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Fall Fling Thanksgiving Tournament

November 25, 2005

The West Coast Baseball Alliance Fall Fling 2005 is set for
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25-27 in North San Diego County.


Home team is listed LAST. If possible, home team shall occupy 3rd base dugout. Team staying at same field for a second game should remain in the same dugout for its next game.
Winning team MUST report result and score immediately after game---call Phil at (760) 941-5020.
  Oceanside HS Vista HS Rancho Buena Vista HS
9:00 A.M Okeiki-Liquid Ice Lookouts-MVP 2008 Longhorns-Sundevils
11:30 A.M MVP 2006-Norcal Colt 45-Lookouts MVP 2008-Sundevils
2:00 P.M Liquid Ice-MVP 2006 Okeiki-Colt 45 Norcal-Longhorns
9:00 A.M MVP 2008-Liquid Ice  Sundevils-MVP 2006  Colt 45-Longhorns 
11:30 A.M Lookouts-Okeiki Liquid Ice-Norcal MVP 2006-Colt 45
2:00 P.M Sundevils-Okeiki Norcal-Lookouts Longhorns-MVP 2008
8:45 A.M #8 VS. #9 #6 VS. #7 #4 VS. #5
11:15 A.M #2 VS. #3 -------- #1 VS. Winner 4/5
1:45 P.M ------- -------- Championship:
Winner 2/3 vs. Winner 11:15
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September 27, 2005
The 18U Lookouts will be featured in the Community Sports section of the North County Times on Tuesday, September 27th.  The Lookouts will be featured for their success in the USSSA tournament held in Huntington Beach, Ca on August 6-7.


September 18, 2005

Practice this week will be the same as last week. Those players that came the first hour and the 2nd hour please come at the same time. We will not be hitting on the field but in the cage with other soft-toss stations so we get a lot of swings.

The following players show up 10-11:
stay 11-12 for bullpens
stay 11-12 for bullpens
The following players show up 11-12:
Danford Dearborn Clopper Riley Cole  Nematbahksh Seitz Schofleid

Players listed in bold are pitchers and will throw bullpens and do their running from 11-12.

Summer Starts Strong for 18U Lookouts

July 21, 2005
The 18U California Lookouts were featured in the Community Sports section of the North County Times on Thursday, July 21.  The 18U Lookouts were featured for winning the Summer Kickoff Classic held at Marina High School in Huntington Beach over the June 25-26 weekend. 

18U Tournament Dates

June 21, 2005
The 18U tournament dates for the summer season are:
 June 25 - 26 July 9 - 10 August 6 - 7

18U Informational Meeting

June 13, 2005
The California Lookouts Foundation will be holding an informational meeting for all players invited to play on its 18U Lookouts team.  Mike Hymes, coach of the 18U Lookouts, will run the meeting at Westview High School Monday, June 13 at 7:15 pm at the Varsity baseball field.  Coach Hymes will address the players and parents regarding the practice schedule, tournaments dates, costs, etc.  Each player should have one parent representative present at 7:15 pm Monday evening.


18U Lookouts Finish as Runner-Up In Huntington Beach

August 7, 2005
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The 18U Lookouts took to the field over the Aug. 6-7 weekend in search of their third straight tournament title. The Lookouts had a good showing over the weekend but came up short as they were defeated by the Walnut Yankees in the championship game. Although they did not bring home the title, there were several highlights from the weekend.

In game one, the Lookouts faced off against the Eagles which, was a rematch from a previous tournament when both teams settled on a tie. A tie was not to be had in this game. After both teams failed to score in the first inning, the Lookouts opened the scoring in the second. Tyler Ward and Riley Depiano led off the inning with consecutive singles. Jason Jamora reached on an error which plated Ward. Depiano was then knocked in by a David West single.

After Peterson retired the Eagles in the third inning, the Lookouts broke the game open in the bottom half of the frame. Jesse Clopper led-off with a single, Brandon Fowler was hit by a pitch, and Clopper scored on a single by Michael Dearborn. Ward followed with a bunt single, Depiano was hit by a pitch, Keenan Riley reached on a bunt single, Jason Jamora Walked, and West reached on a fielder's choice. When the dust had settled, the Lookouts had plated 5 runs and led the game 7-0.

