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  • 35 USA Baseball National Team Members
  • 201 of Coach Luke's Alumni have committed to Colleges
  • 2010 Perfect Game BCS National Champions 14u
  • 44 players committed to Scholarships in 2014 Class
  • 12 Drafted by MLB in 2014, Two 1st Round picks in 2014
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So Cal National Travel Team

Sunset on So Cal NTT's 6 week tour in the South, we head west to San Diego

July 29, 2014

Sunset at PG Park in Emerson, GA.  Special thanks to Wendy and our Coaches.

This great shot take taken by Mrs. Peters of Coach's Walling, Thrasher and Gamez with our 14u/15u combo group the eve before our final day of the 6 week tour.  So many great families and young ball players from across the country and the Bahamas have touched our lives over the last six weeks.  Parents your efforts to get Wendy all the info we needed was greatly appreciated.  Wendy we all owe you a huge thank you for interacting, directing and putting up with myself, our coaches, parents, hotel gm's, tourney directors and the housing coordinators.  You have done a wonderful job to insure that all these boys had a great summer, us too.  Thank you, I love you.  

We look forward to seeing some of you in San Diego, this weekend and the rest of you this fall.

The new Perfect Game facility at LakePoint in Emerson, GA is a wonderful complex that is going to go from 4 fields to 16 or 24 over the next few years.  It will be the best amateur baseball facility in the country.

 

Fall Schedule of Nationally Prominent Events

July 27, 2014

9/12-15          PG Evoshield Underclass (Fr-Jr) Nationals             Goodyear, AZ
9/19-22          PG Evoshield Upperclass (Jr-Sr) Nationals             Goodyear, AZ
10/3-5            PG CA World Series Under/Upperclass                  Los Angeles, CA
10/9-13          Perfect Game Underclass World Finals                  Ft. Myers, FL
10/17-20        Perfect Game Freshman Worlds                             PG Complex Emerson, GA
10/31-11/2    Desert Fall Classic 10u,11u,12u,13u,14u, 15u, 18u  Las Vegas, NV 

These events are filling up fast.  The Evoshields, CA World Series and the World Underclass will be a invite only utilizing a very structured roster format of 11 position players batting continuously in all pool play games and the remaining spots will be pitcher only.  The fee will be slightly higher as all position players will be in the lineup for all pool play games.  Contact Wendy at SoCalNTT@aol.com if interested ASAP.

Thrasher named All Tourney as a Pitcher and Hitter, Boomer and Wilkerson also earn 14u WWBA honors

July 26, 2014

Austin Thrasher had a great week for So Cal NTT as he was named a top hitter as well as pitcher for his efforts at 14u WWBA.  Chase Wilkerson was named as a hitter and James "Boomer" Fisher was 1-0 for the week with 1 save and a 0.00 ERA which earned him 14u honors at both WWBA and BCS, what a great feat.  Congrats guys.

Adell and Willis performing well at 15u Trials, 3 named All Tourney at 16u WWBA

July 24, 2014

Jordan Adell and Justin Willis each threw 2 scoreless innnings at 15u, National Team Trials.  This week long event will take the 40 man roser down to the 20 that will play for the USA in Mexico next month.  Keep it going.

Three of our players were named to the Perfect Game 16u WWBA All Tourney Team, as a hitter Austin Masel (MA) and as pitchers Graham Ashcraft (AL) and Aj DiFillipo (MA) solid work.  DiFillipo a second year SCNTT'er was recently named captain by Coach Luke following in the footsteps of Dalton Davis and Clay Pittman whom graduated in 2014.  Congrats AJ.

Our combo squad is  2-0 in our playoff bracket at 18u IBC World Series in Clearwater, FL. A great weak of sunshine w/ 16 colleges.....we are short on pitching but big on heart!

15u wins to claim #3 Overall seed, 16u and 17u win as well

July 16, 2014

16u WWBA squad lead by Coach Luke, Feeley and Bloebaum.

