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Wednesday, March 12
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS NAVY @ TREVOR SANDOVAL MEMORIAL



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GENERALS NAVY HANGING OUT WITH TREVOR

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS NAVY PLAY IN HONOR OF TREVOR SANDOVAL

Our Generals Family grew a little larger this past weekend with many local players playing in a Generals uniform and competing on the Ballfield in honorable memory of Trevor Sandoval @ a local Baseball tournament to help the community memorialize Trevor where Trevor had so much fun over the years. We had 3 Generals teams competing in the tournament. Generals Navy consisted of kids that went to school, played flag football, played little league, or played on a Generals team with Trevor Sandoval. Every player just wanted to get dirty for Trevor this weekend!!! FRONT ROW: L to R-- Cole pacheco, Justin Torres, Derek Kajisa, Luke Meyers, and Joseph Ramirez. BACK ROW: L to R-- Christian Segura, Esteban Reyes, Andrea Medrano, Abel Martinez,(Trevor), Chris Stanton, Gio Gonzales, Grant Lawrence, and David Ambriz



Sunday, March 9
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS TS PLAY FOR TREVOR



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WATSONVILLE PONYS FINEST: MCCELROY FIELD

 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS TS' HOME PLATE MEETING WITH TREVOR'S ANGELS BEFORE AN EPIC BATTLE ON SUNDAY MARCH 9TH, 2014

BOTH TEAMS WERE WEARING THEIR MEMORIALIZED JERSEY IN TREVORS HONOR, ONE TEAM HAD TO WIN IN ORDER TO ADVANCE INTO THE SEMIFINAL AND TODAY TREVOR DECIDED THAT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FINAL INNING, THE SCORE TIED AT 8-8,  WITH 2 OUTS AND 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER, TREVOR DECIDED HE WOULD MAKE THE WINNING 9TH RUN CROSS OVER HOME PLATE, GAME OVER.

 TREVORS ANGELS WIN A DRAMA FILLED, FUN FILLED AND COMPETITIVE GREAT

GAME 9-8  OVER GENERALS TS. 

TREVORS LUCKY NUMBER IS 9

 



Friday, March 7
TREVOR SANDOVAL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT



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TREVOR SANDOVAL MEMORIAL BANNER

TREVOR SANDOVAL MEMORIAL BANNER HANGS OUT ON THE EVE OF A GREAT WEEKEND OF PLAYING BASEBALL IN HONOR OF A GENERALS PLAYER WHO WAS CALLED UP TO HEAVEN!!

12 TEAMS WILL COMPETE IN HONOR OF TREVOR SANDOVAL THIS WEEKEND MARCH 8-9. AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT ON MARCH 9TH TO

COMMEMORATE TREVORS LUCKY NUMBER 9.



Sunday, February 9
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 13U PLAYER HAS BEEN CALLED UP TO HEAVEN



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WORLD SERIES CHAMPION 2013

 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS PLAYER HAS BEEN CALLED UP TO HEAVEN

Our Generals Family is saddened by the passing of a wonderful soul today. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Sandoval Family. Trevor Sandoval will forever be missed by not only our family, he will be missed by the Baseball Community. Trevor Sandoval's passing is hitting our community very hard and many tears are being shed for this great kid who lived life with No fear!!

We enjoyed seeing his smooth, monster bat swing connect with the Baseball, when this happened, the Ball would fly far and His Dad would let out his Roar like the very proud Dad that Ralph Sandoval is.

Trevor hit many of those Monster shots in a Generals uniform and our family will cherish those proud moments forever. Generals Players have lost a good friend and our Baseball Community has lost a Great Baseball Player.

SERVICES HAVE BEEN RENDERED.  THE ENTIRE TREVOR COMMUNITY CAME OUT AND PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO A GREAT KID.

 

MEMORIAL FUND

RIP TREVOR SANDOVAL 

04/27/2001 - 2/09/2014

(TREVOR PLAYED THE GAME THE RIGHT WAY)



Monday, September 30
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 13U--2014 SEASON



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SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONS 13U

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS SETTLE FOR SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP@ FALL  BALL CLASSIC 

 GENERALS 13U went into Saturdays pool play games knowing they had to finish the day 1-1 so they can be in the Championship Bracket Sunday. Generals 13u's first game Saturday was against Jr Broncos and the Generals struck early and held a 1-0 lead through 4 innings, and then Baseball started happening and eventually loss the game 11-2.  Generals 13U faced The Eventual Champion Norcal Elite 13u in their second game on Saturday. Generals 13u came from behind in this game.  Generals 13u won the game 8-5, however not before finding out they likely gave up one to many runs to make the Championship Bracket on Sunday.

GENERALS 11U finished pool play as the #1 seed in the Silver Division Bracket for Sunday.

GENERALS 11U started the Silver Division Championship Game Lackluster.  Generals 13u did manage to spark up the offense with 2 home Runs in the 5th and an explosion of hits to come from behind and eventually win the game 12-9.  

On base standouts for the weekend were Alex Taylor going 6 for 11, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. August Souza going 5 for 9, A double,  and 3 stolen bases. Giovanni Besio 6 of 7 and scoring 2 runs. Zion Lopez went 9 for 12 with a double, Home Run and scored 3 runs.

Generals 13U players did manage to come away with some individual acheivement awards.

Zion Lopez: Stolen Base King

Willie Lemasters: Home Run King

Luis Montero: Strike Out King

Generals 13u look forward to competing at an even higher level and having a much stronger mental game the next time we set foot on the Diamond!!!



Tuesday, September 24
SCC YOUTH HOME RUN DERBY 2013

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY YOUTH BASEBALL'S  HOME RUN DERBY 2013, COMES TO WATSONVILLE. 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY YOUTH BASEBALL will hold a Home Run Derby for ages 9u through 13u. Players will have an opportunity to participate in one of two dates offered. All players must wear protective gear and be properly dressed. Event is free to all participants from 9:30 to 4pm. October 19, 2013 and November 9, 2013. Please register for a free eteamz account to fill out release form for event.

Please email us for Sign ups or additional questions on rules.

SCCYOUTHBB@YAHOO.COM

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Monday, August 12
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 13U--2014 SEASON



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2014 GENERALS 13U- UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 13U GO 4-0 AND TAKE BEACH GIVEAWAY EVENT.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 13U Continued their winning ways to open up their 2014 Season, taking the 2 day event and giving "Work as a team" a new meaning. Generals 13U went undefeated in the 6 team 13u division, scoring 31 runs and allowing 11 on defense(best differential in tournament).

GENERALS 13U Went 2-0 in Saturday's pool play games. GENERALS 13U started off strong by beating Pleasanton Thunder 8-0 behind some great pitching by Luis Montero and Josh barry, who combined on a No-Hitter in 6 innings. Generals 13U won their 2nd pool game with a score of 12-5 versus Norcal Impact of Santa Rosa. Giovanni Besio entered the 1st inning in relief on the mound and allowed 2 runs through 5 innings. Offensive standouts in this game were Luis Gonzales, Alex Adame and Erik Huie all batting 1000 in the game.

GENERALS 13U became the #2 seed and matched up versus the #3 seed Fresno 51's in Sundays Semifinal game.

GENERALS 13U outlasted the 51"s with a final score of 8-3 and a ticket to the Championship game.

GENERALS 13U went on to face the #1 seed and also undefeated Ceres Blaze in The Finals. GENERALS 13U  Pitcher Maximilian Ramirez IV came in relief in the 3rd inning with the score 0-2 Blaze and went on to virtually shut down the Blaze' offense and kept the Blaze quiet for the remainder of the game. GENERALS' 13U offense was able to score their first run in the 4th inning. Huie led off the bottom of the 4th inning with a shot that sparked the offense.

Generals 13U offense was ingnited and went on to score 4 more runs and win the Championship game with a comeback. Final score was Generals 13U scoring 5 runs and Ceres Blaze scoring 3 runs.

Generals 13U player Josh Barry is named the Stolen Base King of the Tournament. Luis Montero was named Strike Out King of the Tournament. Other On-Base standouts for the weekend were Adame going 5 for 7 and 4 runs. Barry going 7 for 13, with 4 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Issac Gonzales going 8 for 13 and 2 runs scored. Huie going 9 for 13, scoring 7 runs and stealing 4 bases. Ramirez IV went 11 for 13, stealing 4 bases and scoring 5 runs.

Santa Cruz County Generals 13U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to go to war in Sunnyvale August 24-25 @ Twin Creeks Sports Complex.



Monday, August 5
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U: 2014 SEASON



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2014 GENERALS 11U- UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U GO UNDEFEATED.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U  were in the lead in every game this weekend. The Generals 11u finished with a 3-0 record and took home the Championship at the Polo Grounds on Sunday.

Generals 11u went 3-0 in Sundays Hottest Shootout. GENERALS 11U won the first game versus 11u Dirty Dozen 6-4. Fisher Johnson set the tone early with a 2 run shot to center field. Alex tucker went 2 for 2, and also stole 2 bases in the game.

Generals 11u took on the 11u North County Generals winning a close one 5-4. Johnson, Tucker, DJ Lopes and Finn Tershy all got on Base twice in the game and accounted for 4 runs and 6 stolen bases.

In our final game, Generals 11u Pitcher Johnson struck out 6 and pitched a complete game winner with a final score of 3-1 versus the 11u Gilroy Pirates. Johnson also helped himself out by going 2 for 3 on the bases. Lopes and Tucker also went 2 for 2 on the bases in the game.

Fisher Johnson was without question our MVP for the tournament, his final numbers were 6 for 8 with 2 doubles, a home run, 3 stolen bases and 5 runs scored. Fisher was also the Strikeout King and Home Run King in the Tournament.

DJ Lopes was the Stolen Base King of the Tournament.

Other Generals 11u standouts this weekend were Joey Devera going 4 for 8, w/ 4 runs and 2 stolen bases. Gabe Zamora going 3 for 6 and stealing 3 bases. Anthony Arya also struck out 5 batters in 4 innings of work on the mound.

These 11u Generals appreciated the competition this weekend and look forward to continued challenges from opposing teams.



Thursday, August 1
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS START A NEW SEASON BEGINNING AUGUST 1, 2013.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS will run 3 teams this 2014 season. Our Flagship team will become a 13u team and do battle August 10-11 on the 54-80 field. Our confident 11u team will become 12u and will test themselves later this month. Our upstart 11u team will get right to it and battle at the Hottest Shootout on August 4th.



