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Oakland Whitecaps U18 Baseball Club





OAKLAND WHITECAPS MISSION STATEMENT

The Oakland Whitecaps were organized to help promote structured, competitive baseball for players who are seeking to improve upon individual and team skills, as well as life skills. Our primary goal is to help individuals develop and improve upon the fundamentals that are necessary for those who wish to take their game to the next level. The Whitecaps coaching staff is experienced and dedicated to providing the best possible instruction and guidance for young players. The Oakland Whitecaps play out of Oakland County, Michigan and are associated with  USSSA, MATBL, Sandlott, Nations, Pastime, Diamond Play,  and Triple Crown Baseball. Mike Harris Manager Oakland Whitecaps



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Wednesday, July 29
2016 Oakland Whitecap Tryouts

The 2016 U17/18 Oakland Whitecaps are looking for 3-4 players to round out roster for next summer.  We will be looking to play 4-5 in-state tournaments as well as 2-3 out of state.  Pastime, Diamond Play, and Elite Tournaments will be the events we will participate in.  Anyone interested please contact Coach Harris @ 248-830-2014 for information.

Wednesday, July 29
Whitecaps Finish Season with Final 4 Appreance at Kent State World Series

The Oakland Whitecaps 2015 season came to a close with a great run in the Pastime Kent State World Series!  The Whitecaps finished the weekend going 4-2 falling to the Midwest Marlins in the Semi-Finals on Sunday at Kent State. The Capsrun to the Final Four was led by great pitching, stellar defense and timely hitting.  The Caps pulled off two incredible comeback wins with the first being a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Toronto Mets in the final game of pool play that would give the Caps the chance to advance to the Top 6 teams that would advance to elimination play.  The Whitecaps fell behind 5-0  in the first inning but never gave up and ended up scoring 3 runs in the sixth and 4 runs in the seventh to cap of the great comeback!  In the first game of elimination play the Whitecaps would again over come an early deficit of 4 runs to score four in top of 7th to force extra innings where the Whitecaps would complete the comeback and advance to the final 4.



Monday, July 20
Whitecaps Win Florence Freedom Championship

The Whitecaps captured their second tournament Championship of the season by claiming the Florence Freedom Fourth of July Invitational.  The Whitecaps went 4-0 in another rain shortened pool play tourney winning by the scores of 4-3; 11-3; 7-5, and 9-2 in the Championship game over the Cincinnati Stix.

Monday, June 15
Whitecaps Open 2015 With Indiana Diamond Play Chamionship!

The Oakland Whitecaps opened the 2015 Tournament season by going 5-1 and winning the Diamond Play College Slam Showcase Tournament held in Central Indiana.  Games were played at Anderson University, Taylor University, and Indiana Wesleyan University.  The Caps outscored opponents 35-11 in their run to the Championship.

Thank you Diamond Play Tournametns; the Caps enjoyed their first visit to one of your tournaments and look forward to returning again next summer!

 Up next for the Whitecaps is the Cincinnati Flames Wood Bat Summer Classic starting on Thursday, Jund 18. 



Friday, February 27
Whitecaps Miles Hardy Commits to Northwood University!

Whitecaps Congratulate Miles Hardy (Lake Orion HS) on Signing with Northwood University  

  

Please join me in congratulating Miles Hardy on his signing with Northwood University!  
 
We are looking forward to another great summer with Miles and his famiy and wish him the best of luck at pursuing his goal of continuing his baseball career next fall at NU!

 



Monday, February 23
Whitecaps Congratulate Trevor MacDonald on Signing with Jackson College!

Please join me in congratulating Trevor MacDonald on his signing with Jackson College!  Trevor will be in his first
official" year with the Whitecaps but is no stranger to our program. 
 
We are looking forward to this summer with Trevor and wish him the best of luck at pursuing his goal of continuing his baseball career next fall with the Jets!


Wednesday, February 18
Donovan "DJ" Zezula Signs with Wayne State University!

Oakland Whitecap/Clarkston HS Senior DJ Zezula has signed to play baseball & football at Wayne state University!

DJ led the Wolves to back-to-back Division I State Championships as a QB!  DJ is also a star on the diamond for the Wolves. 

DJ joined the Whitecaps as a U12 player and we have had the pleasure of having the Zezuala family with us for the past several years!  DJ is the "ultimate" team-mate that also has a tremendous work-ethic!

 Congratulations to DJ and his family, the Whitecaps wish you the best of luck!  We look forward to one final of summer! 



Wednesday, February 18
2015 Oakland Whitecaps Updates

Oakland Whitecaps

                      
Oakland Whitecaps Baseball Club    

OAKLAND WHITECAPS MISSION STATEMENT

The Oakland Whitecaps were organized to help promote structured, competitive baseball for players who are seeking to improve upon individual and team skills, as well as life skills. Our primary goal is to help individuals develop and improve upon the fundamentals that are necessary for those who wish to take their game to the next level. The Whitecaps coaching staff is experienced and dedicated to providing the best possible instruction and guidance for young players. The Oakland Whitecaps play out of Oakland County, Michigan and are associated with Pastime, Triple Crown, and  Elite Baseball. Mike Harris Manager Oakland Whitecaps


Wednesday, January 21

Charlie Ellis Commits to Union University!