So Cal NTT had a solid day today starting with the 15u squad at USA Baseball 15u Team Championships winning the continuation of yesterdays game and running there record to 4-1.  They secured the #3 overall seed for the 16 team Championship Bracket.  Our 17u beat CFBL Mizuno 11-3 behind solid pitching from Jarrod Bayless and good days at the plate from Bard, Donnovan and Huff.  That 17u BCS pool winner will be decided tonite when they face off with the Marlins Scout Team.  In Cartersville, GA the 16u squad played the final game of the WWBA tourney and made it back to back shutout victories giving pool winner Gatorball there lone defeat in 7 games.  Graham Ashcraft pitched 5 shutout innings and Zeke Berg closed it.  A clutch single by Colton Riesen scored two and a 3rd run crossed on an error.  3-0 for the day.  Finish strong #SoCalNation

So Cal fueled by Bahamian Cheddar in victory at 16u WWBA

July 15, 2014

Devon Brown, 2015 Bahamas, paced the 16u squad to a 8-0 victory over Nelson Baseball tuesday at Kennesaw Mountain HS in Kennesaw, GA.  The team had been struggling for a few days but rode the right arm of Brown to a six inning victory allowing only 2 hits striking out 6 and walking 2.  The game ended on a walkoff triple by Michael Griffin, scoring Josh Tullus from first base with the eigth run for a mercy.  Zeke Berg hit a monsterous 2 run homer for the squad as well.  The tourney concludes tomorrow.

Z. Berg and Wanger named to 17u WWBA All Tourney Team

July 15, 2014

Southpaw Zeke Berg (2016 BBN) and righty Benjamin Wanger (2015 Belmont Hill) both from Massachusetts, were honored for there pitching performances at the recently completed 17u WWBA in GA.  This is one of the top tourneys annually and features the best 15u, 16u and 17u players from around the country and draws in upwards of 200 colleges.  Congrats boys on a job well done.

Boomer named 14u BCS All Tourney

July 12, 2014

James "Boomer" Fisher was named as an all tournament pitcher for his fine performance at 14u BCS pitching 6 innings vs the Busty Bulls Black squad from So Florida.  Boomer lead us to a big win that day.  Congrats!!!!

So Cal NTT places 4 on to 15u BCS All Tourney Squad

July 12, 2014

Strong performances at the plate lead Jonah Beamon, JonJon Conahan and Justin Willis to spots on the Perfect Game 15u BCS Finals All Tourney Team along with the no hit pitching of Cameron Baynum to tally four members of our squad that garnered accolades for the week.  Congrats! Good luck at 15u USA Baseball Team Championships this week.  Be your best.

Baynums No Hitter Highlights opening morning of BCS Elimination Round

July 9, 2014

Cameron Baynum joined only a handful of other So Cal NTT pitchers to throw a no hitter in national tournament play, blanking Team Elite Grey of GA 5-0 in the single elimination round of the 15u Perfect Game BCS Finals.  In earlier action the 14u So Cal squad defeated SWFL 7-0 to advance behind solid pitching from Brett Roberson.  Both teams were eliminated later in the day in the rain shortened event that saw all games limited to 5 innings.

Baynum joins Justin Gere and his brother Talylor Baynum as notable So Cal NTT  performers throwning No No's in recent years and become the first pair of brothers in So Cal NTT history to do so.  Congrats to the Baynum crew.

Also it was announced today that Douglas "Graham" Ashcraft was officially invited to the 17u USA Baseball Development Camp while Brendan Donovan and So Cal NTT alumni Nick Sprengel were named as alternates.  Best of luck to all.

Coach Johnson places 5 on WWBA 18u All Tourney Team

July 7, 2014

So Cal NTT 18u squad made up of many of our top 18u and 17u players had 5 named all tourney after there Sweet 16 run in the 18u Perfect Game WWBA, one of the nations finest tourneys.  Congrats to hitters Chad Fleischman (2014 MN), Cameron Bloebaum (2014 GA) and Brendan Donovan (2015 AL) and pitchers Benjamin Wanger (2015 MA) and Austin Reynolds (2014 TN) on your fine performances at this event.

