The OC Waves travel ball teams have a new home to train and improve their skilss. No Limits baseball academy will open it's doors on May 1st 2013 to the public for private training, Hitting, fielding, strength and conditioning, baseball apparel and equipment.
Jacob Sanders named "USSSA Presidents Day MVP" for the Waves
February 20, 2013
The Waves Jacob Sanders has been named Presiedents Day USSSA tournament MVP for his 6 for 12 performance at the plate and his 3 stolen bases. Jacob was a big part of the Waves wins and also helped us stay in the close games that we ended up losing. Congrats to Jacob!!!!
Brett Awerkamp- Named USSSA MLK Tournament "MVP"
January 20, 2013
Brett Awerkamp has been named MLK Tournament MVP after a (8) hit performance over the weekend and pitched (2) shutout innings and the save in game 1. Brett had (3) rbi's and a 2 run Triple. This make two MVP awards this season for Brett. Catcher "Josh Nesbitt" came to life and had a (6) hit tournament with a triple and (2) doubles and (3) Rbi's. Great job to the both of them. Trevor Ernt pitched another great tournament with (8) innings pitched with (6) K's a win and a unfortunate loss in the final inning on (2) infield errors.
Brandon Ward named USSSA 'Strike out Hunger" Tournament MVP
December 18, 2012
Outfielder "Brandon Ward" has been named Waves MVP of the Strike out Hunger tournament on Dec 8th-9th. Ward had (5) hits with (2) Doubles and (4) Rbi's to help the Waves get to the Semi finals only to lose a 4-0 lead and lose 8-5. Congrats to Brandon on his first MVP award.
Brandon Ward Home run
November 13, 2012
Brandon " Big Cat" Ward hitting his 2nd over the fence Homer run. Brandon broke a 3-3 tie to put us up 5-3 in the 3rd Inning. Brandon ended with a (4) Rbi day.
Brett Awerkamp- Named USSSA Thanksgiving Tourney MVP
December 2, 2012
The Waves have named their "Most Valuable player" from the Thanksgiving Day tournament last weekend. Brett Awerkamp not only had 9 innings of great pitching by only giving up 4 Runs and struck out 10 batters but he also had (8) hits with (7) RBI's over the weekend. Brett help brong the Waves to the Championship game with his complete game with no earned runs. Great job and Congrats to Brett!!
RHP- Brett Awerkamp throws "NO HITTER"
November 11, 2012
In game two of the CCYB playoffs "Brett Awerkamp" throws a NO HITTER with 12 strikeouts in an 8-0 win. Brett was throwing harder than we have ever seen him throw and with him mixing in his knuckle ball it kept hitters off balance. Fantastic performance!!!!
Waves sweep in CCYB play-offs
November 11, 2012
The OC Waves swept their two games today in the first weekend of the CCYB playoffs. In game one the Waves took down the Santa Ana Storm in a 11-8 battle with "Ash Vaughan" picking up the win. Outfielder "Brandon Ward (PICTURED ABOVE)hit a two run homer to break a 3-3 tie in the 3rd inning. Ward ended the day with (3) Rbi's. LHP- Trevor Ernt entered the game in the 6th inning to hold the Storm to no runs and no hits to secure the 11-8 win. Ernt picked up his 2nd save of the season.
In game two starter "Brett Awerkamp" pitched his best performance to date by throwing a "No Hitter" with 12 K's over (6) innings against the HB Vikings to lead his team to a 8-0 win.
New Assistant coach "Brent Tani"
November 6, 2012
2011 - Long Beach State University
Golden West College: Spent two seasons at Golden West ... Earned first team all-conference honors as a sophomore in 2010 ... Hit .437 and led Golden West with 73 hits ... Finished the season with 13 doubles, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
High School: A four-year letter winner at Long Beach Poly ... A first-team All-Moore League selection ... Finished his career with the most hits in school history.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Douglas Tani and Pamela Lopez ... Majoring in American studies.
We welcome Coach Tani to our program.