Charlie Ellis has committed to play for Union University in Jackson, TN.  Union is an NCAA Division II school.

Charlie is a second year Oakland Whitecap that plays all Outfield positions and has a great swing from the left-handed batters box!

Charlie has led his HS team for the past several years in all offensive categories and also led the Whitecaps last summer in doubles, along with being the top offensive player in several categories!

Charlie will take a great work ethic, attitude, and leadership to the next level and we are excited for he and his family! 



Wednesday, January 21
Ben Vigliarolo Headed To Trine University!

Congratulations Ben Vigliarolo!  Ben is a Senior at Walled Lake Central HS, and has recently committed to attend and play baseball at Trine University starting in the Fall of 2015!   Best of luck to Ben and Congratulations to he and his family, we look forward to a great summer!

 



Monday, November 3
Mitchell Shedlowsky Commits to Albion College!

Congratulations Mitchell Shedlowsky!  Mitchell is a Senior at Waterford Mott HS, and has recently committed to attend and play baseball at Albion College starting in the Fall of 2015!  Mitchell is  6'2" a RHP/SS/3B for the Corsairs and Whitecaps; will be called upon to pitch for Albion!  Best of luck to Mitchell, we look forward to a great summer!

 Miles Hardy-Northwood University

Trevor MacDonald-Jackson College

Donovan "DJ" Zezula-Wayne State University

Charlie Ellis-Union University 

Ben Vigliarolo-Trine University 

Mitchell Shedlowsky-Albion College 

Kyle Harris-Spring Arbor University 

Nick Harris-Spring Arbor University

Kevin O'Malley-Trine University

Zach Kallgren-Trine University

Ryan Rea-Adrian College

Michael Morelli-Saginaw Valley State University

 



Wednesday, October 8
Kyle Harris Accepts Athletic/Academic Scholarship to play at SAU

Novi Franklin Road catcher-infielder Kyle Harris recently signed an letter of intent to play baseball at Spring Arbor University where he'll join his brother Nick, who as a freshman started at shortstop and hit .324 as the Cougars reached the NAIA World Series going 2-2. Kyle Harris, an All-Region pick as a junior, is a three-time team captain, two-time team MVP and four-time All-District and All-MIAC selection. In 77 career games he has a .462 batting average with 102 hits to go along with 84 RBI and 83 runs scored. The school record holder for homers (6), Harris plans to major in Exercise Science and minor in Youth Ministry.

 Congratulations Kyle!! 



Tuesday, October 14
2015 Tournament Schedule

The 2015 Oakland Whitecap Tournament Schedule 

 June 12-14: Diamond Play Tournament @ Indiana Wesleyan/Taylor University IN (4 GG)

June 18-21: Cincinnati Flames Wood Bat Summer Classic (5GG)

June 25-28:  Pastime Tournament Notre Dame (4GG)

July 1-5: Florence Freedom Firecracker Invitational; Florence KY (2013 Champions) (4 GG)

July 8-12:  Cincinnati Flames Dinger Wood Bat World Series (2014 Gold Bracket Champions) (6 GG)

July 15-19:  Pastime National Championship Indianapolis, Indiana (5 GG)

July 23-26:  Pastime World Series Kent State University (5GG)

July 29-Aug. 2:    Wolverine-Buckey World Series (5GG)

 



Monday, July 28
Whitecaps Win Cincinnati Flames Gold Championship!

The Oakland Whitecaps capped off another fun and exciting summer of baseball by winning the Gold Bracket Championship 2-0 over the Indiana Mustangs at Miami University!  Ryan Rea threw a complete game 3-hit shoutout and Mike Morelli and Derek Dudek drove in the only runs the Whitcaps would need. 

In the Semi-Final game; Brett Kramer also gutted out a complete game 6-hitter as the  Caps defeated the Cincy Flames 4-1.  Kyle Harris provided the offensive fire-power going 3-3 with a single, double and a Home Run that all but sealed the W for the Whitecaps. 

Michael Morelli earned the W on the mound in the Quarter-Final game with Charlie Ellis earning the  save.   Ryan Rea earned the W in the opening round of ellimination play by pitching 3 innings of relief in a thrilling extra-inning game with the Huntington Hounds (WV).  

The Whitecaps finished the week winning 7 games and losing only 2 finishing the season with an overall record of 20-12-2!  Congratulations to all of our boys and thank you to all of our families for making 2014 a great season!

The Whitecaps will say good-bye and good luck to the following players: 9 year Whitecap Kevin O'Malley (Trine University).  Michael Morelli (3 years) GVSU, Zach Kallgren (3 Years) Trine University, and Ryan Rea (5 years) Adrian College.  All four players will be taking their skills to the next level and play a big part in the baseball programs of their respective Universities\.



