Last Updated: June 25, 2017
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FORCE DEFEATS SENTINELS IN FIRST GAME OF THREE GAME SERIES
The San Diego Force used some solid pitching and some late inning heroics to defeat the Sentinels in a league game. The same two clubs play each other in a double header on Sunday at Madison High School.
Kyle Bedsole got news that he was starting the game 30 minutes before it was scheduled to start. He pitched five (5) strong innings and got a little tired in the 6th. Brad Moreno came in the later innings and threw shutout baseball for 2 2/3 innings.
On the offensive side, the game was won on a walk off base hit by Blake Baumgartner driving in Isaiah Peters and Jake Smith. Smith went 2-3 in the game but two Force members came off the bench to keep rallies going....Conner Martin hit a 2-out double in the 7th and Veteran Devin Carter had a pinch hit double which drove in the tying run, which set the stage for Baumgartner's heroics.
The Force is off on Saturday and will play the Sentinels a doubleheader on Sunday.
FORCE TRAVEL TO PASADENA AND DEFEAT SAINTS 10-8
The San Diego Force traveled to Pasadena for a Wednesday night battle with the Arroyo Seco Saints. It was a see-saw battle with the Force....and the end result was a 10-8 Force victory. Brad Moreno started on the mound for the Force and gave up one hit, which was a Home Run in the second inning. Troy Lieberman followed Moreno, and two errors opened the door for a four run fourth inning for the Saints. Brett Elgin, winning pitcher, threw two scoreless innings in providing the pitching needed to claim the victory. With this win, the Force has a 12 Win 4 Loss and 1 Tie record.
Hitting stars for the Force were Haruto Nakano who was 3-5 with two RBI's; while Yori Martinez was 2-4 with a walk and 2 RBI's. The biggest blow was a mammoth home run by Tanner Pinkston which traveled well over 375 feet at Jackie Robinson Park. Pinkston was 3-4 with a Hit by pitcher and a Base on Balls.
Next game for the Force is Friday at 5 pm versus the Sentinels.
FORCE DEFEATS DOVETAIL BATS 3-2 IN THRILLER
The San Diego Force defeated the Dovetail Bats by a score of 3-2 in a closely contested game at James Madison HS. Three Force pitchers went three innings each for the victory. Tylier Campbell, Brandon Bentson and Matt Bergandi combined for eleven (11) strikeouts and nine (9) hits to seal the victory.
Two outstanding plays from Outfielders Carl Schwettman and Sam Terry threw out potential runs at home plate to end innings.
Offensively, the Force was led by Carl Schwettman who went 2-4 with a triple and a single. Driving in runs for the Force were Wyatt Logan, Jake Smith and newcomer Blake Baumgartner, who drove in the winning run with 2 outs in the 7th inning.
Tomorrow the Force was scheduled to play a game at James Madison, but will spend the afternoon practicing before traveling to Pasadena to play the Non-League Saints.
FORCE MLB DRAFTED PLAYERS
The Force had 2 players taken in the 2017 MLB draft. RHP Tyler Ahearn drafted by Boston Red Sox and CJ Saylor drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Congratulations.
FORCE SPLIT DH WITH BOMBERS
The San Diego Force split a doubleheader with the Southern California bombers in game played at San Diego College's Morley Field on Saturday. In the first game, the Force scored five (5) runs in the first two innings and then allowed the Bombers to chip away at the lead, scoring one (1) in the third inning; two (2) in the fourth and two (2) in the seventh. In the bottom of the ninth, with the score tied, the Force loaded the bases with no outs, and it appeared that the Force would find a way to win the opening game. Sam Terry walked, Derek Nakasato got a base hit and Carl Schwettman walked loading the bases. After a shallow fly ball to CF that did not allow the runner to tag up and a strikeout, it looked gloomy for the Force. On the first pitch, Yori Martinez hit a shot between second and first base for a walkoff single, giving the Force a 6-5 win. Newcomer Dylan Gordon threw five strong innings giving up three (3) earned runs in his five inning stint. Bryce Gibson and Matt Bergandi continued their strong pitching performances by shutting out the Bombers over the last two innings. The Force was the recipient of six bases on balls, two hit batsmen in the game. A newcomer behind the plate, Byron Smith was the offensive leader with a double and single in his five at bats, driving in 3 runs. The usual strong offensive lineup struck out thirteen (13) times in the opening game.
The Bombers came roaring back in the second game with a resounding 10-5 victory. Schuyler Hill got the nod for the Force and gave up five (5) runs in five innings. It was not a good night for the pitching staff, except that Parker Aspegreen and Haruto Nakano shut out the Bombers in the last two innings. Offensively the Force was led by Logan Cordeiro and Carl Schwettman who each had two (2) hits, however the rest of the order only garnished four (4) hits.
