Last Updated: July 29, 2015
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As the sun sets on another summer, Make your plans now for Fall
July 29, 2015
This epic photo was taken last year at LakePoint as we wrapped up the summer schedule. Our fall schedule is now out and features invitation only rosters for the Perfect Game Evoshield Upperclass (Sep 18-20 in Arizona) and the Perfect Game Freshman Worlds (October 16-19 in Georgia). We have openings for ALL players on our 8 age group teams attending the Desert Fall Classic in Las Vegas, NV for our 10th year in a row on Halloween Weekend October 30-Nov1. We are planning on 10u,11u,12u,13u,14u,15u,16u and 18u teams participating in this sold out event. Be sure to confirm your spot now so that you don't miss out on the awesome baseball and wonderful friendships with the great families of So Cal NTT.
Puerto Rico anyone? Wendy and I will be doing a clinic and tryout in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Our program will run November 21-25 and include on the field days all day Saturday and Sunday, evenings Monday and Tuesday with a Wednesday morning conclusion. Coach Kike Calero is planning on being in attendance as well. We cordially invite any of our families that would like to participate to join us in visiting our So Cal NTT teammates from Puerto Rico and taking part in our 5 days of on the field clinics and games with plenty of beach time monday and tuesday mornings. This tryout is being advertised throughout Puerto Rico for players from 12u to 18u and promises to be a great event for all.
Open Tryouts for Fall So Cal NTT local and national squads Sunday August 16th
July 25, 2015
So Cal NTT will be hosting our annual fall tryouts for all players interested in being considered for our fall programs as well as for next summer.
A clinic and tryout type format will feature instruction and evaluation for players of all ages 8u to 18u. Players will be invited to attend some or all of the following:
-Our fall ball team practicing weekly Sep and Oct at Cerritos HS.
-Our National Travel Team events for fall of 2015 ages 10u to 18u or National Championships in Summer of 2016
Tryouts at Cerritos HS, Cerritos, California Sunday August 16th
8u, 9u, 10, 11u, 12u 9:00am to 11:30am
13u,14u,15u, 16u, 17u, 18u 11:30am to 1:30pm
Tryout and Clinic fee is $50 payable to So Cal NTT for more info contact SoCalNTT@aol.com
Kyle Suezaki shows leadership in GA, named 16u WWBA All Tourney
July 26, 2015
Kyle Suezaki, 2016 Cerritos, had an outstanding 2 weeks in Georgia playing solid defense at catcher and infield as well as coming in for a pair of outstanding relief appearances. His .455 batting average during 16u WWBA earned him a spot on the All Tourney Team.
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:
14u on fire at BCS, places all 11 players on All Tourney Team
July 17, 2015
Kike Calero took over the reigns of the 14u squad as they started the second half of their summer in Ft Myers and they have taken off since then including a 5-0 pool run at 14u BCS that saw 11 players make all tourney.
3 Players Highlight the 17u WWBA day 6 notes on Perfect Game web site
July 10, 2015
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.
A record 12 players earn 18u WWBA All Tourney
July 10, 2015
New Organization All Time Best! 9 Hitters 4 Pitchers HITTERS: 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 PITCHERS: 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 players earn PG 16u BCS All Tourney Honors
July 8, 2015
Last week our two teams faced adversity but seven players earned all tourney recognition for their efforts. Outstanding hitters; Bradley Clark .528, Steven Godoy .333, Brantley Peters .333, Cody Underkoffler .300, and on the mound Brayden Peters 1.00 ERA, Stone Lasseter 1.00 and Aidan Smith 1.40. Great work guys. Keep competing and playing hard..
14u BCS and 2 squads at 17u WWBA ready for action
Most of these guys are in Atlanta this week as part of our 2 squads battling for the 17u WWBA National Championships. In Ft Myers our 14u is off to a great start going 2-0 at the PG BCS National Finals. 2010 14u PG BCS Champs, why not 2015 as well?
SC NTT has several players earning honors early on this summer
July 2, 2015
Fresh off leading his Virginia Cavaliers to the College World Series Title, Matt Thaiss helped lead the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in their first ever no-hitter vs CUBA today. Congrats all the way around for those awesome accomplishments.
Alumni Penn Murfee and Collin Snider both played in the final game in Omaha this year as Vandy fell short to Thaiss and UVA. An awesome season.
The Perfect Game 15u BCS National Championships saw 3 of our players earn All Tourney Honors paced by Stone Lasseter who threw a no hitter to open the tourney, along Aidan Smith who hit .364 and Jared Brooks with a .417 average for the event.
The PG 14u WWBA had 2 of our pitchers Noah Woodall 1.11 ERA and Brian Williams 1.85 ERA make the All Tourney Team, clearly the computer errored in ommitting James "Boomer" Fisher who tossed 8 2/3 innings 1 ER 1 win and 1 save on the week. At the plate Noah Matsumoto .533, Colby Johnson .449, Blake Wink and Daryl Ruiz both had an avg of .333 congrats guys and way to play hard and represent. Keep up the solid work all summer.
Fathers Day photo of the 15u BCS squad with Coach Thrasher, Coach Martin, Coach Smith and several of the dads.
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
2011 a Great Year
Alumni in the Big Leagues-9