Trevor Ernt named "Waves MVP" of USSSA Tourney
October 29, 2012
The Halloween Haunt tournament was the Waves first tournament together with the addition of 4 new players. The Waves came into the Championship at 3-0 with only 8 runs surrendered. LHP- Trevor Ernt came in relief twice to shut down the teams with (6 2/3) innings pitched with 7k's and only (1) walk. The only run he gave up was on a FC double play ball. Ernt also batted .500 for the tourney with (4) Walks and (2) Rbi's. Infielder "Dylan Terman" batted .500 and Outfielder "Jacob Sanders" made it close by batting .455. Great tournament and with a better defense on Sunday we could have brought home our first USSSA Championship. Next tourney is Thanks Giving tournament!!
Trevor Ernt pics up win (2-0)
October 24, 2012
LHP- Trevor Ernt picked up his 2nd win of the fall season by shutting down the Samurai team with the Waves down 10-4. Waves rallied back to win 14-10 with Ernt shutting out the Samurai for 3 innings.
Brandon Ward and Kyle Lazatin led the way with (5) hits each in the double header with Brett Awerkamp showing some power with (2) doubles. Injured Jacob Sanders showed his toughness and played strong to help the Waves win.
In game 1 "Ash Vaughan" pitched another gem to beat the Samurai 17-6 and allowed (3) earned runs with 4k's.
OC Waves 2012 team
September 18, 2012
2012 Halloween Haunt USSSA Tournament 2nd place finish in Gold bracket.
12U Travel Ball
July 11, 2011
Our OC Waves program offers kids an opportunity to be around some of the most experienced coaches in the Orange County area. Our entire coaching staff has played professional baseball and have been All-Stars in the professional ranks. Our founder has coached professionally under former major league players, Darrell Evans, Gary Templeton and Gary Carter and will bring what he has learned to the program and onto your players.
Our rates are lower than most programs as we don't want to make this a money machine program. Our goal is to get each player a college scholarship and higher and to teach your kids how to be a good team mate and work hard to get the rewards that come with it. Not only will your son become a better player but he will become a better person in life and will succeed in anything he chooses to do.
We aren't a Daddy Ball program and all kids have to earn their spot on the team. No players will get special treatment. They have to earn it as they will take this with them later in life to be a successful person in the job market. Players who get special treatment expect to be treated special the rest of their life and when they aren't they usually quit at everything. We teach kids the right way!!
If you work hard, you will be rewarded!!
Head Coach, Jerry Lehman (949)838-7764
Brett Awerkamp named Pony season MVP
May 13, 2012
1B/RHP - Brett Awerkamp has been named the Waves "MOST VALUABLE PLAYER" for the Pony travel ball division season that just finished up last week. Brett dominated on the mound with a 4-1 record with 23 inn pitched, 24k's and a 4.63 ERA. Brett also finished with a .480 batting average. Congrats to Brett on a great season.
Waves make Championship game in USSSA Tourney
April 12, 2012
The OC Waves come back after a rough first day to make the Silver bracket Championship game.
Highlights were lead off hitter Jacob Sanders hitting his 1st Grand Slam Homerun in the semi final game to win 14-5 over the Extreme.
IF/RHP- John Wacker went 8-11 at the plate in the tourney and has been named Tournament MVP. John also pitched a complete game in the 1st play-off game with (4)k's to get the win.
Brett Awerkamp did well at the plate with a 6-13 batting performance.
Our youngest player 9 year old Jimmie Welscher shut down the Extreme in the Semi Final game with a solid pitching performance to pick up the win.
USSSA Tournament MVPawards
January 21, 2012
The Waves Elite and Waves/Blue competed in the USSSA MLK Tournament and the Elite squad came with in 3 outs from a Championship berth but lost in the last inning on a walk off base hit. The Blue team played in their fist tournament together but had a tough time against some good teams. The Blue team showed promise for the future by scoring some runs and a "Don't give up" attitude. Two MVP's have been named and we congratulate both of the players on a job well done.
Team Elite MVP:
Michael Kim, batted .875 with (5) Rbi's and two great pitching performances.
Team Blue MVP:
Mathew Torquato, Batted .429 with (1) Rbi and (3) stolen bases. Also had two good pitching performances.
