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Fall Fling Thanksgiving Tournament
November 25, 2005
18U LOOKOUTS TO BE FEATURED IN NORTH COUNTY TIMES
September 27, 2005
The 18U Lookouts will be featured in the Community Sports section of the North County Times on Tuesday, September 27th. The Lookouts will be featured for their success in the USSSA tournament held in Huntington Beach, Ca on August 6-7.
ATTENTION ALL 18U LOOKOUTS
September 18, 2005
Practice this week will be the same as last week. Those players that came the first hour and the 2nd hour please come at the same time. We will not be hitting on the field but in the cage with other soft-toss stations so we get a lot of swings.
The following players show up 10-11:
Players listed in bold are pitchers and will throw bullpens and do their running from 11-12.
Summer Starts Strong for 18U Lookouts
July 21, 2005
The 18U California Lookouts were featured in the Community Sports section of the North County Times on Thursday, July 21. The 18U Lookouts were featured for winning the Summer Kickoff Classic held at Marina High School in Huntington Beach over the June 25-26 weekend.
18U Tournament Dates
June 21, 2005
The 18U tournament dates for the summer season are:
18U Informational Meeting
June 13, 2005
The California Lookouts Foundation will be holding an informational meeting for all players invited to play on its 18U Lookouts team. Mike Hymes, coach of the 18U Lookouts, will run the meeting at Westview High School Monday, June 13 at 7:15 pm at the Varsity baseball field. Coach Hymes will address the players and parents regarding the practice schedule, tournaments dates, costs, etc. Each player should have one parent representative present at 7:15 pm Monday evening.
18U Lookouts Finish as Runner-Up In Huntington Beach
August 7, 2005
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The 18U Lookouts took to the field over the Aug. 6-7 weekend in search of their third straight tournament title. The Lookouts had a good showing over the weekend but came up short as they were defeated by the Walnut Yankees in the championship game. Although they did not bring home the title, there were several highlights from the weekend.
In game one, the Lookouts faced off against the Eagles which, was a rematch from a previous tournament when both teams settled on a tie. A tie was not to be had in this game. After both teams failed to score in the first inning, the Lookouts opened the scoring in the second. Tyler Ward and Riley Depiano led off the inning with consecutive singles. Jason Jamora reached on an error which plated Ward. Depiano was then knocked in by a David West single.
After Peterson retired the Eagles in the third inning, the Lookouts broke the game open in the bottom half of the frame. Jesse Clopper led-off with a single, Brandon Fowler was hit by a pitch, and Clopper scored on a single by Michael Dearborn. Ward followed with a bunt single, Depiano was hit by a pitch, Keenan Riley reached on a bunt single, Jason Jamora Walked, and West reached on a fielder's choice. When the dust had settled, the Lookouts had plated 5 runs and led the game 7-0.
The rest of the game was more of the same as the Lookouts scored another run in the fifth and three in sixth. Final score: 11-1 in favor of the Lookouts. Paralleling the Lookout offense was a great performance by the pitching staff. Max Peterson started on the mound and went the first three tallying 5 strike outs and did not surrender a base hit. Travis Hill followed Peterson with another strong outing going the final 3 innings and striking out 3.
Game two versus the Walnut Yankees began with the Lookouts staring at a 2-0 deficit before their first at-bat as the Yankees used a steady diet of hitting and running in their half of the first inning to plate 2 runs. The Lookouts answered in the bottom of the third with a run of their own as Clopper led-off with a single. He was sacrificed to second by Fowler and came around to score on a single by Ward.
The next two innings saw the Yankees score five more runs as the Lookouts were stymied by Yankees pitching. With the score 7-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Lookouts needed some offense. Three consecutive singles by Jamora, West, and Peterson began the inning and were followed by two straight doubles by Clopper and Fowler. With that output, the Lookouts plated 4 runs to bring the score at 7-6. However, one more attempted rally was cut short with a double play line out and the Lookouts lost their first tournament contest of the summer. Final score: Yankees 7 Lookouts 6.
Game 3 was a semi-final match up against the Riverside Rangers. The story of this game was the pitching of Lookouts starter Jeff Seitz. Seitz continued his tournament domination by hurling a complete game one-hit 6 strikeout gem needing only 75 pitches. While Seitz kept the Rangers bats at bay, the Lookout offense plated 9 runs in the game.
