Last Updated: March 14, 2017
6- TIME LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
NICK ZAHARIAN SIGNS WITH SAN RAFAEL
San Rafael Pacifics in the Pacific Association Professional Baseball League has signed Nick Zaharian. Nick played for the Force in 2016 playing Left field. Nick hit 350, with 43 hits, 38 RBI's, 28 runs and 5 hrs. Nick was one of the key players that help the Force win the SCCBL league Championship and Placing 3rd in the World Series. His hitting was key to many of the runs the Force scored.
INVADERS THE FORCE FARM TEAM
The Force Organization is always looking to improve and to build a competitive sports franchise. In 2015 a farm team for the Force was started to provide younger college baseball players 18-22 years old the opportunity to receive a lot of playtime, AB's, work on fundamentals, improve their skills and knowledge of the game without a lot of pressure on them to perform at a high level immediately. The team also provide a pipeline of players ready to play at the next level for the Force thru out the season.
In 2016 the "Invaders" the farm team won the "SDCCL", San Diego Coastal Collegiate League Championship the teams first year in the league. The Invaders is a farm team for the Force as the Lake Elsinore Storm is to the San Diego Padres.
The Invaders look to be competitive again this year, During the off season long time assistant General Manager Pat Allen of the Force was chosen to be the General Manager of the Invaders, New Manager Marq Taylor was signed and a talent coaching has been assembled that has many years of experience in baseball to guide the Invaders.
Along with the Invaders, the Force will develop a youth travel ball program that will help develop players at younger ages and bring them thru the Force system to one day play for the Force.
DEVIN CARTER SIGNS WITH WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS
January 24, 2017
Ron Biga, Manager of the Windy City Thunderbolts has announced the signing of Devin Carter for the 2017 season. Devin was a member of the 2016 Force Team that won the Southern California Collegiate League and ultimately came in 3rd at the NBC World Series in Wichita.
Devin hit a robust .383, going 31-81 with 7 doubles; 2 triples and 2 Home Runs with 26 RBI's. Devin played center field for the Force and had several assists with his strong arm. On the base paths, he stole 12 bases and constantly put the pressure on opposing pitchers. He will be given an opportunity to win a job with the Thunderbolts in Spring Training. We wish him nothing but success and lots of base hits.
DeRoche Signs With Sioux City Explorers
January 19, 2017
The Sioux City Explorers, a team in the American Association, has announced the signing of Joe DeRoche Duffin, a member of the 2016 San Diego Force. Joe has been invited to Spring Training as a signed player and will be given every opportunity to earn his spot on the Explorer's roster. They are planning on using him as a Designated Hitter and First Baseman.
Joe had a very busy year in 2016, being named the Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference; being named to the American Baseball Coach's 2nd Team All Region; and making the First Team All Conference Team. In his Senior year, Joe had 17 Home Runs, 55 Runs batted In in 62 starts. With the Force, he hit .351 in 23 games while hitting 6 HR's and 7 2B and 23 RBI's. He also won the Southern California Collegiate Conference Home Run Derby held in Palm Springs, California during the All Star Break. Finally, at the NBC World Series held in Wichita, Joe hit .294 with 3 HR's and 9 RBI's in 5 games and came in 2nd in the Home Run Derby.
All members of the San Diego Force organization wish Joe the best of luck as he enters the next step of his playing career.
MARQ TAYLOR NAMED INVADERS NEW MANAGER
Marq Taylor has been signed to be the new Manager for the Invaders. Marq brings years of baseball experience to the Force Organization. Marq has coached high school and college baseball, Managed the Military Allstar Baseball Team and been instrumental in developing many baseball players over the years.
Marq's managerial skills will prove to be successful in communicating and developing players.
FORCE PLACE 3RD in 82ND NBC WORLD SERIES
The San Diego Force placed 3rd in the 82nd 2016 NBC World Series. Congratulations to the Players, Coaches and Staff.
THANK YOU 2016 SPONSORS
The Force Organization would like to THANK all of our SPONSORS for there generous donations and help this season.
ZICO, Giant Sunflower Seeds, Mine Bats, North Rock Suites, Hoover Field, The Brickyard, JP Longball, LA Class Limo, Carolina Winter League, Dunn Edwards Paint, Home Depot, Builders Express, SD Print & Web, Design A Deck, OC Sports, Charlie Rose Sporting Goods, Classic Screen Print, Morgan's Monogram, San Diego Unified School District, Quality Automotive, Dixieline Lumber and Firestone Tires.
NEW INFIELD COACH
CJ Thieleke Has been signed by the Force to be the new infield coach for the 2017 season. CJ has been along time player, scout, college/ professional coach and manager. Cj scouted for the St Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota twins, coached for the Bombers in the Frontier League and the Manager for 5 years for the Mallards in the Northwoods league.
