Chico American Legion Baseball: Welcome

Welcome to Chico American Legion Baseball! Chico is located 90 miles north of Sacramento and has a rich history of baseball. Besides having one of California's top American Legion Baseball programs, it also is home to the Chico State Wildcats, two time Division II NCAA National Champions, and the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League.

Chico American Legion Baseball is celebrating its 68th anniversary this season.

Chico American Legion Baseball is composed of four teams. The Chico Nuts are the premier team, comprised of the best 16-19 year old talent in the Chico and surrounding communities, drawing players from Pleasant Valley High School, Chico High School, Paradise High School, Maxwell High School and Durham High School. They have won the District 234 title seven out the last nine years. They play 65 games between May and August.

The Chico Suns are the junior teams in Chico American Legion Baseball, comprised of the best 15-17 year old talent in the Chico and surrounding communities. There are two teams, Chico Suns Blue and Chico Suns Red. They play 50 games between May and August. The Chico Suns Blue are the defending Area 1 champions.


The Chico Rice are the freshman team in Chico American Legion Baseball, comprised of the best 13-14 year olds in the Chico and surrounding communities. They play 50 games between March and June. Please visit hem at their web site:
www.chicorice.com

Please contact us for any further information.


Wednesday, April 2
NEW WEBSITE! CHICO AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL HAS MOVED

www.chicolegionbaseball.com

 



Wednesday, March 5
2008 GOLF TOURNAMENT AT TUSCAN RIDGE GOLF COURSE

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Chico American Legion Baseball will be hosting it's annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Tuscan Ridge Golf Course. All players will receive a great 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, lunch on the course, and all are entered into a hole in one cash contest. Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 am.

 

There will also be a raffle that includes sports memorabilia, local dinners, Giants tickets and other local items.

 

The cost of entry is $100 per player, and all interested players should call 530-342-0717.



2 WEEKS UNTIL SPRING FEVER! DAVE STEWART TO SPEAK AT SPRING FEVER 2008

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Chico American Legion Baseball is excited to announce that former major league player and coach Dave Stewart will be the featured speaker at Spring Fever 2008, scheduled for Friday February 29, 2008 at Manzanita Place in Chico. Stewart played 16 seasons in the major leagues, with his most successful seasons coming with the Oakland Athletics in the late 1990's. He helped the A's reach the World Series in three consecutive years, and was named the Most Valuable Player in 1989 when the A's defeated the San Francisco Giants. Stewart won another World Championship in 1993 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Stewart was an American League All Star, a four time 20 game winner, an ALCS Most Vauable Player, and a recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award. He has also coached in the majoe leagues, was an Assistant General Manager, and is currently an agent for several major league players.

The Spring Fever event will once again feature an incredible live and silent auction. Guest will be able to bid on trips to Napa, rver rafting in Ashland, the College World Series, Gold Beach, front row Giants tickets and numerous other Giants games, Oakland Athletics games, Sacramento Kings games, golf at the best local courses including Bailey Creek, Safeco Park in Seattle, and dinner on the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train. Memorabilia from Alex Rosriguez, Mickey Mantle, Matt Cain, Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr, Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, Emmitt Smith, Brett Favre, Ozzie Smith, and many others.

 

CHECK THE SPRING FEVER LINK FOR AUCTION ITEM UPDATES!!!

Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for 18 and under.

Details about the event will follow soon, questions call Tom Stevens at 530-342-0717.



