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California Lookouts Foundation
The specific purposes for which this nonprofit corporation was formed are to educate and develop amateur athletes in order to prepare them for play in national or international amateur baseball competition. The teams in the organization play tournaments and games in Southern California, Henderson, Nevada, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Omaha, Nebraska and Utah. The organization is providing education and instruction for eight teams with players ranging in age from 9-18 years old. The instruction and coaching is done by both paid staff (independent contractors) and volunteers. This work constitutes approximately 90% of the organization's activities. In addition to education and participation in amateur baseball competition, members of the organization will also perform community service and volunteer work. The baseball players and organizers will contribute to the organization's goals by fundraising efforts through sponsored baseball games, yard sales, and obtaining personal corporate sponsors. The community service/volunteer work and fundraising efforts will constitute approximately 10% of the organization's activities.


February 17, 2016

Lookouts 13U vs KNLL 2016

The Lookouts 13U team participated in the 3rd Annual Friendly Game with the Korean National Little League Team at Canyonside Park.  Their annual visit prepares the squad for international competition during this summer's Asia Pacific pool play in hopes of reaching the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.  Series Record:  Lookouts 2 - KNLL 1



February 11, 2015 – 09:00 PM

The 13U Lookouts Red hosted a friendly game against the South Korean National Team at Canyonside Park in Rancho Penasquitos on Wednesday, February 11th.  Last August, the South Korean National Team won the Little League World Series, defeating Jackie Robinson West Little League in the International Championship Game. 

Lookouts Red 7 South Korea 6. 

For the ABC10News story on the game, click on the following link:




October 31, 2015

Halloween Game 2015

On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, the 13U and 14U Lookouts participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween Game.  Members from the 14U Lookouts and the 13U Lookouts competed in full costume.  To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:


On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, the 11U Lookouts participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween Game.  Members from the 11U Lookouts Black and 11U Lookouts Red competed in full costume.  To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:



October 31, 2014 – 04:00 PM

On Friday, October 31st, 2014, the 13U Lookouts participated in the 1st Annual Halloween Game.  Members from the 13U Lookouts Black and the 13U Lookouts Red competed in full costume.  To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:




May 2, 2014 – 06:00 PM

On Friday evening, May 2nd, the California Lookouts took the field at Fowler Park on the campus of the University of San Diego for our annual "On the Field" with the Toreros event.  Lookouts players had the opportunity to meet former Lookouts ballplayer and current St. Mary's relief pitcher Jake Valdez and the USD ballplayers during pre-game warm-ups prior to joining them on the field for the National Anthem.   
USD ended up winning the game 6-2.  Jake Valdez threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Gaels. 


April 26, 2013 – 06:00 PM

On Friday, April 26th, the California Lookouts took the field at Fowler Park on the campus of the University of San Diego for our annual "On the Field" with the Toreros event.  Lookouts players had the opportunity to meet former Lookouts ballplayer (2004-07) and current USD closer Max Homick and the other USD ballplayers during pre-game warm-ups prior to joining them on the field for the National Anthem.  
Special thanks to Coach Zarcilla's wife, Heather, for taking photos of the event.
Enjoy the You Tube video, created by Coach Zarcilla, of this year's event by clicking on the below link:




Lookouts Fundraiser Flyer

Thank you to all the Lookouts families that attended our fundraiser at The Burger Joint on Monday, August 20th.  In total, over $300 was raised!  To view photos of the event, click on the following link: 



May 4, 2012 – 06:00 PM

On Friday, May 4th, the California Lookouts took the field at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the campus of San Diego State University for our annual "On the Field with the Aztecs" event.  Lookouts players had the opportunity to meet Aztecs players and coaches during pre-game warm-ups prior to joining them on the field for the National Anthem.  The Aztecs defeated the UNLV Rebels 10-7. 
Special thanks to Mathew Mitchell's dad, Russ, and Coach Zarcilla's daughter, Laurel, for taking photos of the event. 
Enjoy the You Tube video, created by Coach Zarcilla, of this year's event by clicking on the below link:
A great evening was enjoyed by all! 



June 6, 2011 – 07:00 PM

Click on the below link to watch Yoch Winston, father of Jordan Winston, 11U Lookouts Red, play the National Anthem at Petco Park on Monday evening, June 6th prior to the Padres vs. Rockies game.

For more information on "The Music Doctor," click on the following link:


June 4, 2011 – 11:00 AM

Joseph Musacco (14U Lookouts) won the Padres Team Championship, in the 13/14 age group, of the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition held Saturday, June 4th at Petco Park.

With the win, Joseph will be ranked nationwide. The top three competitors nationwide will compete in a final competition at the MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, AZ.  Joseph qualified to compete in the Padres Team Championship by being one of the top three competitors in the 13/14 age group within the Padres market (Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii).