Monday, July 22
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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12U OPEN WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U TRAVEL TO CARSON CITY, NEVADA, BECOME 2013 AWS WORLD SERIES 12U OPEN CHAMPIONS.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS added their 10th Championship of the 2013 12u baseball season.

GENERALS 12U Went 2-1 in pool play games Thursday and Friday. GENERALS 12U won 11-5 versus Bretts Muckdogs based out of Northern Nevada. James Sandoval went 2 for 2 on the bases scoring 1 run, with Harrison Zischke and Angel Rodriguez going 2 for 3, both adding 2 runs in the game. Generals 12u beat Reno Mustangs 5-2 in the 2nd game. Chris Stanton, Maximilian Ramirez IV and Luis Montero combined on the mound to hold the Mustangs to 2 runs over 6 innings. Angel Rodriguez, Andrew Kachel, Erik Huie, and Ryan Bariteau all were on bases twice and each scored a run in a winning effort in this game.

GENERALS 12U played their final pool play game versus Valley Kings of Modesto, it was a battle of undefeated teams. Generals 12u were up 5-0 through 3 innings. Valley Kings came back in the 4th and 5th innings with some bombs. Generals 12u lost the game 10-7 in an umpire shortened 5 inning game.

GENERALS 12U would enter Saturdays Semi Final game versus Reno Mustangs Blue and were fully prepared to do battle for their spot in Sundays Championship Game. Rodriguez, Kachel, Sandoval and Garrett Laine combined for 6 runs and multiple hits each. Kachel allowed 2 runs and struck out 8 batters in 4 innings. Generals 12u won by mercy rule 10-2.

Generals 12u came into Sundays Championship game versus the Valley Kings fully prepared for war! Generals 12u became visitors contrary to the rules of tournament and drew first blood, plating 2 runs in the 1st inning. Valley Kings reciprocated with 2 runs in the bottom of  the 1st. Generals 12u scored 8 more runs through 6 innings with the help from some shots to the 300 foot fence by Rodriguez, Huie, Ramirez and Sandoval. Montero struck out 9 batters through 6 innings and ran into trouble in the bottom of the 6th inning, Kings had a couple of walks and an untimely balk called on Montero which helped make the game close with a final score of 10-7 Generals 12u for the win.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U will now enjoy their World Series Rings as 12yr olds for a  minute and look forward to being challenged next weekend playing up in the 13u division to finish out their 12u season.



Monday, July 15
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U GO UNDEFEATED AND TAKE HOME THE ALL STAR WEEKEND CHAMPIONSHIP.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U had to make a lot of plays on the field  this weekend and made plays they did. The Generals 12u finished with a 4-0 record and took home the Championship in an Epic 9 inning battle that was played under International Tiebreaker rules after the 7th inning on Sunday.

Generals 12u went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u Menlo Braves 6-2. Willow Glen Red Menace was the 2nd opponent and the Generals 12u were cruising 5-1 through 4 innings with "Birthday Boy" (#55) on the mound. The 5th inning became a challenge with Red Menace putting up a 6 pack and taking the lead. Generals 12u answered back in the bottom half  plating 4 runs of their own.  #55 pitched his complete game for the Win. Generals protect an 8-7 win.

 GENERALS 12U faced the 12u Aptos Thunder in the semifinal matchup. The Thunder did have some monster shots for extra bases, however the Generals defense helped to leave 14 Thunder runners on base in this game. Final score 4-2 Generals win.

 

Generals 12u would meet in the Championship game versus the all too familiar 12u Red Menace. Generals plated 2 runs in the 1st and Red Menace answered back and plated 3 runs. Generals went blank in the 2nd inning. also adjusting their defense. Red Menace plated 1 run in the 2nd inning. Generals scored 1 more through the next 4 innings and shut down the Red Menace bats. Score was tied 4-4 at the end of regulation. The game was still tied after at the end of extra innings. International Tie breaker rules were implemented and The 12u Generals plated 4 runs in the 8th inning and Red Menace plated 2 runs in the Bottom half. Generals Pitchers Maximilian Ramirez IV(6 innings) and Luis Montero(2 innings) virtually shut down the Red Menace after the 1st inning. 12u Generals took home the hardware passed their bedtime.

Generals 12U player Maximilian Ramirez IV was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament for his excellent work shutting down the Red Menace offense on the bump in the Championship game, Striking out 6.

Mario Velasquez was named the Stolen Base King of the Tournament, also going 7 for 13, scoring 3 runs.

Luis Montero was named the Strikeout King of the Tournament. Montero went 6 for 13 and scored 2 runs.

Other Generals 12u Standouts on the bases were Angel Rodriguez going 10 for 14 with 6 runs scored. Adrian Flores going 7 for 10 with 3 runs scored. Ryan Rivera going 7 for 13 and 2 runs scored.  Ricky Parra went 6 for 13 and scored 3 runs.

Generals 12u appreciated notching their 9th championship this 12u season and look forward to our next battle at the AWS World Series where we welcome the challenge by the field of teams we will face on July 17-21 in Carson City, NV.



Monday, July 15
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U GO UNDEFEATED IN DOUBLEHEADER CHALLENGE AT ALL STAR WEEKEND.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U went undefeated in a doubleheader challenge versus the 11u North County Generals. Our 11u Generals went out and showed how Generals 11u do battle.

Generals 11u plated 15 runs in the 1st game. Stand out in this game was Luke Keaschall going 4 for 4 with two triples and a home run. Phillip Garrison, Alex Williams, Dylan Vargas, Matthew Ambriz and Evan Foy all went 3 for 3 on the bases. The Original Generals win 15-0.

Generals 11u stayed hot, with Phillip Garrison standing out in the 2nd game, going 3 for 3 with a double and a triple of his own. Josiah Diaz and Alex Williams both went 3 for 3 on the bases in this game. final score was 10-2.

Generals 11u appreciated the north county team playing the doubleheader.

Generals 11u look forward to a 4 day weekend of baseball at AWS World Series in Carson city, NV next weekend.



Tuesday, April 30
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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Shootout #29 -- 12u Champions

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS HAVE A HIT PARADE.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U still had memories of last weekend, where we went 0-3 and lost each game by the results of one inning of bleeding. Generals 12u had a teammate sent to the hospital with a HBP Broken Nose(Jack has recovered and is back on the field, pound for pound, this kid is a heavyweight!!!) lost a protest on the field. and went home licking their wounds.

Generals 12u bounced back this week and won their 8th Championship this 12U season. The Generals 12u finished with a 3-0 record and took home the Hardware on Sunday.

Generals 12u went 2-0 in pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u Bombers 13-0. Maximilian Ramirez IV, James Sandoval, Garret Laine, Ryan Bariteau, and Noah Daniels all scored 2 runs each in this game.

Generals 12u kept it going, winning their second game 9-0 versus 12U Central Valley Hawks. Ricky Parra and Issac Gonzales hit a home run each in the game. Angel Rodriguez went yard twice in this game!!

GENERALS 12U walked into the Championship game as the #1 seed and kept their hit parade going winning the Title game versus 12u Bombers with a score of 14-2. James Sandoval and Maximilian Ramirez IV added 2 runs each in this game. Angel Rodriguez and Trevor Stocker added a Home Run each.

Noah Daniels was given the Strikeout King award of the Tournament, nice job 99.

Generals 12u player Ryan Bariteau was our MVP of the Tournament, way to go wheels!!

Our Home Run King with 3 Long Bombs is Angel Rodriguez. Deer Antler Spray?

The Generals 12u team look forward to heavy competition at  the Memorial Weekend where they will battle versus the 13u division.



Monday, April 29
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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GENERALS 11U- RUNNER UPS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U  RUNNER UPS AGAIN.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U Went 2-1 at the Santa Cruz Shootout #26 last weekend, coming away as Runner-Ups.  GENERALS 11U came out swinging in the 1st game versus 11u Dirty Dozen, scoring at will after a tight first inning.  Generals outscored the Dozen 13-4.  

Generals 11u battled versus 11u Half Moon Bay Pirates in the 2nd game. Generals were down 5-2 after 3 innings before they could put together a big rally. Generals got their offense going late in the game and added 7 runs to end the game with the win 9-5.

GENERALS 11U went into their Championship match unable throw strikes and unable to produce any runs. Generals 11u fell hard losing by a score of 15-0.

Luke Keaschall was recipient of the Tournament Sportsmanship Award for his outstanding efforts on and off the field throughout the weekend.

On base standouts were Ulysses Zamora 4 for 5, 2 runs scored and 2 SB's. Fisher Johnson 5 for 6, 4 runs scored, 2 SB's. Ryan Lewis 3 for 6, 3 runs scored and a SB. Dylan Vargas 3 for 6, 1 run scored. Daniel Brierley 4 for 6, 3 runs scored, and 4 SB's. Kinsall Plunkett 3 for 7 with 3 SB's. Luke Keaschall 3 for 7, 2 runs scored, and 4 SB's.

Generals 11u look forward to working hard on and off the field and overcoming more adversity with our heads-up attitude.



Monday, April 15
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U GO UNDEFEATED AS CHAMPIONS.

11U SETTLE FOR RUNNER UP FINISH. BANNER WEEKEND FOR GENERALS BASEBALL 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS added a 7th Championship in their 2013 12u baseball season. Generals 11U took a runner up finish to add to a great weekend.

GENERALS 12U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play. GENERALS 12U won 8-5 versus NV ballers and 9-7 versus Nor Cal Pirates.  James Sandoval and Trevor Stocker went 3 for 3 on the bases in game 1, scoring a run each in the game. Zion Lopez and Angel rodriguez went 3 for 3 in game 2, scoring a run each in the game. Lopez and Stocker had command on the bump on Saturday.

GENERALS 11U went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play. Generals 11u lost their 1st game versus Sliders Gold 3-5 and won their 2nd game 4-3 versus Golden Gate Red. Kinsal Plunkett went 2 for 3, scored 2 runs in the 1st game. Jaden Long went 2 for 2 in the 1st game. Dylan Vargas,  Luca Tolaio and Brady Chavez went 2 for 3 in the 2nd Game

GENERALS 11U were to face the #2 seed Sliders Gold in Sundays Semifinal Game. Ryan Lewis and Brady Chavez held the Gold to 4 hits and 3 runs through 5 innings. GENERALS 11U batters scorched the baseball in the 5th and 6th innings, scoring 11 runs to go ahead and win the game 12-5. Luke Keaschall was red hot going 4 for 4, stealing 4 bases, and scoring 3 runs. Anthony Arya went 2 for 3. Plunkett, Isaiah Bocanegra, and Tolaio all went 2 for 4 adding to the run count. Generals 11u could not continue the hit parade in the  Championship Game losing 0-8 to the Salinas Valley Braves.