Thursday, February 7
CHICO NUTS 2008 ROSTER SET


PLAYER POS
HT
WT
B/T
GRAD
SCHOOL
JESSE MORRIS
2B/3B
5'10'
180 R/R
08

PARADISE

RYAN FEHLING 1B/OF 6'1'
200
R/R
07
PV/CUESTA COLLEGE
JAMES SANDERSON
SS/P 6'0'
170
S/R
08
PV
BEN SEVERE
P/UTIL
5'10'
165
R/R
07
DURHAM/SHASTA
SHANE GALBRAITH
OF/P
5'11'
155
R/R
08
PV
GENE GRIFFIN
P/OF
6'0'
155
L/L
08
CHICO
AUSTIN PROTT
OF/P
6'3'
170
L/L
08
CHICO
TAYLOR JOHNSON
P/3B
6'0'
200
R/R
08
PV
TODD TIMMONS
P/1B
6'0'
160
L/L
07
PV/SDSU
CAMERON HORD
C
6'0'
185
R/R
08
PV
JORDAN SCHWARZ
OF/P/SS
6'1'
160
R/R
09
PV
PATRICK RANDOLPH
2B/P
5'10'
175
R/R
09
PV
NICK FLORY
P
6'0'
230
L/L
08
PV
WES SKILLICORN
OF
6'0'
195
L/L
08
CHICO
JOE BORRAYO
3B
5'10'
175
R/R
08
PARADISE
ANDY QUIRING
SS/3B
5'11'
180
R/R
08
CHICO /FEATHER RIVER
DREW SULLIVAN HAMES
P/1B 6'4'
175
L/R
09
CHICO
MATT BRASHEARS
P/1B
6'3'
180
R/R
08
PV
MITCHELL BARSOTTI
OF/3B
5'10'
195
R/R
08
MAXWELL
MATT VEDO
P/OF
6'2'
190
R/R
08
COLUSA
RUSS GRAY
C
6'0'
190
R/R
07
CHICO/FEATHER RIVER
CODY BROWN
OF
6'0'
175
R/R
07
PARADISE/BUTTE
THOMAS WHITSETT
P
6'1'
195
R/R
07
PV/UNLV
DERRICK BILEY
OF
5'11'
185
L/L
08
PV


Thursday, February 7
CHICO SUNS BLUE 2008 ROSTER

PLAYER POS
HT
WT
GRAD
SCHOOL
NOLAN ATKINS
SS/2B
5'10'
160
09
CHICO
LUKE BARKER
SS/P
6'1'
150
10
PV
SEAN BERRY
OF
6'2'
160
09
PV
TYLER CLARK
3B/1B
6'1'
190
10
CHICO
RILEY COX
P/1B
5'9'
165
10
PV
DANNY EVANS
C
6'3'
200
09
PV
MATT GILBERTSON
P/SS
5'11'
150
09
PARADISE
CASEY HUGHES
INF/P
6'0'
150
10
PV
STEVEN JOHNSON
P/OF
6'1'
155
09
PV
STEVEN KOEHNEN
C/DH
5'11'
175
10
CHICO
BRAD LOHSE
P/3B
6'2'
185
10
HAMILTON
KEVIN MALONE
OF
6'1'
185
09
PARADISE
JOSH MIRANDA
2B/3B
5'7'
145
09
CHICO
JEREMY RICHARDSON
OF/1B
6'2'
160
09
DURHAM
SEAN RYAN
C
6'0'
165
10
PV
WADE WALTERS
P/OF
6'3'
155
10
PV
KYLE KEYAWA
p
6'1''
165
09
ORLAND
           


Thursday, February 7
CHICO SUNS RED 2008 ROSTER


PLAYER
POS
HT
WT
GRAD
SCHOOL
ANDY AMARO
P/OF 6'4'
175
10
CHICO
AUSTIN ARBOGAST
P/OF
5'11'
130
11
ORLAND
JORDAN BARNES
2B/SS
5'8'
125
11
PV
MATT BENSON
C/3B
5'8'
160
11
DURHAM
BRANDON COBORN
OF
6'1'
155
11
PV
CLAY EAGLETON
P/1B
6'3'
160
11
PV
NELSON FISHBACK
P/OF
6'0'
165
11
DURHAM
TRENT GALBRAITH
1B/P
5'9'
125
11
DURHAM
ZACH GALBRAITH
OF/P
5'10'
130
11
DURHAM
ZACH KORTE
P/1B
6'2'
150
11
CHICO
KURT LAVER
2B/SS
5'7'
125
10
PV
COREY LOUBER
C
5'9'
160
11
PV
BRETT LOUGHLIN
OF
5'10'
140
11
CHICO
COLE SAMPSON
OF/P/2B
5'9'
150
11
ORLAND
KYLE SANTUCCIO
1B
5'10'
200
10
PARADISE
ELI STANLEY
P/OF
6'2'
155
11
CHICO
QUINN SULLIVAN
C/P
6'1'
215
10
CHICO
GARRETT THOMAS
1B/3B
6'2'
215
09

CHICO 



LOGAN LOTTI COMMITS TO OREGON STATE

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Logan Lotti
Chico Nuts alumni Logan Lotti recently committed to play for the two time defending national champion Oregon State Beavers. Lotti played three seasons in Chico American Legion Baseball, two with the Chico Nuts. In that time he became the Nuts All Time leader in home runs and runs batted in. The right fielder then moved on to Sierra College where he is beginning his final season with the Wolverines. Lotti will begin attending OSU in the fall of 2008, and will be on the field of play in the spring of 2009.

