California Rockies: Welcome

Welcome to the official web site of the California Rockies Baseball Club 2010 

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2008 AABC Don Mattingly California State Champions , 2007 & 2008 World Series Finalists
2008 AABC Mickey Mantle and  Connie Mack California State Finalists 
2007 AABC Mickey Mantle State Champions , Western Region Champions, World Series Finalists 

Our mission is to prepare each of our players for success at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  This is accomplished by mentoring our players on the finer skills of the game and providing the opportunity to play against the best local, regional and national competition available.  This proven formula for success is validated by the number of former California Rockies players that have gone on to successful careers at the collegiate and  professional levels.


Headlines News:

Wednesday, June 10
California Rockies' Players in Inland Valley HS All-Star Game

Rockies Joel Licon (Diamond Ranch HS), Chris Carlson, Matt Lowenstein and Adam Hurley (all from Chino Hills HS) participated in the 2009 Inland Valley High School All-Star Game.  The game was played on 6/7/09 with the North team wining 14 - 5.  All four players as well as the California Rockies were featured in a recent article in the Daliy Bulletin describing the friendships players from different high schools develop while playing on travel or club baseball teams (to read the article click here). 

Sunday, August 10
Rockies 17U Reach Don Mattingly World Series Finals!
















                                              2008 Don Mattingly World Series Finalists

For the second year in a row, the Rockies’ 17U team reached the finals of the Don Mattingly World Series only to fall in the championship game.  Even though the Rockies fell just short of the championship they had hoped to capture this year, the 17U team had a very successful post-season run.  This included winning the Don Mattingly California State championship, which qualified the team to advance to the Don Mattingly World Series.  For more details, see the 2008 Summer Season Recap om the MySite News page.  

Click here to view pictures from the Don Mattingly World Series. 

Cal Rockies
Saturday, December 13
California Rockies Lowenstein, Carlson and Licon Sign Letters of Intent

Lowenstein                     Licon                             Carlson

California Rockies' Chris Carlson, Matt Lowenstein and Joel Licon each signed letters of intent to play baseball at major NCAA Division I colleges in southern California.  Lowenstein of Chino Hills HS and Licon of Diamond Ranch HS both signed with Loyola Marymount, while Carlson, also of Chino Hills HS, signed with UC Irvine.   

From the LMU Lions web site:

"Lowenstein is a 6'3" 200-pound left-handed hitter from Chino Hills High School. Described by the LMU coaching staff as a "multi-dimensional player who has the ability to play any of the infield positions and all three outfield spots," he could be used in a variety of roles for the Lions next season. Last season, Lowenstein batted .380 with four home runs and 14 RBI. "[Lowenstein] runs a 6.8 and plays the game with a hard-nosed, `blue collar' attitude," Keehn said. "

"Licon enters his final year at Diamond Ranch High School after helping the team to the CIF Championship game last season. A 5'9" 165-pound middle-infielder, he batted .359 in 21 games in 2008. According to Keehn, "Joel has a real good feel for the game and is a very hard worker. Like the other two players in this recruiting class, he comes to the field ready to play and get better every day, and we look forward to him joining the squad next season."

From the  UCI Anteaters web site:

"Chris Carlson (Chino Hills/HS) helped his team to the Sierra League championship in 2008. The outfielder earned All-CIF first-team honors last season and was also tabbed All-Inland Valley, all-league and all-state after hitting .340 with 57 hits. Carlson belted 14 doubles, four triples and nine home runs as a junior."

The Rockies congratulate all three players and look forward to following their careers at the collegiate level.


(l - r) CHHS coach Billingsley, Kenny Langwasser, Rockies coach Kapano
Saturday, December 20
Langwasser Awarded Cory Lidle Memorial Tournament College Scholarship

As winners of the 2007 Cory Lidle Memorial Tournament championship, the Rockies were awarded a $500 college scholarship, which they could then award to a high school player of their choice.  In recognition of his contributions to the success of the Rockies and also his contributions to Chino Hills HS first Sierra league championship, Kenny Langwasser was selected by Rockies coach Randy Kapano and Chino Hills HS coach Kyle Billingsley to receive the scholarship.  This capped a fantastic year for Kenny in which he hit a walk off grand slam home run to clinch the league championship for Chino Hills HS and was also named All Sierra League 2nd Team .   Kenny is currently enrolled at Saddleback College where he will be playing infield for the Gauchos.