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Will Oliver Dominating the Frontier League
July 27th, 2015
Evansville, IN—Will Oliver tossed two nine-inning complete game shutouts this week and was honored as the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week today.
Oliver leads the Frontier League with a total of five, but before the week began, all of Oliver’s complete games came as a part of doubleheaders and were seven inning outings. Not so anymore. The righty-handed pitcher from San Diego, CA started off the Evansville Otters’ week in impressive fashion; scattering just four hits and walking four by punching out nine in a complete game shutout against the Traverse City Beach Bums on Tuesday, a 6-0 win for the Otters.
That effort was going to be hard to replicate, and even harder to improve upon, but Oliver did just that. Because he started on Tuesday, it was Oliver’s turn to go again on Sunday against the Washington Wild Things as the Otters were looking to complete the sweep. In an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel, the Otters needed every pitch from Oliver to be his best.
Oliver ended up trumping his performance on Tuesday by shutting out the Wild Things on Sunday, this time allowing five hits, but walking just one batter and again, striking out nine while putting up a “Maddux,” (a complete game shutout of less than 100 pitches—Oliver threw 97). The Otters won the series finale 1-0 with the only run coming home, an unearned run. Oliver’s totals for the week: 18 IP, nine hits, no runs of any kind, five walks, and 18 strikeouts.
Oliver’s is now the third different Otter with eight wins on the season; he joins Trevor Walch (8-3) and Efrain Nieves (8-2) atop the Frontier League Leaderboard in wins this season. Oliver can also be found at the top of the Innings Pitched column where he is second in the league with 83.2 IP, trailing only Matt Bywater’s 86. Moreover, Oliver is second in ERA with a ludicrous 1.40, only behind fellow Otter Walch, who has somehow posted a 1.30. Plus, with 18 strikeouts this week, Oliver has catapulted into the top three in strikeouts with 78 on the season, although Matt Bywater is running away with the strikeout title with 101.
It is the second Frontier League award given to an Otter this season. Olive joins right-handed pitcher Trevor Walch as the only Otters to receive an award with Walch getting his honor in the week ending on May 31st. The Frontier League Player and Pitcher of the Week are chosen by Pointsteak, which is the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Force Defeat the Kansas Canons 11-1 in Game #1 of NBC Play
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
Force Update July 11, 2015
Force Report Radio Show- 7-10-15
July 1, 2015
The Force will return to action on Friday in a doubleheader against the LA Dodgers. The double dip will be at home for the Force at Madison HS. First pitch will be at 1:00, with the second game beginning 30 minutes after the first is over.
The Force have been winners of their last 16 games with the last loss coming in early June at Palm Springs. Last week the Force were ranked 25th in the Nation by thy National Summer Rankings. Currently sitting atop the SCCBL standings, the Force will play a big double header at home on Monday against the Palm Springs Power. The Power have matched the Force the last few weeks going undefeated in SCCBL play and the series may decide who will be the eventual regular season champion. Come on out to Madison on both Friday and Monday to watch two great doubleheaders.
Force Stay Hot Over Big Weekend
June 29, 2015
The San Diego Force came into this weekend looking at five SCCBL games to complete and needing to stay hot to stay atop the League Standings. Hot, they stayed as they beat the Orange County Riptide 4-1, both away on Friday and home on Saturday. Sunday saw the Inland Valley Pirates come to town where both teams would have three games in one day. The Force won the suspended game from the previous weekend by scoring two runs in the 11th inning, then went on to an 8-5 win in the first game of the real doubleheader. Just like last weekend, the second game of the doubleheader was suspended going into the 10th inning due to darkness. The Pirates and Force were tied at five before the umpires called it.
Strong pitching and timely hitting got the job done for the Force against the Riptide on Friday and Saturday. Jordan Deponte threw eight strong innings against the Riptide for the victory, with Justin Hertzmann coming on to throw a perfect ninth for the save. On Saturday, it was Josh Makler who dominated the Riptide on the mound. Makler threw a complete game and took a one-hitter into the eighth inning.
Sunday, the Force took two innings to complete the win against the Pirates in the continuation of a suspended game last weekend. Jordan Brower led off the 11th inning with a walk and Andrew Mallon followed with a single. Mark Lindsay worked a walk to load the bases to set up a Trey Hunt single for the go-ahead run. Coby Roming added insurance with an RBI single to give the Force the 10-8 victory. Chris Davidson toed the rubber and earned the win in the suspended game, and turned around to start the first game of the scheduled doubleheader as well.