The rest of the game was more of the same as the Lookouts scored another run in the fifth and three in sixth. Final score: 11-1 in favor of the Lookouts. Paralleling the Lookout offense was a great performance by the pitching staff. Max Peterson started on the mound and went the first three tallying 5 strike outs and did not surrender a base hit. Travis Hill followed Peterson with another strong outing going the final 3 innings and striking out 3.

Game two versus the Walnut Yankees began with the Lookouts staring at a 2-0 deficit before their first at-bat as the Yankees used a steady diet of hitting and running in their half of the first inning to plate 2 runs. The Lookouts answered in the bottom of the third with a run of their own as Clopper led-off with a single. He was sacrificed to second by Fowler and came around to score on a single by Ward.

The next two innings saw the Yankees score five more runs as the Lookouts were stymied by Yankees pitching. With the score 7-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Lookouts needed some offense. Three consecutive singles by Jamora, West, and Peterson began the inning and were followed by two straight doubles by Clopper and Fowler. With that output, the Lookouts plated 4 runs to bring the score at 7-6. However, one more attempted rally was cut short with a double play line out and the Lookouts lost their first tournament contest of the summer. Final score: Yankees 7 Lookouts 6.

Game 3 was a semi-final match up against the Riverside Rangers. The story of this game was the pitching of Lookouts starter Jeff Seitz. Seitz continued his tournament domination by hurling a complete game one-hit 6 strikeout gem needing only 75 pitches. While Seitz kept the Rangers bats at bay, the Lookout offense plated 9 runs in the game.

The Lookout scoring began in the first inning when West doubled to right-center and then stole third. With two outs, Clopper singled to drive in West. In the second, the Lookouts plated another run. Tyler Ward singled and then stole second and third. Ward was driven in by an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Keenan Riley.

Two innings went by before the Lookouts scored again but they plated runs in both the fifth and sixth with two and five respectively. In the sixth, the game was blown open in the sixth when Riley Depiano singled to open the frame and Riley reached on a bunt single. Jamora then executed a perfect hit and run which plated Depiano. West reached on a sacrifice bunt attempt on an error, Peterson singled and stole second, and they both were plated when Clopper doubled. At the end of the inning it was 9-1 Lookouts. Seitz retired the Rangers in the bottom half of the inning to close out the contest and propelled the Lookouts into a championship game rematch with the Walnut Yankees.

In the championship game, Max Peterson got his second start after only throwing 30 pitches the day before. Unfortunately, Peterson and the Lookouts ran into a buzz saw. Disciplined hitting by the Yankee offense in the early going catapulted them to an early 3-run lead…a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the contest. The Lookouts battled back with two runs in the fourth as West was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Clopper singled, Fowler walked and West and Clopper scored on a single by Tyler Ward.

Although the Lookouts scored two runs in the fourth to bring the score to 4-2, the Yankee offense was just too much and they blew the game open in the sixth, scoring four more runs which brought the score to 10-3…which ended up being the final score.

The Lookouts ended the tournament with a 2-2 record and a second place finish and although they did not bring home the title, it marked the first time the Lookouts lost in three tournaments. To date so far, The Lookouts have 2 tournament championships and a runner-up finish. In addition, their summer record so far is 15-4. The Lookouts return to tournament action Labor Day Weekend as they compete in the Triple Crown California State Championships at Westview. Following the State Championships, the Lookouts will travel to Las Vegas for the Triple Crown 18U National Championships.


July 17, 2005
Following their thrilling tournament weekend over the July 9-10 weekend, the Lookouts 18U took to the field again this past Sunday for a double header against Pro Prep Baseball of Santee.


Game one began on a very positive note as the Lookouts plated 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jason Jamora led off the first with a single and then stole second. Michael Dearborn was then hit by a pitch. With runners on first and second with nobody out, Michael Disraeli singled to right which knocked in Jamora. Then, 3 straight singles by Jesse Clopper, Max Peterson, and Brandon Fowler made the score 5-0. Although the game started with an offensive outburst, 5 runs would be all the Lookouts would muster until their last at-bat.

