And that’s a Wrap…


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Successful Summer 2022 Tournament Season

Carlsbad, CA – The Team Cal Summer Season has just finished, and it was a success with all the Team’s growth as well as individuals. Below are the highlights:

* Team Cal 17U Wins the 18U Pregame Memorial Day Tournament with a comeback Win in the 6th
* Team Cal 15U Wins the 16U Pregame Memorial Day Tournament with a Run-Rule Victory
* Team Cal 17U Black makes the Sweet 16 at the 17U USAB NTC
* Team Cal 2024 MIF Matt Bernath (Centennial HS) and 2024 CF Ryder Dykstra (Centennial HS) both receive a USAB Invite to the 17U Private Workout
* Team Cal 16U Black makes the Elite 8 at the 16U USAB NTC
* Team Cal 14U makes the Top 32 Bracket at the 14U USAB NTC
* Team Cal 2016 Alumnus 1st Round Pick Catcher Korey Lee (Vista HS, CAL) makes his MLB Debut on the 4th of July with the Houston Astros
* Team Cal 17U Black Wins the PBR 17U California Summer Championships
* Team Cal 16U Blue upsets TB SoCal 2023 in the opening round of the PBR 17U California Summer Championships
* Team Cal 17U Black goes on a Run and Wins 14 Games in a Row
* Team Cal 17U White reaches the Final Four in the 5-Tool San Diego Show Tournament at USD
* Team Cal 17U Black advances to the Elite 8 in the Perfect Game 17U World Series
* Team Cal 17U-16U squad makes it to the Final Four in the Eric Tryon Memorial Classic
* Team Cal 2016 Alumnus 4th Round Pick Shortstop Joey Ortiz (Pacifica HS, New Mexico State) is named the Baltimore Oriole’s July Minor League Player of the Month
* Team Cal 2024 MIF Matt Bernath (Centennial HS) and 2024 LHP-1B Levi Ham (Maranatha Christian School) Won the Bronze Medal at the 16U USAB NTIS Championships in Cary, NC
* Team Cal 2025 RHP-OF Kenny Park (Portola HS) Wins the Gold Medal at the 15U USAB NTIS Championships in Cary, NC
* Team Cal 2024 UT Jaxon Dent (Fallbrook HS) scores on a Wild Pitch to complete the comeback Win in the Final Game of the Summer over Canes San Diego at the Cal State Bakersfield Team Camp

Keep it Rolling for the Fall 2022 Showcase Season

Before we go into the Fall Showcase Season Team Cal players are now in “No Throw August” in which we play Catch, to warm up, Position Players do not throw in any drills, and Pitchers are shut down. Team Cal players will also work on the Offensive Game Plan with quality swings by “Hitting the Ball Hard”, moving runners over by “Small Ball” and looking for the extra base by “High Pressure” Baserunning. While we had a successful Summer Season there were some mental breakdowns we had in Tournaments that were inexcusable like the 17U Perfect Game WWBA, or starting slow in the 17U USA Championships and actually giving games away to the other teams. So starting with this week’s workouts we need to tighten things up and get it done. The Fall Showcase Season consists of Team Camps and showcases, and the Schedule is as follows:

* Biola University Team Camp
* Cal State Bakersfield Team Camp
* Cal State San Bernardino Team Camp
* USC Team Camp
* USD Team Camp
* UCSB Team Camp
* UofA Team Camp
AZ Junior Fall Classic for 2024 Grads and Below
* AZ Senior Fall Classic for 2023 Grads and Below
* AZ Sophomore Fall Classic for 2025 Grads and Below
* AZ Freshman Fall Classic for 2026 Grads and Below
* Mike Spiers Uncommitted Classic for 2023 Grads and Below

In order to “Tighten it Up” Team California will have a Mandatory Team Cal Fall Combine on September 10-11. Team Cal Players will go through individual Skills Clinic with measurements, work on the Team Cal Offensive Philosophy and Defensive Scheme, utilize a Simulated Game & have 2 Intersquad Games. Signups will be available on Monday for this Mandatory event to prepare for the Fall Showcase Season.

It was great to see the hard work pay off this past summer, but now is time to grind it out for these next 3-4 Weeks and see where we can get to… LET’S GO!!!