Generals 12U were to face NV ballers once again in the Sunday Semifinal and once again dominated by a score of 9-1. Zion Lopez went 3 for 3 on the bases.  Ricky Parra, Issac Gonzales and James Sandoval all went 2 for 2 in the game. Generals 12u faced the #1 seed Morgan Hill Thunder in the Championship.  Maximilian Ramirez IV was in total command, pitching a complete game while allowing 7 hits and no walks. Garret Laine went 2 for 3 on the bases. Generals 12u won the game 4-2.

Generals 12u player Zion Lopez is clearly our Most Valuable Player. Lopez pitched 3 shutout innings on Saturday and played great defense all weekend. Lopez could not find pitches he did not like, going 9 for 13 on the bases and scoring 4 runs.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U look forward to competing again next weekend at TPR State Qualifier being held in Sunnyvale, Ca.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U will look forward to competing at even higher level the next time they get dirty on the baseball field.



Monday, March 11
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS TAKE RUNNER UP FINISH @ MARCH MAYHEM, FAIL IN THEIR QUEST FOR 7 IN A ROW AS 12U.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U finished with a 3-1 record and took home a runner up finish on Sunday. Generals 12u were unable to maintain a perfect record in 7 championship games this season.

Generals 12u went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u Bay Area Bombers 6-3. Generals 12u won their next game versus Morgan hill Thunder 13-2.

 GENERALS 12U's went into Sundays brackets as the #1 seed. Generals 12u won their semifinal match versus Assault 8-4 and went on to the Championship game to face #2 seed Almaden Bulldogs.

Generals 12u found out that hitting a ground ball on the left side of the infield would become an out throughout the game. Hats off to Del Biaggio. Championship game ended on a diving catch by the Bulldogs center fielder. Generals 12U lose 5-4

 On base Standouts for the weekend were Garrett Laine going 8 for 11, 2 stolen bases, a triple, a double, and 5 runs scored. Conner Edgar went 8 for 12, 4 doubles, and 5 runs scored. Maximilian Ramirez IV 8 for 12, 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 3 stolen bases.

The Generals 12u team look forward to competing at even higher level in their next tournament soon.



Monday, February 25
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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MARDI GRAS CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS PLAY SUNDAY BASEBALL.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U win their 6th Championship this 12U season. The Generals 12u finished with a 3-1 record and took home the Championship on Sunday.

Generals 12u went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u Monterey Elite 10-6. Generals 12u got into trouble early in their next game versus "MB". MB plated 5 runs in the 1st inning. Generals 12u went on to lose the game 4-6. Saturdays on base standouts were Anthony Meza w/ 4 hits and Maximilian Ramirez IV w/ 3 hits. Zion Lopez plated 3 runs.

 GENERALS 12U came into Sundays games expecting to improve dramatically from Saturdays mediocre performance. Generals 12u quickly put the bats to work plating 2 runs in the first inning versus Elite.  Luis Montero pitched a 1 hitter and helped himself out by hitting a walk off double to end the first game by mercy rule 8-0.

Generals 12u restored themselves from Saturdays loss to "MB". Generals stole 9 bases and caused 10 errors on the bases in a mercy win of 9-1 in 4 innings.

Generals 12U player Anthony Meza was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament for his great work at center field,  going 7 for 9 on the bases, scoring 5 runs, and stealing 9 bases. Meza was also awarded Stolen Base King of Tournament.

Noah Daniels was given the Strikeout King award of the Tournament. Daniels gave up 3 hits in 6 innings for the weekend.

 Generals 12u on base standouts for Sunday were Josh Barry, Julian Holden, Luis Montero, Noah Daniels and Maximilian Ramirez IV all with 2 hits apiece. JJ Rodriguez and Anthony Meza plated 3 runs apiece.

Generals 12u worked as a team on Sunday,  played solid defense, had heads up base running and showed a huge amount of team work.

The Generals 12u team look forward to another battle@ March Mayhem.



Monday, January 21
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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USSSA WINTER BLAST CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U PLAY EXTRA INNING BASEBALL @USSSA WINTER BLAST CHAMPIONSHIP-BIG LEAGUE DREAMS MANTECA.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U's love for high level, high drama Baseball was surpassed at the Winter Blast Championship held at Big League Dreams Manteca this weekend.

Generals 12u went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U were on the wrong side of a tight game versus Monterey Bay Premier losing 8-11. Generals 12u gave up a 7-1 gem pitched by Javier Felix and RJ Soria. Generals 12u gave up 8 walks and 4 hits in the final 2 innings of regulation. Adrian Flores(3-3, HR, 2b, and 3 runs scored), Josh Alvarado(2-3, 3b, 2 SB and a run scored). Maximilian Ramirez IV(2-3, 2 SB and a run scored). Joey Freitas(2-2 a SB, and a run scored) lead the Generals offense in the game.

Generals 12U went into their next game versus the 12u Tassajara Bulldogs needing a win to make bracket play on Sunday. Generals 12u players Felix(3-4), Alvarado(3-4), Flores(3-4), and Armando Alvarez(HR) lead the Generals offense in the game. Generals 12u won 8-3 behind great pitching by Freitas and Alvarez and would have their chance to play Sunday baseball in Bracket Play.

GENERALS 12U would again face Monterey bay premier. Felix would repeat by shutting them down and allowing 1 run through 4 innings. Generals offense was led by solo home runs by Alvarez and Garrett Laine scoring 7 runs through 4 innings.  Generals then allowed 4 walks and an error with 2 hits to let Premier take the lead by allowing 7 runs in the 5th. Nathan Nicosia smashed a single to stay alive with 2 outs and the count at 2 strikes in the 6th inning to keep the Generals alive. RJ Soria then smashed a triple and Flores followed with an RBI single to take the lead of the game at 9-8. Premier would again take advantage of 4 defensive Generals errors in the bottom half of the 6th inning that allowed a run to send the game into International Tie Breaker rules tied at 9-9. Felix batted in 2 runs in the 7th inning to put Generals 12U ahead 11-9. Premier answered back scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the inning. Generals 12u plated 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning. Generals 12U defense were errorless and walked no batters in the final inning. Premier could not generate an offense and the game ended. Final score 16-12 Generals 12u won after 3 hours.

Generals 12u went into the final game prepared to meet any challenge they would have to face versus Norcal baseball 12u.

Generals 12u came out the gate plating 2 runs after Norcal scored 1 run in the top half of the first inning. Score was 4-2 Generals through 5 innings. Norcal plated 2 runs in the 6th and sent the Championship game into International Tie Breaker Rules again. Norcal plated 2 runs in the 7th inning and Generals 12u answered back by plating 2 runs. Norcal Baseball plated 4 runs in the 8th inning. Generals 12u answered the call and exploded on offense. Joseph King hit a monster triple that plated 2 runs and the Generals kept smashing the ball until the blue called "Thats game". Maximilian Ramirez IV struck out 6 batters in the final 4 innings of the Championship game

Generals 12U player Josh Alvarado was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Alvarado played solid defense(catching and outfield), and pitched the final innings of the crucial Semifinal game. Alvarado also made a huge contribution on the bases going 10 for 17, a HR, a triple, a double, 6 runs scored and 4 stolen bases.

Other Generals 12u On base Standouts this weekend were Adrian Flores 11 for 19, 7 runs scored, a Home Run and a double. Javier Felix 10 for 17 and 4 runs scored. Armando Alvarez 8 for 16,  2 home runs, 2 doubles, and 4 runs scored. Joey Freitas and Nathan Nicosia both went 8 for 13, scoring 3 runs and 3 stolen bases. Another notable was RJ Soria 5 for 5 and 4 runs scored on Sunday.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U appreciated the high drama in facing Monterey Bay Premier in the Semifinal extra inning game. We also appreciated the Extra inning nail biter in the Championship versus a solid Norcal baseball 12U team.  



Monday, December 17
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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USSSA WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U GO UNDEFEATED AND WIN USSSA WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT TWIN CREEKS SPORTS COMPLEX IN SUNNYVALE, CA 

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U added another Championship to their 2013 travel baseball season. Generals 12U went undefeated in the 12u division, scoring 44 runs and allowing only 5 on defense

  GENERALS 12U Went 1-0 in Saturdays rain shortened pool play. GENERALS 12U were up 19-2 when the game was called versus SC Rage. Starter Armando Alvarez struck out 6 on the bump. Trent Mallonee, Alvarez, and Isaiah Haynes all went 4 for 4 on the bases scoring 4 runs each for the offense. Pool play started up again on Sunday with Generals 12u continuing to score runs at will winning 12-1 versus Golden spikes. Alvarez, Haynes, Ryan Rivera and Maximilian Ramirez IV went 3 for 3 on the bases. Joey Fleischer allowed 1 hit in 3 innings on the Bump to earn the win. Generals 12U finished pool play against Ca Bulldogs winning 3-1. Adrian Flores and Isaiah Haynes combined for 6 innings and allowed 2 hits while striking out 6. Alvarez, Haynes, and Ramirez each added one run for the win.

 GENERALS 12U became the #1 seed and went straight to the Championship game.

GENERALS 12U went on to face the #2  seed Huskies. GENERALS 12U pitcher Alvarez completed a No-hitter in 5 innings. The score was 3-1 through 3 innings. Generals 12u then blew it wide open leading off the 5th inning with an offense that was only halted by the umpires calling the game by mercy rule. Generals 12u won the Championship Game 10-1.

Generals 12U Armando Alvarez was an obvious choice in being  named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Alvarez' clinic on the bases and solid pitching performance had opposing teams unhinged. His skills are unquestionably high caliber going 10 for 12, 10 runs scored, and 11 SB.

Other on base standouts for the weekend were Harrison Zischke 7 for 9, 2 runs scored and 1 SB. Adrian Flores 7 for 12, 6 runs scored, and 2 SB. Trent Mallonee 8 for 13, 5 runs scored, and 4 SB. Ryan Rivera 9 for 12, 4 runs scored, and 4 SB. Isaiah Haynes 9 for 12 and 7 runs scored. Maximilian Ramirez IV 9 for 12, 7 runs scored, and 3 SB.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U look forward to competing again next Month.



