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2014 Showcases

The annual North South Series will be played at Santa Clara University on June 14 and 15.

On Friday, June 6, the North will conduct their showcase at St Mary's High School in Stockton. Coordinating the North event will be Javy Valdivia.

Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, ther South Showcase will be held at Mt San Antonio College in Walnut. The South coordinator will be Steve Hernandez.

Junior only will be permitted to attend after their high school coach sends in all nomination and membership forms for the CBCA.  No other way of attending is permitted.

Each member school is allowed to send two juniors. If you are interested in attending, please check our member school link on the left of this page and encourage your high school coach to send in the materials if your school is not listed, yet.

Invitations and info will be mailed to players in early May.

There is no cost for the showcase. 



2013 North South Series

The North defeated the South 2 games to 1 in the Series played at Santa Clara University on Jun 15 and 16.

Korby Batesole (Buchanan) was selected at the Most Valuable Player of the Series. Matt Campbell (Simi Valley) was chosen as the South's Most Valuable Player and Jack Wheeless (Buchanan) was the MVP for the North.

South salvages split with North in CBCA Showcase


June 17, 2013

The South rose again Saturday evening to salvage a doubleheader split at Santa Clara University’s Schott Stadium.

Its comeback occurred in the California Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase. The series is for the top rising seniors in the state and has featured such noteworthy players in the past as Alan Trammell, Eddie Murray and CC Sabathia.

  The North won the first game 6-1 in the scheduled nine innings. The second game was limited to seven innings and the South waited until there were two out in top of the seventh to score three runs en route to a 4-2 victory.

  “This is awesome,” said Kansas University-bound outfielder Matt McLaughlin from Leland High. “I’ve grew up wanting to play in this because it has such a great tradition, so it’s obviously an honor.”

McLaughlin had one hit in each game and hit the ball sharply all day.

The North took a 2-1 lead in Game 2 on a sixth-inning triple to right field by Clovis West’s Christian Funk and a run-scoring single by Bullard’s Chris Smutny and seemed poised to capture the game and the series.

But the South rallied in the top of the seventh after a two-out infield single by King High School's Shane Mardirosian. Simi Valley’s Matt Campbell then walked and San Dimas’ Daniel Millwe hit a looping single to left field to tie the game.

Next up was Coltin Gerhart, quarterback of the Norco High football team and the brother of former Stanford Heisman Trophy candidate and current Minnesota Viking Toby Gerhart. Gerhart pounded a double down the left-field line to score two runs and give the South the eventual victory.

Despite watching the series victory fall through its hands at least for the time being, the North did not seem frazzled. San Benito (Hollister) outfielder Josh George and Valley Christian pitcher Theron Kay described their thoughts about playing in the venerable series.

“It’s fun,” George said. “It’s a privilege. I get to make a statement for my team and my city and my family. Not a lot of people know who I am and where Hollister is. It’s just fun being with a bunch of guys who I don’t really know and playing baseball on a beautiful field.”

George committed in April to play in 2015 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Added Kay, who will pitch the first three innings of Game 3 on Sunday: “It’s an honor to play in this. To be representing my school is really exciting.”

Smutny paced the North in Game 2 with a 3-for-3 effort at the plate.

Turlock’s Austin Bush was the hero for the North in Game 1 with a 3-for-4 effort including a solo home run to right field in the fifth inning that touched off a three-run rally. Bush had four hits on the day.

Outside of Bush’s smash, the North didn’t wear the cover off the ball in the fifth, but found the holes in collecting five hits. Davis’ Brett Bloomfield also had an RBI single to left field in the inning as the North took a 3-1 lead.

The North put the game away in the sixth with four hits and three more runs. A two-run triple to center field by Buchanan’s Korby Batesole and an RBI double by Davis’ Brett Bloomfield did most of the damage.

Besides Bush’s three hits, Batesole and Bloomfield each had two hits for the North.

The South scored its only run in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Kaiser’s Chris Mathewson, knocking in Foothill of Santa Ana’s Randell Kanemaru who had doubled to left field.

South starting pitcher Campbell looked sharp, throwing four scoreless innings while Bakersfield’s Mason Perryman did the same for the North.

Shortly before the end of Game 2, former Santa Cruz High coach Bill Dodge was honored along with Durham’s Bill Wells as the retired coaches were welcomed into the CBCA Hall of Fame. The players left the dugouts between innings to surround the longtime coaches as they received plaques for their contributions to the game.

“I’m happy,” said Dodge, whose Cardinal teams won 515 games over 30 years. “But I was just a facilitator. People (in the stands) say ‘Oh, that was a good move.’ But what a lot of people don’t understand is it’s the players who make the moves work.”




June 17, 2013

Three Northern California pitchers worked together to only allow one run and five hits Sunday in a 4-1 victory over the Southern California team. The Father’s Day matchup was the last of three games in the California Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase, won by the North, two games to one.

Theron Kay of Valley Christian (San Jose) started on the mound for the North team, and surrendered three of the five total hits and the only run to the South team in three innings of work.

“It was a lot of fun. It’s a great honor to represent my school and Northern California so I feel very blessed that I was picked to do this,” said Kay on his experience at the showcase.

The North’s offensive production came in the sixth inning off the bat of Josh Lenney from Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa. With designated hitter Austin Thomason and catcher Braden Frankfurt on second and third base respectively, Lenney lined a ball by South right fielder Colton Gerhart for a two-run double.

Korby Batesole accounted for another run for the North with a home run leading off the seventh. Northern California added one more run in the ninth inning as well. Following the game, Batesole was named the North team MVP.

“I was kinda surprised, I thought Lenney had the big hit in the game today, I just tried to play my best,” said the Batesole, an infielder from Buchanan High School. “It felt good, there were a lot of Clovis area guys here in general so it made it nice, comfortable to play with guys you know, and it’s easy to play well when you’re comfortable.”

South starter Chris Mathewson lasted three innings for his team, striking out five, walking two, and only surrendering one hit. Lefty Marco Briones and right-hander Gabriel Llanes combined for the final six innings, three apiece, in total tallying four runs and 5 hits given up.

Following Kay’s performance, Wheeless came on to pitch for four shutout innings, allowing only one hit while striking out four. Pacific Grove’s Chris Clements continued to throw up goose eggs on the board for the eighth and ninth innings, striking out a pair of hitters while surrendering hits to three.

Clements talked about his experience: “Felt good to represent the North, my high school and my family, and to come out and win this thing with all these guys is pretty cool.”






















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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