Bay Area World Series 2012

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Last weekend at Cal Poly we had Bay Area World Series (BAWS) 2012.  This was the first year that Cal Poly (SLO) was the host and it couldn't have been any better.  The weather is spectacular, the scenery is gorgeous, the playing surface is fantastic, the venue is intimate and comfortable, and the city of San Luis Obispo is a wonderful vacation destination.  Safe to say, BAWS 2013 will be back at Cal Poly.

There will be more news and reports here in the coming days and weeks about the players at BAWS 2012.  For now, I wanted to make sure I release the results and the names of the award winners from the weekend.

Contra Costa defeated North Bay 11-9 in a slugfest that featured no fewer than six triples and a grand slam.  The wind was blowing a bit and we used minor league baseballs into the game.  Why does that matter?  Well, they are harder than the high school balls we were using in the other eight games and the seams are smaller.  This was the second BAWS title for Contra Costa (2004).

Here are the major award winners:

BAWS Championship Game MVP - OF Austin Lonestar, De La Salle HS (2013)

SSK Most Outstanding Player - C Dominic Miroglio, Bishop O'Dowd HS (2013)

Spalding Most Outstanding Defensive Player - CF Marcus Wise, Deer Valley HS (2013)

Pocket Radar Most Outstanding Pitcher - RHP Ben Hughes, Valley Christian HS (2014)

Bay Area FCA Most Inspirational Player - C Cole Duerr, Fremont HS (2014)

Summer ball: South County Sun Devils vs EJ Warriors

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Last Saturday I saw the South County Sun Devils in a doubleheader at Ohlone College, as part of the Zoots Tournament.  It was a sweltering day but I got a good look at the SC Sun Devils and also their opponent in game two, the younger EJ Warriors team.  The Sun Devils are a team from up north in the 530 area code, with players from Redding, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, etc.  They will be in Peoria (AZ) for the USA West 17u Championships and should be seen, especially for any college team looking for infielders.  They have four good ones and a couple of good pitchers I saw.

I was there primarily to see a 2014 grad for SC, infielder Kaelan Crisosto (6'1" 170, R/R).  He didn't disappoint but I was also impressed with a few of his teammates.  Here is what I saw, with some information from the player packet, such as grades...

Kaelan Crisosto (2014, INF, Enterprise HS) - He's not only a very good athlete, but apparently a very good student (3.8 GPA, with college prep and honors courses).  I also found out that he is an outstanding basketball player and that explains some of what I saw in the game.  His body is lean and strong and heading into his junior year he is well on his way to being a body that draws attention on the field.  Crisosto has all-around skills for baseball.  He is going to be a good college hitter, he has good infield hands (good to the backhand too) and instincts, he can steal bases despite not being a plus runner, he is versatile enough to play in the outfield, and he played with nice pace and feel.  He also appeared to be a great teammate, always sitting at the front of the dugout entrance, greeting every player in and out of the dugout, even on a 95 degree day.  As a hitter he has a line drive swing and will develop some power.  For this team he hits lead-off and when he gets on base he goes.  Defensively I saw a quick release and that he has a good clock that allows him to know how much he needs to put on a throw across the diamond.  His throws were accurate, both across the diamond and on his relay throws.  Crisosto has good lateral agility and also showed hops as he leapt to snag a high line drive.  He will have to get faster to be able to make the slow roller plays and high choppers that get past the pitcher.  I like this player, he is going to play major college baseball and I think really develop into a good player, potentially into a professional prospect during his college years.  He will be at BAWS in San Luis Obispo.

NORCAL SB tournaments

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NorCal Select Baseball Upcoming Events   

NORCAL SB 4TH OF JULY WOOD BAT CLASSIC
July 4-8
ages - 14U - 16U 4 GAMES GUARANTEED

14U - 16U GAMES @ COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA

 

NorCal AABC State Tournament

July 12-15 Ages 13u Koufax, 14u Koufax, & 16u Mantle

James Logan HS & Irvington HS

3 Games Guaranteed

* LEAGUE TEAMS ONLY! WINNING TEAM ADVANCES DIRECTLY TO AABC WESTERN REGIONAL TOURNAMENT       

 

NORCAL SB WOOD BAT SUMMER SERIES

JULY 12-15 AGES - 16U & 18U

CAL STATE EAST BAY & JAMES LOGAN HS

4 GAMES GUARANTEED
12 teams max per age group

 

In the month of June alone, we have had over 80 teams participate in our events! Our July schedule is filling up fast... Our 2013 Fall schedule will feature some of the most exciting events on the West Coast!!! Visit our website at - www.norcalsb.com to register for all events. We look forward to having your team participate in NorCal Select Baseball events! 


Sincerely,  

Gil Manzanares
(510) 552-5450
NorCal Select Baseball
NorCal AABC/CABA Baseball
All World Sports Co-National Director

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Northern Calif. players in 2012 MLB Draft, Day 3

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Not all of these players I will list are from the Northern California scouting region (such as Eric Smith) and some are at schools outside of the region (like Abe Ruiz).  Many of our high school players leave the region to attend college somewhere else while other players come from high schools out of the region to attend the outstanding college programs in Northern California. If a player is from the region his high school will be listed.

Day 3 - Rounds 16-40

Round (overall), Team, Position/Player, School(s), College Commitment

(Bold = BAWS/RNWS participant during my time with each event)

16 (501) - White Sox - 1B Abe Ruiz, Arizona State (Pacific Grove HS) - signed

17 (521) - Mariners - RF Isaiah Yates, Clovis East HS - signed

17 (522) - Orioles - RHP Nick Grim, Cal Poly (Salinas HS) - signed

18 (550) - Twins - RHP Will LaMarche, Chabot College (Amador Valley HS)

18 (566) - Dodgers - C Eric Smith, Stanford - signed

18 (571) - Red Sox - OF Shaq Thompson, Grant HS-Sacramento - signed

19 (586) - Pirates - RHP Michael Peterson, St. Francis HS

20 (615) - Padres - RHP Cameron Stewart, Valley Christian HS (Fresno State) - signed

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Northern Calif. players in 2012 MLB Draft, Day 2

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Not all of these players I will list are from the Northern California scouting region (such as Dylan Baker) and some are at schools outside of the region (like Andrew Aplin).  Many of our high school players leave the region to attend college somewhere else while other players come from high schools out of the region to attend the outstanding college programs in Northern California. If a player is from the region his high school will be listed.

Day 2 - Rounds 2-15

Round (overall), Team, Position/Player, School(s), College Commitment

(Bold = BAWS/RNWS participant during my time with each event)

2 (80) - Nationals - 2B Tony Renda, Cal (Serra HS) - signed

2 (84) - Giants - RHP Martin Agosta, Saint Mary's (Jesuit HS) - signed ($613,000)

3 (111) - Nationals - LHP Brett Mooneyham, Stanford (Buhach Colony HS) - signed ($429,000)

3 (125) - Phillies - SS/3B Zach Green, Jesuit HS (Oregon State) - signed

4 (130) - Twins - RHP Zach Jones, San Jose State (Santa Teresa HS) - signed

4 (133) - Royals - SS Kenny Diekroeger, Stanford (Menlo School) - signed

4 (139) - Athletics - CF B.J. Boyd, Palo Alto HS - signed


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