Monday, October 22
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ OKTOBERFEST CHAMPIONS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS RUN THEIR WAY TO THE OKTOBERFEST CHAMPIONSHIP.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U' win their 3rd Championship this season. The Generals 12u finished with a 4-0 record and took home the Championship on Sunday.

Generals 12u went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u Sunnyvale Storm 7-1 behind a pitching staff that recorded 10 strikeouts. Generals 12u got into trouble early in their next game versus the 12u Diamond Team down by 2 runs into the 2nd inning. Generals 12u went on to win the game 10-5 with some great base running.

 GENERALS 12U's Semifinal match would be versus the familiar faces of Sunnyvale Storm in Sundays playoff brackets. RJ Bernal shut down the Storm for 4 innings and  Joseph King closed out the final 2 innings. Generals 12u were confident going into the Finals versus San Jose Aces.

Generals 12u quickly found out that the Aces would not go down without a fight plating 2 runs in the first 2 innings.  Generals 12u answered back, plating 3 runs of their own. Maximilian Ramirez IV came in and closed out the final 4 innings allowing no earned runs and keeping the Aces' big bats off balance.

Generals 12U player Julian Holden was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament for his hard work behind the plate,  going 7 for 11 on the bases, scoring 6 runs and showing plenty of leadership.

RJ Bernal was named the Strikeout King of the Tournament, striking out 10 players, going 7 for 12, and scoring 3 runs.

 Other Generals 12u Standouts on the bases this weekend were Jackson Moore going 5 for 7 with a run scored. Harrison Zischke going 8 for 12 with 4 runs scored. Garret Laine going 7 for 12, with 4 runs scored. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 8 for 11 and scored 6 runs.

Generals 12u worked hard as a team and showed solid base running and a huge amount of team work. The Generals 12u team look forward to another battle next week at the Spookarama.



Monday, August 27
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U STEAL THE BACK TO SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U' played a lot of comeback baseball this weekend. The Generals 12u finished with a 4-0 record and took home the Championship on Sunday.

Generals 12u went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U won the first game versus 12u BV Mustangs 6-4. Generals 12u got into trouble in their next game versus the 12u Future Prospects down by 3 runs. Generals led off with a double, stole home, scored at will until the Umpires yelled "That's Ball Game".  Generals win 7-6.

 GENERALS 12U's Semifinal match would be versus the 12u Dirty Dozen in Sundays playoff brackets. Maximilian Ramirez IV was the leader of this game for the Generals 12u. Ramirez virtually won the game single handedly; Ramirez pitched a 2 hitter behind a solid defense. Ramirez was on base 3 times, stole 3 bases and scored the 2 runs needed to secure the Generals win, final score 2-1 Generals prevail.

Generals 12u were confident going into the Finals versus BV Mustangs.

Generals 12u quickly found out that the Mustangs had a secret weapon(#55) who was looking to shutdown the Generals; striking out 7 of 14 Generals through 4 innings.  Generals pitcher Julian Auldridge reciprocated by pitching a 1 hitter(hr by #55) through 4 innings, score 1-1. Both teams scored two more runs each through regulation time. The officials implemented International Baseball Rules with the score tied at 3-3. 12u BV Mustangs scored 2 runs in their half of the inning to put the pressure on the Generals players. In the bottom of 7th inning Jacob Auldridge hit a shot up the middle to score the 2 runners on base to tie the game. Joseph King followed with his own hit to move Jacob Auldridge to within 70 ft of victory,  our next General struck out. Jacob Auldridge then received his orders, followed those orders and stole the Championship for the 12u Generals.

Generals 12U player Jacob Auldridge was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament for his hard work behind the plate on Sunday,  going 6 for 12 on the bases, 3 runs scored and executed the most important stolen base of the Tournament.

Jack Guhin was named the Strikeout King of the Tournament, also going 4 for 11, scoring 5 runs, and stealing 3 bases.

 Other Generals Standouts on the bases this weekend were James Sandoval going 5 for 8 with a run scored. Julian Auldridge going 4 for 8 with a run scored. Joseph King going 5 for 12, 2 runs scored and 5 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 5 for 11, scored 5 runs and stole 5 bases.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U appreciated a great battle versus the BV Mustangs and we take our hats off to #55(2HR's) in a high level Championship Game.

Generals 12u look forward to our next battle and understand and expect to be challenged by the many great 12u teams in Northern California.



Monday, August 13
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U BASEBALL



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12U HOT AUGUST DAYS CHAMPIONS!!!

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U PLAY HIGH LEVEL BASEBALL AND WIN THE HOT AUGUST DAYS CHAMPIONSHIP.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U' plan to leadoff the 12u season with a Championship was realized this weekend.

Generals 12u went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 12U were on the wrong side of a tight game versus the Rebels of South County losing 2-3.  Generals 12u went into their next game versus the 12u San Mateo Sluggers looking for a win. Generals 12u player Harrison Zischke lead the Generals offense in the game. Zischke scored 3 runs, stole 2 bases and had 2 RBI's. Generals won 10-2 and would become the #3 seed for Sunday.

 GENERALS 12U faced the #2 Seed Rebels Of South County in Sundays playoff brackets. Ryan Rivera was the leader of this game for the Generals 12u. Rivera led the Generals offense scoring 3 runs in a game that was tied 6-6 through 4 innings.  Ryan Rivera showed strength on the bump, shutting down the Rebels in the final 2 innings. Rivera secured the Generals win 9-6 and put us in the Championship game.

Generals 12u were fully prepared  to meet the challenge they would surely face in the Finals versus the #1 seed Monterey Bay(scoring 42 runs and allowing 11 thus far)

Generals 12u came out the gate plating 2 runs.  Jack Guhin and Ryan Rivera scored the 2 runs.  MB Ace Pitcher Hineline answered by sitting down 3 Generals looking, recording 3 strikeouts. Generals 12u adjusted and would not get caught looking for the remainder of the game. MB answered by plating 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning. No runs were scored in the 2nd inning. Generals plated 2 more in the 3rd when Maximilian Ramirez IV beat out a throw to 1st base and Harrison Zischke drove a monster shot to the left field poison oak bushes. MB answered back with 3 runs in the bottom half. Joseph King started the 4th inning with a double and plated the one run on a passed ball. Generals went into the top half of the 6th inning down 5-6. Alex Adame led off the 6th inning with a single to CF and Keith Jaffe drove him home with a shot up the middle.  Pitcher Joseph King walked the 1st batter of the bottom half of the 6th inning, balked the runner to 2nd base, and a passed ball moved the runner to 3rd base.  With the winning run at 3rd base for MB, Joseph King struck out the next two batters and the 3rd batter flew out stranding the winning run at 3rd base. Generals 12u would go into the extra inning understanding they had outlasted the MB Ace Pitcher Hineline. Generals 12u hit on all cylinders plating 6 runs in their half of the 7th inning. Joseph King kept MB's half of the inning to 1 run to end the game. Generals 12u won the battle of High Level Baseball. Final Score 12-7.

Generals 12U player Joseph King was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament and also was Home Run King. Joseph King pitched the final innings of the Championship game, made the crucial strike outs, contributed well on the bases going 4 for 11, a HR, a double, 4 runs scored and King made a huge contribution in the dugout.

Other Generals 12u On base Standouts this weekend were Mathew Macias 4 for 8, 2 walks and 3 runs scored. Jack Guhin(Stolen Base King of the Tournament) 9 for 13, 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, and 6 stolen bases. Harrison Zischke 6 for 13, 5 runs scored and a Home Run. Garret Laine 5 for 14, 4 runs scored, 2 Stolen bases, and a Home Run. Ryan Rivera 5 for 14, 2 walks, a double, and 2 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV 6 for 14, 2 stolen bases, a double, and 3 runs scored.

Santa Cruz County Generals 12U appreciated the opportunity to play a high level Championship Game versus Monterey Bay.



Monday, July 23
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U COMPLETE THE 11U SEASON AS RUNNER UP @ BASEBALL SPLASH.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U Went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U lost a tough game versus 11u SSF Blue 4-0. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 2 for 3 with a double in the game. Generals 11u  won their second game 5-4 versus the 11u Salinas Fielders. Brady Chavez went 2 for 2 including the walk off bunt in the bottom of the 6th inning. Ryan Bariteau hit a solo home run. Trevor and James Sandoval combined to go 4 for 4, with 3 stolen bases,  and 3 runs scored. Jacob Auldridge pitched 3 strong innings and struck out three batters.

GENERALS 11U became the #3 seed and were to face the #2 seed and undefeated 11u Dirty Dozen in the SemiFinals of Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U Maximilian Ramirez IV kept the Dirty Dozen off balance by pitching 6 strong innings, Maxx pitched a 2 hitter behind a great deense and struck out three batters in the game. Jacob Auldridge led the offense going 4 for 4 with a HR, a double and 2 runs scored. Ryan Bariteau went 2 for 3 on the bases.  Maximilian Ramirez IV went 2 for 4, with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Generals 11u won the game  by a score of  5-2.

Generals 11u went into the Championship having to face SSF Blue once again. Pitcher Jacob Auldridge and the Generals 11U defense kept it tight(0-1) for 3 1/3 innings and then the SSF Blue opened it up and never looked back. SSf Blue plated 5 runs in the 4th inning and 6 runs in the 6th inning. Generals 11u fell 12-0.On base standouts for the weekend were Jacob Auldridge, Ryan Bariteau, Maximilian Ramirez IV, and Noah Daniels. Ryan Bariteau was recipient of the Tournament Sportsmanship Award for his outstanding effort on and off the field throughout the weekend. 

GENERALS 11U look forward to the upcoming season of competitive Baseball as the team will become

THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 12U on August 1, 2012.



Monday, June 11
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U HOLD OPEN TRY-OUT. GENDER BARRIER BROKEN IN GRAND FASHION WITH 245 FOOT HOME RUN. RUNNER UP FINISH.

 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS interest in building a roster for the fall season fit well in holding an open try-out as part of a plan to enter into a one day shootout at the same time. Generals 11u had 7 players put on a Generals uniform for the first time. 

GENERALS 11U Went 2-1 in the 3 game best record format.

 GENERALS 11U started the game versus The Avalanche with a Double by Maximilian Ramirez IV  and a 2 run 245 foot Home Run Shot By Garret Laine. Generals 11u never looked back and won the game 9-1. 

Generals 11u faced Hollister Headhunters in game 2. The game was a battle til the 4th inning with score holding 3-2 Generals. Headhunters strung together some great hits in the 4th and scored 4 unanswered runs. Final score 8-3 Headhunters. Andrea Medrano(AKA: Lady General) belted a 245 foot Solo Home Run in the 2nd inning. 