On the mound for the Lookouts was Jeff Seitz who had just recently returned from a family vacation and had not pitched in a couple weeks. Although he gave up 5 runs, he pitched very well only surrendering 3 hits. Some shaky defense allowed Pro Prep to take a 6-5 lead into the bottom half of the 7th inning.

For the second week in a row, the Lookouts faced a deficit going into their final at-bat of a ball game. With one out, Clopper singled and stole second base. Peterson walked, and set the stage for Brandon Fowler. After falling into an 0-2 count, Fowler fouled off pitch after pitch and worked the count 3-2. With the count full, Fowler launched a 3-run walk-off bomb over the left field wall. It was Fowler’s first homer of the summer and capped off an effort in which he went 2-4 with 4RBI. In addition, Fowler also got the win on the mound as he came on in relief for Seitz in the 6th inning. Final score: 8-6 Lookouts.


Game two would not have the excitement that game one had as the Lookouts defense gave no help to starter Max Peterson. The Lookouts defense made a total of 6 errors in the game. These defensive lapses allowed Pro Prep to score 7 unearned runs. Pro Prep tallied a total of 10 runs in the contest as the Lookouts could only muster 3. A few shining moments came out of game 2 however, Brandon Fowler continued to send line-drives all over the ballpark and finished the game with a double and an RBI single which brought his line for the day to: 4-7, 3-R HR, 2B, 5RBI, & a win on the mound. In addition to Fowler’s efforts, Jason Jamora was also 4-7 while swiping 2 bases and Jesse Clopper had a great day at the plate going 5-8 while stealing 5 bases.

The Lookouts will take the next weekend off from games but will return to action the following week.

18U Lookouts Continue Dominance with Second Consecutive Tournament Championship
But Head Coach Injures Finger in Celebration

July 9 & 10, 2005 --

The California Lookouts 18U team won the Triple Crown Summer Breeze Wood Bat Tournament on Sunday at Westview High School with a dramatic come from behind, 11 inning victory over Okeiki Warriors of Los Angeles. The tournament crown was the second consecutive for the Lookouts. The win capped off a great weekend of baseball for the Lookouts as they completed the tournament with a record of 4-0.


The Lookouts took the field in game one against the Tucson Colts with a roster that did not include several of the Lookouts regulars. With 4-5 players out of town, Head Coach Mike Hymes brought in a couple of pitchers as well as four players from the Lookouts 16U team to play the tournament. In game one, the Lookouts began the scoring in the second inning. Jesse Clopper led off the inning with a walk and promptly stole second base. After being advanced to third on a ground out by Max Peterson, Clopper scored on an RBI single by 16U Lookout Riley Danford. After Danford stole second, Brandon Fowler was hit by a pitch. With Fowler and Danford on second and third, Riley hit a ground ball to third base which the third baseman threw wildly to first, allowing Danford and Fowler to score.

After the Colts answered in the top of third with 3 unearned runs, the Lookouts looked to break the game open in the bottom of the frame. Jason Jamora led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by David West. With one out, Nick McCoy, Clopper, Peterson, Danford, and Michael Dearborn all walked and the Lookouts scored five runs without recording a base hit. At the end of the inning it was 8-3 Lookouts.

The rest of the game would be more of the same with the aide of the Colt’s wild pitching staff and their lack-luster defense as the Lookouts would plate another run in the bottom of the fourth. Because of the two-hour time limit, the game ended after the sixth inning with the final score: Lookouts 9, Colts 3. The Lookouts received a great pitching performance from newcomer Gregg Olson who hurled a complete game while scattering four hits and striking out five.


In game two, the Lookouts squared off against a strong Long Beach Breakers ball club. The story of this game was the pitching of another Lookout newcomer, Brandon (Boomer) Lawbaugh. Lawbaugh responded by throwing a complete game five-hit shutout. The Lookouts offense took advantage of Lawbaugh’s pitching performance throughout the game as they scored four runs total on the way to a 4-0 victory.

