Last Updated: January 15, 2015
5- TIME LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH WINTER LEAGUE has started with a BANG!
BIG TIME SIGNINGS FOR FORCE PLAYERS
Former Force players Tim William outfielder, RHP Josh Graves and RHP Bobby Orozco have been signed to play for the East Coast Baseball League and Independent league based on the East Coast that also plays in Canada.
We look for Williams to be signed to a MLB contract. The first 6 days of winter league a proven successful for many players that have already been signed.
Myrtle Beach South Carolina is a beautiful place this time of year and offers a perfect place to hold winter baseball.
MYRTLE BEACH WINTER LEAGUE, IS ALMOST HERE
WINTERBALL, ARE YOU READY
FORCE will have a PROFESSOINAL team playing at winterball.
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:
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.
PLAYER SIGN UP DEALINE
FORCE PLAYER SIGN UPS for 2015
Returning Force players must have the player’s questionnaire and player fee in by December 15th for the 2015 season.
The Force will be playing this season in the Southern California Colligate League. Teams will include the Palm Springs Power, Inland Empire Pirates and Buccaneers, OCtide, Team San Diego.
WINTER BALL EXCITEMENT is DEVELOPING in MYRTLE BEACH,
Players did you get over looked in High School, College baseball by the scouts and GM’s? Did you have to support yourself, family and didn't have the opportunity? Did you get released from the Pro’s,? We have solutions for you. Sign up for Professional Winter Ball with MYRTLE BEACH WINTER LEAGUE....We are ADVOCATES for you and understand that not all players fit in a typical mold for baseball players.
Myrtle Beach Winter League will make every effort to work with, have you seen by professional scouts, GM’s and agents. We will provide you the means to show case your talents over a 3 week period.
We will have scouts and mangers that are looking to sign players. East Coast Baseball League will sign a least 40 players to play in their League.
This is your time and opportunity to make it to the Professional Level. SIGN UP NOW.
AIRFARE INCLUDED if sign and paid for by November 30th.
THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
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 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.
The San Diego Force has joined force with Myrtle Beach Winter League for the 2015 season to provide players with the finest experience in winter baseball. If you are looking to get excellent instructions, been seen by coaches, scouts, GM's and the opportunity to be signed to play PROFESSINAL baseball for the 2015 season sign up now for Myrtle Beach Winter League.
All Inclusive for 3 solid weeks. Includes AIRFARE if paid for by November 30, 2014..
SIGN UP NOW
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.
The Force is now recruiting for the 2015 season. The response has been excellent to date. We have limited number of roster spots for both teams. The Force will have two teams for the 2015 season. The Force our primary Championship/World Series team and The Force Farm team. The team name and logo is being developed now.
The farm team is being established to provide younger players the opportunity to play and to develop. To work on fundamentals, learn the game, and to receive a lot of AB’s and innings. The team will have all the benefits and resources that the Force team has, But the Focus will be on getting players playing time to excel their abilities.
They will also have the opportunity to be moved up to the Force as they progress. The team will not focus on wins and losses, but improving the player, working with them on colleges, scholarship, finding a college they can be a part of. Instead of have pro scouts at the games it will be the goal to have college coaches recruiting players.
Signup NOW, pay your player fees now. Click on player questionnaire
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
FORCE RADIO PARTNERSHIP FOR 2015
The Force is proud to announce their radio partnership for the 2015 baseball season with 107.9 FM, The Mountain. This will provide greater coverage and exposure for both inities listening audience and to fans who can't make the games. You will be able to follow the Force on Radio 107.9 FM, Meridix.com for live Pod cast and Video, Twitter @sandiegoforce, Face book.com/sdforcebaseball and at www.sdforcebaseball.com.
The Force is always trying to improve our presence to our fans, listeners, sponsors and to those who are looking for a team to support that provides quality and exciting baseball at affordable prices.
Come, follow the Force and be part of our FAMILY.
Thank you Sponsors and Fans
The Force wishes to thank all our sponsors, both corporate and individual for supporting the team. Your generous sponsorship helped make the team successful by providing the necessary funding. We wish to thank ZICO, THE YARD, Builders Express, Design A Deck, Xprotex, Mine Bats, Giant Sun Flower Seeds, SouthBat, Enterprise Car Rentals, Black Ops, LaClass Limos, Prime Sports Sales, and Insigna Gloves, just to name a few of our great sponsors.
