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Titan Baseball Families,

 

It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the end of our 2017 season and now I am writing you regarding the upcoming 2018 season.  Time flies when you’re having fun I guess!  As I started to plan out the new Titan Baseball Season, I began to think about the former players that I have been so blessed to coach these past 5 years and what they have meant to this program.  It has been a true honor to coach each and every one of these past 5 teams, each one having their own identity, and each one helping build this program into what it is today.  Our program, thanks to many great players, has been to the playoffs 4 out of 5 years, making it to the State Semifinals last season.  Our team’s success has seen 17 players from the past 5 years go on to play collegiately at Utah, Paradise Valley CC, Mesa CC, Cornell, Scottsdale CC, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, LSU, Arizona Christian, Shepherd University, Phoenix College, and Gateway CC, just to name a few!  We have had a 7th round draft pick, who is currently playing in the Texas Rangers organization, and we have had 3 consecutive Region Player of the Year awards.  We currently host a nationally recognized tournament, The Boras Classic, which ESPN televises the championship game from our field!  We have also been recognized as having the 2017 Rocky Mountain Region Field of the Year!  This award also puts us in the running for National Field of the Year, which will be decided in December!  It has been an honor to be the Head Baseball Coach at Arcadia and we will continue to strive for excellence on and off the field.

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However, we are not satisfied!  Making it to the state semifinals is great, but we want that ultimate prize, State Champions!  In order for that to happen the program needs to continue to grow.  I have plans to improve the view from the stands by removing the chain link fencing, and poles, and installing netting that will allow for a better view of the game.  We also will continue maintaining and improving the field, which has been recognized regionally and hopefully nationally, but all this takes money!  We need your help!  There is only so much money to go around from the school and most of what we have is from donations already.  We are making financial commitments to upgrade our facilities and now need help to fund these improvements.  If we want this program to reach its fullest potential our facility must continue to improve!  Please consider getting involved with the Booster Club and help us reach our goals!  Please contact Booster President Tim Bolden theboldens5@gmail.com if you would like to get involved.

Here's to a GREAT upcoming season!

 

Yours in Baseball,

 

Troy Gerlach

Head Baseball Coach

Arcadia High School

 

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osted 9/6/2017

Arcadia lost to Campo Verde 9 to 4 in the semi-final round of the State Championship which ended their great season.  We are all proud of our Titans and look forward to another successful season next year.  Several players made the All Time Leaders list:
Home Runs Matt Schroer
Triples Bobby Peirce
Strike Outs Matt Schroer
ERA Matt Schroer
Saves Conner Denning
Innings Pitched Matt Schroer

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Thanks for the memories!
Posted 5/17/2017
#3 Arcadia knocked off #11 Campo Verde 5 to 2 last night.  After getting down 2 to 0 in the first Arcadia rallied for 2 in the 6th and 3 in the seventh to secure the come from behind win.  The two teams play again tonight at 6:30 at Maryvale Stadium with the winner advancing to the State Championship Final. Related links  AZcentral news and video
Please come out and support you Titans!  Check out these pictures: Senior night pictures Apollo Campo Verde   College Signing Day 
 
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Posted 5/12/2017
#3 Arcadia knocked #2 
Chapparal out of the State Champioinship last night with a 6 to 1 victory.  Arcadia advances to the semi-final Thursday 4 PM at Tempe Diablo Stadium against Campo Verde.  Please come out and support you Titans!  Check out these pictures: Senior night pictures Apollo Campo Verde   College Signing Day 

Nick DiCarlo at Tempe Diablo
Posted 5/11/2017
Arcadia defeated Apollo 7 to 3 in the 4th round of the State Championship and plays Chapparal Tuesday 4 PM at 
Maryvale Stadium.  The winner advances to the bracket final against Campo Verde. Please come out and support you Titans!  Senior night pictures Apollo Campo Verde College Signing Day have been posted.
 
Matt Schroer at Maryvale
Posted 5/8/2017
Arcadia defeated Shadow Ridge 19 to 6 Friday and clinched a top 8 seed and first round bye in the State Tournament.  The first round is April 26th see first round match ups.  Arcadia plays the second round this Saturday 11 AM at Arcadia.  See 5A State Championship bracket.  Please come out and support you Titans!  Senior night pictures have been posted.


 

Our Fabulous Seniors and Coaches
Posted 4/25/2017

Arcadia defeated Chapparal 9 to 4 Tuesday and jumped to #2 in the Power Point rankings.  You won't want to miss tonights home game against Perry at 6:30 as it is Senior night.  The regular season wraps up Friday at Shadow Ridge HS at 3:45 PM.  

Our Fabulous Seniors
Front row starting left
 side going right:
 
Connor Denning, Max Siegel, Kyle Durchslag, Ryan Rightnowar
 
Back row starting left side going right:
 
Zeke Bolden, Nick DiCarlo, Jackson Westhoff, Matt Schroer, Jake Walshire

Posted 4/20/2017 

Arcadia came back from a 6 to 1 deficit to defeat Notre Dame Tuesday night 8 to 7 in extra innings.  #5 Chapparal plays at cross town rival #3 Arcadia today at 6:30 PM. Come out to see some of the best high school baseball players in the valley. 