The Force got on the board early and often against the Pirates in game one, scoring two in the first, four in the second and another one in the third. Justin DeLaNunez hit a two-run double in the first with two outs to give the Force an early 2-0 lead. Brower followed up with a grand slam homerun in the second inning to widen the gap to 6-0. Cody Lenahan continued the power surge with a long homer over the right field wall to give the Force seven early runs. The Force added another run in the sixth on a Chase Tucker RBI single. The Force would need all of those runs as the Pirates came back to make it 8-5 with the bases loaded in the ninth. Closer, Hertzmann, came back in to earn the save and give the Force another win.
The second game found the Force down early to the Pirates. Down two runs in the fifth inning the Force came back to take the lead by scoring three. Tucker and Lenahan both had RBI singles in the inning and Mallon worked a bases loaded walk to take the lead. Force pitching could not hold the Pirates down as they scored two more runs in the sixth and eighth, but the Force battled back once again to tie the game in their half of the eighth scoring two runs. Alex Cruz and Kalani Brackenridge both hit RBI singles to tie the game. The Force left the bases loaded in the ninth before the game was called due to darkness.
The Force travel back up to Cal Poly Pomona to take on the Bucs in another SCCBL contest. A win there will keep the Force on pace in first place.
San Diego, CA- June 27, 2015
The San Diego Force defeated the OC Riptide 4-1 on Saturday behind the strong performance of Josh Makler. Hear from Coach Basteyns, Coby Roming, Tim Williams, and Josh Makler about the big victory.
Force Look to Big Weekend in SCCBL Play
The 18-4 Force have a big weekend ahead of them if they are to stay atop the SCCBL standings. On Thursday, the Force will take on the Grizzlies in a non-league matchup at home with a 5:00 start. Friday, the Force will travel to Orange County where they will take on the Orange County Riptide at Vanguard University in the first of a home and home matchup with the Riptide. Saturday, will be a single game against the Riptide at Madison HS. Sunday will be two more SCCBL games with the Pirates coming into town for a doubleheader. The Force will actually play 3 games against the Pirates as they will continue their extra inning game from last Saturday that got postponed due to darkness.
It didn't take long for the Force to get a lead against the Bucs on Tuesday night at Madison High School. The Force put up nine runs on 10 hits in the first two innings on the way to their 9-0 win. The win moves the Force to 4-2 in SCCBL play.
Kelani Brackenridge led the Force off with a single and after an out, the Force put the pedal to the floor. A Chase Tucker walk followed by a Tim Leary basehit loaded the bases for Justin De La Nunez. De La Nunez walked and Mark Lindsay followed with an RBI single. Andrew Mallon singled home a run and Brock Asher did the same, 5-0 Force.
The second inning was much of the same as Tim Williams lead the inning off with a triple to left field. Tucker drove in Williams with a line drive to right. A De La Nunez single set up another RBI chance by Lindsay and he delivered a two-run double. Asher finished off the scoring by driving in Lindsay with a single.
The early 9 nines was all the Force needed as the pitching staff shutout the Bucs. Josh Makler went six strong innings allowing only two hits, and Brad Moreno threw two scoreless. Martin Cuiriz came in to pitch the ninth inning.
The Force will travel today up to Cal Poly Pomona to face the Bucs in a home and home matchup. First pitch will be at 5:00.
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The San Diego Force picked up five wins over the short three-day weekend to up their record to 12-4. The Force took down the Tribe on Friday night, beat the Easton Elite Dodgers both games of a doubleheader on Saturday up in North Los Angeles and then came back to San Diego to beat the Tribe two more times on Sunday.
The Force get back to SCCBL play Tuesday at Madison HS against the Inland Valley Bucs. First pitch will be at 5:00.
FORCE PLAYERS PLAYING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Most Summer College teams are just that, Summer Teams. The Force Staff operates year round to make the Force Organization one of the best. We are advocates for Players. Even in the off season the Force and the front office personnel are signing players to play pro baseball.
This year is no exception; over 20 players have been signed since January. If you want to have an Organization that will advocate for you and have your best interest in mind, play for the Force.
The Force is looking for Seniors and Graduated Seniors to play for us this summer.
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
TRAVIS TAIJERON LAS VEGAS 51's
Travis Taijeron the long time catcher and outfielder for the San Diego Force is now playing for the Las Vegas 51’s AAA team. Las Vegas is a New York Mets Affiliated team that plays in the Pacific Coast League. Travis was drafted in 2011 in the 18th round by the Mets. He played College baseball at Cal Poly Pomona. Travis has steadily worked his way up to AAA. He will be playing outfield for the 51’s.
