MITCH SPIERS

President - Owner | Team California High School Director

After Coaching for the most storied College Development Programs on the West Coast ABD and NorCal Baseball from the mid 90’s to 2010, Founder Mitch Spiers formed Team California Baseball in the Fall of 2010 out of Carlsbad, CA. The Summer of 2011 saw the first Team California 14U squad Win the Bronze Medal at the inaugural USA Baseball 14U National Team Championships. The original Team California 16U squad would Win the USA Baseball 16U SoCal Regional NTIS Tournament to make their mark. Since the first Grad Class of 2012 Team California Baseball has now over 250+ D1 Commits, 50+ USA Baseball Selections, 28 Area Code Participants, 27 MLB Drafts, 18 D1 All-Americans, 2 D1 Conference Players of the Year, 1 D1 National Player of the Year and numerous D1 All-Conference selections. Team California Baseball has been a Top Ten ranked Program in the Nation by Perfect Game twice: 2014 #2 and in 2015 #8. In 2021 Original Team California Alumnus Tommy Edman (La Jolla Country Day-Stanford) was named the Leadoff Hitter, and starting 2B for the St. Louis Cardinals after starting at 3B and Right Field in 2020. In 2019 Korey Lee (Vista HS-University of California) was the 1st Round Selection of the Houston Astros, 1st Team Pac-12 All-Conference and also led Cal to the NCAA Tournament. That same year in 2019 Joey Ortiz (Pacifica HS-New Mexico State) was the 4th Round Selection of the Baltimore Orioles, 1st Team WAC All-Conference and was also named the WAC Player of the Year. In 2018 RHP Kevin Abel (Madison HS) led Oregon State to the promised land as Kevin was the winning Pitcher when Oregon State defeated Arkansas in the Championship Game of the 2018 College World Series. Also, in 2018 Kevin was voted the National Freshman Player of the Year, 1st Team Freshman All-American and to the College World Series All-Tournament Team. Coach Spiers was born in Ft. Benning, GA, the Son of Captain Frank Spiers of the United States Army, 1st Infantry Division and C-Company. Coach Spiers moved to the Monterey Peninsula where he attended North Monterey County High School. Spiers Lettered 3-Years in Football and Baseball, as well as 1 Year in both Basketball and Soccer. Coach Spiers Won 3 League Titles in Football, was All-League in both Football and Baseball, while being named All County, All CIF in Baseball his senior year after setting several Offensive Records. Coach Spiers would then RedShirt at San Jose State for a year, before transferring to Shasta College. There Coach Spiers won 2 All Golden Valley Conference Titles in Football, was All-Conference in Football and also played a year of Baseball at Shasta College. Coach Spiers could not pass up the opportunity to learn to play the game of baseball from legendary ABCA Hall of Fame Junior College Baseball Coach John Noce at the College of San Mateo, where unfortunately his career would be cut short after tearing his hamstring. After living in Carlsbad for the past 15 years, Coach Spiers has just recently relocated to Ranch Mission Viejo in South Orange County where he now lives with his 4 Year Old Korean Jindo Kenji.

2021:
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Sweet 16 Field of 100 Teams
USA Baseball 16U NTC – Sweet 16 Field of 102 Teams

2020:
Year of the Pandemic
Perfect Game West 17U World Series – Final 4 Field of 26 Teams

2019:
Perfect Game 18U California World Series – Champions Field of 32 Teams
Perfect Game 16U WWBA West National Championships – 2nd Place
Wilson Premier 17U West – Final 4 Field of 32 Teams
USA Baseball 13U Futures SeriesFinal 4
Perfect Game 17U World Series – Quarterfinalists
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Top 32 Field of 96 Teams
USA Baseball 16U NTC – Top 32 Field of 96 Teams

2018:
Wilson Premier 17U East – Final 4
USA Baseball 16U NTC – Top 32

2017:
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Silver Medalists Field of 96 Teams
Wilson Premier 17U – Final 4
Wilson Premier 16U – Final 4

2016:
ProspectWire 18U LA Invitational – Champions Field of 56 Teams
USA Baseball 15U NTC – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams
Perfect Game 17U California World Series – Final 4

 

2015:
Ranked #8 in the Nation by Perfect Game
AZ Fall Classic 18U Mizuno Classic – Champions Field of 56 Teams
Cory Lidle 16U Memorial Classic – Champions Field of 64 Teams
USA Baseball 12U Futures Invitational – Champions

Perfect Game 16U SoCal Super 25 – Champions
Perfect Game 15U World Series – 3rd Place
Perfect Game 18U California World Series – Final 4
Perfect Game 18U Evoshield National Championships – Elite 8 Field of 98 Teams
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams
Perfect Game 16U Evoshield National Championships – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams
USA Baseball 14U NTC – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams

2014:
Ranked #2 in the Nation by Perfect Game
Perfect Game 15U World Series – ChampionsUSA Baseball
14U SoCal Region NTIS – Champions
Perfect Game 14U San Diego Super 25 – Champions
Perfect Game 18U MLK Championships – 3rd Place
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams
USA Baseball 15U NTC – Elite 8 Field of 96 Teams

2013:
USA Baseball 17U NTC – Elite 8
Perfect Game 14U WWBA – Sweet 16 Field of 296 Teams
Perfect Game 16U WWBA – Top 32 Field of 330 Teams

2012:
USA Baseball 14U NTC – Bronze Medalists Field of 64 Teams
USA Premier Firecracker – Final 4 Field of 72 Teams
Perfect Game 17U WWBA – Top 32 Field of 330 Teams

2011:
USA Baseball17U SoCal Region NTIS – Champions
USA Baseball16U SoCal Region NTIS – Champions

2010:
USA Baseball 16U SoCal Region NTIS – Champions