The Lookouts offense began the scoring in the first inning as Jamora led off the inning with a single and stole second. David West followed with a single of his own and the Lookouts were in business with runners at the corners with nobody out. Jamora scored on a sacrifice fly by University of San Diego bound Nick McCoy, and West was plated by Jesse Clopper’s RBI push bunt single.

The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fifth when Riley Depiano walked with one out. He eventually scored on a passed ball by the Breaker’s catcher. In the sixth, the Lookouts would add one more run as McCoy doubled to open the frame. McCoy’s Courtesy Runner Kyle Collins was moved to third on a bunt single by Clopper and would eventually score on an RBI ground out by Max Peterson. The 4-0 Lookout victory gave them the number one seed heading into the playoff format of the tournament on Sunday.


In the semi-finals of the tournament, The Lookouts were to face the Las Vegas Virus, with the winner advancing to meet the Okeiki Warriors in the finals. Things began well for the Lookouts as they posted three runs in the bottom of the first. David West got things started by drawing a one out walk. Michael Disraeli then followed with a single. With West and Disraeli on first and second, Boomer Lawbaugh, Brandon Fowler, Michael Dearborn, and Riley Depiano drew consecutive walks. The combination of walks and two wild pitches allowed the Lookouts to end the first frame with a 3-0 advantage.

Armed with the 3-0 lead, Alan Nematbahksh took to the hill and hurled three strong innings allowing only one run while striking out two and scattering three hits. The 3-0 cushion was slowly shortened as the Virus scored single runs in the 3rd and 6th innings. Following Nematbahksh on the mound was 16U Lookout Andy Cole. The southpaw held his own in his 2 1/3 innings pitched and became the set-up man for closer Brandon Fowler. Fowler entered the game on the mound in relief with one out and the potential tying run on third base. With the infield drawn in, Fowler forced the first batter he faced to ground out to 1st. After giving up a two out walk, Fowler got the 3rd out by getting a ground ball to Dearborn. That extinguished the flame, and the game tying threat.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Lookouts looked to add some insurance to their lead of 3-2. Fowler and Dearborn led off with singles and both advanced on passed balls. After a botched safety squeeze attempt, Keenan Riley came to the plate with Fowler on 3rd and two outs. With the third baseman playing back, Riley dropped a bunt down the 3rd baseline which plated Fowler and gave the Lookouts that insurance run.

Fowler trotted out the mound with a 4-2 lead and looked to get his first save of the tournament. He responded by retiring the Virus in order with two punch outs and a fly ball. Bench Coach Jory McEachern (who does the pitch calling) commented on Fowler’s performance after the game by saying, “Brandon is a guy that is great when it comes to closing games for us. He had electric stuff on the mound today and his curveball was un-hittable.” The 4-2 victory propelled the Lookouts into the championship game…a game that nobody will soon forget.


The Championship game was a contest that will probably be considered one of the most exciting games in recent baseball history. The game started with the Lookouts quickly staring at a 3-0 deficit as the Okeiki Warriors scored three unearned runs off of Lookout starter Brian Schofield. However, Schofield settled down and held the Warriors in check into the fifth inning. Following consecutive Warrior doubles and a passed ball, David West came on in relief with the Lookouts down 5-1 and got out of the inning.

With the score still 5-1 going into the bottom of the 7th, the Lookouts seemed to be destined for a second place tournament finish. However, the Lookouts had other ideas. Jesse Clopper and David West led off the 7th with a singles and Michael Disraeli followed with a walk. With one out, Boomer Lawbaugh reached on an error and Brandon Fowler and Michael Dearborn both added singles of their own. All of a sudden the score was 5-4 with the tying run on 3rd with one out. Lookout Head Coach Mike rolled the dice and put on the suicide squeeze with Riley Depiano at the plate. Depiano laid down a perfect bunt and the score was tied at 5-5. With runners on 1st and 2nd and two outs, Jesse Clopper sent a rocket to the right center field gap which seemed to be the game winner. However the ball hung up in the air and the Warrior’s centerfielder was able to track the ball down. At the end of regulation play, the score was knotted at 5 and headed into the California Tie Breaker where at the beginning of each extra frame, the hitting team places the last hitter from the previous inning on second base with no outs and both teams play out the inning.