Coach Lehman's SCSI Scout team finishes #1 In the nation in 2011
January 18, 2012
The SCSI Scout team finished #1 in the Nation in 2011 with the World Championship tournament win in October 2011. Lehman has coached his teams to (6) World Championship tournament wins to date and has (12) World Championship rings now as a player/coach. Link to rankings below!
Outfielder "Jacob Sanders" has been named the Waves Most Valuble Player of the Dec 10-11th USSSA tournament this last weekend. Sanders was 7-12 at the plate with 3 Rbi's and 3 stolen bases. He was a big part of us making the Semi-Finals and he deserves this award.
Congrats to Jacob!!
Waves strengthen Coaching staff
December 6, 2011
The OC Waves have added two former professional players to help the Waves players get even stronger with their skills. Former Professionals players Aric Weinberg and Trevor Davidson will help Coach Lehman bring the Waves to a higher level. Coaches Bio can be seen on the Menu on our home page.
Waves sweep Fullerton Blue 13-5 and 8-5
October 3, 2011
The OC Waves swept the Fullerton Titans Blue team 13-5 and 8-5 this last Sunday. Some offensive stand outs were Liam Moll (pictured above) who went 2-3 with 2 Rbi's, Brett Awerkamp was 2-3 with 2 Rbi's and Jacob Sanders was 3-3 with 2 Rbi's and a Triple. Game 1 starter "Trevor Ernt" pitched 4 strong innings and struck out 4 batters to pick up his first win of the season. In game 2 Adam Saba came in to pick up the win in relief and go 2-0 on the season and Matt Gunson picked up his first save of the year by striking out 2 batters in the final inning. Great job boys!! Enjoy your week off.
Trevor Ernt throws 3 strong innings
September 29, 2011
LHP - Trevor Ernt through (3) strong innings vs the Warriors this last Sunday and only gave up one run. Relievers gave up the winning runs to come back and beat the Waves 7-4.
Brett Awerkamp gets first win of the season
September 29, 2011
Starting pitcher Brett Awerkamp threw a complete game vs the Warriors this last Sunday and picked up the win for the Waves 6-5. Brett struck out 6 batters and only walked 2.
Parker Cattani throws (5) strong innings
September 18, 2011
Parker Cattani throws 5 inn with no earned runs and struck out (4) D-Back hitters for the win today. Cattani goes to (1-0) and will take the mound for the Waves on the 25th.
Waves 11u team sweeps Irvine D-Backs 14-2 and 12-1
September 18, 2011
The OC Waves 11u travel ball team opened up the CCYB season with a sweep of the Irvine D-Backs 14-2 and 12-1. In game 1 starting pitcher "Parker Cattani"
threw (5) innings and only gave up (2) earned runs and struck out four. Shortstop "Charlie Finley" went 4-4 at the plate and was a HR short of the cycle. In game two RHP-Adam Saba started the game and pitched 3 solid innings and only surrendered (1) Unearned run. RHP- Brett Awerkamp shut down the D-Backs in th e4th and 5th innings to secure the win. Short Stop "Charlie Finley" went 2-4 in the game which game him a (6) hit day.
(Picture) Charlie Finley
Game 1, WP- Parker Cattani (1-0)
Game 2, WP- Adam Saba (1-0)
2011 OC Waves and OCCL Most Valuable player- Scott Stidham
The 2011 OCCL Most Valuable player went to our own "Scott Stidham" this year after he put up monster numbers in the 2011 season with a league leading .490 average with 7 hr's. Stidham also led the league in hits. Congrats to Scott!!
Waves are 2011 OCCL League Champions
August 2, 2011
After rapping up the South Division Title on July 23rd the Waves faced off against the tough North Division Champions House of Hardball Hitmen. The series went to a game three after splitting the first two games in a battle of homeruns and solid pitching performances. In the 9th innings of the final game the Waves were down 8-7 with one out. 2011 League MVP and OC Wave Scott Stidham hit a single into the right field to get things started. Than number four hitter Danny Lackner out of NY Tech University came to the plate with a hot bat all series long. With a 1-2 count Lackner hit a 400+ foot bomb over the centerfield fence in walk off fashion to win the Championship for the Waves. What and ending to a great season!! Congrats to all the player who played hard all summer.
