Last Updated: July 23, 2016
6- TIME LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Force Wins Game 1 in Southern California Collegiate League Finals
The San Diego Force won the first game in the League's Final Playoffs this afternoon by a score of 5-3. Outstanding pitching by Jason Yano (7 innings; 2 Runs; 3 hits and 6 K's) and timely hitting by Nick Zaharion, Devin Carter and Carl Schwettman led the offense. Zaharion and Carter hit Home Runs for the Force. Game #2 will be played in Palm Springs on Saturday night.
SCCBL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Clash of the two Titians start Friday for the 2016 SCCL Championship. San Diego Force and the Palm Springs Power two of the premier baseball teams on the West Coast. The Championship will be the best 2 out of 3 games.
FORCE DEFEAT BOMBERS TO WIN THE PLAYOFF
Force came ready to play tonight and defeat the So Cal Bombers 7-2 and advances to the Championship.
Force Defeats Bombers in Initial Playoff Game 6-3
Outstanding pitching by Bobby Orozco, Elijah Christianson, Brandon Bentson, CJ Looney and Coleman Huntley III and some timely hitting helped the Force defeat the Bombers at Cal Poly in Pomona. Game two will be played on Tuesday at Madison HS in San Diego at 4:30.
Joe Deroche-Duffin Wins Homerun Derby
In a tightly fought contest in the Home Run Derby contest which preceded the All Star Game, Joe Deroche-Duffin was crowned the King of the Derby for 2016. Joe tied Justin Gomez in the first round with 4 each. As a right handed hitter, Joe had to hit into a very strong wind, while the left handed hitters had the wind in their favor. Joe overcame both the wind and the partial Power fans. In the Final Round, Gomez hit 3 and Joe hit his 4th for the win. The entire Force Organization congratulates Joe on this accomplishment. His teammates who were on the All Star Team gave him a resounding celebration. Nice job Joe.
Congratulations to the 2016 Force Allstars. They will be playing in the Allstar game held July 16th at Palm Springs Stadium. Home run derby starts at 6:00 PM, game time 7:25 PM.
HOME RUN DERBY:
Bobby Orozco, RHP
Nick Vautrin, RHP
Brandon Moreno, RHP
Brandon Bentson, RHp
Coleman Huntley, RHP
Nick Zaharion, OF
Alex Sawelson, IF
Carl Schwettman. OF
Derek Nakasato, OF
Brandon Baeckel, IF
Joe Thorne, C
Austin Owen, C
2016 ALLSTAR GAME
The 2016 ALLSTAR game will be Tuesday July 16th at Palm Springs Stadium.
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June 20, 2016
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FORMER FORCE PITCHER DRAFTED
Congratulations to Corbin Burns, RHP from St Mary's, drafted 111th in the 3rd round. Corbin was a pitcher for the Force in 2013 and helped the Force move on to the NBC World Series.
June 8, 2016
The Invaders got a big win today at the Grossmont College baseball complex playing league rival - the Condors. With timely hitting and aggressive base running, the Invaders crossed seven runs over the plate beating the Condors 7-6. Grant Shives pitched 4 strong innings with 5 strikeouts with 1 earned run. The Invaders went to the pen with reliever Anthony Wiggins to close out the victory for the Invaders.
The Invaders, with this being only the 2nd game of the season, played the game like they have been together for a whole season.The players are working hard to constantly improve and to push each other.
The Invaders are playing in the newly formed, San Diego Coastal Collegiate League (SDCCL) which is making a positive statement about successful operatation of a league. In its first season, the league is setting a high standard on successful operation for all the teams, players and the fans. All games are broadcast live, updates through out each game, and the website is updated several times a day. The SDCCL league and and staff are well organized,and has the feel of an independent or affiliated style baseball atmosphere.
INVADERS next game is Thursday, June 9th at Madision High School, 5:00pm.
FORCE WINS SEASON OPENER
June 5, 2016
There is nothing like the feeling of winning on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in San Diego. The Force Season opener was no exception. The Force lit up the score board with runs and hits. The Force played the LA Dodgers and won the first game 8 -5 and the second game of the Double hitter at 15-1.
The pitching from the Force staff was excellent for the first games of the season. The defense superb. The Force has depth on the team, allowing the coaching staff to PLUG-in-PLAY players.
The next Force game is Tuesday, Jun 7 , away against the California Kings. Game time is 5:00pm.
Spring Training comes to an end
The Force and Invaders ended their 2 week Spring Training, Friday and are looking forward towards opening day. Both teams saw alot of improvements from players during spring training. The team chemistry was unbelievable - it was like the players had played together for years.
Players from around the country came to spring training trying to make the teams. The Force had players from Hawaii to Massachusetts to Florida to Texas and everywhere in between. The teams look to have depth at every position, solid hitting with power and alot of speed
The Force opening is Sunday June 5th - double hitter against the LA Dodgers and The Invaders Saturday June 4 against the MIssion Trails Jack Rabbits.
FORCE NEW MANAGER
NEW MANAGER NAMED
Bart Zeller HAS BEEN NAMED THE NEW MANAGER FOR THE San Diego Force. Bart brings more than 40 years of professional experience to the Force. Bart played 7 years in the St Louis Cardinals organization as a catcher, also with the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers. Bart managed the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier League, and was named the All Star Manager for 2014 All-star team. He managed the Joliet Slammers in the Frontier League, won the Frontier League Championship in 2011, and was voted Manager of the Year in 2011. He coached the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League and was a bench Coach with Sioux Falls Canaries in American Association.