Final game of the day was a battle for 2nd place with CV Reds. Reds came out of the gate with something to prove and scored 3 runs on 4 hits in the 1st inning.  Generals 11u answered in Grand fashion and scored 4 runs including a 3 run Home Run by Garret Laine. Generals run ruled CV Reds with a final score 11-3.

On Base standouts for the weekend were Andrew Seymour going 4 for 7, with 5 stolen bases, 2 runs scored, and a double. Chris Stanton went 4 for 7, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored. Garret laine went 4 for 9, a double, 2 stolen bases, and 2 home runs. Ryan Rivera went 6 for 9, with 2 stolen bases, a double, and 4 runs scored. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 7 for 9 with 3 doubles, 6 stolen bases, and 6 runs scored.

GENERALS 11U look forward to the next battle on the Baseball Field.



Tuesday, May 29
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U ARE RUNNER UPS @ 2ND ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ MEMORIAL 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U ran out of gas in their quest to win a Tournament in 2012. The Santa Cruz Memorial Format would only allow the top two teams in the 11u division to go on to Championship Monday.

GENERALS 11U Went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games held at Delaveaga Park. GENERALS 11U Run Ruled Salinas Fielders 10-1, then lost 7-6 to Orinda Force.

GENERALS 11U went into Sundays pool play games knowing they had to finish the day 2-0 so they can be in the Championship Monday game. Generals 11u's first Sunday pool game was against Aptos Thunder and the Generals struck early and never looked back. Winning the game by Run Rule 10-2, behind a strong performance on the mound by Harrison Zischke. Generals 11U faced The Dirty Dozen in their second game on Sunday. Generals 11u again came out with an explosion, scoring 6 runs in the first inning. Generals 11u won the game, however not before the Dirty Dozen scattered 5 runs of their own. Final score 7-5 Generals 11u.

GENERALS 11U finished  pool play as the #2 seed and would face #1 seed Orinda force on Championship Monday.

GENERALS 11U started the Championship game  Red Hot. Generals 11u's first four batters all scored runs and that would be the longest rally the Generals 11U would have on Championship Monday. Generals 11u did manage to spark up the offense with 2 home Runs in the 5th inning by Maximilian Ramirez IV and Harrison Zischke. Generals 11u lost the Championship Game 17-8.

On base standouts for the weekend were Harrison Zischke going 10 for 13, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 7 runs scored, 9 RBI's and 2 stolen bases. Noah Daniels going 7 for 15, 2 doubles,  1 triple, 3 Rbi's, 5 stolen bases and 5 runs scored. Garrett Fisher got on base 9 of 11 times, stole 2 bases and scored 3 runs. Garret Laine going 6 for 15 with 3Rbi's, 4 runs scored, 6 stolen bases and 1 double. Billie Marotta got on base 5 for 10 times, 1 stolen base and 2 runs scored. Trevor Sandoval going 7 for 13,  5 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, 4 Rbi's, and 2 doubles. Maximilian Ramirez IV going 6 for 15, 8 stolen bases, 4 runs scored, 5 Rbi's, and 1 Solo Home Run.

Generals 11U has many new players that are transitioning from Little League to Major League Rules and we acknowledge that we must once again instill the Generals philosophy of overcoming adversity on and off the field.

Generals 11u look forward to competing at an even  higher level and having a much stronger mental game.

 

 

 



Sunday, April 8
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U FALL SHORT @ EASTER SHOOTOUT 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U started with a win versus the Blossom Valley Mustangs 7-2. On base standouts in the game were Billie Marotta  2 singles, stolen base and a run. James Sandoval 2 runs scored. Carson Spence and Zach Snider held the Mustangs to 2 runs.

Generals 11U lost their 2nd game versus the Slammers 5-4. Noah Daniels went 2 for 3, a double and a run. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 3 for 3, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Garret Laine went 2 for 3, a double and a run scored.

Generals 11u lost their bubble game 6-2 versus Santa Clara Fool Kount. On Base Standouts in the game were Noah Daniels going 1 for 2, a double and 2 RBI's. Maximilian Ramirez IV going 2 for 2, a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to competing at a higher level at home for the 2nd Annual Santa Cruz Memorial held.



Monday, January 23
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U FALL SICK AND GO WINLESS @ WINTER BLAST.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U go into a tournament with 11 players and finish with 8 in the lineup. 

Generals 11u went 0-2 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U were looking to to use their pool play games as scrimmages and experiment with different positions with no recourse for losing any game. Generals 11U  lost their first game 3-1 to a strong Brushback team and lost their 2nd game 6-2 to an onfire Ca Bulldogs team.

GENERALS 11U became the #4 seed and were to play a Sunday quarterfinal bracket game versus  the #5 seed Fool Kount team.  Generals 11u woke up Sunday morning feeling the pressure to improve on Saturdays mediocore performance,  expected to work hard to overcome adversity and went into the game down 2 players.

Generals 11u found themselves facing a Pitcher that was on fire and their own offense that was running low on strength. Maximilian Ramirez IV finally broke up the no hitter in the 5th inning with a double, however the inning ended with the runner stranded at 3rd base. Generals 11u tried to overcome a 7 run deficit in a 2 out rally in the bottom of the 6th inning. Generals 11u again left runners stranded and only could respond with 2 runs. Generals 11u were defeated 7-2.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to getting back on the Baseball field 


Handout: SCCYOUTH

Monday, February 27
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U TAKE 2nd PLACE AT GARLIC CITY MARDI GRAS SHOOTOUT.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U looked to play a One day Tournament with games scheduled Back to Back to Back due to scheduling conflicts within roster.

Generals 11u went into the early game having to overcome an early deficit versus the Salinas Fielders 11u.  Generals 11u woke up in the 3rd inning posting four runs. Generals 11u bats were again lively in the 4th inninng posting 5 more runs. Generals 11u won the game 10-5.

Generals 11u scored early in the 2nd game versus the West Coast Titans and never looked back.  Generals 11u won the game 6-3.

GENERALS 11U looked tired going into their 4th hour of baseball and ran out of energy in a loss at the hands of a very strong Rebels of South County team 8-3. After 6 hours of baseball the Generals 11u settled for 2nd place.

Generals 11U on base standouts for the tournament were Vincent prograce going 5 for 9, 3 runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base. Ryan Bariteau 4 for 8, 3 runs scored, 3 walks, a double and 3 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV going 5 for 8, 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 4 stolen bases.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to getting back on the ballfield and retooling the Generals Machine to again compete at a higher level.



Monday, December 12
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U PLAY 12u BASEBALL AND BECOME THE #1 SEED AT WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U quest to overcome the strength of 12u teams was derailed by another 11u team this weekend.

Generals 11u went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U drew first blood versus Highly ranked 12U Sundevils. Generals 11U faced 73mph pitches during the game. Generals 11U won the Battle 4-3. Generals 11u went into their next game versus the 12u Reno Muckdogs and overpowered, shutout and Run ruled the older team 12-0. 

GENERALS 11U became the #1 seed and were to play a semifinal game versus #1 ranked 11u Team Spartans in Sundays playoff brackets.

Fortunately for the Spartans 11U the Generals 11U were error prone during the matchup, committing 7 official errors in the semifinal matchup. The battle ended on a controversial situation with the tying runner at 3rd base with 2 outs.Generals 11U ended the tournament in 3rd place  and were defensively the strongest team allowing only 7 runs in 3 games.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to Comptetive Baseball in the upcoming year, expect to have roster changes and will continue to work toward the development of local talent.



Monday, November 14
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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Generals 11u Reached their destination

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U PLAY SUNDAY BASEBALL AND WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE VETERANS DAY SALUTE. 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U quest to overcome adversity was realized at the Veterans Day Salute tournament this weekend.

Generals 11u went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U overcame a 2 run deficit and beat the Santa Clara Fool Kount 8-5. Adrian Flores ignited a 5 run rally in the 5th inning, this would be the last runs scored during this game. Generals 11u went into their next game versus the 11u TABU. Generals 11u player Vincent Prograce scored a run to put Generals 11u on the board and gave them the lead through 2 innings. TABU brought the bats out in the 3rd inning and scored 4 unanswered runs. TABU won the battle with a score of  5-2.

GENERALS 11U became the #3 seed and were to play a semifinal game versus undefeated #2 Thunder in Sundays playoff brackets. Generals 11u woke up Sunday morning feeling the pressure to improve on Saturdays mediocore performance and expected to work hard to overcome any adversity.

Thunder was no match for the 9 Generals that walked onto the diamond Sunday morning to play as a TEAM. Generals 11u produced a No-Hitter, winning the game 9-1. Adrian Flores, Anthony Karagiannopoulos, and Zach Snider were the pitchers of record. Generals 11u appreciated our on base Standouts in this game; Chris Anderson 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Ryan Bariteau 3 for 3 , a stolen base and 2 runs scored. Maximilian Ramirez IV got 2 hits, scored 2 runs and stole 3 bases.

Generals 11u team were fully prepared  to meet the challenge they were sure to face in the Finals versus the #1 seed TABU.

Generals 11u shut down TABU 1,2,3, Tabu went down looking at called strike 3. Generals 11u answered back with one run in first innning . TABU scored 3 runs and shut down Generals 11u 1,2,3 in the second inning. TABU gets caught up in a double play and Generals 11u score another run in the 3rd inning. Generals 11u commit an error and allow Tabu's 4th run to score. Generals 11u score no runs in the 4th inning. TABU goes down 1,2,3 and Generals 11u put together some clutch hits and score 3 runs in the 5th inning. TABU went down swinging 1,2,3 in the 6th inning to end the game with Generals 11u not needing their final at-bats, defeating TABU 5-4. 

Adrian Flores scored 2 runs early on in the Championship game. The 5th inning rally was revved up by Maximilian Ramirez IV's single, stealing second base and scoring the 3rd run, Carson Spence contributed his RBI and the 4th run in the rally, Vincent Prograce added his 5th run and was driven home by a shot hit by Chris Anderson to seal the deal. On the Mound; Adrian Flores started the game, Maximilian Ramirez IV came in relief and Zach Snider shut the door.

Generals 11U player Adrian Flores was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Adrian Flores went 6 for 10, scored 6 runs and  stole 5 bases and made a huge contribution on the mound for the Generals 11u Team. 

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle once again versus the 12u division in December.



Monday, November 7
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U FALL SHORT AGAIN IN THE 12U DIVISION. 