In the first extra frame, neither team scored. However, in the second, the Warriors plated 2 runs and the Lookouts had their backs against the wall again. In the bottom of the inning, Max Peterson (who had rushed back from the San Diego Showcase) was placed on second base with nobody out with Brandon Fowler leading off. Fowler laced a double to left center field which scored Peterson. With Fowler on 2nd, Dearborn sacrificed him to third. This set the stage once again for Lookouts catcher Riley Depiano. With the count 1 ball 2 strikes, Depiano drilled a single to centerfield to tie the game again. Then, following a passed ball, Depiano was at 2nd with two outs. Jesse Clopper hit a ground ball through the third baseman’s legs and Depiano raced around third base with what looked like the winning run. But he was gunned out at the plate to end the inning and sent the game into the next inning.

In what was now the top of the 11th, Max Peterson took to the hill. With nobody out, Peterson picked off the runner at second which dissolved the Warrior’s sacrifice attempt. After the next hitter reached on an infield single, Peterson picked him off of first base and then fielded a come backer to the mound to retire the side. With the score still tied at 7, the game headed to the bottom of the 11th with the Lookouts feeling all the momentum.

The bottom of the 11th began with Clopper on second base. As David West tried to sacrifice him to 3rd, he was hit by a pitch. With runners on 1st and 2nd and nobody out, Disraeli laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to place runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out. Jason Jamora was then walked intentionally to load the bases and this set the table for Max Peterson. After getting into a quick 1-2 hole, Peterson set a drive to centerfield for a sacrifice fly which allowed Jesse Clopper to tag from 3rd and score the winning run. As Clopper raced for the plate, he was being paralleled by Head Coach Mike Hymes from the 3rd base coach’s box. As Clopper slid in with the winning run, Hymes tackled Clopper in a jubilant celebration which was followed by the rest of the Lookouts in the making of a dog-pile at home plate. The Lookouts had won the game and their second consecutive tournament. The only downfall was that Coach Hymes tore a tendon in his left pinky finger during the dog-pile celebration.

Following the game, Coach Hymes had a few words about the weekend. “I told these players that this weekend would come down to who executed the best because we were using wood bats. We played small-ball all weekend, looking for every opportunity to steal bases, hit & run, and bunt guys over. We tried to play for one run each inning and we executed well all weekend long. I am so proud of this team for the way they dominated the first three games and persevered during the championship game against some very formidable opponents…they just never gave up and look where it got us!” When asked about the torn tendon in his finger Hymes added, “Well, I know it was kind of a freak thing to happen, especially when the head coach starts the celebration but, I was just so happy for the players and other coaches who did such a great job all weekend. If I had to do it all over again and knew that it would cost me an injury, I would without any hesitation.” Hymes finished by adding, “In all my years of being involved in baseball both as a player and a coach, I can’t remember a game that was more exciting. It was a great weekend for the entire Lookouts Program. The players should be very proud of their efforts.”


July 3, 2005


The California Lookouts 18U team returned to action this past Sunday, July 3 with a double header against the North County Tides.

Using wood bats in preparation for their July 9-10 tournament, the Lookouts jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning.  After Mike Disraeli singled and stole second base to open the frame, Nick McCoy moved Disraeli to third base with a very well executed groundout to second base with 2 strikes.  Disraeli was driven in by fellow Torrey Pines Falcon Michael Dearborn who lined a single to centerfield with 2 outs.  The Lookouts added to their lead in the 3rd when Tyler Ward doubled to left center field to lead off the inning.  With Ward at 3rd base and two down, Jason Jamora hit a ground ball to shortstop but with his blazing speed, he was able to beat out the groundball for a base hit which garnered the Lookouts their second run of the game.

With the score 2-1 Lookouts in the fifth, the Tides scored two runs on a fly ball that was lost in the high sky which put the score at 3-2 Tides.  The score remained 3-2 and the Lookouts had the tying run on second base in the bottom of the 7th after a 2 out double by Nick McCoy but he was stranded to end the game.

