop Amat), Sergio Robles (Bishop Amat), Isaiah Carranza (Damien), Ryan Franco (La Puente), Ryan Garcia (La Salle), Jake Gaudet (La Salle), Brandon Jenkins (La Salle), Brandy Lange (La Verne Lutheran), Anthony Cuevas (Los Altos), Isaiah Ramos (Monrovia), Juan Quionez (Monrovia), Adam Rubio (Montebello), Manny Armendariz (Northview), Jacob Amaya (Northview), Anthony Guadardo (Nogales), Chris Lopez (Nogales), Miles Glazier (San Marino), Tyler Spitzer (San Marino).

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  • Jim

    Andrew Eppenbach really saved the Amat season? NOT! Garcia and Archer saved the Amat season. Garcia had twice the strikeouts and Archer had a third the ERA! Might want to check your stats again Steve. Garcia got them rolling by blowing away La Salle and Archer saved the season just yesterday afternoon. Andrew is a good pitcher but has had all sorts of trouble this season.

    • Here’s JOHNNY, or Little Johnn

      Quit your dam crying and be happy for your kids teammates. You fit the typical mold of a baseball parent…

    • Robert

      Your absolutely right dude dont be bullied by these guys who know nothing

    • Robert

      Hey is that Gonzales kid from Amat on the team he did such a great job couldnt his dad get him on that team or they dont take bribes???? Or are not intimidated by him

  • Valley Athletics

    No West Covina players .deeter was on pitching stats most of season as a junior .viramontes was on top of batting average .

    • Bundy, Al Bundy…

      I agree. Deeter had a 7-3 record with an ERA of 1.49 in 60 plus innings for a team that finished 16-14.

      Viramontes was the league leader in batting average and played solid D all year.

      • Valley Athletics

        I thought the West Covina pitchers outperformed walnuts pitchers looking at stats against top hacienda teams . I guess having your coach be the underclassmen coach helps .

        • Bundy, Al Bundy…

          Do you know when the All League Awards are officially announced? I saw that Walnut players posted there awards but can’t find the official announcements. Interested to see who else was selected….

          • Valley Athletics

            I don’t know . They should be out soon of they already posted them .

    • Daniel

      I saw Deeter pitched against Notre Dame and he was so compose and controlled the game so well, ND couldn’t get anything going while he threw for the first three innings

  • PTownTom

    Congratulations to all the fine players out there. I doubt any of these guys would be much without the others on the team and some of the fine coaching they have received throughout the years. Best to all at the next level!

  • Don

    May have to cruise over to Alhambra tomorrow.

    Pregame Banh Mi in the Moor Field lot. $3
    Post game scoop of English Toffee at Fossleman’s. $2.95
    Big Nick Hernandez and Danny Gelalich on the same team? Priceless

  • Valley Athletics

    Looks like they added Deeter And Carillo from West Covina . They deserve it .

    • Bundy, Al Bundy…

      They also added Viramontes to the Senior team. Good for him!! I still haven’t seen any official All League announcements….

  • Big Vick

    I agree. Viramontes should be a candidate for player of the year in my opinion. All around great player. How many schools did Lorenger have come look at him? 0,.. According to Lorenger it is not his responsibility to get schools to come out it’s the kids… Deeter did an excellent job this year. To bad Lorenger only let him throw 1 complete game this year. Who pulls a kid that has only allowed 1unearned run thru 6 innings and only threw 57 pitches? Then on top of that puts his catcher into pitch… Lorenger… Unheard of. Carillo did great this year too. To bad the talent that West Covina has can’t be matched by great coaching. West Covina will never be an elite team in the SGV as long as Lorenger is there to screw it up… But get at least he will get that scoreboard he wants so bad.

  • Big Vick

    I agree. Viramontes should be a candidate for player of the year in my opinion. All around great player. How many schools did Lorenger have come out to look at him? Zero! According to Lorenger it is not his responsibility to have schools come out to look at the kids, it’s there own. What coach thinks like that? I thought a coach is supposed to look out for his kids and try to get them to the next level. Apperantly nobody gave him that memo. Deeter did an excellent job this year. To bad Lorenger only let him throw 1 complete game this season. Who pulls a kid that has only allowed 1 unearned run thru 6 innings with no hits and no walks and on top of that only threw 57 pitches. Then to make it worst puts in his catcher to finish the game. Who does that? Lorenger… Unheard of. Carillo did great this year too. To bad the talent that West Covina has can’t be matched by great coaching. How many of our kids transfer to the likes of South Hills, Northview, or any other school in the area because of his reputation. West Covina will never be an elite team in the San Gabriel Valley as long as lorenger is there to screw it up.

    • Daniel

      That’s why many local kids that their home school is West Covina are attending all the other local schools, they know that playing varsity baseball for Lorenger nothing positive is going to happen. That program does not care about any of those kids, Lorenger only care for his fundraising. And is sad cause West Covina is full good quality baseball players and he can’t find a way to win playoff games, Lorenger never had a winning season

      • Big Vick

        The sad part is, it seems like this guy is golden and can’t be touched. How can a reputation like this be overlooked. Nobody at West Covina high seems to care to much about what is going on. We’ve had meetings with the vice principles which now seems they were just letting us parents blow off steam. Empty promises were given and we haven’t heard anything from them since. As for the fundraising what do our kids get? Nothing! For $100 softball gets: 2 pairs of pants, practice jersey, hooded sweatshirt, socks, stirrups, & a belt. We (baseball) have to raise a hundred dollar profit just to get one pair of pants. We pay for our own hats $22 a hat & pay for our own cleats $80+.. Our jerseys are falling apart and kids have been told just to put tape on it. We do multiple fundraisers throughout the year for all levels. Money is coming in, our kids just don’t see any of it. Our varsity banquet this year is at Dodger stadium. $32 for parents and guest $18 or $20 for players. You can’t tell me all these fundraisers we’ve had that they can’t at least pay for the kids. A lot of parents are not going because of this. Family of 4 with parking is going to cost between $150-$200. No intiment setting for these boys to reflect on there season. Patches will be given out of his trunk as he has done before. West Covina high school and its board should be ashamed for overlooking this matter and not stepping up to protect our kids by putting them first. We are all still waiting for a paper trail or paperwork on where our fundraising money went…

      • Big Vick

        By the way you are not going to win playoff games by having 4 starters sitting the bench in a division 3 first round game, and having jv kids play their spots… I guess he had a point to prove. All he did was reassure that he doesn’t know the game, cares more about his personal vendettas then the kids. Oh and that this is his program. We get that, but hopefully not for long!!!