2015 SCHEDULE RELEASED
The 2015 season schedule has been released with the Force playing 50 games this season and hosting a July 4th Tournament with teams coming in from New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. The Force joined the Best league in Southern California, SCBL this year with teams Palm Springs Power, OC Riptide, Inland Empire Pirates and Buccaneers and Team San Diego. The league will host All-star game, playoffs and World Series.
The Force is looking to return to Wichita Kansas to the 81st NBC World Series that will begin July 25th and goes thru August 9th. This will be the Force 8th straight NBC World Series. Come out and See the Force play at the beautiful Madison Stadium. See the next players to play professional baseball. Great fun for the family and groups.
The Force continues to improve their organization and becoming a Sports Mogul.
It is official. The Force will start a Travel/Club youth program as part of the Force organization beginning this year. We will have a total of 7 teams to start. Tryouts will be held in May and June. Dates to be announced.
Existing travel teams are welcome to apply to become part of the Force organization.
Force will provide players a professional organization that will truly teach them about the game of baseball and provide excellent coaching. The Force will provide guidance as they move up in leagues; help players with selecting colleges, receiving scholarships and being signed to the pro's.
Teams will be provide additional coaches for pitching, hitting, fielding, catching at no extra cost. We will hold clinics for the players.
We will have seven teams to start:
Click on the side bar button marked "About Force Travel Ball" for information. Additional information will be posted on the Force website soon. Contact the Force for more information.
5 Division Championships
2 League Championships
7 World Series Appearances
847 winning percentage
250 plus games won since 2008
Average 38 wins per season
100 players signed to Professional baseball
Numerous awards and recommendations
Accomplished in 7 years.
FORCE JOINS SCCBL
The San Diego Force is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Southern California College Baseball League, SCCBL. The Force is looking forward to be part of the league with some of the top teams in Southern California. SCCBL has been around since 2004 and the league and teams has continued to improve each year. The league will consist of six teams, Palm Springs Power, Inland Valley Buccaneers, OC Ripetide, Inland Valley Pirates, Team San Diego and Force.
MLB WINTER LEAGUE MEETINGS
The MLB Winter meetings held in San Diego this week produced some excellent results for renewing sponsorships and signing new sponsors. MINE Bats has renewed their sponsorship with the Force for the 2015/2016 season. This will be Mine Bats fourth season with the Force. GIANT Sunflower seeds, ZICO all natural coconut water have all renewed their continued support of the Force.
BURGER DOG Has Arrived.
The Force welcomes one of our newest Sponsors for the 2015-2016 seasons BURDER DOG. The ultimate twist on a non-conventional hotdog. Burger Dog is made up of Beef, Pork, Bacon and Wisconsin cheddar cheese, NO FILLERS, Gluten free. These Burger Dogs need no condiments they are that GOOD. Burger Dogs will make your mouth water and you will have to have a second and third one. These will be a great addition to our stadium menu for our fans. Visit their website at:
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.
2015 NBC WORLD SERIES Announced
The 2015 NBC World Series has been announced. The World Series will be held July 24th-August 8th at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita Kansas. The Force is looking to return for it 8th consecutive year. The Force has been every year since the Force inception as an Organization.
2015 Force Positions and Internships
The Force has the following positions and interships available for the 2015 season.
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.
Force Announce 2014 Player Awards
MVP: Josh Davis
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.
Force Hit Milestone; Coming in Hot to Wichita
Tuesday's blowout victory over the Tigers was the 250th win in San Diego Force history. The 2014 season marked the seventh season in Force history. With win number 250, the Force have averaged over 35 wins a year since they were founded and started playing in 2008. Few summer collegiate baseball teams can boast that type of success in the nation.
And, the season is still not over. The Force have hit the road to Wichita. Vans are packed and the team is on the road. The first opponent will be the Wichita Sluggers. The hometown favorites will take on the Force in the primetime game on Saturday. First pitch will be 7:00 pm Central time (5:00 on the West Coast). Tune in to the broadcast to hear and see Jon Owens call the game. The Force will also be doing a special one-hour pre-game show on The Mountain 107.9 FM at noon in Wichita (10:00am on the West Coast) from Emerson Biggens sportsbar in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Tune in to hear the game preview and listen to the famous Alvin Mack. The broadcast will also be webcasted. Information will be coming shortly on how you can hear and watch the show.
Lofthus Discusses Force Hitting
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New This Week in San Diego Force Video
July 9, 2014
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The San Diego Force's choice for custom baseball hats
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