The Lookout scoring began in the first inning when West doubled to right-center and then stole third. With two outs, Clopper singled to drive in West. In the second, the Lookouts plated another run. Tyler Ward singled and then stole second and third. Ward was driven in by an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Keenan Riley.
Two innings went by before the Lookouts scored again but they plated runs in both the fifth and sixth with two and five respectively. In the sixth, the game was blown open in the sixth when Riley Depiano singled to open the frame and Riley reached on a bunt single. Jamora then executed a perfect hit and run which plated Depiano. West reached on a sacrifice bunt attempt on an error, Peterson singled and stole second, and they both were plated when Clopper doubled. At the end of the inning it was 9-1 Lookouts. Seitz retired the Rangers in the bottom half of the inning to close out the contest and propelled the Lookouts into a championship game rematch with the Walnut Yankees.
In the championship game, Max Peterson got his second start after only throwing 30 pitches the day before. Unfortunately, Peterson and the Lookouts ran into a buzz saw. Disciplined hitting by the Yankee offense in the early going catapulted them to an early 3-run lead…a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the contest. The Lookouts battled back with two runs in the fourth as West was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Clopper singled, Fowler walked and West and Clopper scored on a single by Tyler Ward.
Although the Lookouts scored two runs in the fourth to bring the score to 4-2, the Yankee offense was just too much and they blew the game open in the sixth, scoring four more runs which brought the score to 10-3…which ended up being the final score.
The Lookouts ended the tournament with a 2-2 record and a second place finish and although they did not bring home the title, it marked the first time the Lookouts lost in three tournaments. To date so far, The Lookouts have 2 tournament championships and a runner-up finish. In addition, their summer record so far is 15-4. The Lookouts return to tournament action Labor Day Weekend as they compete in the Triple Crown California State Championships at Westview. Following the State Championships, the Lookouts will travel to Las Vegas for the Triple Crown 18U National Championships.
18U LOOKOUTS SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER
July 17, 2005
Following their thrilling tournament weekend over the July 9-10 weekend, the Lookouts 18U took to the field again this past Sunday for a double header against Pro Prep Baseball of Santee.
Game one began on a very positive note as the Lookouts plated 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jason Jamora led off the first with a single and then stole second. Michael Dearborn was then hit by a pitch. With runners on first and second with nobody out, Michael Disraeli singled to right which knocked in Jamora. Then, 3 straight singles by Jesse Clopper, Max Peterson, and Brandon Fowler made the score 5-0. Although the game started with an offensive outburst, 5 runs would be all the Lookouts would muster until their last at-bat.
On the mound for the Lookouts was Jeff Seitz who had just recently returned from a family vacation and had not pitched in a couple weeks. Although he gave up 5 runs, he pitched very well only surrendering 3 hits. Some shaky defense allowed Pro Prep to take a 6-5 lead into the bottom half of the 7th inning.
For the second week in a row, the Lookouts faced a deficit going into their final at-bat of a ball game. With one out, Clopper singled and stole second base. Peterson walked, and set the stage for Brandon Fowler. After falling into an 0-2 count, Fowler fouled off pitch after pitch and worked the count 3-2. With the count full, Fowler launched a 3-run walk-off bomb over the left field wall. It was Fowler’s first homer of the summer and capped off an effort in which he went 2-4 with 4RBI. In addition, Fowler also got the win on the mound as he came on in relief for Seitz in the 6th inning. Final score: 8-6 Lookouts.
Game two would not have the excitement that game one had as the Lookouts defense gave no help to starter Max Peterson. The Lookouts defense made a total of 6 errors in the game. These defensive lapses allowed Pro Prep to score 7 unearned runs. Pro Prep tallied a total of 10 runs in the contest as the Lookouts could only muster 3. A few shining moments came out of game 2 however, Brandon Fowler continued to send line-drives all over the ballpark and finished the game with a double and an RBI single which brought his line for the day to: 4-7, 3-R HR, 2B, 5RBI, & a win on the mound. In addition to Fowler’s efforts, Jason Jamora was also 4-7 while swiping 2 bases and Jesse Clopper had a great day at the plate going 5-8 while stealing 5 bases.
The Lookouts will take the next weekend off from games but will return to action the following week.
18U LOOKOUTS PLAY DOUBLE HEADER
July 3, 2005
18U LOOKOUTS STIFLED IN GAME ONE
The California Lookouts 18U team returned to action this past Sunday, July 3 with a double header against the North County Tides.