OC Waves awards:
OCCL League MVP- Scott Stidham
OCCL "Pitcher of the Year" Cody Lewis
Waves leading South Division standings
July 18, 2011
The OC Waves sits in 1st place in the OCCL Collegiate league by one game over the Lake Elsinore Heat and holds the tie breaker between the two. If the Waves can win just one more league game they would clinch the South Division to go on to face the North Division Champions for the League title. Stay tuned for final league results. www.ocsummerball.com
Waves battle Angelinos over the weekend
June 20, 2011
The Waves traveled to Glendale over the weekend to play the California Collegiate League team, The Glendale Angelinos at Stengle Field. The California Collegiate League is considered to be the most competetive league in California and the Waves proved that thye can hang with teams in that league. On Friday night the Waves only had 9 players and lost a close one 3-2. First baseman " Willie Shaw" hit a two run blast in the 2nd inning to tie the game. The game was lost on a strike out past ball that ended up scoring on a Sac Fly in the 8th inning.
Game 2- Sunday was a battle with Josh Anderson on the mound (Cypress College) going (6) innings and only giving up (1) run. Anderson held the Angelinos to only (3) hits. Anderson is pictured here and stands 6'7 and 225lbs. Closer "James Lopresti" pitched the final (3) innings and gave up (1) hit and a BB that scored on an error in the 8th inning to put the Angelinos ahead. In the Ninth the Waves had runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs and Center fielder "Lyndon Poole" hits a shot to deep center but was caught at the fence to advance the runners over. With a hit and run on, Eric Bloom hit a slow ground ball to third and Eddie Murray was thrown out at the plate. Willie Shaw than hit a hard ground ball to first base to end the game. Great game!
Waves 'Cody Lewis' OCCL top pitcher
July 12, 2011
The Waves 'Cody Lewis" has been dominating the OCCL summer league with a 3-0 record and a 2.0 ERA. Lewis is th eWaves #1 starter and will take th emound against the LE Heat in a division match up this Saturday. Waves lead the South Divsion with a 5-2 record and with a sweep of this saturdays games could lock up the division title.
OC Waves outfieder 'Gary Apelian" Drafted by St. Louis
The Waves 'Gary Apelian" Was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals last week in the MLB draft in the 27th round. Gary was a 2011 1st Team OEC winner and was named to So. California All-American honors. Gary is headed to Tennessee to begin his Pro career. Congrats to Gary!
Waves continue winning streak to start OCCL.
June 6, 2011
The Waves opened their season in the OCCL with a sweep of the OC Whitecaps at Northwood High on Saturday. Stand outs offensively were Ooutfielders "Gary Apelian" and 2010 MVP "Scott Stidham" who both hit Homeruns. Stidham hit for the cycle on Saturday with (4) Rbi's. Apelian hit a monster (3) run HR up into the parking lot to put the Waves ahead 5-1.
Pitcher Aaron Amaral came into the game in the 4th Inning to stop the bleeding and in the 5th struck out the side and picked up the win. RHP- Marcus Garrett came in to close down the 8th and the 9th innings to get the save for the Waves. The Waves record is now 32-5 over two seasons now and looks to continue the winning tradition.
All-American "Gary Apelian" waiting for the Draft results today
June 6, 2011
The Waves "Gary Apelian" who was voted as a Southern California All-American this year is pictured here with Bat boy " Trevor Ernt" who will be a OC Wave in the future. Apelian is expected to be drafted today but where he lands nobody knows. Good luck Gary!
Danny Lackner signs with OC Waves
February 25, 2011
Waves sign "Danny Lackner" power hitter from NY Tech University for 2011 season. Danny will fill that number four spot in the line-up for the Waves this summer.
Stidham - Waves 2010 MVP for summer Ball
August 11, 2010
0F- Scott Stidham (Orange Coast College) was named Waves "Most Valuable Player" for the summer season. Stidham led the team in Hits (36) and Rbi's (25)and only missed one game the whole season. Close behind was John Spirk (GWC) who came on strong in the end and only lost by (22) points for the award. Great job to both of them!