Posted 4/13/2017
After winning 9 in a row the Titans were tripped up Friday night in a 1-0 ball game.  Come out and help the Titans get on their next winning streak.  Titans play the Paradise Valley Trojans tonight at 6:30 at Titans Field.

Come out and enjoy all the action.

Posted 4/4/2017
Hello Titans fans!  Don't miss the exciting action tonight as Arcadia hosts North Canyon at 6:30.  The AIA website had this cool article about your Titans:

BASEBALL: ARCADIA RALLIES TO EDGE CAMPO VERDE, 9-6

Arcadia's baseball team dug deep to extend its winning streak on Monday. The Titans found a way with guys not generally hitting or pitching standouts paving the way.

After falling behind 5-0 after two innings, Arcadia did most of its damage in the sixth and seventh to post a 9-6 win over Campo Verde in a 5A contest at windy Campo Verde High.

Arcadia improved to 10-6 overall and 7-0 in power-ranking games. A big chunk of that  power-ranking success has come in the victory streak that reached seven with Monday's four-run rally in the seventh inning. Campo Verde is 9-7 overall and 4-2 in power-ranking games.

Arcadia's unlikely heroes were the No. 8 and No 9 hitters in its lineup -- Jack Walshiire and Jackson Westhoff, respectively. They combined for five hits and six RBI and hit their first home runs of the season. On the mound it was junior Max Reidy.

Walshire doubled his hit total for the season to four with a solo homer to left in the fourth and a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh. Westhoff had three hits. The big ones were a two-run homer to right in the sixth that pulled Arcadia within 6-5. Westhoff's two-run triple in the seventh put the cap on the game-winning rally and gave the Titans breathing room to finish. Connor Denning notched a save after escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh.

Walshire, who was the DH until the he came on to face two batters, got the win by getting the final out of the sixth with a strikeout.

Picking up the pitching staff was Reidy. Reidy had appeared in four games this season and worked a total of 3 2/3 innings before Monday. He relieved  taking starter Ryan Bolden in the third and allowed just one run in 3 2/3 nnings of work.

Arcadia's hot streak began with wins in its final two games of the Boras Classic it co-hosted with Corona del Sol the second week of March. The Titans have added five power-ranking wins to that. They have a tough week remaiining with three more games this week -- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The same goes for Campo Verde, which has games Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Three-game weeks are a little more common come late March. Four-game weeks are best avoided.  Campo Verde used six pitchers -- none throwing more than two innings. The Coyotes had four players with two hits apiece -- Jarrett Wolfe, Brayden Campbell , Garret Thornton and Justin Springborn. Thornton had a first-inning home run and two RBI.
Come out and enjoy all the action.


Posted 3/31/2017

Titans are playing Williams Field tonight 6:30 at Arcadia.  Come out and enjoy all the action.

Posted 3/24/2017
After a short break your Arcadia Titans are back in action
 tomorrow against the Ironwood Eagles at 6 PM at Ironwood.


New pictures have been posted:  Cactus  Shadows Thunderbird  Mountain Pointe Freshman JV Varsity
Posted 3/16/2017
Former New York Mets Outfielder to Throw First Pitch at Inaugural Boras Baseball Classic of Arizona Championship Game. ESPN 3 to broadcast live as Perry High School of Arizona and Basic Academy of Nevada vie for the first Championship Title.
 
Players to watch Perry.  Players to watch Basic. Tournament bracket and scores.

 
Posted 3/11/2017
Varsity Baseball has a two game home stand starting tomorrow against cross town rival Saguaro at 6:30.  And concluding Friday at 6:30 against the Deer Valley Skyhawks. Get there early to get the best seats.

Posted 3/1/2017

Varsity baseball opens the 2017 season with a game Wednesday at 3:45 at Thunderbird.  The home opener is Thursday at 3:45 against Cactus Shadows. Varsity pictures have been posted.  See Varsity Schedule. See JV team picturesSee Freshmen Pictures. 

Posted 2/20/2017
Come see Varsity scrimmage against Mountain Point tomorrow Wednesday the 15th at 4 PM at Arcadia.  See Varsity Schedule. See JV team pictures
See Freshmen Pictures. 

2017 Freshman Team
Posted 2/14/2017

Two more Arcadia Baseball players are going to play in College.  Congratulations to Nick DiCarlo and Matt Schroer for comitting to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Louisana State University!


Posted 1/17/2017
Happy Holidays from our Arcadia Baseball Program.

Last week our Arcadia Baseball players and Coaches provided a very Happy Holidays for a refugee family they had adopted through The Welcome To America Project. The players and their families collected presents for all the family members, household items, sports equipment, games, toys and 4 gently used bicycles.  On Saturday Coach Gerlach took a group of boys to meet the family and deliver all the gifts.  The family of 11 were delighted to meet the boys and so very grateful for all the gifts. 


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Posted 12/16/2016

Arcadia Titans Baseball is back tonight with the Fall World

Series Game 2 at 5 PM.

Posted 12/8/2016
Hey Arcadia Baseball Parents! Join us for the first meeting of the year next Wednesday, November 9th at 6pm in Mount Olympus. We have lots of important information to share! See you there!

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