PLAY FOR THE BEST
If you want to play for one of the best baseball teams in the country, play with the San Diego Force.
THIRD PLACE 2016 NBC WORLD SERIES
35-10 2016 SEASON
40-8 2015 SEASON
7 Division Championships
3 League Championships
9 World Series Appearances
847 winning percentage
325 plus games won since 2008
Average 38 wins per season
125 plus players signed to Professional baseball
Numerous awards and recommendations
Accomplished in 9years.
FORCE NEW PRACTICE FACILITY
The Force is on the move again building a new baseball practice facility that will be ready for the 2017 season. The facility will include a practice field, batting cage, 6 bull pens, offices, dressing rooms and parking.
The Force Organization will use the facility for practice during season and in the off season the facility will be used for camps, training, travel ball teams and other outdoor activates.
The management of the Force continues to improve the organization and to make it into one of the premier baseball programs in the Country.
2017 Force Positions and Internships
The Force has the following positions and interships available for the 2017 season.
National Baseball Congress, Wichita Kansas has announced the 83rd World Series dates, July 22nd- August 6th, 2017. The San Diego Force looks forward to attending its 10th consecutive World Series.
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NBC WORLD SERIES LEADERS
It seems each year the Force has players that are the best in the World Series. This year is no exceptions. The Force has 3 players at the top of the Stats leader board.
Derek Nakasato 667
Joseph DeRoche-Duffin 3
Jason Yano 0.00
Congratulations to the players. We also had several other players that did very well in each of the Stats.
FORCE'S ROAD TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ENDS AT 4:00 AM
The Force once again had to wait for the start of their quarter final game until 12:30 am, but the wait did no good as they were defeated by the Foresters from Santa Barbara by a score of 7-6 in 12 innings. The Force jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings and then were unable to generate base runners nor runs until the 12th inning. The Force went up 6-4 but the Foresters, a very solid baseball team, overturned our joy with three (3) runs in the bottom of the 12th for the victory. To add insult to injury, Force batters struck out fifteen (15) times in the game which was very uncommon for the club.
Statistics will be entered on our database early this coming week as the team is in the midst of making arrangements to travel back to their respective homes. On behalf of the Force Family, we want to thank everyone for their loyalty, interest and support over the course of this season and the NBC World Series. It was a great run, we are so proud of the team and the very professional coaching staff, Chris Moody, Bench Coach; Eric Poirier, Hitting Coach; Brian Harrison and Shawn Joy, Pitching Coaches. They invest their time and energy every day for the development of the players, and brought a very positive influence on the baseball team. Safe Travel to everyone.
FORCE TRIUMPHS OVER NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ALL STARS
The San Diego Force gave up the lead early in the game with six unearned runs in the first three innings and then fought back in a 12-8 victory. The National Junior College All Stars was a solid club who took advantage of errors and free passes. However the Force started its comeback with a line drive bases clearing double off the bat of Joe Deroche-Duffin and closed the gap to 6-3. Deroche-Duffin hit a mammoth shot over the center field wall and the Force never looked back. Jason Yano threw six solid innings and never got away from his normal pitching routine, regardless of the breaks he encountered. Solid relief by Connor McGlaughlin, TJ Looney and Coleman Huntley III closed the door on the All Stars. The Force continues with a game tonight at 9:30 against the Santa Barbara Foresters.
FORCE FALLS TO DEFENDING CHAMPIONS 5-4
The San Diego Force lost their third and final game in pool play on Wednesday. They were defeated by the defending champion Seattle Studs by a score of 5-4. The Force jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the game and then the Studs picked away at the lead finally tying the score in the 6th inning. The Studs scored 3 runs in the 6th inning without getting a base hit. The Force was unable to generate any offense in the last five innings.
On Thursday, the Force will play the National Junior College All Americans at 9:30 pm in the playoffs. The Winner goes on and the Loser goes home. This will be a very good challenge for the Force as the Junior College club is hand picked from all Junior Colleges throughout the country. Go Force.
FORCE WINS SECOND GAME IN POOL PLAY IN NBC WORLD SERIES
The San Diego Force moved one step closer to the playoffs in the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas this afternoon, defeating the Diamond Dawgs 4-1. Nick Vautrin went a very strong 7.2 innings giving up only one run and 6 hits. CJ Looney and Cameron Huntley closed the door for the final 4 outs in saving the victory for the Force. Sam Thorne provided important insurance runs in the top of the ninth driving in two additional runs. The Force collected eight (8) hits with Thorne and Carl Schwettman coming through with two each.
