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2104 North South Series

The North beat the South, two games to one, at Santa Clara University in the 45th CBCA North South Series.

The South won game one, 3-0. The North rallied to win the next two games, 2-1 and 5-3.

The South MVP was Eli Thomas of Temescal Canyon. The North MVP was Jon Schafer of Clovis West. Kris Bubic of Archbishop Mitty HS was selected as the Series Most Outstanding Player after pitching five shutout innings in game one. 

 North Wins Series by Jack Duffy,

SANTA CLARA, CA - After dropping the first matchup on Saturday afternoon, the North squad rattled off a victory on Saturday night and carried the momentum into Sunday morning to defeat the South 5-3 and capture the California Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase Title. The series victory is the second straight for the North, and a nice touch for all the proud dads in the stands watching their sons play on Father’s Day.

Valley Christian’s Mark Quinby got the North offense rolling with a leadoff double in the top of the second, and then advanced to third base on a wild pitch. After a walk from Clovis West’s John Schafer, Elk Grove’s Carlos Mosely singled in Quinby, and the North took a 1-0 lead. Schafer, who also took home North team MVP honors, scored later in the inning on a two out infield single by Buchanan’s Zach Ashford, making the score 2-0 in the second.

“It feels great. We’re looking for opportunities like this all the time and this is one of the best opportunities to play against this type of competition,” said Quinby of the experience. “It was amazing. We were spoiled out here.”

St. Ignatius’ catcher Robert Emery was another West Catholic and Central Coast Section player present at the showcase. Emery was a core part of the North’s three-run fourth inning that extended the lead to 5-0.

After a leadoff single from Schafer and a hit by pitch to Mosely, Emery singled into left field to score Schafer, extending the lead 3-0. Mosely advanced to third and Emery to second on the throw in from left field, putting more runners in scoring position.

Franklin-Elk Grove's Isaiah Engman and Buchanan’s Zach Ashford followed with back-to-back base hits to score Mosely and Emery, putting three quick runs on the board for the North. The 5-0 lead was one that the South would not overcome.

“It was just fun overall, getting to meet the guys. Anytime you’re playing with the best guys around, it’s a great experience,” said Emery. “Good competition all around, it was a great time.”

Emery went 1-for-2 with a sac bunt in addition to his RBI base hit and run scored; Quinby’s day included a hit by pitch in his 1-for-3 effort at the plate. Valley Christian infielder Kyle Marinconz had the toughest day at the plate going 0-for-5, but was still happy with the experience.

“It’s fun playing with these guys and staying in the hotel. They’re all a bunch of good guys, and we’re all trying to compete and get a win,” said Marinconz. “It’s a college experience. You get out there and hang with a bunch of guys. We just bonded and I think that’s what helped us get the big win today.”

In addition to a solid offensive performance, the North squad was also slightly more dominant on the mound. Buchanan’s Connor Loeprich started for Northern California and only allowed three hits in three innings of work, striking out three.

Fresno’s Joshua Acosta and Vacaville’s Blake Hannah split the final six innings, combining for three runs (one earned) on six hits, three walks, and four strikeouts.

Following the game, Archbishop Mitty’s Kris Bubic was honored with the Most Outstanding Player award at the showcase. Bubic pitched five shutout innings in Saturday afternoon’s opener, but came away with a no-decision in the 3-0 loss.

“I just came out and tried to do what I do best: throw strikes, pound the zone, trust the defense behind me,” said Bubic. “I couldn’t win this without the great team we had, the great defense, the great everything. It’s such an honor to play with these guys.”

The only other player representing the Bay Area in the showcase was Lowell-San Francisco's Craig Colen, a 6-3, 185 pound right-handed pitcher. His coach John Donohue was also recognized by the CBCA this weekend for eclipsing the 700-win mark this season during his 32 years at the helm of the Lowell program.