Using wood bats in preparation for their July 9-10 tournament, the Lookouts jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning. After Mike Disraeli singled and stole second base to open the frame, Nick McCoy moved Disraeli to third base with a very well executed groundout to second base with 2 strikes. Disraeli was driven in by fellow Torrey Pines Falcon Michael Dearborn who lined a single to centerfield with 2 outs. The Lookouts added to their lead in the 3rd when Tyler Ward doubled to left center field to lead off the inning. With Ward at 3rd base and two down, Jason Jamora hit a ground ball to shortstop but with his blazing speed, he was able to beat out the groundball for a base hit which garnered the Lookouts their second run of the game.
With the score 2-1 Lookouts in the fifth, the Tides scored two runs on a fly ball that was lost in the high sky which put the score at 3-2 Tides. The score remained 3-2 and the Lookouts had the tying run on second base in the bottom of the 7th after a 2 out double by Nick McCoy but he was stranded to end the game.
Alan Nematbakhsh started game 1 on the mound for the Lookouts and had a solid outing. He scattered 3 hits over 4 innings and gave up only 1 run. Brian Schofield came on in relief to pitch the final 3 innings and also pitched very well.
Offensive leaders for game 1: Mike Disraeli: 2-3, SB; Michael Dearborn: 2-2, RBI, SB
LOOKOUTS REBOUND WITH WIN IN GAME TWO
In game 2, the Lookouts jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of 1st. Jason Jamora led off the inning with a walk and promptly stole second. He was knocked in by Max Peterson’s RBI single to left. The Lookouts struck again in the second inning. With one out, Dearborn walked and stole 2nd. He then came around to score on an RBI single by Riley Depiano.
The Tides answered with a run of their own in the top of the third which made the score 2-1 Lookouts heading into the bottom of the 3rd. Brian Schofield led off the bottom of the 3rd with a single up the middle which was followed by a walk to Jamora. An RBI single by Peterson brought in Schofield and Jamora scored on an RBI single by Disraeli. Max Peterson later came around to score on a passed ball by the Tides catcher. At the end of the 3rd it was 5-1 Lookouts.
The Tides managed to score 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning but it would be all they could muster behind solid performances by the Lookouts pitching staff. Max Peterson started the game on the mound and went 3 innings, allowing one run while striking out 6. Peterson was followed by Travis Hill, David West, and Brandon Fowler who combined to keep the Tides hitters in check for the rest of the afternoon. Final score: Lookouts 5, Tides 3.
Offensive leaders for Game 2: Jason Jamora: 2BB, 2SB, 2 runs scored; Max Peterson: 2-4, 2RBI, SB, 1 run scored; Riley Depiano: 1-2, RBI; Brian Schofield: 1-2, 1 run scored.
The Lookouts will return to action this coming weekend, July 9-10, as they will compete in the Triple Crown Sports Summer Breeze Wood Bat Tournament. They will open tournament play with two games on Saturday with contests at 8am and 12:45pm. All tournament games will be played on the Varsity Baseball Field at Westview High School.
18U LOOKOUTS START SUMMER IN STYLE - WIN TOURNAMENT
June 26, 2005
The California Lookouts 18U team began their summer season in style by winning the USSSA Summer Kickoff Classic Tournament at Marina High School in Huntington Beach over the June 25-26 weekend. The Lookouts went undefeated over the weekend with a record of 3-0-1.