Wednesday, March 12
4 Whitecaps Set to Play at the Next Level in the Fall of 2014!

The 2014 Whitecaps are excited to announce that four of its current U18 players will be playing College Baseball starting in the fall of 2014!  Seniors Ryan Rea (Clarkston), Zach Kallgren, Kevin O'Malley, and Michael Morelli (All from Walled Lake Central) will take their game to the next level.

Ryan Rea:  Adrian College

Zach Kallgren:  Trine University

Kevin O'Malley:  Trine University

Michael Morelli:  Saginaw Valley State University

 

Congratulations to these fine young men!   



Thursday, August 7
2015 Oakland Whitecaps Roster!

The 2015 Oakland Whitecap roster has been finalized with the Caps returning all 6 of our "non-collegiate" players!

Returning to the Whitecaps for their 10th season will be: Gavin Harris, Kyle Harris, and Brett Kramer!  Also returning in 2015:  Donovan DJ Zezula (7th year), Charlie Ellis (2nd Year), Miles Hardy (2nd year), and  Derek Dudek (2nd Year). 

The Oakland Whitecaps would like to welcome the following new players:

Trevor MacDonald, Matthew Lorey, Paul Alex, Ben Vigliarolo, Mitchell Shedlowsky, Spencer Hereford, and Jacob Christiansen! 

The Whitcaps will once again be playing a very competitive tournament schedule playing on some of the top college fields in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.  Stay tuned for the full 2015 scheudle.



Wednesday, February 11
Whitecaps Taking Game to the Next Level!

Charlie Ellis Commits to Union University!

Charlie Ellis has committed to play for Union University in Jackson, TN.  Union is an NCAA Division II school.

Charlie is a second year Oakland Whitecap that plays all Outfield positions and has a great swing from the left-handed batters box!

Charlie has led his HS team for the past several years in all offensive categories and also led the Whitecaps last summer in doubles, along with being the top offensive player in several categories!

Charlie will take a great work ethic, attitude, and leadership to the next level and we are excited for he and his family! 



Wednesday, January 21
Ben Vigliarolo Headed To Trine University!

Congratulations Ben Vigliarolo!  Ben is a Senior at Walled Lake Central HS, and has recently committed to attend and play baseball at Trine University starting in the Fall of 2015!   Best of luck to Ben and Congratulations to he and his family, we look forward to a great summer!

 



Monday, November 3
Mitchell Shedlowsky Commits to Albion College!

Congratulations Mitchell Shedlowsky!  Mitchell is a Senior at Waterford Mott HS, and has recently committed to attend and play baseball at Albion College starting in the Fall of 2015!  Mitchell is  6'2" a RHP/SS/3B for the Corsairs and Whitecaps; will be called upon to pitch for Albion!  Best of luck to Mitchell, we look forward to a great summer!

Mitchell Joins recent Whitecap Signees:

Kyle Harris-Spring Arbor University 

Nick Harris-Spring Arbor University

Kevin O'Malley-Trine University

Zach Kallgren-Trine University

Ryan Rea-Adrian College

Michael Morelli-Saginaw Valley State University

 



Wednesday, October 8
Kyle Harris Accepts Athletic/Academic Scholarship to play at SAU

Novi Franklin Road catcher-infielder Kyle Harris recently signed an letter of intent to play baseball at Spring Arbor University where he'll join his brother Nick, who as a freshman started at shortstop and hit .324 as the Cougars reached the NAIA World Series going 2-2. Kyle Harris, an All-Region pick as a junior, is a three-time team captain, two-time team MVP and four-time All-District and All-MIAC selection. In 77 career games he has a .462 batting average with 102 hits to go along with 84 RBI and 83 runs scored. The school record holder for homers (6), Harris plans to major in Exercise Science and minor in Youth Ministry.

 Congratulations Kyle!! 



Tuesday, October 14
2015 Tournament Schedule

The 2015 Oakland Whitecap Tournament Schedule 

 June 12-14: Diamond Play Tournament @ Indiana Wesleyan/Taylor University IN (4 GG)

June 18-21: Cincinnati Flames Wood Bat Summer Classic (5GG)

June 25-28:  Pastime Tournament Notre Dame (4GG)

July 1-5: Florence Freedom Firecracker Invitational; Florence KY (2013 Champions) (4 GG)

July 8-12:  Cincinnati Flames Dinger Wood Bat World Series (2014 Gold Bracket Champions) (6 GG)

July 15-19:  Pastime National Championship Indianapolis, Indiana (5 GG)

July 23-26:  Pastime World Series Kent State University (5GG)

July 29-Aug. 2:    Wolverine-Buckey World Series (5GG)



Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sun 7/26 Baseball Quarter Finals 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kent State
Sun 7/26 Baseball Semi-Finals 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kent State