Alan Nematbakhsh started game 1 on the mound for the Lookouts and had a solid outing.  He scattered 3 hits over 4 innings and gave up only 1 run.  Brian Schofield came on in relief to pitch the final 3 innings and also pitched very well.

Offensive leaders for game 1: Mike Disraeli: 2-3, SB; Michael Dearborn: 2-2, RBI, SB


In game 2, the Lookouts jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of 1st.  Jason Jamora led off the inning with a walk and promptly stole second.  He was knocked in by Max Peterson’s RBI single to left.  The Lookouts struck again in the second inning.  With one out, Dearborn walked and stole 2nd.  He then came around to score on an RBI single by Riley Depiano. 

The Tides answered with a run of their own in the top of the third which made the score 2-1 Lookouts heading into the bottom of the 3rd.  Brian Schofield led off the bottom of the 3rd with a single up the middle which was followed by a walk to Jamora.  An RBI single by Peterson brought in Schofield and Jamora scored on an RBI single by Disraeli.  Max Peterson later came around to score on a passed ball by the Tides catcher.  At the end of the 3rd it was 5-1 Lookouts.

The Tides managed to score 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning but it would be all they could muster behind solid performances by the Lookouts pitching staff.  Max Peterson started the game on the mound and went 3 innings, allowing one run while striking out 6.  Peterson was followed by Travis Hill, David West, and Brandon Fowler who combined to keep the Tides hitters in check for the rest of the afternoon.  Final score: Lookouts 5, Tides 3.

Offensive leaders for Game 2: Jason Jamora: 2BB, 2SB, 2 runs scored; Max Peterson: 2-4, 2RBI, SB, 1 run scored; Riley Depiano: 1-2, RBI; Brian Schofield: 1-2, 1 run scored.

The Lookouts will return to action this coming weekend, July 9-10, as they will compete in the Triple Crown Sports Summer Breeze Wood Bat Tournament.  They will open tournament play with two games on Saturday with contests at 8am and 12:45pm.  All tournament games will be played on the Varsity Baseball Field at Westview High School.


June 26, 2005
The California Lookouts 18U team began their summer season in style by winning the USSSA Summer Kickoff Classic Tournament at Marina High School in Huntington Beach over the June 25-26 weekend.  The Lookouts went undefeated over the weekend with a record of 3-0-1.

The first game of the weekend was against the Orange County Eagles.  The Lookouts offense struck first in the second inning.  After a lead-off walk to Brandon Fowler, Michael Dearborn drove a double down the left field line to plate Fowler for a 1-0 lead.  However, that would be all the offense the Lookouts would muster as the Eagle’s pitcher used a steady diet of off-speed pitches that kept the Lookouts hitters off balance for most of the day.  The score remained 1-0 for the entire game behind the outstanding pitching performance by Lookouts hurler Max Peterson.  Peterson pitched 7 innings of 3 hit baseball while recording a game high 14 strikeouts.  Behind the pitching of Peterson, the Lookouts were one out away from recording their first win of the summer until a high chopper by an Eagles hitter brought in the tying run in the top of the seventh.  The Lookouts had a chance to put the game away with a victory in the bottom of the seventh but could not push a run across and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

In game two, the Lookouts faced off against the East Valley Rockies.  After starting pitcher Jeff Seitz pitched out of a small jam in the first inning allowing no runs, the Lookouts bats came alive in the bottom of the first inning by sending 16 hitters to the plate.  Speedy lead-off hitter Jason Jamora led off the inning with a double down the left field line which was the first of 5 straight hits to start the inning.  Following Jamora’s double, David West singled which knocked in Jamora.  Then after 3 straight singles by Max Peterson, Jesse Clopper, and Brandon Fowler the Lookouts had the bases loaded and nobody out.  Michael Dearborn reached on an error, Tyler Ward and Keenan Riley followed with singles of their own.  With the score already 7-0, Max Peterson singled with the bases loaded to bring in 2 more runs.  Clopper followed Peterson with a triple to right center field which plated Peterson.  After the dust had settled, it was 10-0 Lookouts after the first frame.  Things calmed down after that and the Lookouts ended up winning the game by a score of 12-2 behind great offensive performances by Jamora:  2-4, 2B, RBI, Peterson: 2-3, 2 RBI, Clopper: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI, and Ward: 2-3, 2B. RBI along with strong pitching performances by Seitz and Brian Scholfield