The Force continues its schedule with a game on Monday at James Madison High School at 5:00 against the Dovetail Bats Baseball Club. The Force's record is 10-4-1 to date.
FORCE TAKES GAME ONE FROM BOMBERS 8-3
The San Diego Force used solid pitching, timely pitching and solid defense to defeat the So-Cal Bombers by a score of 8-3. The game was played at San Diego City College's Morley Field, which was in excellent shape for the club. The Force plays a doubleheader on Saturday at 11:00 am and the second game will follow in 30 minutes.
It looked like the teams were going to score in every inning, with the Bombers scoring one (1) run in the first and second innings, while the Force scored two (2) in the first and one (1) in the second. Then Brad Moreno went to work and held the very strong Bomber offense scoreless for the next five (5) innings while the Force put runners across home in the fifth and sixth innings. Moreno threw 111 pitches in eight (8) innings for a very strong win. Bryce Gibson pitched a scoreless ninth inning.Tanner Pinkston (3-5 with 3 RBI's) and Isaiah Peters (3-3 and a Hit By Pitcher)
Offensive stalwarts were Tanner Pinkston (3-5 with 3 RBI's)...Isaiah Peters (3-3) and Brady Groesbeck (2-4). Others driving in runs were Avery Tuck (Sac Fly) and Carl Schwettman (Sac Fly). Derek Nakasato who was a very strong player in Palm Springs, continued his hot hitting going 2-4 with a Base on balls. Defensive standout was Harturo Nakano who stopped two Bomber rallies with outstanding defensive plays at third base.
The Force and Bombers continue their three game series tomorrow morning at 11:00 followed by a second game which will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
As a sidebar, Coach Eric Poirier will be unable to attend the second game due to the fact that he is getting married Saturday Afternoon. The entire San Diego Force Organization...Players, Coaches, Front Office, Owner and Fans want to wish Eric and Kathy a very happy life together.
FORCE PIN FIRST LOSS ON POWER
The San Diego Force traveled to Palm Springs and defeated the previously undefeated Palm Springs Power by a score of 10-6. Leading the way on the mound was newcomer Tylier Campbell who went 5.2 innings against a very strong Power offense. He allowed 11 hits but only gave up five (5) runs in his initial contest with the Force. Brett Elgin and Brandon Bentson finished the game in routine fashion.
Leading the way for the offense was Avery Tuck, who went 3-4 with a 2 run homer in the third inning. Also contributing was a very solid performance by Derek Nakasato, who went 4-5, scored 3 runs and drove in another 3. A well executed squeeze play in the 8th inning gave the Force the lead that would not be relinquished.
The Force return to action against the California Bombers at Morley Field in San Diego on Friday at 5pm and a doubleheader Saturday at 11am and 3pm.
FORCE SPLITS DH WITH THE SENTINELS IN PASADENA
The San Diego Force and the Arroyo Sentinels split a DH on Sunday in Pasadena. The first game won by the Sentinels by a score of 6-4 saw a little bit of good baseball as well as some costly errors on both sides. Troy Lieberman's very good outing was ruined by a lack of offense as he went five (5) innings giving up three (3) earned runs while allowing seven (7) hits and striking out seven (7) Sentinel batters.
Offensively, the Force was led by the consistent hitting of Connor Martin who had a Sac Fly and a 2 run Dinger in the 8th inning to bring the Force within striking distance. However, they could not muster up any type of rally in the ninth, and the Force's record fell to 6-3-1 in the young season.
In the second game, Schuyler Hill threw seven (7) very strong innings for the 6-2 Force victory. Hill pitched very well giving up two walks and struck out eight (8) hitters. Closing out the victory were Taiyo Kenoshi and Matt Bergandi who have been real workhorses for the Force. Bergandi got his third save in the young season.
Offensively, Isaiah Peters had 2 singles and a double with 2 RBI's and scored a run. Haruto Nakano had a single, a sac bunt and an RBI during his first start for the Force. With the victory, the Force's record is 7-3-1 with a two day break before playing the Power in Palm Springs on Wednesday night.
FORCE SWEEPS BUCS AT MADISON
The San Diego Force swept the Inland Valley Bucs on Saturday by scores of 4-3 and 1-3.
In the first game, Taylor Ahearn pitched five (5) shutout innings before giving up two (2) runs in the sixth. One of the runs was earned. Bryce Gibson and Matt Bergandi held on to the lead with Bergandi posting his 3rd save in the young season. Hitting stars for the Force were Tanner Pinkston with a two (2) run HR in the fourth (4th) to get the force on board. Logan Cordeiro had two singles while Wyatt Logan had a double for the Force. Brady Groesbeck had a run scoring double which provided the winning edge for the Force. Mason Gavre had a solo home run in the 5th while Derek Nakasato drove in Groesbek with a single to end the scoring.