Homeruns: Terry Mermer (6)
Hits: Stidham (36)
Rbi's: Stidham (25)
Doubles: Spirk (7)
Triples: Sutherland (3)
Walks: Porazzo (17)
Stolen Bases: Vargas (11)
PA- Stidham (106)
Games Played: Stidham (31)
Kawata has huge day with (2) 3 run Hr's
July 12, 2010
Waves outfielder Brian Kawata had a huge day on Saturday by hitting (2) 3 run Homers with (6) Rbi's. Kawata has raised his average from .170 to .340 and his power numbers have increased as well. Waves now 20 wins with only 4 losses and a team batting average of .330 and Pitching team ERA is a low 2.4. Josh Anderson picks up the win in game 1 and Ryan Doran gets the win in game 2.
Apelian Hits Walk off HR to lift Waves over Dodgers in 9th
June 29, 2010
Waves outfielder "Gary Apelian" hits his first HR of the year in walk off fashion in the 9th inning to lift Waves over the E. LA Dodgers 4-3 and their 15th win in 20 games. Cody Lewis started the game but gave up 3 runs in 4 innings of work. The bullpen once again shut down the competition and held them scoreless. Closer Mike Caldanado picks up the win and struck out two batters plus gets his 7th pick off in 14 innings. Lead off hitter Nick Porazzo goes 2 for 3 and lifts his team leading batting Avg. to .460 and scores his team leading 18th run. Waves now 15-3-2 on the year.
Waves win in 9th over Japanese All-Stars
June 24, 2010
The Waves made it 10 wins with a come from behind win against the visiting Japanese All-Star team. Waves lefty hurler "Nick Perez" pitched 5 strong innings and struck out (8) batters and gave up (3) runs and (2) earned. Nick Porazzo went 3-5, Benji Sutherland was 2-5 with 2 Rbi's, Stidham 2-5 with an Rbi. Spirk and Lapchuk started the inning off with (2 )hits and a stolen base and Laspchak Rbi single was the run that tied the game. Stidham than scored Lapchak on an Rbi single. Mike Caldanodo came in with no outs and 1st and 2nd and held Japan to one run in the 8th. Caldanado than closed out the 9th and picked up his first win.
Waves dominate Dodgers 7-2
June 24, 2010
The Waves win their 9th game behind the arm of Josh Anderson in his first start of the summer. Josh pitched 4 strong innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and striking out 4 Dodger batters. The bullpen once again shut down the hitters the rest of the way. DH- Clayton Prestridge went 3 for 5 with 2 rbi's. 2B- Mike Barnhill was 2-5 with (2) 2b's and 2 Rbi's.Scott Stidham went 2-3 as well.
Waves Win 1 and Tie 1 against Storm
June 20, 2010
The Waves went at it on Sunday for the first time and the Waves came out on top in game 1 behind the arm of Nick Perez. Nick through a strong 5 1/3 innings and struck out (8) Storm batters to get the win. 1B-John Spirk hit his first HR of the summer. Tani and Vargas had 3 hit games.
Game 2- RHP- Blake Parry pitched another gem going 5 strong and giving up no earned runs. The bullpen shut it doen the rest of the way. Short stop Danny Lapchak made some game saving plays to keep the score tied at 2-2 after nine innings. Game will be finished at the end of July.
Waves sweep Indians Scout team
June 15, 2010
The waves made it six in a row this last Sunday by sweeping the Indians Scout team 13-3 and 10-3. Eric Billings threw (4) no hit innings to get the win in game one. Mermer hit his 5th Hr in the last six games. Benji Sutherland came alive with a (5) hit day at the plate. This bring the Waves record to 7-2 to start the summer season. Next game Wed. 6/16 at Northwood HS in Irvine at 5pm.
Mermer's Grand Slam lifts Waves over Marines
June 11, 2010
DH- Terry Mermer hit his 4th Hr in the last week in the 7th inning with the bases loaded and down 3-2 to put the Waves up 7-3. Blake Parry threw (4) Shut out innings to start the game and Marcus Garrett Picked up his 2nd win in Relief. Waves on four game winning streak. Next games are Sunday at Gahr HS at 12:30 and 3:30pm.