Sunday was judgment day for the Lookouts as they had to win in order to advance to the finals.  On the mound for his second straight start because he only threw 30 pitches the day before was Jeff Seitz.  Seitz responded by hurling a complete game five hit gem while recording 8 strikeouts.  The Lookouts offense complimented Seitz’s performance with timely hitting and aggressive base running in which they stole 8 bases.  Offensive leaders for the Lookouts were Jesse Clopper who went 2-2 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases and David west who was 1-1 with 2 stolen bases.  The 4-2 victory propelled the Lookouts into a championship game rematch with the East Valley Rockies who the Lookouts beat 12-2 the day before.

In the championship game, it was more of the same for the Lookouts with good pitching and timely hitting.  The Lookouts broke out to an early lead as David West launched his first homer of the summer with a solo shot over the right center field wall in the first inning.  With the score still 1-0 Lookouts, perhaps one of the most influential plays of the game occurred in the top of the third inning.  The Rockies had a runner at 3rd base with one out.  That runner later scored on what looked to be a sacrifice fly when the pitcher Jeff Seitz informed Head Coach Mike Hymes that the runner had left early from 3rd base.  When Hymes appealed the play, the umpire said he was out.  This ended the inning and held the score at 1-0.  It just goes to show you that players that aren’t physically in the game should mentally be in the game at all times.  The assist by Seitz seemed to take the wind out of the Rockies sails as the Lookouts responded in the bottom half of the inning by scoring 6 runs on base hits by Peterson, Clopper, Riley Depiano, and Keenan Riley.  However, the Lookouts offense was not finished.  In the bottom of the fourth, they plated 7 more runs, highlighted by speedy Jason Jamora’s inside the park homerun which sailed over the centerfielder’s head.  Behind the explosion of the  offensive and strong pitching performances by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo bound Travis Hill and Westview High School’s Alan Nemathbaksh, the Lookouts earned a 15-5 victory and the Championship.

On the weekend, the Lookouts outscored their opponents 32-11 and swiped a total 14 bases.  When Lookouts Head Coach Mike Hymes was interviewed after the championship game he said, “This was a great way to start the summer and I think it built a lot of confidence in our ball club heading into the July 9-10 tournament.  These players have set the bar pretty high for the rest of the summer, but I am confident that they will respond to it and only get better as a team as the summer progresses.”


18U Lookouts Finish as Runner-Up In Huntington Beach

August 7, 2005
USSSA Tournament Results

Front Row (from left to right): Jesse Clopper, Riley Depiano, Jason Jamora, Keenan Riley Michael Dearborn, and Michael Disraeli

Back Row (from left to right): Brandon Fowler, Jeff Seitz, Brian Schofield, Alan Nematbakhsh, David West, Tyler Ward, Travis Hill, Max Peterson, Coach Jory McEachern, and Head Coach Mike Hymes

18U Lookouts should check the North County Times and the Poway News Chieftain over the next week to two weeks for an article about this tournament.

Check the 18U Lookouts News Page for Coach Hymes' Write-Up.

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18U Lookouts Win TCS San Diego Summer Breeze Tournament

July 10, 2005
Triple Crown Sports Tournament Results

Check the 18U Lookouts News Page for Coach Hymes' Write-Up.

18U Lookouts Win USSSA Summer Classic

June 26, 2005
USSSA Tournament Results

Pictured in the back row at left are: Coach Jory McEachern, Max Peterson, David West, Brandon Fowler, Alan Nemathbaksh, Jeff Seitz, Travis Hill, Tyler Ward, Mike Disraeli, and Head Coach Mike Hymes.

Pictured in the front row at left are: Jesse Clopper, Riley Depiano, Michael Dearborn, Jason Jamora, and Keenan Riley.

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