FORCE WINS WORLD SERIES OPENER IN EARLY MORNING TILT
August 7, 2016 – 01:40 AM
The San Diego Force opened the NBC World Series at 1:40 am on Sunday morning, and definitely made up for their lack of sleep....by defeating the Dodge City A;s 10-0. Jason Yano pitched five very strong innings giving up only two hiits and striking out two. He was in control of the game from start to finish. Joe Deroche-Duffin hit two mammoth home runs and drove in five runs in the victory. The Force made some strong defensive plays headed up by a game ending play by Jake Smith. This was a game that presented aggressive base running, sacrifices and timely hitting. The Force gets back in action on Monday at 2:00
FORCE OPENS 2016 WORLD SERIES SATURDAY
The Force opens the 2016 World Series pool play Saturday August 6th, first game
Dodge City A's , game starts at midnight
Monday 8th vs Valley Center Diamond Dawgs at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10th vs Seattle Studs at 4:30 PM
JOE DEROCHE-DUFFIN WINNER
Joe Deroche-Duffin was the winner of the Home Run Derby for the 2016 SCCBL ALL-Star Game. He will also represent the Force in the Home Run Derby at the World Series August 6th.
FORCE COMES BACK AGAINST KINGS FOR 19TH CONSECUTIVE WIN
The San Diego Force continued its winning ways defeating the California Kings by a score of 7-6. The Force jumped off to a 5-1 lead at the end of six innings but gave up a five (5) spot due to 3 walks and 3 basehits. Fortunately the Force came back in the bottom of the 7th with 2 runs and Brandon Bentson stopped the Kings the rest of the way. Leading the Force with 3 RBI''s was Brandon Baeckel while Carl Schwettman and Alex Sawelson gathered three hits each in the victory.
FORCE HAVING FUN AT BAKED BEAR
FORCE BLASTS TIGERS IN WICHITA WARM UP
The Force unleashed a 17 hit attack on the LA Tigers and won a lopsided game 15-1 this afternoon. The Force Pitching was once again outstanding led by Nick Vautrin, Connor McGlaughlin, Mike Martin and Brett Elgin...the Big Four threw five hit ball over the nine innings and only walking 2. The Force continued their winning streak to a very impressive 18 games. Next game will be at Madison on Wednesday at 5 pm. Leading the offense was Alex Sawelson with 2 hits and 5 RBI's which included a grand slam home run in the 7th inning. Jordan Oshiro and Austin Owen collected three hits apiece for the Force.
FORCE DEFEATS POWER IN FINALS
After a 5-3 victory at home, the Force traveled to Palm Springs, where most teams have a difficult time winning. The Force came out "smoking" and scored 2 in the second inning; 2 in the fourth inning; 3 in the fifth inning....giving them a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth. Devin Carter and Jake Smith drove in runs in the second inning; and Carter drove two more in with a monster home run shot to left center field; then Nick Zaharion and Anthony Wiggins drove in a run each in the fifth inning before Carter drove in his fourth run finishing the scoring in the 5th. Bobby Orozco pitched 6 six strong innings against a very potent Power offense striking out 5 and giving up only 5 hits . William Chen-Hu, Brandon Bentson, TJ Looney and Cameron Huntley finished off the Power with 3 scoreless innings of relief.
Congratulations to every member of the San Diego Force. Special thanks to my coaching staff, Brian Harrison, Chris Moody and Eric Poirer who gave countless hours of their time in making sure the club got the skills training needed and the playing time deserved. Thanks to all the fans who made the trip to Palm Springs and you made it clear that you were rooting for the Force. Thanks for a great ending to League Play...but not the season. Next is Wichita.
FORCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP
The two Titians of the SCCBL went to war for the 2016 Championship. After sweeping the So Cal Bombers in the playoffs, the FORCE swept thePalm Springs Power in two games, 5-3 and 8-3. The pitching from Jason Yano in the first game and Bobby Orozco in the second game proved to be too much for the Power.
Jason Yano, in the first game, after settling in after the first inning, retired 14 Power players in a row, 2 runs, 6 SO. In the second game, Bobby Orozco pitched a tremendous game that kept the Power off balance and pitched six and a third innings, giving up 3 runs, 7hits, 5 SO. The relief pitchers continued to keep the Power in check. The FORCE bull pen has been strong all year.
The FORCE had a combined 23 hits in the two games. FORCE hit 3 home runs, Nick Zaharian 1, and Devin Carter 2. In game two, Carter was a triple away in hitting the cycle. If Carter would have hit the cycle, it would have been the second one for the FORCE franchise in 9 years.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PLAYERS, STAFF FAMILIES AND FANS!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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