Congratulations Joseph!
For more information on the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run, click on the following link:


April 15, 2011 – 06:00 PM

On Friday, April 15, 2011, the Lookouts participated in our 8th annual “On The Field With The Aztecs” event.  We were “250 strong” as players, parents and friends of the Lookouts organization enjoyed pre-game activities including seeing former SDSU head baseball coach Jim Dietz' #4 jersey retired and Aztecs players “talking baseball.” Coach Gwynn has been appreciative of the Lookouts support of the Aztecs baseball program over the years.  The Lookouts enjoyed a great evening of college baseball as the nationally ranked (#9) TCU Horned Frogs took on the Aztecs.  Final Score: TCU 11 SDSU 3.
Special thanks to Lookouts dads, Ronnie Crena and Russ Mitchell, and Heather Zarcilla, Coach Zarcilla's wife, for taking photos.  See links below:



January 22, 2011 – 09:00 AM

The California Lookouts Foundation hosted 16-year major league veteran Garry Templeton as he spoke on the “Art of Infielding” on Saturday, January 22nd.    
Selected with the 13th overall selection in the first round of the 1974 MLB Amateur Draft, Templeton brought a wealth of experience from his career as an All-Star shortstop in the National League and from his time as a manager through Triple A in the Pacific Coast League.  Speaking in front of over 100 Lookouts family members and ballplayers, he discussed proper technique in fielding ground balls, provided instructional drills, answered questions and took photos.   

To view photos of the event, click on the below link:



May 21, 2010 – 09:00 PM

As part of Lookouts' tradition, we enjoyed another memorable experience as our organization celebrated our 7th annual “On the Field with the Aztecs” event at Tony Gwynn Stadium on May 21st, 2010.  The Lookouts ballplayers were treated to a special pregame visit with SDSU freshman pitcher Kyle Shaver (Westview High School 2009) and SDSU and UNLV ballplayers.  Coach Fred Zarcilla spent time with his college teammate and friend, Aztec Head Coach Tony Gwynn.  Coach Gwynn signed autographs and expressed his appreciation to our organization for the great support over the years.  He’s always impressed with the character and poise of our players and also stated, “loves the Lookouts red and black uniforms”.  From the stands, the Lookouts were treated to a great game as the Aztecs defeated the Rebels 12-6 in Mountain West Conference action.  Special thanks to Ronnie Crena and Laurel Zarcilla for taking photos of the event.  Click the links below to view photos from this event:


February 10, 2010 – 12:00 PM

Lookouts coach Fred Zarcilla attended a Sports@Lunch event at the San Diego Hall of Champions Wednesday, February 10th featuring San Diego Padres General Manager Jed Hoyer and Manager Bud Black.  Jed discussed the upcoming season and recent trades and free agent acquisitions. 

6th Annual "On The Field With The Aztecs"

May 8, 2009 – 09:30 PM

The California Lookouts witnessed history on Friday, May 8th as All American pitcher Stephen Strasberg pitched a “no hitter” in blanking the Air Force Academy 5-0 in his final home start of the season.  The sellout crowd at Tony Gwynn Stadium were favored with a near flawless performance by the projected number one pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.

Lookouts players had the opportunity to meet both San Diego State and Air Force players during pregame warm-ups.  Aztec Head Coach Tony Gwynn chatted with Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla, signed autographs and expressed his appreciation to our organization for our continued support of the Aztec baseball program.

During the National Anthem, Aztecs and Lookouts players, wearing their black/red attire, stood together proudly representing their teams and organizations well.

Another memorable event in Lookouts lore! 

To view photos of Friday's event, click on the below link:

5th Annual "On The Field With The Aztecs" A Huge Success

February 23, 2008 – 10:30 PM

On Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, Lookouts players joined the San Diego State baseball team “on the field” during the National Anthem as the Aztecs hosted the University of San Diego Toreros. Prior to the game, Coach Tony Gwynn met briefly with some of the Lookouts players and expressed appreciation for the organization’s continued support. Furthermore, USD Coach Rich Hill commented to Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla that he was impressed by the Lookouts Organizaton.  He extended an invitation for the Lookouts to come to USD and enjoy a game at Cunningham Stadium.

The Aztec bats were “alive” this night as they pummeled the Toreros 15-2.

We hope Lookouts players, parents and friends enjoyed our annual event!

Coach E, Coach Z and KT

January 11, 2008 – 09:30 AM
Lookouts Coaches Patrick Edwards and Fred Zarcilla recently attended a Business Clubs of America meeting featuring San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers.  KT reviewed the 2007 season, recent trades/free agent acquisitions and the upcoming 2008 season.  He spoke about team chemistry and character, both essential elements of success for all teams and organizations.