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U'S pursuit for greater challenges, received just what they ask for at the Winter Brawl's 12u division held at Manteca Big League Dreams.  GENERALS 11U went into Saturdays Pool Play knowing they needed to keep their heads versus the big boys.

  GENERALS 11U Went 1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U lost a tight game versus 12u Pleasanton Piranhas 3-2. Adrian Flores and Vinnie Prograce scored the lone runs for the Generals 11u. Generals 11U lost the game on 3 passed balls at the home plate. Generals 11u Went into their second game knowing they needed a win to stay away from the consolation games. Generals 11u won 10-0 versus the 12u Visalia Lightning. Josh Hilger and Maximilian Ramirez IV went 2 for 2 and scored 2 runs apiece. On the mound, Adrian Flores pitched a mercy ruled No-Hitter versus the Lightning.

 GENERALS 11U became the #3 seed and were to face the 12u Central Coast Crushers in the Quarter Finals of  Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U went into the game hitting on all cylinders, scoring 5 runs through 4 innings and allowing one run on defense. The 12u Crushers 5th inning was a different story; a combination of Generals 11u errors and walks helped the Crushers and some clutch hitting. The end results was an 11 run inning for the 12u Crushers. The Generals 11u could only score one more run through 6 innings. Generals 11u packed it up and went home losing 12-6 in the playoffs versus the 12u Crushers. 

Generals 11u players contributing one run in the loss were Zach Snider, Adrian Flores, Anthony Karagiannopoulos, Carson Spence, Chris Anderson and Maximilian Ramirez IV.

GENERALS 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they continue to gain valuable lessons when faced with adversity and learn from their mistakes on the Ball Field. Generals 11u will again compete next weekend at the Veterans Day Salute.  



Monday, October 17
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U ARE HUMBLED AT MONSTER BASH 12U 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U Continued on their quest to compete versus the stronger 12u division and came away this weekend needing to play better baseball versus the 12u division. 

  GENERALS 11U Went 0-1-1 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U started off slow and ended in a tie versus the 12u Cypress Gators, final score 4-4. On base standout Zach Snider went 3 for 3, scoring a run and stealing a base. Generals 11u's next opponent Norcal Beast scored 14 runs and Generals 11u could only score 6 runs. Generals 11u were plagued by the error bug, committing 8 errors over 2 innings in 14-6 loss. 

 GENERALS 11U became the #5 seed and were to again face off versus Cypress Gators 12u. Generals 11u went on to allow the Gators to score 7 runs in one inning en route to a 10-5 elimination game from the tournament for the Generals 11u.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to tuning up the troops and competing at a stronger level as they prepare yet again to battle versus 12u Teams at Triple Crown Sports "Winter Brawl Big League Dreams" Baseball Tournament in Manteca, Ca



Monday, October 10
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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2011 Fall State Champions

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U  ARE PERFECT AT TWIN CREEKS GOING UNDEFEATED AT FALL  STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U recorded their first perfect game to start off their run toward a Fall State Championship. GENERALS 11U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U mercied the Belmont Blasters 8-0 behind a perfect pitching performance by Adrian Flores(3 innings) and Zach Snider(1inning). Generals 11u took down their next opponent Club All Star 11-1 to finsh out pool play on Saturday. On base Standout carson Spence went 3 for 3 in the game.

 GENERALS 11U became the #1 seed and received a first round bye in the Quarter Finals of  Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U went into the semifinal round facing the Headfirst Gamers. Generals 11u went on to beat Headfirst Gamers 10-1. Generals 11u contributors in the game were Josh hilger 2 runs scored, Maximilian Ramirez IV 2 runs scored, and Carson Spence 3 runs scored including 2 Home Runs!!!

GENERALS 11U went on to face the #2  seed and also undefeated Rebels 11u blue from Sonoma County, Ca in The Finals. GENERALS 11U pitcher Adrian Flores hit his spots keeping the Rebels 11u contained during his 3 innings. Rebels however came on in the 4th inning and tied the score at 6-6 to keep the Generals 11u in check. Generals 11u came back in the 6th inning with a flurry and finished the game winning 11-6. Armando Alvarez, Josh Hilger, Javier Felix, Carson Spence,  and Maximilian Ramirez IV all scored 2  runs in the game.

GENERALS 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle again versus the stronger 12u division at the Monster Bash to be held later this month.



Monday, September 19
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U SETTLE FOR RUNNER-UP FINISH AT 12U EVENT.

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U settled for a runner up finish at the Santa Cruz Shootout this weekend. 

  GENERALS 11U Went into their match with the 12u Martinez Bulldogs ready for the challenge of playing up in age division. Generals 11u went on to win the game 16-6 behind strong performances by Josh Hilger with 4 at-bats, 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV with 3 at-bats, 3 runs scored and a stolen base.

Generals 11u beat the 12u Bay Area Mavericks in game 2 with a final score of 13-3. On base standouts were Zach Snider going 3 for 3 and 2 stolen bases. Generals 11u went on to meet Granada 12u in the game to decide the championship. Granada 12u went on to beat the Generals 11u 6-3 behind a great pitching performance by #23. Adrian Flores was a standout in the game getting on base all 3 times and scoring 2 runs.

Generals 11u will continue to work toward a goal of taking an upper age division Championship home, as of now Generals 11u can only claim 4 runner-up finishes playing up in age division. Generals 11u look forward to playing better baseball at the Fall State Championships being held at Twin Creeks next month. 



Tuesday, September 6
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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GENERALS 11U make a great comeback!!!

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U GO 5-0 AND TAKE LABOR DAY EVENT.

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U Continued  their winning ways, taking the 3 day event and giving "two out rally" a new meaning. Generals 11U went undefeated in the 6 team 11u division, scoring 47 runs and allowing  14 on defense(best differential in tournament).

  GENERALS 11U Went 3-0 in Saturday/Sunday pool play games. GENERALS 11U started off strong by beating San Francisco Elite 11-1 behind some great pitching, which allowed 2 hits in 5 innings. Generals 11U won their 2nd pool game with a score of 5-1 versus BV Bees. Generals 11U pitching staff allowed 2 hits in 6 innings. Carson Spence lead the offense going 3 for 3.

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came out on top with a score of 10-8, again the offense was lead by Carson Spence going 3 for 3, including a Home Run. 

 GENERALS 11U became the #1 seed and received a first round bye in the Quarter Finals of  Mondays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U went into the semifinal round again facing BV Bees, this time mercy ruling them 9-1. Adrian Flores pitched a complete game 1 hitter and got the win.

GENERALS 11U went on to face the #2  seed and also undefeated Dublin Dawgs in The Finals. GENERALS 11U ace pitcher Javier Felix came in relief in the 1st inning with the score 1-3 Dawgs and went on to strike-out 15 batters and keep the Dawgs quiet for the remainder of the game. GENERALS 11U offense was able to score one run in the first 5 innings. The spark from the offense to overcome the early deficit of 1-3 seemed to never come. Generals 11U led off the top of the 6th inning with the first two Generals 11U batters striking-out. The chances of the Generals 11U making a comeback became very unlikely at this point.

The "two out rally" started with Adrian Flores. Flores, with a count of 1 strike and 0 balls hit a ball to the SS that was not able to be fielded and a Generals 11u batter reached on an error.  Javier Felix also reached on an error and Flores scored with 2 outs. Carson Spence came up to bat and drove a monster shot, line drive over the fence by 40 feet and put the Generals 11U ahead 4-3.  Generals 11U found the spark and went on to score 11runs with 2 outs in their last inning. Javier Felix retired the side with 3 strike-outs and Generals 11U win the final with a great comeback. Final score was Generals 11U scoring 12 runs and Dublin Dawgs scoring 3 runs.

Generals 11U player Carson Spence was named the Most valuable Player of the Tournament. Carson Spence also was named the Home Run King with 2 Homeruns. 

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle in doubleheaders and again September 18th versus 12u Teams. 



Monday, August 29
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U RUNNER UPS @ 12U SHOOTOUT.

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U take 2nd place in the 12u divisions Santa Cruz One Day Shootout held last weekend. 

  GENERALS 11U started off hot scoring 12 runs versus the 12u Marina Fog Dogs, final score was 12-2.  GENERALS 11U on base standouts were Josh Hilger 3 for 4, 2 runs scored. Javier Felix 3 for 3  two runs scored. Vincent Prograce 2 for 3 one run scored. Carson Spence 3 for 3 three runs scored including a Home Run. Maximilian Ramirez IV 3 for 3 one run scored. 

 

 GENERALS 11U went on to defeat the 12u Bay Area Bat Breakers with a score of 7-2. On base Standouts for the GENERALS 11U were Adrian Flores going 3 for 3 and scoring 2 runs. Josh Hilger, Javier Felix, and Maximilian Ramirez IV all went 2 for 3 and one run each.

GENERALS 11U went into their final game versus the also undefeated 12u Gauchos needing a head to head win to clinch the Championship. 

GENERALS 11U faced the 12u Gauchos Ace #7 Youngblood and could not string together enough offense to score some runs. Josh Hilger went 2  for 3. Carson Spence, Maximilian Ramirez IV, Zach Snider, and Chris Anderson all went 1 for 2.  

GENERALS 11U continue to appreciate squaring off versus the 12u division and putting ourselves in a position to face adversity on the Ballfield. GENERALS 11U look forward to playing higher caliber baseball at upcoming Labor Day Weekend Event.



Monday, August 22
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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Fall Season Opener Champions 2011

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U GO UNDEFEATED AND WIN THE FALL SEASON OPENER HELD.

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U Continued on their winning streak making it 8 in a row in their 2012 travel baseball season. Generals 11U went undefeated in the 6 team 11u division, scoring 33 runs and allowing only 3 on defense(best differential in tournament).

  GENERALS 11U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U started off slow edging South City/San Bruno All Stars 3-0 behind some great pitching from Starter Adrian Flores, Reliever Anthony Karagiannopoulos and closer Mark Carling who comined for 7 K's and allowed 4 hits. Generals 11U woke up the Bats in their next game winning 14-0 versus Reno Hurricanes. Javier Felix, Carson Spence and Zach Snider combined for a 1 hitter in the win. Adrian Flores and Carson Spence each hit a Home Run in the game.

 GENERALS 11U became the #1 seed and received a first round bye in the Quarter Finals of  Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U went into the semifinal round again facing South City/San Bruno this time beating them 8-3. Javier Felix went up to bat 3 times and got 3 hits in this game.