National Baseball Congress, Wichita Kansas has announced the 82nd World Series dates, July 29th- August 13th, 2016. The San Diego Force looks forward to attending its 9th consecutive World Series.
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40-8 2015 SEASON
6 Division Championships
2 League Championships
8 World Series Appearances
847 winning percentage
290 plus games won since 2008
Average 38 wins per season
125 plus players signed to Professional baseball
Numerous awards and recommendations
Accomplished in 8 years.
NEWS FLASH, IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT FROM THE FORCE
The San Diego Force organization will have two competitive College teams this year. The Force organization will have the long established Championship Force team and the INVADERS the new power house of the Force organization. Each team will play in separate leagues and have the opportunity to qualify for the NBC World Series in Wichita Kansas.
The Force will play in the Southern California Collegiate League (SCCBL) and the INVADERS in the San Diego Coastal Collegiate League, (SDCCL). The teams will play a 35-50 game schedule. Season starts Memorial Day weekend.
Be part of a great organization that are ADVOCATES to help COLLEGE players improve their fundamentals skills, knowledge and the ability to play baseball at a high level and help sign you to play PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 season.
2016 Force Positions and Internships
The Force has the following positions and interships available for the 2016 season.
FORCE PLAYERS PLAYING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Most Summer College teams are just that, Summer Teams. The Force organization and its Staff operate year round to make the Force Organization one of the premiere not only in California but the country. We are advocates for Players helping them into college, obtaining scholarships for players and signing players to play pro baseball.
2016 will be no exception; The Force started signing players to pro baseball in January. If you want to have an Organization that will be an advocate for you and have your best interest in mind, play for the Force.
The Force is looking for College players including Seniors and Graduated Seniors to play for us this summer.
FORCE Organization is a proud sponsor of Carolina Winter League
Force Capture SCCBL Regular Season Title
In their first year in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League the San Diego Force earned a regular season championship. The Force finished league play with a 14-4-2 record, finishing just ahead of the Palm Springs Power who finished with a 14-6 record. Both ties on the record were games called due to darkness.
The Championship capped off a great regular season for the Force which won't end til Sunday when they take on the ATH Grizzlies in their last regular season game before heading to Wichita to play in the NBC World Series. The Force currently have a 36-6-2 record going into Sunday and hope to expand on that win total at Madison High School. First pitch will be at 1:00.
2015 FORCE ALLSTARS
Congratulations to the following FORCE ALLSTAR PLAYERS.
The ALLSTAR game will be held Saturday July 18th at Palm Springs Stadium. Our League ALLSTARS play the ALLSTARS of Orange Coast College League..
The Game Starts at 7:05 PM.
San Diego Force Player Spotlight: Brady Groesbeck
San Diego Force Player Spotlight: Alex Cruz
San Diego Force Player Spotlight: Kalani Brackenridge
Force Player Spotlight: Chase Tucker
Carolina Professional Winter League
Carolina Professional Winter League (CWL) has announced it's 2016 winter league. Carolina Professional Winter league has arrived and is accepting players for the 2016 season. Carolina Winter League launched a new website. www.carolinawinterleague.com
The winter league has already signed players to professional contracts with several Independent teams and leagues. If you are wanting to get into professional baseball, Carolina Winter league is the winter league to be part of. Excellent coaches, training facilities, turf fields, first class accommodations and most importantly a staff that are advocates and dedicated to helping you get signed to play PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL.
Carolina Winter League dates will be January 14th-Febuary 9th, 2016 in the Fun, beautiful seaside beach community of Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Chicago Cubs, single A team.
Visit the website at: www.carolinawinterleague.com
HOME DEPOT, DUNN EDWARDS, NEXT WAVE
SPONSORS HOME DEPOT, DUNN-EDWARDS AND NEXT WAVE
The Force would like to thank Home Depot, Dunn-Edwards and Next Wave Crossfit for being sponsors. Without sponsors like these if would be difficult to be as successful as we are. Our sponsors understand what it takes to help work with teams like ours to provide us the neassary support.
We wish to thank all of our sponsors.
Force Win National Baseball Congress Award
The National Baseball Congress has announced that the San Diego Force have been named the 2014 Sportsmanship Award winners. The award was given to the Force at the end of the 80th Annual NBC World Series. The Force video done on their trip to the Hospital Burn Unit was aired on the big screen during the Championship Game.
San Diego Force Helping Others
Several San Diego Force players and coaches visited a local Wichita hospital on their day off to spread some cheer to victims in the burn unit. This video captures the day:
Force Visit Local Wichita Hospital's Burn Unit
The Force stay busy on their "day off."
Several Force players visited with patients and staff at the Via Christi Burn Unit in Wichita Monday. It was a meaningful experience for the players and they enjoyed handing out autographed baseballs and hats to the staff and patients. The Force capped their day off by taking batting practice at the very impressive Eck Stadium home to Wichita State Baseball. Coach Basteyns, GM King, and Jon Owens did a live webcast of the "Force Report" from the field as well (you can see this on archive and see interviews with TJ Looney, Carter Loud, and Connor Little). Keep posted for highlights from today's events.
Lofthus Discusses Force Hitting
Check out the hitting Video from our Hitting coach. You will improve.
The San Diego Force's choice for custom baseball hats
Giants Sunflower Seeds