In the second game, the Force batted around in two innings....the fourth and the seventh, putting five runs on the scoreboard in each of those innings. Carl Schwettman led the way with three (3) singles and scored 2 runs and had 1 RBI, while Tanner Pinkston had a single and scored twice. Logan Cordeiro continued his hot hitting with single and triple scoring twice and drove in one run. Connor Martin, who has been on a hot streak, had two doubles and a Home Run with four (4) RBI's and scored twice.
Leading the way on the mound was Brad Moreno who threw seven (7) strong innings. Brad gave up only one (1) earned run while striking out eight (8) Bucs. Bryce Gibson and Taiyo Konishi finished the game to give the Force the winning margin.
BUCS COMEBACK IN NINTH TO DEFEAT FORCE 4-3
A ride to San Diego from Pomona can be relatively quick...or excessively slow. Last night the drive home was very slow following a heart breaking loss to the Inland Valley Bucs, who were sporting an 0-4-1 record prior to last night's game. Through seven (7) innings, the Force held a 3-1 lead with much credit going to Brandon Bentson, veteran LHP who gave up one in the first and then shut the Bucs out for six (6) straight innings. Although the Force was in the lead, it had only gotten three (3) hits through those seven innings, and the only members of the Force to garnish hits were Avery Tuck with a single and double and Carl Schwettman's bunt single. The Bucs pitchers attacked the strike zone with the Force only striking out four (4) times, however, Mark McGinnity reached first base on one on a past ball. Thirteen (13) of the outs were on ground balls. Several balls were hit well by the Force, but as luck would have it, they were directed right to Bucs players.
The bright spot for the Force, if there can be one in a loss, was the pitching of Brandon Bentson. The LHP from San Marcos, usually held for duties in the last three innings was a "rush start" for the Force. After giving up one run in the first, he mowed the Bucs down for six innings and got them 1-2-3 in four (4) of the last six innings. It was a very strong performance for Bentson and kept the Force in the game during his time on the mound.
The Force went 1-2-3 in three (3) of the first five (5) innings which got to be very frustrating, however, once in a while in baseball, you have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher. In the sixth inning, the Force batted around but was only able to score three (3) runs with two (2) hits. With the bases loaded and a 3-1 score, the Force was unable to get a run across thus leaving a golden opportunity to be wasted.
In the ninth with the score tied, the Bucs were able to plate the winning run on a botched relay, and the long drive begun.
The Force resumes is schedule against the San Francisco Seals today at Madison HS at 5:00
FORCE SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM BULLDOGS
The San Diego Force traveled to Corona for a doubleheader with the Bulldogs, a new team in the Southern California Collegiate League. It was a very positive trip with the Force ending up on the right side of both games. In game #1, Troy Lieberman threw five (5) innings and gave the bullpen a much needed rest. He gave up 4 runs and struck out 2 in the 11-4 Force victory. The offense was led by Derek Nakasato (3-5, 2 RBI) and Wyatt Logan (3-6) and Avery Tuck (3-6) along with Tanner Pinkston (2-4, 2 RBI), Carl Schwettman (2-3, 2 RBI), Mason Gavre (2-5). The long ball played an important role in the outcome with Tanner Pinkston and Wyatt Logan going deep for the Force. It was a great team win and a good way to start the day.
In game 2, Newcomer Brock Eissman, threw a great game in leading the way for the Force. He went eight (8) strong innings with the 8th inning being the toughest. Brock struck out nine (9) Bulldogs who are a very strong hitting team. He gave up a HR in the 8th and a second run to put an end to their scoring. The Force scored first with a run scoring single by Haruto Takigichu in the third inning. That score standed until the 8th when the Bulldogs went ahead 2-1. Alex Sawelson started the Force off with a base hit, his third of the game. Pinch hitter Tanner Pinkston followed with a single which put two runners on base. Mark McGinnity came through with a 2 run single and the Force took the lead 3-2. Isaiah Peters and Yori Martinez led the way in the ninth with Mason Gavre ending the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the ninth giving the Force a 5-2 win. Players with multiple hits were Yori Martinez (2-5), Alex Sawelson (3-4), and newcomer Nick Mora (2-3). Mora, a City College catcher did a very good job behind the plate working with Eissman in keeping the Bulldogs offense down, while throwing out a runner trying to steal.
The Force is off to a 4-1 start with a 3-1 record in the league. Today, Wednesday, the Force travels to Pamona for a 6:-- game in the league.
