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  • 307 of Coach Luke's Alumni have committed to Colleges
  • 18 Major Leaguers, 54 Pros, 4 MLB 1st Round Picks
  • 17 National Tournament Titles
  • 2010 Perfect Game BCS National Champions 14u
  • 35 USA Baseball National Team Members

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So Cal National Travel Team

Current and Former Players Making News in Summer of 2016

11 of our former players were selected by MLB in the 2016 draft putting our total at 38 in the last 4 years.
Matt Thaiss 1st #16 C Angels, Delvin Perez 1st # 23 SS Cardinals, Zac Gallen 3rd #105 P Cardinals, Cole Irvin 5th #137 P Phillies, Alan Marrero 8th #238 C Red Sox, AJ Bogucki 8th #244 P Nationals, Graham Ashcraft 12th #371 P Dodgers, Ryan Nelson 15th #443 Marlins, Darrien Tubbs 16th #491 OF Dodgers, Stephen Lohr 20th #609 3B Rangers, and Nate Sweeney 33rd #1004 P Cubs.  Awesome honor men, keep working hard.

College and Pro Updates: Chase Smart (Troy) named an All Star in the Futures Collegiate League. Collin Snider (Van) 2-0 in the Cape Cod League. Chance Sisco (Bal AA)  homers in the Futures Game. Jason Martin (Hou A) has 16 HR's at All Star Break. Delvin Perez (STL-R) has 18 hits in his first 12 Pro games.  

So Cal NTT MaxBP Squads having some good individual performances so far. 18u WWBA All Tourney 5 pitchers  Ricardo Ramirez (CA), Bradley Clark (FL), Emmit Hudspeath (AL), Gabe Dominguez (PR),  Justin Wear (CA) and 3 hitters Norris Gautier (PR), Ricardo Ramirez (CA) and Brian Eusebio (PR)  great job!

All Tourney from 17u Round Robin just posted and 5 of our players were named; 3 pitchers with ERA's of 0.00 Stone Lasseter (AL), Bradley Clark (FL) and Julian Sansores (CA) and 2 hitters Norris Gautier (PR) .455 and Dane Grounds (CO) .400 solid work gentlemen and congrats on the back to back all tourneys for Bradley and Norris.

All Tourney 17u WWBA Congrats to our 6 hitters that made the list; Miguel Pabon .545, Saul Gonzalez .444, Dane Grounds .375, Ricardo Ramirez .375, Norris Gautier .368 and Julian Sansores .364.  That makes it two in a row for Dane and Julian and a Three Peat for Norris, solid work.

All Tourney 16u WWBA after a hot start we sputtered a little but still had hitters Efrain Santiago .500, Norris Gautier .400, and pitchers Emiitt Hudspeath 1-0 0.00 ERA, Connor Culp 1.17 1-0, Stone Lasseter 0.00 No hits, 5 1/3 IP, Noah Matsumoto 2.63 ERA, Widel Soto 5 IP 2 runs.  Congrats to all and NORRIS GAUTIER's clean sweep being named to each of the 4 All Tourney Teams.

16u WWBA Stone Lasseter (AL) tossing a no hitter for 5 1/3 before hitting the maximum pitch count and having to be removed leading 3-0 at LakePoint.   

All Tourney 15u WWBA we placed 3 on the list, I had Patrick Romeri at 7-14 .500, they said 5-12, mine is right Game Changer was mistaken,  Also on the mound Joseph Anello 1.75 ERA and Karson Wojtyla 3.23  congrats on the efforts boys.




The Road to Omaha...NCAA D1 Regionals

June 2, 2016

Congrats and good luck to our 19 Alumni participating around the country in the NCAA Regionals today through sunday.

Very Cool header on USA BASEBALL Team Championships Invite

December 16, 2015

National Team Championships

14u 2015 IBC World Series Champions

July 22, 2015

Congrats to our 14u squad for winning the IBC World Series in St. Petersburg, FL.  They finished the east coast trip going 11-1 in the last two events and winning the IBC title.  Congrats to Coach Kike Calero and the team!

Blake Wink, CA All Tourney  Keagan Calero, NH, All Tourney  Jonah Diaz, FL, All Tourney

Nate Curtis, ME, Most Valuable Offensive Player

James "Boomer" Fisher, AL, Most Valuable Player.



Christian Delgado Throws No Hitter, goes 2-0, leads 6 players on to 17u WWBA All Tourney

July 17, 2015

Christian Delgado's no hitter, his second win of the week, came just 2 days before Graham Ashcraft pitched So Cal NTT to a 3-2 win over the 5-0 with no runs allowed Houston Banditos, in one of the best games of the 17u WWBA tourney. Ashcraft was clearly an omission as he had three appearances, a cg win, a hold, 2 scoreless innings in the 3rd outing, a total of 9.33 IP with 2 runs allowed.