Waves win 3rd game in a row
June 9, 2010
The Waves just came off of a 5-3 win over the East LA Dodgers Wed at Northwood HS and made it (3) wins in a row after sweeping the Military Team On Sunday 3-0 and 7-6. 3B- AJ Bayus had a big day against the Dodgers going 3-4 with a HR, Single and a Double off the centerfield fence to finish the day. Starter Cody Lewis looked great in his debut with the Waves throwing (4) solid innings and striking out (3). With the combination of Garret, Smith and Caldanado in the 7-9 innings we look to secure any lead we have after the 6th inning. Next game is Friday against the Military team at Northwood HS@5pm.
Waves play well in Memorial Tournament
June 3, 2010
The OC Waves played well in their first games together as a team this last weekend in the Memorial Day kick off tournament held at Barona Casino Field. The Waves opened up with a 11-2 Victory against the Gonzales Baseball academy. Pitcher Blake Parry was impressive and shut down the Academy through six innings to get the win. Game 2 was a battle between the Barona Stars and in the 8th the game was a close 7-6 when a botched bunt turned into a bases loaded clearing play that put the game at 10-6 in the 9th and the Waves could not recover. Game 3 was a close one against San Diego Christain College. Terry Mermer hit his 2nd HR of the Tournament and a SAC fly in the 9th and was responsible for all of our runs that game. Lost a close one 3-2. Scott Stidham, Nick Fitzgerald and Terry Mermer combined for (4) Hr's and were the only Hr's hit the whole tourny. Waves open June 6th this Sunday at Gahr HS in Cerritos against the Marines. See you there!
NBC Tournaments added to schedule
May 19, 2010
June 18-20(NBC Qualifier) If we win the NBC Qualifier in June we get a birth to the Wichita World Series in May. We need the whole team to be there. These were not included in the season budget so here are the costs.
NBC June Tournament- June 18-20th in San Diego
$60 per Player.
Pay on home page!!
Let's win this thing!!
Baseballmatch.com to launch in July
May 11, 2010
Coach Lehman's project baseballmatch.com is in the process of being built and should be complete in July. Players will be able to post their personal profile with videos, Pictures, Bio, Video Bio, Stat link to current and former seasons, Blogging, Messenger and you can be found by coaches across the world. You will be able to send your profile to coaches to get noticed and baseballmatch.com will promote you as well. It's for all ages from 5-55. Everyone can use it. It will also have play-by-play capabilities on a stat tracker so friends and family can watch you play live. Go to www.baseballmatch.com and enter your email address so you can be updated when it is complete and you will be able to post a free profile. This will change the Baseball world as we know it!!
Lehman and Rivera split teams for NBC League
May 10, 2010
Head Coach and founder of the Newport Beach Storm and long time Assistant coach Lou Rivera have split off to run two different NBC teams for the summer. Lou Rivera will be running the West Coast Storm and Lehman will be coaching the new OC WAVES team. After Lehman left to coach Pro ball last year Lou Rivera was left at the helm and he did a great job. I'm sure he will continue to do so with his new team. Good luck to him and yes Lou you can say that on the internet so put you helmet on and let's do this!! Let's play some ball!
Storm is now the OC Waves in NBC College season
April 26, 2010
The Newport Beach Storm is now the Orange County Waves in the NBC College summer season. Coach Lehman decided after 7 years of competing as the Storm to make a change. New uniforms on the way and you will need White pants with a Royal blue stripe down the leg, Royal Blue socks, Belt and Under Garment.
Lehman passes on Manager/Pro coaching offers
April 30, 2010
Coach Lehman has declined an offer to Manage the The Swedish National team and the Yuma Scorpions this year as an assistant under Daryl Brinkley. He decided that he belongs at this level to help kids reach the next level and continue on to their pro career. Lehman over the last 7 years has had 89 players signed to the Pro level under his scouting company So. Cal Scouts Inc. www.socalscoutsinc.com I'm excited with the team we have put together this summer. It should be fun!!