STARS OF THE GAME
Brad Moreno RHP vs West Coast Clippers 5 IP, R1, 5K
FORCE SPLITS AGAINST THE BULLDOGS
Taylor Ahearn deserved a better fate in the League Opener at Madison High School on Saturday. He pitched five strong innings giving up only one earned run and four hits during his five inning stint. On multiple occasions, the Force had runners on third with less than two outs and was not able to get the runner across home plate. In the Opening Game, pinch hitter Connor Martin hit a mammoth triple off the CF fence and scored the tying run. It appeared that the Force were going to pull another game out of the fire with late inning heroics. Derek Nakasato hit a line drive that the pitcher was able to deflect with his glove and threw him out at first for the third out. Once again, the Force were led by Carl Schwettman with another multiple hit game.
It appeared that it was going to be a long day for the Force, giving up five runs in the first before coming to bat. However, the Force continued to chip away at the lead and ultimately took over the lead in a 10-8 exciting ball game that finished with the sun setting. Pitching standout in the second game was Darrell Yocum who pitched three scoreless innings in relief and kept the Bulldog hitters at bay during the middle innings. The Force mee the Bulldogs in a doubleheader on Tuesday in Riverside.
Force Wins Season Opener Against Clippers
The San Diego Force opened the season with a very solid performance defeating the Clippers from Palomar 4-2. Returning veteran Brad Moreno pitched six very strong innings giving up one earned run and limiting the Clippers to three hits. This game marked the first appearance of Taiyo Konishi, who is a member of the Force via Japan on the mound. Wyatt Logan was the offensive standout along with Carl Schwettman who garnished multiple hits in the contest.
It was a chance for members of the Force to play at Palomar College, one of the finest and most impressive baseball complexes in the United States. This facility would rank right near the top of most Minor League parks.
2017 SEASON PREVIEW
The Force coming off an excellent 2016 season - winning the SCCBL League Championship and placing 3rd in the NBC World Series, are looking to improve in the 2017 season. The Force sent 9 players to Professional Baseball from the 2016 team. The Force is preparing for the conference league teams with each team improving this year. The SCCBL has 6 teams this year with a 25 game league schedule.
The Force has been in Spring Training for the past 10 days and has had a larger number of players attend early in the season. The quality of players arriving early has been a plus and the talent level greatly improved from last year. Over the next few weeks additional players will be arriving, giving even more depth to the Force roster.
For many years the Force has had a 70 percent returning players each year. Over the last several years returning players have gone down dramatically as players move on. The 2017 season brings back 15 players with familiar faces like Outfielders - Derek Nakasato, Carl Schwettmann, Infielders -Mark McGinnity, Brady Groesbeck, Alex Sawlson, and Pitchers - Brad Moreno, Brett Elgin, Brandon Bentson and Matt Bergandi. All players have been training vigorously the past few weeks. The Force has gained an alarming amount of buzz internationally with new players from Japan, Cuba, France, China and Dominican Republic, and numerous States scattered throughout the USA.
With systems running smoothly and the players ready to go, we leap into the 2017 season, competitive and confident in repeating last year's magic. Once the new 2017 San Diego Force steps onto Madison Stadium field with the "F" on their head, and a " FORCE" on their chest, they will realize how much those uniforms mean in the legacy they hold.
Prepare for the FORCE - " WE ARE BACK"!
June 3, 2017
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TRYOUT A SUCCESS
The first day of tryouts was a huge success for the Force Organization. Early bird players arrived ready to compete. A lot of new players were at the tryout along with many Force and Invaders veterans. Over the next few weeks players will continue to arrive and be signed. Our International players arrive at Spring training this week.
Spring training starts Monday May 22nd and continues for 10 days.
Next open tryout is Sunday May 28th. 8:15 AM check-in, tryout starts at 9:00AM. All players 18-26 years old is welcomed.
TRYOUTS, TRYOUTS. Its time to Play Baseball
OPEN TRYOUTS Sunday May 21st and 28th. 8:15 AM registration, tryouts start at 9:00 AM.
All Players are WELCOMED. 17 to 26 years old.
MADISON HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STADIUM
4833 Doliva Dr., San Diego, CA 92117
The Force and Invaders start Spring training May 22nd at our new outdoor baseball training facility. Our new facility includes field, batting cages, multiple bull pens, plenty of parking other amenities are being built and forthcoming. We are one of the few teams that have there own facility at our disposal anytime.
Open tryouts Sunday May 21st and Sunday May 28th. All players are welcome. Be part of the Force.
SPRING TRAINING May 22nd, don't miss it.
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.
Follow the Force this year on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and our website.
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.
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 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.
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
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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 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.
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SPONSORS HOME DEPOT, DUNN-EDWARDS AND NEXT WAVE
The Force would like to thank Home Depot and Dunn-Edwards 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.
The San Diego Force's choice for custom baseball hats
Giants Sunflower Seeds