October 30, 2007 – 10:30 AM

The SD County Wildfires of last week adversely affected the local SD community, including many of the families in the Lookouts organization.  In particular, one current Lookouts family lost their home in Rancho Bernardo & the grandmother of another current Lookouts family lost her home in Rancho Bernardo.  The outpouring of support from within the Lookouts family to members in the community over the last week has been incredible.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!   

The ballplayers & their families were involved in the following community-help activities last week:  Creekside Elementary Kids Korps Free Store, sifter creation to help with clean-up efforts at home sites & clean-up in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday.   

Below is a short summary of the events. The list is not inclusive, as a few of the Lookouts families joined their church groups or other associated groups on Friday & Saturday in providing local residents with cleaning supplies, clean-up assistance, etc. 

 * Creekside Elementary Kids Korps Free Store:  The donations for Kid-Korps were overwhelming.  6 vehicles stuffed with donations from Lookouts families left Joy Roger's house Saturday morning at 6 am.  In total, through donations contributed by those in the community, including those from within the Lookouts organization, 65 families were able to shop to start rebuilding their homes and lives.  Leftover items have been stored and they will have a similar event in 2 weeks.

* Approximately 20 Lookouts players and family members helped make sifters at the Reilly's house on Friday.  They worked alongside the Mt. Carmel Swim Team and the Rancho Bernardo Girl’s Basketball Team.  Jill Reilly estimates that about 100 sifters were made and delivered into the community. 

* Gilliland work party.  Approximately 35 Lookouts ballplayers and family members helped clean-up & sift through the debris at the Gilliland home & their neighboring homes in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday.  Ballplayers sifted through the rubble and debris in an effort to locate any salvageable valuables.

As stated in an e-mail to the Lookouts families from one wishing to thank the families for their support and assistance, "[t]he Lookouts are more than just a baseball organization, they are a family that understands that baseball is a stepping stone to greater and more important things." 

Patrick Edwards   



October 17, 2007 – 12:00 PM
Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla, Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly and Kirt Gilliland (Tyler Gilliland’s dad - 14U Lookouts) are shown “hanging out” at the patio deck of the Diamond View Tower overlooking Petco Park. Mr. Reilly was recently in San Diego at an event sponsored by Irving Hughes as he shared his perspectives on assorted sports stories and experiences. He is in his 19th year as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year eight times. He is the author of the weekly "Life of Reilly" column that runs on the last page of SI. It's the first such signed weekly opinion column in the magazine's history. He is also a frequent contributor to Time magazine. His current book is Who's Your Caddy? (Doubleday), in which he caddies for everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Donald Trump to a $50,000-a-hole gambler. His last book, The Life of Reilly: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly became a New York Times bestseller. Of note: he has also accompanied the swimsuit models for the SI annual swimsuit issue photo shoots five times! Great assignment, Rick!


March 10, 2007 – 03:00 PM
The California Lookouts Foundation sponsored the 2007 Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League Minor Braves.  The Braves, ages 8-10, will compete in the 2007 CMR Minor Division.   

Front Row (left to right):  Kevin, Trevor, Grant, Brody, Brandon & Corey.

Back Row (left to right):  Julie Prows, Manager Doug Hylton, Patrick, Cameron, Douglas, Justin, TJ, Jameson, Coach Ernie Pyle & Coach Craig Unger. 



February 17, 2007 – 11:00 PM

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA vs. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, Saturday, February 17th at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus; game time 6 pm. 

The annual Lookouts “On the Field with the Aztecs” event held Saturday, February 17th at 6pm at San Diego State University was a huge success.  Nearly two hundred Lookouts ballplayers, family members & friends attended the event in which the SDSU Aztecs faced the nationally ranked #18 USC Trojans.   

To view photos of this event, click on the below link:




November 14, 2006 – 11:30 AM
Coach Fred Zarcilla attended an event at the San Diego Hall of Champions featuring legendary sportscaster, Dick Enberg.  Mr. Enberg shared stories about his experiences in broadcasting, including Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the PGA, college basketball, college football, professional tennis and the Olympics.  An Emmy Award winner, Mr. Enberg is well known for his great commentary, perspectives and insights of sports and is best known for his signature “Oh My”! when describing a noteworthy play.  Oh My! is also the title of his autobiography which was published this summer.


September 12, 2006 – 06:50 PM

Josh Monks, 14U Lookouts, was honored Tuesday, September 12th by the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park for his efforts in creating a Miracle League complex in San Diego.  The Miracle League is a non-profit organization that began in 1998 when the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association (RYBA) decided to further its mission of providing opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability.  As of 2005, the league has expanded to 32 fields in the United States with more than 60 fields under construction, and 10,000 kids playing across the country.  The first Miracle League complex was started with the help of community volunteers and is dedicated to providing disabled children with the opportunity to hit a home run, play baseball, and involve themselves in athletics, just like those who are more fortunate.  