Wednesday, October 10
NUTS WIN FALL CLASSIC

The Chico Nuts won the tenth annual Fall Classic going 4-0 over the two day tournament in Chico, and improving their fall 2008 record to 15-1-1. The Nuts opened the tournament with a 7-2 win over the Chico Suns. James Sanderson was 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in, including a triple. Matt Brashears and Derrick Biley combined to limit the Suns to four hits in the game. Kurt Laver doubled in the Suns two runs in the third inning.

 

The Nuts followed their opening victory with a 18-4 drubbing of Foothill. The Nuts scored 8 runs in the first inning, Gene Griffin was 3 for 5 with two runs batted in, including a double, and Casey Hughes was 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in. The Nuts collected a total of 13 hits in five innings in support of starter Sean Norton, who pitched a complete game, striking out eight and improving his record to 3-0.

 

The Nuts had to come from behind to defeat the Sacramento River Sox on Sunday, eventually prevailing by the score of 7-2. Down 2-0 after five innings, the Nuts scraped three runs together in the fifth inning with consecutive singles from derrick Biley, James Sanderson, and David Simmons. The Nuts capped the game off in the seventh with a grand slam from Sanderson. Wes Henman earned the win with five innings of work, and Sanderson struck out five in two inings fo relief.

 

The Nuts captured the championship with an 11-6 win over the Red Bluff Rebels. The Nuts gave up six runs in teh first, and then held the Rebels scoreless over the next six innings. Shane Galbraith was five for five with three runs batted in, including two doubles and a triple. Gene Griffin earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief.



Tuesday, September 4
CHICO NUTS WIN LABOR DAY INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The Chico Nuts won the 9th annual Labor day Invitational baseball tournament at doryland Field on Sep 1-3. The Nuts went undefeated with a 5-0 record in the tournament, defeating the Tahoe Loggers by the score of 10-4 in the championship game. The Nuts began the tournament with a 2-1 victory over the Red Bluff Rebels. Matt Gilbertson pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, needing only 47 pitches. Riley Cox earned the save, with one inning of relief.

 

The Nuts defeated the Eureka Falcons by the score of 6-5, coming back from a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the seventh. James Sanderson singled in two runs to tie the score and David simmons drove in the winning run with a line drive to the right field gap. Drew Sullivan Hames struck out eight batters in four innings of work, and Gene Griffin earned the victory.

 On Sunday, the Nuts offense erupted in both games, beginning with a 13-3 victory over Foothill. Wes henman earned the victory with five solid innings on the mound,  Shane Galbraith led the Nuts with two hits and two stolen bases, and Nolan Atkins was 3 for 4 with a double and 4 rbi's. The Nuts followed that victory with a 12-2 victory over the Tahoe Loggers. Riley Cox and Nolan Atkins held the Tahoe team to four hits in five innings, and Drew Sullivan Hames capped a six run first inning with a three run home run.

The championship game pitted the Nuts against Tahoe. James sanderson pitched 3 2/3 innings, and Gene Griffin pitched 1 1 /3 innings. Galbraith, Sanderson, and Biley each had two hits for the Nuts.



Monday, August 13
FEHLING, QUIRING HEADS POST SEASON AWARDS

The Chico Nuts have announced their 2007 post season awards, with Ryan Fehling being awarded the program;s highest honor, the Bob Busch Mr. American Legion Award, presented to the player who best represents Chico American Legion Baseball. In addition to Fehling, the following awards were presented:

 

Ben Silva Award (leadership): Cody Brown

Clark McGarr Award (Inspiration): Cameron Hord

Most Valuable Player: Andy Quiring

Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Andy Quiring

Most Outstanding Pitcher: Thomas Whitsett and Ben Severe

Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Cameron Hord

Most Outstanding Base Runner: Shane Galbraith

Rookie of the Year: Shane Galbraith

Most Improved: Drew Sullivan Hames and Joe Borrayo 



Monday, August 13
NUTS MOVING ON TO COLLEGE BASEBALL

Congratulations to the following Chico Nuts players who are moving on to the following institutions to continue their baseball careers (players in bold are eligible for Chico Nuts 2008 season).