2014 CBCA Hall of Fame Honorees

For the past twenty-seven years, the California Baseball Coaches Association has honored high school baseball coaches who have made significant contributions to the baseball programs, communities and organizations with which they have worked.

In 2014, we honor the following outstanding people:

John Donohue…John has been coaching for 48 years, starting out in youth baseball before becoming the head coach at Lowell HS in San Francisco in 1983. His 15-year involvement in CYO, PAL, Bronco, and Pony baseball leagues prepared him for the success that was to follow him at Lowell. In his 32 years at Lowell, John’s teams have won 709 games and 12 CIF SF Section titles. His Lowell teams have been in the playoffs for 30 consecutive years. He has been honored by the California Coaches Association as state coach of the year in 2006. In 2013, he was chosen as national coach of the year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. His induction into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame was in 2012.


Mike Noakes…Mike has been coaching for 50 years. His high school career at Bullard HS in Fresno was one of outstanding success starting in 1967 and lasting until 1996. He then moved to Central East HS for 6 seasons. His teams won 708 games and 5 Central Section CIF titles. In 1980 and 1993, Bullard was voted the #1 team in the nation. Mike was selected as national coach of the year in 1989 and 1993. His other honors include being inducted into the Fresno County, the California Coaches Association, and the Bullard HS Halls of Fame. He has been an assistant coach at Fresno City College for the past 12 years.