Baseball Economics - Moneyball 101

June 4, 2006 – 04:30 PM
Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla recently attended a meeting featuring San Diego Padres CEO Sandy Alderson, hosted by the local chapter of the Breakfast Club of America.  Mr. Alderson spoke on the 2007 Padres, the state of the organization and the “business side” of baseball.  Coach Fred complimented the Padres organization on the hiring of new manager, Buddy Black, his old college friend from San Diego State.  Mr. Alderson responded, “Bud’s gonna do well with this team”.  Go Padres!

Lookouts Foundation Sponsors Local Little League Team

The California Lookouts Foundation sponsored the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League Minor Nationals for the Spring 2006 season.

Front row from left:  Sam Acosta, Nick Romano, Brody Prows and Alex McEneany
Middle row from left:  Shawn Million, Spencer Pequegnat, Matt Devine, Trevor England and Shawn Shi
Back row from left:  Julie Prows, Coach Phillip England, Austin Matheny, Coach John Romano, Nick Gilliam and Manager Donnie Gilliam

14U & 13U Lookouts Volunteer at San Diego Food Bank

November 12, 2005
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On Saturday, November 12th, the California Lookouts 14U & 13U teams volunteered at the San Diego Food Bank. Brett Ackerman, Anthony Austria, Christian Carter, Devin Garrett, Jordan Godwin, Max Homick, Zach McCoy, Alex Moffit, Kyle Plutchak, Carter Prows, Max Pugh, Nathan Russell, Chad Smith, Shane Thomas, Nick Troyer, Matt Tyree, Michael Urbach, and JJ Vincent assembled 480 boxes of cereal, juice, and canned goods that were distributed to local San Diego Charities. At the conclusion of the event, the Lookouts were treated to a visit inside the Food Bank’s “big” fridge, with a temperature at 10 degrees below 0. The chilling situation helped the 14U Lookouts later Saturday afternoon as they defeated the West Coast Players at Oceanside High School, giving Coach Zarcilla his first victory as a Lookouts manager.

12U & 11U Lookouts Volunteer at San Diego Food Bank

October 22, 2005
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On Saturday, October 22nd, the California Lookouts 12U & 11U teams volunteered at the San Diego Food Bank. Kyle Abblitt, Jake Brosemer, JP DeGasperis, Tyler Evans, Daniel Farkas, Adam Francavilla, Jack Leahy, Bryan Low, Clint Mihm, Taylor Miller, Jacob Monks, Josh Monks (13U), Brandon Nelson, Anthony Phillips, Lawrence Pimentel, Hunter Rogers, and Ryan Sullivan assisted in dividing up various types of canned food and drink that were distributed to 14 local San Diego Charities. In addition, the Lookouts created gift bags, consisting of food items, that were distributed to local senior communities. Thank you to the above Lookouts players and families for participating in this community outreach event with the San Diego Food Bank!


April 16, 2005 – 06:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 the Lookouts 11U, 12U, 13U & 14U teams, along with parents and friends, gathered at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus to watch the SDSU Aztecs take on the nationally ranked #2 Cal State Fullerton Titans. 

The Lookouts players were treated to a pre-game visit with the Aztecs players and coaches before joining them “on the field” during the National Anthem.  Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla spent time with Aztec Coach Tony Gwynn prior to the start of the game, sharing stories of their college days and “talkin’ baseball.”   Coach Gwynn expressed his appreciation for the Lookouts support for the past three years and hoped the Aztecs could bring home a “win” against the Titans. 

The highlight of the evening occurred when the Lookouts players led the crowd in the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch.  Their voices were “loud and proud,” prompting a SDSU rally and a come from behind victory over the Titans. 

Final Score: Aztecs 9 Titans 8.

For photos from this event, see the below links:  (click on pix2share4all's photos)

California Lookouts - "Field of Dreams"

February 5, 2005
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On Saturday, February 5, 2005, the Lookouts 11U, 12U and 13U teams, along with parents and friends, gathered at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus to watch the San Diego State Aztecs play the nationally ranked #1 University of Texas Longhorns.

The Lookouts players were invited to "take the field" and join with the Aztec players during the National Anthem. The 11U and 12U Lookouts stood with the Aztecs at the various positions in the infield/outfield while the 13U Lookouts assembled on the third base line.

Before the festivities, the University of Texas pitching coach and former 17-year Major League Baseball pitcher Greg Swindell, spoke to the Lookouts and shared some words of wisdom.

In addition, prior to the opening pitch, Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla had the opportunity to talk with college friend, Aztec head baseball coach, and future Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn. Coach Gwynn stated he was extremely impressed by the Lookouts, and expressed his appreciation to the Lookouts for supporting the Aztec baseball program.

Although the Longhorns hooked the Aztecs on this sunny Saturday afternoon, a good time was had by all. It was great day to watch college baseball along with a memorable day for the Lookouts!

California Lookouts at SDSU Aztec Game 2004