All Tourney Hitters:
McKinley Strickland .438
Colton Schultz         .389
Delvin Perez             .316
Gavin Levy               .313


3 Players Highlight the 17u WWBA day 6 notes on Perfect Game web site

July 10, 2015


Pitching for the SoCal NTT Blue team 
Graham Ashcraft (2016, Brownsboro, Ala.) threw an impressive seven inning complete game on Wednesday morning. Ashcraft participated in the National Showcase last month in Fort Myers and ran his fastball up to 93 mph. The strong-bodied Ashcraft has a sturdy build and some thickness and strength in his torso and legs. He works to a three-quarters arm slot and can drop down a bit lower occasionally.

In the early going Ashcraft had some issues repeating his delivery and was a bit stiffer at landing, but he did show the same low-90s velocity that he had displayed at the PG National. His heater shows natural tailing action from the lower slot, although at times the pitch can flatten out or run too far to the arm side when he falls out of his delivery.

As the game progressed, Ashcraft got into a better rhythm and was able to repeat his mechanics and throw more strikes. He showed some feel for a mid-70s breaking ball that had some depth and two-plane break with predominately 10-to-4 shape. At times he lost the pitch to his arm side as he got on the side or underneath the offering, but he did flash some sharp, late-breaking pitches that induced swings and misses. He also flashed a few developing changeups in the mid-80s.

In the later innings Ashcraft ramped up his velocity and began to empty the tank as the righty hit 95 at least once in each of his last three innings pitched and lived more consistently in the 92-94 mph range. Even more impressively was the fact that he was able to still throw strikes and keep the ball down in the zone within that velocity band.


Delvin Perez (2016, Loiza, Puerto Rico) made quite the splash at the PG National, displaying some of the loudest overall tools in the entire event. He showed off great foot speed, turning in a 6.53 60-yard dash and impressed in the defensive workouts with good range, soft hands, and plus arm strength. At 6-foot-3, 165-pounds, Perez has an extremely projectable frame and lots of present quick-twitch athleticism. He has good present bat speed that allows him to whip the barrel through the zone with authority, and while at times he can work around the ball, he displays juice to his pull side with the ability to impact the baseball.

One can expect Perez to flash in the field, and he’s made a number of plays look easy over the course of the tournament. He has a quick first step, extremely smooth actions, soft hands and a predilection for flash and flair that makes him a fun player to watch. With such high-level tools and a lean, projectable frame Perez has one of the higher ceilings in the 2016 class, and he could make some serious noise with additional experience, maturation and strength.

Perez’s teammate at the International Baseball Academy and on the SoCal NNT Blue, 
Alan Marrero (2016, Bayamon, Puerto Rico), also showed off intriguing defensive tools. The compactly built 5-foot-8, 185-pound catcher certainly looks the part behind the plate and he showed good lateral movement, footwork and the ability to explode out of his crouch. Marrero threw out a runner trying to steal second base early in the game, showing off a strong, accurate arm and turning in a 2.0 second pop time. He also showed that he wasn’t scared to throw behind runners, doing so on a number of different occasions. That aggressiveness paid dividends as Marrero was able to take advantage of a high and outside fastball and quickly fire down to second base in just 1.83 seconds to backpick a runner that had taken an aggressive secondary lead. The righthanded hitter also has some hitting tools, with some bat speed and strength and he flashed the ability to use the entire field, hitting a single to right field in his first at-bat.

A record 12 players earn 18u WWBA All Tourney

July 10, 2015
New Organization All Time Best!
9 Hitters
4 Pitchers

Marcos Lopez  .750
Grant Simera  .556
Brennan McKenzie .417 
Brady Johnson  .417
Graham Ashcraft .385 
Delvin Perez .375
Ryan Nelson .357
Colton Schultz .300
Alan Marrero 2 HR 6 RBI

Justin Wear       1 Ap 0.00  0 H  1-0
Gabriel Dominguez 3 Ap 1.00
Graham Ashcraft   3 Ap 1.50 1-0
Cory Gill         2 Ap 9 IP

7 Alumni drafted in 2015 MLB Draft

Congrats to some hard working young men for being selected in the 2015 MLB 1st year player draft.  Will Stewart,AL, Phillies, Xavier Turner, OH, Rangers, Jonathan India, FL, Brewers, AJ Kennedy, CA, Padres, Nick Sprengel, CA, Nationals, Cole Irvin, CA, Pirates, Chase Smartt, AL, Braves.  We are excited for what the future holds.

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.

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

2015 IBC World Series 14u Champions

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

Major League Alumni-18
Mark Trumbo
Ian Kennedy
Freddie Freeman
Greg Mahle
Hank Conger
Cole Garner
Sean O'Sullivan
Matt Luke
Justin Sellers
Daric Barton
Trevor Plouffe
Grant Green
Robert Refsnyder
Trayce Thompson
Steven Wright
Vinnie Pestano
Travis Denker
Justin Wilson

2011 a Great Year!!!!
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