 

Logan Lotti: Sierra College

Michael Maehl: San Jose St

Derrick Miramontes: University of Illinois Chicago

Kevin Griffin: Cabrillo Junior College

Cody Brown: Butte College

Ryan McDaniel: Butte College

Ben Severe: Shasta College

Brandon Ottenwalter: Butte College

Ryan Fehling: Cuesta College

Andy Quiring: Feather River College

Russ Gray: Feather River College

Todd Timmons: San Diego State

Corey Koehler: Butte College

Thomas Whitsett: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Taylor Clements: Butte College

Trevor Beck: University of Puget Sound

Chris Cooper: Aszusa Pacific University

Bryan Delorey: Butte College

Ryan Lauer: Feather River College



Thursday, June 28
NUTS IN EUGENE

The Chico Nuts returned to Eugene, oregon for the 33rd annual Pap Pizza Tournament.

DAY 1
The Nts lost to the Springfield Titans by the score of 6-1. Ben Severe pitched five innings and Brandon Ottenwalter pitched the sixth. The Nuts were held to just four hits, with Andy Quiring driving in the only run.

DAY 2
The Nuts defeated Beaverton, Oregon by the score of 12-6. The Nuts scored six runs in the sixth, including two two run doubles by Andy Quiring and Kevin Griffin. Trevor Ryan pitched fourinnings in relief for the victory. The Nuts play edin Prarie, Minnesota on Friday.


Wednesday, June 20
NUTS RETURN TO OMAHA

The Chico Nuts have returned to Omaha in 2007 for the Decker CWS Invitational Tournament, a 48 team national tourney.

DAY 1
The Nuts opened the tournament against site host Elkhorn, Nebraska and came away with a 4-3 victory. Andy Quiring led the Nuts offense going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and a triple. Thomas Whitsett drove in the go ahead run iin the seventh inning. After Quiring led off the inning with a triple to right center field. Whitsett followed with an RBI double to right.

On the mound, starter Ben Severe went five innings, striking out five and walking onl one batter. Whitsett earned the victory after thowing the last 1 1/3 innings, striking out five.

The Nuts next play Galesburg, Illinois @ 12:00 on Thursday, followed by St. Mary's @ 2:30.

DAY 2
The were undone by a poor defensive performance in their contest to Galesburg, falling by the score of 12-4 after committing 6 errors. Shane Galbraith was 2 for 3.

The Nuts bounced back in the second game of the day with a 4-2 victory over St. Mary's of Colorado Springs. Brandon Ottenwalter pitched five innings for the win, and Shane Galbraith pitched the final two innings for the save. Galbraith also was 2 for 3, givinbg him four hits on the day. The Nuts will play Thunder Ridge Colorado Friday at 7:30 pm.

DAY 3
In a tight game, the Nuts defeated the Thunder ridge Grizzlies by the score of 5-4. Todd Timmons pitched five innings to earn the victory, and Drew Sullivan Hames pitched the last two to earn the save. Shane Galbraith was 3 for 4, and Ben Severe and Andy Quiring each collected two hits.

DAY 4
The Nuts adavnaced to the quarter finals with a dominant victory over the Colrado Springs Jets. Thomas Whitsett pitched a complete game two hit shutout, strking out nine batters. Cody Brown returned to the lineup for the first time in over two weeks and hit a solo home run in the second. Ben Severe went two for three with 2 rbi's.

In the quarter fianls, the Nuts tournament run ended with an 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Coyotes. The Nuts jumped out to an early 3-1 lead but were unable to hold on. Shane Galbraith pitched five innings, and Ryan McDaniel pitched one. Andy Quiring was 2 for 4 with a home run.


Wednesday, July 4
YOLO WINS FATHER'S DAY CLASSIC, ALL TOURNEY TEAM ANNOUNCED

Yolo Post 77 won the 9th Annual Father's Day Classic, claiming the title with a 6-3 victory over the Napa Riverdogs. Chico finished fifth in the tourney, with a record of 3-2. The following is the 2007 All Tournament Team:

1. Adrian Perez Yolo Post 77 INF/P
2. Scott Heinig Yolo POst 77 OF/P
3. Jesse Snook Red luff Bulls P
4. Boomer Donnell Central Valley 1B
5. Chris Isham Folsom Flames P
6. Luke Mazzanti Folsom Flames P
7. Andy Quiring Chico Nuts SS
8. Todd Timmons Chico Nuts P
9. Ted Lemasters Napa Riverdogs C
10. Chad Albrecht Napa Riverdogs P/INF
11. Kevin Cramer Petaluma Leghorns OF
12. JD Judd Reno Knights C
13. Drew Simpson Reno Knights OF/P
14. Nick Franquez San Mateo Bulldogs P
15. Marcus Pointer San Mateo Orioles P
16. Brian Marblestone San Mateo Orioles INF