GENERALS 11U went on to face the #2  seed and also undefeated Bulldog Baseball Club from Vacaville, Ca in The Finals. GENERALS 11U pitcher Javier Felix pitched a complete game 1 hitter and kept the Bulldogs quiet throughout the Championship Game. Javier Felix also helped out his cause by going 3 for 3 including a Double and a Home Run. Felix also scored 3 runs. GENERALS 11U's offense scored 8 runs and the Game was called in the 5th inning due to the mercy rule.  GENERALS 11U won the Championship game 8-0 !!! 

Generals 11U player Javier Felix was an obvious choice in being  named the Most valuable Player of the Tournament. Javier Felix continues to dominate on the mound. His batting performances are unquestionably high caliber.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle again next weekend versus 12u Teams in a One Day Shootout.



Monday, August 15
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS @ THE 8TH ANNUAL USSSA BACK TO SCHOOL BASH HELD AT TWIN CREEKS SPORTS COMPLEX 

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 11U kicked off their 2012 travel baseball season in grand fashion. Generals 11U went undefeated in the 10 team 11u division, scoring 34 runs and allowing only 12 on defense(best differential in tournament).

  GENERALS 11U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 11U out hit Dublin Dawgs 10-6 and then went on a hitting spree in the 15-3 final versus Caifornia Bulldogs.  

 GENERALS 11U became the #1 seed and received a first round bye in the Quarter Finals of  Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 11U went into the semifinal round facing a team that outlasted the Generals 10u 8-5 in a previous semi-final game this January. Generals 11u would not allow San Ramon Hawks a repeat. The Generals 11U battled hard and came out on top with a final score of 4-3. Generals 11u pitcher Javier Felix pitched a complete game and the Generals 11u offense came out on top.

GENERALS 11U went on to face the #2  seed and also undefeated Garlic City Ghosts in The Finals. GENERALS 11U pitcher Zach Snider also  pitched a complete game 3 hitter and kept the Ghosts quiet throughout the game. The GENERALS 11U offense scored 5 runs and etched the Game in the history books. GENERALS 11U won the Championship game 5-0 !!! 

On base standouts for the weekend were first and foremost Mark Carling pegging opposing pitchers and going 9 for 10 with 2 Rbi's, a double, 4 stolen bases and 3 runs scored including the game winning run in the Semifinal game. Javier Felix 10 for 13 with 5 Rbis's, 4 runs scored and 2 doubles. Maximilian Ramirez IV 6 for 12 with 6 Rbi's, 3 runs scored, and 2 doubles. Josh Hilger going 7 for 12, scoring 4 runs, hitting 2 doubles and stealing 2 bases.

Generals 11U player Vincent Prograce had the honor of being named the Most valuable Player of the Tournament. Vincent Prograce continues to be the Generals 11u "Baller" who does not think twice about picking up his fellow players when necessary. Vincent Prograce provided the "walk off shot" to bring the Generals 11u team into the Championship game. Generals 11u appreciate Vincent prograce's clutch hit.

Santa Cruz County Generals 11U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle in front of the home crowd at the Santa Cruz Fall Season Opener August 20-21 to be held next weekend.



Sunday, July 31
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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In appreciation for a great 1st season

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U FIRST SEASON COMES TO AN END, BECOME 11U AUGUST 1ST

 

 

 

Santa Cruz County GENERALS 10U had no time to worry about their losses at the World Series. Generals 10U woke up Sunday morning as the 7th place team of the World Series and traveled to Baldwin Park, Ca to play a game of Baseball versus Nomads Elite Baseball. Generals 10U appreciated playing the game and would also like to thank the Nomads Elite organization for having the Field ready and officiating that made the game extra fun to play.

 

Generals 10u were on the losing side of the score 4-8. 

 

Generals 10u went into the game a little shorthanded and battled on the field as they normally would. Generals' on base standouts for the game were Josh Hilger 3 for 4, a stolen base and a run scored, Javier Felix 2 for 4,  Maximilian Ramirez IV 3 for 4, Mark Carling 3 for 4,  and Vincent Prograce who scored a run and went 2 for 3. 

 

 

Generals 10u travel back home and will find themselves officially named GENERALS 11U tomorrow. GENERALS 10U finished their inaugural season with 34 wins, 14 losses, and 2 ties. The win-loss record included games played versus 11u teams(10 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties). The boys scored 420 runs and only allowed 261 runs. GENERALS 11U will continue to grow as individuals and more importantly will grow stronger as a team and continue to look forward to raising the level of baseball they play.



Saturday, July 30
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U ARE ELIMINATED FROM WORLD SERIES. 

 

Santa Cruz County GENERALS 10U went into Saturdays game versus Moreno Valleys Xplosion needing a repeat of  their pool play matchup in which Generals 10U won 12-4. Xplosion would have no repeat; Generals 10U loss the game 7-9. Generals' pitching staff was hampered by injuries and our bats were hitting deep flyballs into the opposing teams gloves.Genrals 10U appreciated Xplosions mental toughness and commend their players on winning 3 more games on the one loss side. Generals 10U also congradulate the Baldwin Park Roadrunners on their World Series Championship. Generals 10u look forward to being more focused and playing higher level baseball on their next trip to Southern California.

 

Generals' Adrian Flores scored 2 runs, including a home-run and Javier Felix also scored 2 runs in the elimination game.

 

GENERALS 10u look forward to playing better baseball on Sunday versus the scheduled scrimmage game versus a highly ranked Nomads Elite team.



Thursday, July 28
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U GET BUMPED TO THE ONE-LOSS SIDE @ WORLD SERIES. 

 

Santa Cruz County GENERALS 10U went into bracket play Friday as the # 3 seed and met up with # 6 seeded Socal Bad Company and ended up losing a heatrbreaker 4-3. Generals 10U went into the bottom of the 6 inning down 4-0 and strung together 3 runs including 2 solo home runs by Josh Hilger and Anthony Karagiannopoulos.

 

 

The Generals 10U were sent to the one-loss bracket where they got back on track when they met  the Red Capps II from New Mexico. Generals 10u came out bashing the ball with a vengeance.  Generals' Josh Hilger again hit a home run and Adrian Flores also took one over the 215 foot fence. 

 

Generals 10U look forward to getting back on track tomorrow. 

 

Generals' on base standouts thus far this week at the World Series are Josh Hilger 9 for 16, Javier Felix 9 for 15, Adrian Flores 7 for 15, Maximilian Ramirez IV 6 for 13, Abram Soriano 5 for 10. 

 

 

Win or lose in this Tournament The Generals 10U will face-off  in an exhibition game versus the reining Triple Crown World Series Champs Nomads Elite of Southern California on Sunday evening as a bonus for the week.

GENERALS 10U look forward to playing at a much higher level as they move toward the end of their week long stay in Southern California.



Wednesday, July 27
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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Generals 10U on the World Series Battle Field

 

 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U ARE GOING INTO THE DOUBLE ELIMINATION ROUNDS OF WORLD SERIES PLAY AS THE #3 SEED.

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U are playing at Chino Hills, Ca in the United States Specialty Sports Associations Travel Baseball World Series this week. The Generals 10U completed pool play Wednesday with an undefeated record, going 3-0.

 The GENERALS 10U came out strong and beat Washington's Maple Valley Select 12-2. Generals' Josh Hilger had a great game going 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored, including 2 doubles. Javier Felix, Adrian Flores and Anthony Karagiannopoulos all went 2 for 3 scoring runs and hitting the ball hard. Javier Felix pitched 3 strong innings for a 1 hitter with 6 strike-outs.

Generals 10U then went on to defeat the Huntington Beach bulldogs 8-1. Generals' Adrian Flores had another great game getting on base 3 times and scoring 3 runs and also combined with Kaleb Callaham on pitching a 1 hitter through 5 innings.

Generals 10u won their third game in pool play over Moreno Valleys Xplosion 12-4. Generals 10U players Adrian Flores, Josh Hilger, Javier Felix and Mark Carling got on base all 3 times and score 8 runs including a solo Home Run by Mark Carling. 

Generals 10u will go into into double elimination bracket play Friday as the # 3 seed and will met up with # 6 seeded Socal Bad Company.



Monday, July 18
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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Santa Cruz Double Play Classic Champs 10u

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS @ THE DOUBLE PLAY CLASSIC 2011.

 The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U pursuit for another tournament title before going on to compete in the USSSA World Series next week, was realized Sunday afternoon. GENERALS 10U out hit the Norcal Grizzlies in the Finals of the Double Play Classic 10u division.

  GENERALS 10U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 10U Beat Castro Valley Independent Rebels 10-2, then beat the San Ramon Slammers 13-8. GENERALS 10U player Mark Carling went 2-3 including a Home Run Shot through the trees, into the parking lot in this game.

 GENERALS 10U became the #1 seed and received a first round bye in the Quarter Finals of  Sundays playoff brackets.

GENERALS 10U went into the semifinal round again facing the San Ramon Slammers and Mercy ruled the Slammers by a score of 8-0 behind a great pitching performance by GENERALS 10U player Zach Snider who pitched 4 innings and allowed 2 hits and went 3-3 on the bases including a triple.

GENERALS 10U went on to face the #2  seed and also undefeated and best scoring team in the tournament(13 runs scored per game average) Norcal Grizzlies in The Finals. GENERALS 10U pitcher Javier Felix pitched the whole game and kept the Grizzlies quiet through 5 innings allowing 3 runs and sriking out 6. The GENERALS 10U offense was hitting at will, compiling 14 hits, including 5 doubles that bounced off the 25 foot fence and scoring 7 runs and went into the 6th inning leading 7-3. Norcal Grizzlies came into the top of the 6th inning with a vengeance, scoring 5 runs and taking the lead 8-7 before the GENERALS 10U were able to get the 3 outs. GENERALS 10U came into the bottom half of the 6th inning and continued what they had done throughout the game.  GENERALS 10U player Carson Spence led off with a Ground Rule Double, Abram Soriano's instincts took over and sprinted to first base on a drop strike 3 call avoiding the out and advancing the runner to third, then Josh Hilger hits a hard single to left scoring Carson Spence and tying the game 8-8 and also advancing Abram Soriano to third base. Adrian Flores then came up to bat and he puts the Game in the history books with a walk off double again bouncing off the 25 foot fence to win the game for the GENERALS 10U.  GENERALS 10U win the Championship game 9-8!!! 

On base standouts for the weekend were Anthony Karagiannopoulos going 9 for 13, 2 doubles, 5 runs scored, and 3 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV going 8-12, a double, 3 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Adrian Flores went 4-4 in the Final, scoring 2 runs and hitting 2 doubles and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Josh Hilger went 4 for 7, scoring 3 runs and hitting a double.