4th of July So Cal NTT Style in Ft Myers, Florida at PG BCS

July 4, 2014

Coach Martin and Thrasher Leading the 14u to a 1-0-1 day at Perfect Game BCS in Port Charlotte Rays Stadium.

Organizationally it was a great Independence day as 17u went 1-0 at WWBA with a 2-1 win over the Chattanooga Cyclones great pitching by starter Cory Gill.  Our 15u went 1-0 with a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Warriors that saw Quinn Donohoe, Terrence Lubin and Carson Simmons set the table for Justin Willis to close the door with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 2 out.  The 14u earned a hard fought 2-2 tie with the Titans Sports Academy of GA with Stone Lassetter leading the way, followed by James "Boomer" Fisher going 6 innings with Brian Williams closing it out for the 6-4 victory over the Busty Bulls-Black of FL.  Wendy and I are so proud to be with these families as we play our national pastime and honor our nation.

15u at Cape Coral Sports Complex after their victory with Coach Walling and Underkoffler leading the way.

 

Ashcraft and Donovan on USA Baseball 17u radar, all 3 squads make playoffs at 17u Championships

17u East and 16u squads at 17u USA Baseball National Team Championships East

An awesome start to the summer as Douglas Ashcraft and Brendan Donovan recieved letters for the USA 17u National Team Development Squad and Jon India was named to the 40 man 18u USA National Team Roster.

So Cal NTT Summer is now in full swing with 14u, 16u and 17u competing at the USA Baseball National Team Championships-East in Jupiter, Florida.   The 15u squad is at Perfect Game WWBA in Atlanta and our 17u West are at the USA Baseball event in Arizona.  Both of our 17u squads and our 16u team qualified for the playoffs at their 17u USA Tournaments, congrats!  

SC NTT makes great run to final 16 at 18u WWBA

July 3, 2014

Coach Tony Johnson and the 18u WWBA Sweet 16 crew, awesome job guys!!!

A bitter sweet day as the travel ball career comes to an end for most of these young men, including four that Coach took on at 11u and guided them through there first travell ball game and their last one.  This crew has been exemplary in their run representing our program, some of them since 12u at Cooperstown and most wrapping up today.  So proud of this group and Coach Johnson.  We would be honored to have him return in the future.  

12 Drafted in 2014 Major League Baseball Draft

June 9, 2014

So Cal NTT/ Coach Luke's Alumni scattered the 2014 Major League Baseball draft board early and often, putting up unprecedented numbers, 12 total, including a pair of first rounders, a pair of second rounders and three third rounders.  The total shattered last years organizational record of 9.  Congratulations to the following young men , eleven have worn the So Cal NTT uniform and one was in Coach Lukes program for 3 years as a youth.  Tyler Beede-1st/14th-SF, Touki Toussaint-1st/16th-AZ, Spencer Adams-2nd/44th-CHI W, Cody Reed-2nd/54th-AZ, Wyatt Strahan-3rd/94th-CIN, Josh Morgan-3rd/95th-TEX, Jon Richy-3rd/98th-LAD, Justin Bellinger-11th/345-STL, Greg Mahle-15th/449-LAA, Luke Bonfield-21st/625-NYM, Grant Whiting-30th/909-LAD, and Dale Burdick-40th/1195-NYM.  So many great choices as all are either Juniors in college or commited to 4 year schools.  Good luck to all and keep working hard.

Coach Luke's Alumni College Commits up to 201....42 so far in 2014 grad class

June 4, 2014

A banner year highlighted by 12 alums drafted by Major League Baseball this year, 29 Division 1 College commits from the 2014 Graduation Class and a total of 44 moving on to college baseball on scholarships that have worn the SO CAL NTT jersey. This group combined with the 2013 grad class had phenomenal success including a 14u BCS Championship, 3 USA Baseball Labor Day Cup Titles, and a USA Baseball East 17u bronze medal to name a few. Congrats guys and have great success moving forward.  Click the "Players College Scholarship Commits" tab on the Main Menu to the left to view all of them.