2104 All Southern Section

Second Team

As selected by the California Baseball Coaches Association

Division 1

Matt Lautz, Agoura

Jacob Wong, Capistrano Valley

Nick Kahle, Chaminade

Blake Rutherford, Chaminade

Noah Davis, Huntington Beach

Daniel Amaral, Huntington Beach

Parker Joe Robinson, JSerra

Shane Martinez, JW North

Brendan Davis, Lakewood

Tai Tiedemann, Long Beach Poly

Chris Betts, Long Beach Wilson

Josh Goldberg, Long Beach Wilson

Spencer Steer, Long Beach Millikan

Kyle Hatton, Norco

Garret King, Orange Lutheran

Lucas Navigato, Riverside Poly

Dillon Miyashiro, Santa Margarita

Roy Verdejo, Saugus

Matt Majors, Trabuco Hills

Devin Davis, Valencia

 Division 2

Garret Ball, Arroyo Grande

Dallas Dey, Beckman

Austin Rubick, Buena

Aaron Dominguez, Chino Hills

Josh Gogue, Cypress

Luke Williams, Dana Hills

Marrick Crouse, Dana Hills

Justin Cage, Glendora

Mitch Hayes, Great Oak

Luis Magana, Hueneme

Victor Sanchez, Glenn

Jeff Murray, La Mirada

Kevin Padlo, Murrieta Valley

Taylor Franzman, Pacifica

Frankie Garriola, Pasadena

Bailey Gaither, Paso Robles

Kent Burckle, San Clemente

Matt Ruff, Valencia

Hunter Tidwell, Vista Murrieta

Joey Chapman, Yucaipa

 Division 3

Isaac Archer, Bishop Amat

Gerardo Ramirez, Diamond Bar

Daniel Naus, Elsinore

Sammy Fitzgerald, Elsinore

Paul Versteeg, Gahr

Tyler Johnson, Loara

Nick Kunkel, Orange

Gil Sauceda, Palm Desert

Parker Fokken, Paloma Valley

Jake Sahagian, PV Peninsula

Randy Buenrostro, Paramount

Travis Tarnoff, Quartz Hill

Cassius Hamm, Redondo Union

Hazahel Quijada, San Gorgonio

Denz’l Chapman, Serra

Kevin Lugo, St. Paul

Sean Trimble, Temescal Canyon

Steven Nuno, Warren

Ryan Viramontes, West Covina

Angel Mora, West Torrance

 Division 4

James Giambalvo, Alhambra

Ruben Pinedo, California

Fermin Beza, California

Patrick Cromwell, Calvary Chapel

David Carrillo, Century

Ryan Goff, Chino

Frank Donaldson, Don Lugo

Lars Nootbaar, El Segundo

Willem Mostert, El Segundo

Shawn Porthan, Granite Hills

Jacob Sanchez, Kaiser

Johnny Selsor, La Canada

Robert Leffler, La Habra

Richie Nunis, Laguna Beach

Nick Esparza-Tomechko, Monrovia

Chris Davis, Oaks Christian

Elias Orona, San Dimas

Jose Gomez, Sonora

Gavin Blodgett, Sonora

Tyler Martizia, Torrance

 Division 5

Isaac Linares, Beaumont

Dallas Burk, Big Bear

Vini Haro, Big Bear

Carlos Gonzales, Cabrillo

Brett Gregory, Cabrillo

Garrett Denbaugh, Hemet

Yeager Taylor, Hemet

Jeffrey Oki, Maranatha

Anthony Mestas, Oak Hills

Taylor Casanova, Paraclete

Nick Kitzmann, Santa Ynez

Dylan Marshall, Serrano

Erik Hernandez, Sierra Vista

Kaycee Garcia, Tahquitz

Jarrett Veiga, Tahquitz

Ryan Whisenant, Village Christian

Josh Agarin, Village Christian

Mike Rafter, Whittier Christian

Jacob Jimenez, Woodcrest Christian

Bryan James, Woodcrest Christian

 Division 6

Zach Richart, Apple Valley Christian

Ryan Mittelholtz, Crean Lutheran

Jordan Chryss, Desert Christian Academy

Kenny Gagnon, Desert Christian Academy

Michael Testa, Desert Christian Lancaster

Tyler Esquivel, Fillmore

Ismael Avila, Fillmore

Brendan McKiernan, Flintridge Prep

Hamilton Evans, Flintridge Prep

Jonathan Flores, Hesperia Christian

Evan May, Oxford Academy

Kyle Beerman, Pasadena Poly

Sean Holt, Providence

Isaac Holguin, Rio Hondo Prep

Caleb Ward, Saddleback Valley Christian

Connor Bock, Sage Hill

Seth Stone, Sierra Canyon

Jake Fried, Sierra Canyon

Jake Bradley, St. Margaret’s

Ian Chavez, Webb School

 Division 7

Jed Phillips, Academy of Academic Excellence

Daniel Colmenero, Animo Leadership

Alex Munoz, Animo Leadership

Landin Osborne, Calvary Christian Oxnard

Carlos Fairbanks, Cate

Grant Magnuson, Coast Union

Gannon Miller, Cornerstone Christian

Max Casey, Desert Chapel

Ryan Layton, Dunn School

Logan Okawachi, Fairmont Prep

Bryce Pickard, Hillcrest Christian

Michael Barker, Immanuel Christian

 Gerry Harris, Nuview Bridge

 Jeffrey Hill, Rolling Hills Prep

Justin Rumsey, Rolling Hills Prep

Tommy Curry, Santa Clarita Christian

Clint Ross, Santa Clarita Christian

Colton Huckabone, Santa Clarita Christian

Caleb Wilson, Trinity Classical Academy

Simeon Drapeau, Valley Christian Academy


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2013-14 CBCA Membership

This season, head coaches have the option to join the California Coaches Association (CCA) at the same time as joining the CBCA.

Benefits of joining the CCA through the CBCA include liability insurance coverage to cover all coaching activities through the end of August 2014.

Assistant coaches may obtain the same coverage.

Head coaches dues will be $30 (CBCA) plus $12 (CCA) if they desire the insurance.

Assistants pay only the $12 for CCA membership.

See our fall newsletter for more details.

You may go to the handout section on the left to download a membership form so that you do not have to wait for the newsletter before obtaining the coverage.

To see the insurance policy, go to handout section and download a copy.

Handout: Insurance Policy

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