MVP: Adrian Perez Yolo Post 77
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Marcus Pointer San Mateo Orioles
Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Andy Quiring Chico Nuts



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Sunday, March 18

HOLIDAY INN: THE PLACE LEGION TEAMS STAY IN CHICO

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Chico American Legion Baseball encourages all American Legion baseball teams to stay at the Holiday Inn, one of our greatest supporters. Contact Wreath Opp.

DUSTY BAKER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BASEBALL

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The Dusty Baker International Baseball Academy is a proud sponsor of Chico American Legion Baseball. The Academy offers sessions for players from the ages of 9-20, and offers an experienced staff, led by multiple former major league players, scouts, and coaches, in addition to being owned and operated by three time Manager of the Year Dusty Baker. Please visit their site at www.dustybaker.com

Dusty Baker: 
Owner, Dusty Baker Academy of  Baseball.
As a kid my thoughts centered around becoming a professional athlete. My wishes were fulfilled by supportive parents, hard work (still having fun) and a strong belief in God.


When I was 16 years old my parents sent me to the Squaw Valley Warriors Basketball Camp. I had expert instruction from greats such as Rick Barry and Avlin Attles, and to my surprise was voted MVP of the camp. I can't express the self-esteem gained from that day forward. 


At that time I vowed that when I became a professional I would have a camp of my own so that other kids could experience similar progress and satisfaction.

Gene Frechette - CEO
"Baseball is our game. We are in the business to improve baseball skills, but the building of big league citizens is equally important. We will concentrate on developing self-confidence, self-reliance, and self discipline.

There is no substitution for hard work to become a better baseball player. With this in mind we have carefully selected our professional staff. They have the ability to identify with and understand young people as well as imparting their knowledge and experience through explanation and demonstration. The skills and knowledge students get here will enhance them greatly in the future whether it be in high school, college, professional or coach of a little league team. Over 360 Dusty Baker alumni athletes have gone on to college / university and professional baseball careers."

For camp reservations or further information, please contact Dusty Baker Academy of Baseball at (530) 644-3067.


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FIT ONE ATHLETIC: TRAINING FACILITY OF THE CHICO NUTS

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Fit One Athletic is the official training facility of the Chico Nuts Baseball Club. Owner Tony DeLuca has been a long supporter of Chico American Legion Baseball, and now the two are working together. A few reasons to get in and visit Fit One:

More Than a Health Club



Tony & Heather DeLuca realized a dream when, in 2001, they purchased FIT ONE Athletic Club. Tony has been in the Health Club Industry throughout the country and was manager/marketing director at several clubs where he developed the skills that make FIT ONE so extraordinary.


Heather is a certified Exercise/Personal Trainer and was recognized by the Club Industry as one of the Best Personal Trainers in the Nation. She holds numerous certifications and awards and has industry experience for over 20 years. She trains the instructors and teaches the specialty classes at the Club. Women with Weights is her favorite because she loves seeing participants succeed!


Tony and Heather DeLuca have the distinction of being the only business owners to receive the SBA (Small Business Administration) Business Operators of the Year award in their first year of operation. This award is based on equal parts financial performance and philanthropic activity. The DeLucas and the entire Fit One family are committed to excellence and to supporting our community. In addition to the SBA award, Fit One personal trainers were recognized as the best in Chico by the Orion newspaper.


The success of the Club can be attributed to the motto of FIT ONE and that is SERVICE!


Every member is treated to outstanding customer service by each and every employee–each and every day! Fit One always heeds the message: "World Class customer service consists of ordinary people doing ordinary things extraordinarily well!"


That message is conveyed at the Concierge desk where members can get such things as their car washed, clothes dry cleaned or have dinner reservations made–while they workout!


The Club also features Adventure Avenue where special activities and travel discounts are designed for the enjoyment of the members!


FIT ONE Athletic Club Features
Concierge Desk
Chiropractic Treatment
Full Court Basketball
Internet Kiosk
Kids Play Area
Pool
Spa
Rock Wall
Skin & Body Care
VR Spinning Room

You can also visit Fit One Athletic Club at www.fitone.net