After a third-place finish (only four teams entered) during the Memorial Day Tournament, the expectations were not sky-high for La Jolla’s 8U Red team as they entered the Pony Tournament. Furthermore, the Pinto all-stars dropped their first Sectional game at Pony and trailed Paradise Hills, 7-2, entering their last at-bat before magic struck in the form of 15 runs in one inning. That victory propelled the squad to a third-place finish at the Sectionals, qualifying them for Regionals.
During Regional play, the team won three straight, including an 8-4 win against Carlsbad, the 2018 World Series Champions at 7U. Eventually, the 8U kids bowed out in the championship game to Carlsbad, 5-4, after eight emotional and intense innings.
Due to their second-place finish at Regionals, the team qualified for the West Zone World Series and their improbable run is continuing this weekend (July 13-15) as the boys are among 16 teams headed to Moreno Valley in pursuit of a World Series banner.
The first day of World Series Pool play La Jolla beat French Valley 22-17 and then took their second game of the day 13-7 over Irvine's A team. The boys won their division of pool play and advanced to single elimination bracket play. They played a close game against Carlsbad but ended up on the short end of a 5-4 decision in their first game.
The La Jolla’s 10U Red team kicked off the All-Star season at the Xtreme Diamond Memorial Day Tournament, where they finished second among a loaded field of 15 teams.
The boys kept that momentum rolling into the Pony Tournament as they swept away the field during Sectionals to the tune of three straight victories, which secured a championship banner for the boys.
During Regionals in Carlsbad, the boys battled through a grueling stretch to advance, playing seven games in five days against the very best competition in San Diego County. The 10U “Red Sox” defeated Escondido, La Costa, North City and Carlsbad Black to reach the championship game. In the semifinals against Carlsbad, the squad showed their grit when their bats came alive with 16 runs in the last two innings as they overcame a nine-run deficit to win 16-11.
Winners of eight of their last ten games, La Jolla’s Red 10U placed 2nd in Regions and is headed to Super Region in Corona, CA (July 18-23) with an eye on the Zone and potentially, the International World Series to follow.
The La Jolla 11U squad, self-named the Prickly Pineapples, had a great all-star season, including two tournaments titles and two second-place finishes en route to an impressive 21-7 post-season record.
In the Memorial Day tournament, the squad avenged years of frustration by besting their chief rival, Tecolote. The 8-7 thrilling, come-from-behind victory was keyed by Luke Castagnola's three-run triple and Evan Quijada's three-shutout innings to close out the Championship.
Next, the team traveled to Fallbrook and took home championship rings by beating Ramona, 9-8, in the final, thanks in large part to a homerun by Clyde Kates and to Mitch Circuit’s steal of home for the go-ahead run in the 6th.
In both the Pony Sectional and Regional, the P-apples, fell just short as Tec returned the favor by winning both titles despite some outstanding pitching by Thiago Quillin and Emery Semmens.
The boys finished up in the Super Regional in Whittier. La Jolla opened up against the defending US champs, the Placentia Punishers. They lost 10-0 but played very well the last 4 innings. They played an elimination game on Saturday against the host team, Whittier and beat them handily 20 to 6. The season ended on Sunday with an 8-2 loss to Rialto.
UCSD Tritons Baseball Camps, Clinics, Lessons for 2019 Season!
UCSD Tritons Baseball Camps Clinics Lessons
There is no better way to get your baseball players to the next level than to get them some extra practice and professional instruction from the same coaches that run the #1 ranked UCSD baseball program. There is an option that fits your schedule:
Weekly Baseball Clinics - The clinics are held at Triton Ballpark. No sign-up required. Just show up and work on your baseball skills. They will alternate between hitting and pitching drills one week and hitting and fielding the next week. Clinics will resume after the Tritons finish up at the College World Series in Cary, North Carolina! The World Series runs through June 9th so check back for the summer clinic schedule.
Private and group lessons are available from the coaches at UCSD. Email Matt Harvey at to set up your first lesson!
Summer Baseball Camp at UCSD - The Tritons baseball program will be holding summer camps July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-August 2. For details and registration go their camp website by clicking HERE. Family, multi-camp and early bird discounts are available!
The USD Toreros camps are an excellent opportunity for players to develop their skills in all areas of the game. The camp staff will emphasize hitting, fielding, base running and throwing fundamentals through drills, proper practice techniques, game situations, and video evaluation. Campers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during games each day. Campers are divided by age and ability for games and drills.
Coaching from a nationally ranked baseball program
8:1 coach to camper ratio
Full games and competitions
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08:30 - 09:00 AM Check In
09:00 - 09:15 AM Introduction of the day
09:15 - 09:30 AM Dynamic Stretch
09:30 - 10:00 AM Catch Play/Baserunning
10:00 - 12:00 PM Defense/Offense Rotation
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch (Bring Your Own)
12:30 - 02:30 PM Simulated Games
02:30 - 02:45 PM Clean Up
02:45 - 03:00 PM Day Wrap Up
Facilities: Fowler Park, will be home to USD Baseball camps. In addition to Fowler Park, auxiliary fields on USD's campus may be used. Indoor facilities are available should inclement weather arise.
Each camper must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, batting gloves, helmet, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Please mark camper's names on all items. The camp is not responsible for lost belongings.
Torero Baseball Camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, in accordance with the NCAA camps and clinics legislation (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
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