The first game of the weekend was against the Orange County Eagles. The Lookouts offense struck first in the second inning. After a lead-off walk to Brandon Fowler, Michael Dearborn drove a double down the left field line to plate Fowler for a 1-0 lead. However, that would be all the offense the Lookouts would muster as the Eagle’s pitcher used a steady diet of off-speed pitches that kept the Lookouts hitters off balance for most of the day. The score remained 1-0 for the entire game behind the outstanding pitching performance by Lookouts hurler Max Peterson. Peterson pitched 7 innings of 3 hit baseball while recording a game high 14 strikeouts. Behind the pitching of Peterson, the Lookouts were one out away from recording their first win of the summer until a high chopper by an Eagles hitter brought in the tying run in the top of the seventh. The Lookouts had a chance to put the game away with a victory in the bottom of the seventh but could not push a run across and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
In game two, the Lookouts faced off against the East Valley Rockies. After starting pitcher Jeff Seitz pitched out of a small jam in the first inning allowing no runs, the Lookouts bats came alive in the bottom of the first inning by sending 16 hitters to the plate. Speedy lead-off hitter Jason Jamora led off the inning with a double down the left field line which was the first of 5 straight hits to start the inning. Following Jamora’s double, David West singled which knocked in Jamora. Then after 3 straight singles by Max Peterson, Jesse Clopper, and Brandon Fowler the Lookouts had the bases loaded and nobody out. Michael Dearborn reached on an error, Tyler Ward and Keenan Riley followed with singles of their own. With the score already 7-0, Max Peterson singled with the bases loaded to bring in 2 more runs. Clopper followed Peterson with a triple to right center field which plated Peterson. After the dust had settled, it was 10-0 Lookouts after the first frame. Things calmed down after that and the Lookouts ended up winning the game by a score of 12-2 behind great offensive performances by Jamora: 2-4, 2B, RBI, Peterson: 2-3, 2 RBI, Clopper: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI, and Ward: 2-3, 2B. RBI along with strong pitching performances by Seitz and Brian Scholfield
Sunday was judgment day for the Lookouts as they had to win in order to advance to the finals. On the mound for his second straight start because he only threw 30 pitches the day before was Jeff Seitz. Seitz responded by hurling a complete game five hit gem while recording 8 strikeouts. The Lookouts offense complimented Seitz’s performance with timely hitting and aggressive base running in which they stole 8 bases. Offensive leaders for the Lookouts were Jesse Clopper who went 2-2 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases and David west who was 1-1 with 2 stolen bases. The 4-2 victory propelled the Lookouts into a championship game rematch with the East Valley Rockies who the Lookouts beat 12-2 the day before.
In the championship game, it was more of the same for the Lookouts with good pitching and timely hitting. The Lookouts broke out to an early lead as David West launched his first homer of the summer with a solo shot over the right center field wall in the first inning. With the score still 1-0 Lookouts, perhaps one of the most influential plays of the game occurred in the top of the third inning. The Rockies had a runner at 3rd base with one out. That runner later scored on what looked to be a sacrifice fly when the pitcher Jeff Seitz informed Head Coach Mike Hymes that the runner had left early from 3rd base. When Hymes appealed the play, the umpire said he was out. This ended the inning and held the score at 1-0. It just goes to show you that players that aren’t physically in the game should mentally be in the game at all times. The assist by Seitz seemed to take the wind out of the Rockies sails as the Lookouts responded in the bottom half of the inning by scoring 6 runs on base hits by Peterson, Clopper, Riley Depiano, and Keenan Riley. However, the Lookouts offense was not finished. In the bottom of the fourth, they plated 7 more runs, highlighted by speedy Jason Jamora’s inside the park homerun which sailed over the centerfielder’s head. Behind the explosion of the offensive and strong pitching performances by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo bound Travis Hill and Westview High School’s Alan Nemathbaksh, the Lookouts earned a 15-5 victory and the Championship.
On the weekend, the Lookouts outscored their opponents 32-11 and swiped a total 14 bases. When Lookouts Head Coach Mike Hymes was interviewed after the championship game he said, “This was a great way to start the summer and I think it built a lot of confidence in our ball club heading into the July 9-10 tournament. These players have set the bar pretty high for the rest of the summer, but I am confident that they will respond to it and only get better as a team as the summer progresses.”
18U Lookouts Finish as Runner-Up In Huntington Beach
August 7, 2005
Front Row (from left to right): Jesse Clopper, Riley Depiano, Jason Jamora, Keenan Riley Michael Dearborn, and Michael Disraeli
Back Row (from left to right): Brandon Fowler, Jeff Seitz, Brian Schofield, Alan Nematbakhsh, David West, Tyler Ward, Travis Hill, Max Peterson, Coach Jory McEachern, and Head Coach Mike Hymes
18U Lookouts should check the North County Times and the Poway News Chieftain over the next week to two weeks for an article about this tournament.
Check the 18U Lookouts News Page for Coach Hymes' Write-Up.
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18U Lookouts Win TCS San Diego Summer Breeze Tournament
July 10, 2005
18U Lookouts Win USSSA Summer Classic
June 26, 2005
Pictured in the back row at left are: Coach Jory McEachern, Max Peterson, David West, Brandon Fowler, Alan Nemathbaksh, Jeff Seitz, Travis Hill, Tyler Ward, Mike Disraeli, and Head Coach Mike Hymes.
Pictured in the front row at left are: Jesse Clopper, Riley Depiano, Michael Dearborn, Jason Jamora, and Keenan Riley.
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