Our Fans and families are as important as our sponsors, without your support, and the dedication to the team, the Force would not be a success. It takes a team to win and our FANS are part of the team and the winning success. We hope you will continue to follow us thru the off season and follow the developing stories of the Force.
Our sponsors and Fans are part of our winning team.
2015 season is around the corner.
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:
New Force Video Featuring the Josh Davis Bat Throw
Force Visit Local Wichita Hospital's Burn Unit
The Force stay busy on their "day off."(5 photos)
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.
Watch the New Force World Series Video
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
New This Week in San Diego Force Video
July 9, 2014
Check out the new This Week in San Diego Force Baseball video:
100 MPH FORCE CLOSER
100 MPH Force Pitcher
Kenny Giles, the 6’2”, 190 lb one-time closer for the San Diego Force, has been moved up to the MLB roster of the Phillies as a reliever. Giles, the young 23-year-old who can hit triple digits constantly, is now in the big leagues.
Giles has a blazing 100 MPH fastball that gets there quick. It’s on you in a blink of eye and ball is in the catcher's glove when the hitter is swinging.
Giles was dominant at Double-A to begin the 2014 season, sporting a 1.20 ERA in 13 games and racking up 29 strikeouts (while walking just five) in 15 innings.
He was promoted to Triple-A a month ago, where he went 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA and five saves. He struck out 9 and walked 8 in 13 2/3 innings at Lehigh
Giles played for the Force in 2011 and was draftged in the 7th round (#241 overall) of the 2011 draft
Bobby Orozco Signs Professional Contract
The Force keep getting their former players signed to professional contracts. Right-handed pitcher Bobby Orozco signed last week with the Santa Fe Fuego of the Pecos League, and Independepent Professional League. Orozco pitched for the Force from 2010-2012 and pitched in three NBC World Series Tournaments for the Force. Orozco played at George Fox College in Oregon.
Graves and Robertson Playing Professional Baseball
Both pitcher Josh Graves and catcher Jody Robertson are playing Independent Professional Baseball for the Ohio Travelers in the IBL. Graves, otherwise known as Scraper, was a pitcher for the Force in both 2012 and 2013. Robertson played for the Force for three years starting in 2011 and going through 2013. Both players played for Simpson College in Northern California.
Houston Astros Draft Yuhl in 35th Round
Keegan Yuhl was drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros. The former Force right-hander was drafted in the 35th round. Yuhl played for the Force in the 2011 season where he won the Most Improved Award. Yuhl also put on one of the better pitching performances in the 2011 NBC World Series that we have seen.
Dillon Everett Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Congratulations to Dillon Everett for signing a professional contract with the Angels. Dillon played for the Force in 2012, and played his college baseball at the University of Missouri in the fabled SEC. Best of luck to him as he continues his baseball career.
Nick Shulz Signs with San Diego Padres
2013 San Diego Force and San Jose State University outfielder Nick Shulz has signed a professional baseball contract with the San Diego Padres. Shulz will take his skills to the Padres and start the season off in extended Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona. Shulz is the second player in San Diego Force history to sign with the Padres. In 2009 Jon Alia signed as a free agent with the Padres after putting together a tremendous career at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Congratulations, Nick and we wish you the best of luck representing San Diego!
FORCE SPORTS TALK SHOW
The Force organization has started it own sports talk show called " East County Sports Report" every Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM on 107.9 FM, The Mountain with Jon Ownes and Michael King hosting the show.
The East County Sports Report's mission is to showcase the sports events of San Diego County and focus on the East County. The East County Sports Report will bring listeners up close and personal with the sports, schools, colleges and Indepentent teams and events that matter the most on sports that normally do not receive coverage. Jon and Michael are committed to providing insight on topics that are controversail, take listeners behind the scenes of thier favorite sports and organizations, and showcase what it takes to become a successful athlete.
It will also be a platform to help bring positive awareness to the san Diego Force and to promote the Force to a larger fan base.
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