2014 Tournament Schedule is Loaded with Top National Events

2014 National Tour

6/5-9              Perfect Game East Cobb Invite 18u                        Marietta, GA
6/18-25          USA Baseball Championships East 14u, 17u         Jupiter FL
6/20-27          Perfect Game WWBA 15u Championships            Marietta, GA
6/20-28          USA Baseball Championships West 17u                Peoria, AZ
6/26-7/2        Perfect Game 16u BCS Finals                                  Ft. Myers, FL
6/27-7/4        Perfect Game WWBA 18u Championships            Marietta, GA
7/3-9              Perfect Game 14u, 15u BCS Finals                          Ft. Myers, FL
7/4-11            Perfect Game WWBA 17u Championships            Marietta, GA
7/11-18          Perfect Game WWBA 16u Championships            Marietta, GA
7/11-19          USA Baseball Championships East 15u                  Jupiter FL
7/12-18          Perfect Game 17u BCS Finals                                  Ft. Myers, FL
7/18-25          Perfect Game WWBA 14u Championships            Marietta, GA
7/19-26          IBC World Series 16u, 18u                                       Tampa/ St. Pete, FL
7/25-30          Perfect Game Evoshield Classic 14u/15u              Marietta, GA
8/2-9              USABF World Series 14u,18u                                  San Diego, CA
9/12-15          PG Evoshield Underclass (Fr-Jr) Nationals             Goodyear, AZ
9/19-22          PG Evoshield Upperclass (Jr-Sr) Nationals             Goodyear, AZ
10/3-5            PG CA World Series Under/Upperclass                  Los Angeles, CA
10/9-13          Perfect Game Underclass World Finals                  Ft. Myers, FL
10/31-11/2    Desert Fall Classic 10u,11u,12u,13u,14u, 15u, 18u  Las Vegas, NV

2013 34 scholarship commits, USA Labor Day Cup 3peat and PG Evoshield Underclass Runner up

Big results in 2013 have lead to strong roster interest and much optimism about the 2014 SC NTT teams.  34 of our alumni commited to college scholarships and 9 were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.  Make sure to RSVP with Director of Operations, Wendy Cohn to reserve your roster spot.  Deposits and uniform orders are due now.  Don't miss out on this summer.

9 Players Drafted by MLB in 2013 that have worn the So Cal NTT Uniform

June 9, 2013

Congrats to 9 of our alumni that were selected in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft.  Chance Sisco 2nd Rd BAL, Brandon Trinkwon 7th rd LAD, Chris Rivera 7th rd STL, Tyler Mahle 7th rd CIN, Jason Martin 8th rd HOU, Tyler Alamo 24th rd Cubs, AJ Bogucki 31st rd MN, Matt Thaiss 32nd rd BOS, Ivory Thomas 34th rd MN.  One more accomplishment from your hard work and dedication.  Good Luck.  Many of you have great options as you decide to go to school or pursue a professional baseball career.

National Tournament Championship History

2013 USA Baseball 18u Labor Day Cup Champions,  Perfect Game Evoshield Underclass National Runner Up

2012 USA Baseball 18u Labor Day Cup Champions,  Perfect Game MLK Invitational 14u and PG Memorial Wknd West 14u Champions

2011 USA Baseball 16u Champions Labor Day Cup and NTIS West

2010 Perfect Game BCS 14u National Champs and USTBA 14u WS Champs

2009 Freedom Classic 16u and 11u Champions, 13u Gainseville Winter Invite Champs

2008 Perfect Game West Coast Nationals 16u and 14u Champs, 13u CCYB WS Champs

2007 Omaha USSSA College World Series 13u Session 1 and 2 Champs

2011 a Great Year

Alumni in the Big Leagues-9

Mark Trumbo
Ian Kennedy
Freddie Freeman
Hank Conger
Cole Garner
Sean O'Sullivan
Justin Sellers
Daric Barton
Trevor Plouffe

USA Baseball National Team Members-5

Cole Irvin
Hunter Virant
Jesse Winker
Touki Toussaint
Tyler Alamo

MLB 1st Round Pick- Tyler Beede
Perfect Game All Americans-2
D-1 Scholarship commits in 2011- 12
16u USA Baseball Labor Day Cup and NTIS Champions




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