GENERALS 10U look forward to competing at an even higher level as they prepare to battle in the weeklong USSSA World Series in Chino Hills, Ca starting next week. GENERALS 10U will compete versus teams from Hawaii, Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, Oregon and throughout Northern and Southern California.   

 



Tuesday, May 31
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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GENERALS 10U Mark Carling is Tournament HR King

Santa Cruz County Generals 10U battle the big boys.

 

The Santa Cruz County Generals 10and under travel baseball team competed at the 11U Major/AAA USTSA Memorial Super State Travel Baseball Tournament. GENERALS 10U decided early that age makes no difference in Generals Baseball. GENERALS 10u’s Bats were on fire, going yard 7 times in the 3 day event.

 

GENERALS 10U were edged out 6-8 by the Tri Valley Dawgs 11u in Saturday's pool play, battled to a 9-9 tie with Norcals top ranked 11 and under SV Storm in Sundays pool play and were out hit by the eventual champion Concord Patriots 11U also on Sunday 9-5. Monday's bracket play brought on the rematch with SV Storm. Both teams left it all on the field and SV Storm was the official winner of game with a score of 13-12. The game ended on a controversial call.  GENERALS 10U never gave in to the Storm.

 

The tournament presented an award to the King of the long ball. Our very own GENERALS 10u player Mark Carling was named the KING. Mark Carling had 4 homeruns including a Grand Slam. Honorable mention goes to another GENERALS 10U player Javier Felix with 3 Home Runs.

 

On base Stand-outs for The GENERALS 10U were Mark Carling going 8 for 11, with 4 HR’s, including one Grand Slam. Javier Felix went 10 for 11, with 3 HR’s, and 2 doubles. Josh Hilger went 6 for 12 including 2 doubles.

 GENERALS 10U look forward to competing at an even higher level the next time they battle with another team on the diamond. 


Monday, January 31
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U FALL SHORT @ BIG LEAGUE DREAMS MANTECA, CA  

 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U ran out of time in the semifinals of last weekend's USSSA Travel Baseball Tournament The TPR Classic at Big League Dreams in Manteca. Final score was 8-5 versus the eventual tournament Champion San Ramon Hawks. The hawks were playing catch up throughout the game until the final inning and went ahead 8-5. The Generals 10u threatened to start a 2 out rally with a GENERALS 10U runner at 3rd base. A GENERALS 10U batter then powered a monster line drive that was held onto by the Hawks shortstop to end the game.  GENERALS 10u went into the Sunday playoffs as the #1 seed by winning both pool play games. GENERALS 10U beat Norcal baseball 7-6 and Backyard Sports Academy 13-2.  Anthony Karagiannopoulos had an outstanding tournament going 6 for 8 on the bases including a homerun, 4 runs scored, 4 rbi's, and 8 stolen bases. The Generals allowed the fewest runs of any team in the tournament. The GENERALS 10U look forward to being a stronger team February 12-13 at Northern California USSSA sanctioned "CHERRY TREE CLASSIC" held at Twin Creeks Sports Complex.



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Tuesday, February 15
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U GO TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP @ TWIN CREEKS SPORTS COMPLEX 

  The Santa Cruz County Generals 10-and-under travel baseball team reached the Finals of the USSSA Northern California Travel baseball Cherry Tree Classic tournament, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Twin Creeks baseball complex in Sunnyvale. The Generals 10U went 2-0 in Saturday’s pool play, topping Brentwood Blast 17-2 and outlasting the #5 nationally ranked BV Bees in a thrilling game that went into 2 extra innings and the Generals came away winning the nail biter 8-7. In Sunday’s playoffs, the Generals continued their dominance by beating the DBA Crushers 9-1 in the opening round. The GENERALS won their semifinal game versus the Central Valley Cobras 10-5.  The Finals set up the rematch with BV Bees for the Title. The GENERALS 10U ran out of innings and took home the runner up award. The Final score was 7-6.  The GENERALS 10U twin towers Julian (#1) and Jacob Auldridge (#56) deserve special mention for having an awesome championship game performance. The twin towers combined; going 5 for 6 including a triple and a double and scored 3 runs. On base standouts for the tournament were Anthony Karagiannopoulos going 7 for 14 with six runs scored,  2 stolen bases, 2 triples and 2 doubles. Josh Hilger going 9 for 14, 8 runs scored 6 stolen bases, and 2 doubles. Vinnie Prograce 7 for 14, 4 stolen bases, 5 runs scored, and a double. Maximilian Ramirez IV 9 for 15, 8 runs scored 8 stolen bases, a double, a triple, and a homerun.The GENERALS 10U recognize Javier Felix as our MVP for this tournament offensively going 13 for 15, 7 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, 4 doubles and a homerun. Defensively Felix pitched 8 innings in the tournament and kept opposing batters in check throughout the tournament. 

The Santa Cruz County Generals 10U scored the most runs of any team in the tournament. The GENERALS 10U look forward to being a stronger team March 5-6 at the "SPRING STARTER" to be held at Delaveaga Park Baseball fields in Santa Cruz, Ca



Sunday, March 6
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U GET RAINED OUT AT HOME.

  

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U goal to bring home a Travel baseball Tournament title @ the  Spring Starter held at Delaveaga Park in Santa Cruz, Ca. was cut short by RAIN.

  GENERALS 10U Went 2-0 in pool play Saturday. GENERALS 10U Beat Albany Storm 8-4 and dominated Albany Red 18-0. GENERALS 10U were the #1 seed going into Sunday when the Tournament was called due to weather conditions.  GENERALS 10U had the fewest runs allowed and scored the most runs in this weekends Tournament.  Anthony Karagiannopoulos had another outstanding tournament going 5 for 7 with 4 doubles, a triple and scoring 3 runs. Jacob Auldridge went 4 for 7 with a double, a triple, 3 stolen bases and 3 runs scored. Vincent Prograce went 5 for 6 with 3 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Adrian Flores 3 for 6 with 3 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Maximilian Ramirez IV went 4 for 6 with 4 stolen bases and 4 runs scored.  The GENERALS 10U pitching staff was on fire in game #2, throwing a no hitter and striking out 8 batters.  The GENERALS 10U look forward to better weather and more games at our next tournament to be played locally at The Santa Cruz Strike Out to be held at Delaveaga park March 26-27.



Monday, April 11
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U FALL @ TWIN CREEKS IN SEMIFINALS

The Santa Cruz County Generals 10-and-under travel baseball team reached the Semi-Finals of the USSSA Northern California Spring Fever Travel baseball tournament, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Twin Creeks baseball complex in Sunnyvale.

The GENERALS 10U went 2-0 in Saturday’s pool play, topping the Rebels 8-6 and outlasting the Norcal Grizzlies in a thrilling game that went into 2 extra innings and the GENERALS 10U came away with the victory 4-3.

In Sunday’s playoff brackets, the GENERALS 10U met up with Rebels once again. The GENERALS 10U won the game by forfeit.  Rebels played with an illegal player in the game.
The Semi-Finals game was versus Norcal Baseball. The GENERALS 10U could not string together an offense to put up enough runs to compete with Norcal Baseball who scored 16 runs. Nor cal baseball went on to win the Championship game in the same fashion, GENERALS 10U look forward to playing better baseball in our next baseball tournament. Standouts in the tournament were Maximilian Ramirez IV going 6 for 10 with 4 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, and a double. Adrian Flores went 5 for 11, 3 runs scored and five stolen bases. Javier Felix went 7 for 13, 3 runs scored, 2 triples, a double and 2 stolen bases. Mark carling was 4 for 7, 2 runs scored and 4 stolen bases.



Sunday, April 24
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U TAKE A TOURNAMENT TITLE!!!

  

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U short term goal to bring home a Travel baseball Tournament title has come to pass. GENERALS 10U clobbered their way to winning the Northern California USTSA Easter Saturday Shootout 2011.

  GENERALS 10U Went 2-0 in Saturdays pool play games. GENERALS 10U Beat Northern California's #9 ranked Aftershox 13-5 with a combination of great pitching by Josh Hilger and an explosive offense that was truly Red-Hot!! GENERALS 10u outscored #7 Ranked in the Nation JR Jaguars 10-5. GENERALS 10U were the #1 seed and guaranteed to play in the tournament final game. GENERALS 10U faced Aftershox in the final game and GENERALS 10u's bats did not cool down. GENERALS 10u won the final game 14-3 with great pitching performances by Adrian Flores and Anthony Karagiannopoulos.   

On base standouts were the GENERALS 10U Team, the team combined for an on-base average of .545, scoring 37 runs, hitting 18 doubles(4 bouncing over the HR fence), 3 triples, stealing 24 bases and hitting 1 out of the park Home Run 220 feet. The GENERALS 10U went up to bat over 70 times this day and avoided being struck out on every plate appearance.  GENERALS 10U look forward to keeping their bats on fire at their next scheduled travel baseball tournament "SURF CITY CHALLENGE" at Delaveaga park May 21-22.



Monday, December 13
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS 10U BASEBALL



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Santa Cruz County Generals 10u

THE SANTA CRUZ  COUNTY GENERALS 10U TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP INTO REAL BASEBALL @ FREMONT SPORTS COMPLEX

The SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GENERALS Generals 10-and-under Travel baseball team, made up of standouts from Santa Cruz American, San Lorenzo Valley and Watsonville Little Leagues, reached the Semifinals of an 11u(11 and under) travel baseball tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Sports Complex.

This tournament marks the day the GENERALS 10U baseball team arrived onto the Northern California Travel Baseball scene.

The GENERALS 10U went 1-1 in pool play Saturday by dominating the 11U Sunnyvale Soldiers 11-0, then falling to the 11U Fremont Reds by a score of 9-1.

In Sunday's Playoffs The GENERALS 10U outlasted the 11U Barones Aces of Hollister, Ca by a score of 8-7 in the quarter-final match. The GENERALS 10U met up again with the 11U Fremont Reds in the Semifinals. The Fremont Reds proved they were the best team in this tournament outscoring the GENERALS 10U with a final score 10-2. The 11U Fremont Reds went on to win the weekend tournament.

Hitting stars for the GENERALS 10U included Maximilian Ramirez IV going 8 for 13, 4 stolen bases, three runs scored, and 2 RBIs. Javier Felix 5 for 8, 3 runs scored 3 RBIs, and 3 stolen bases. Julian Auldridge, 6 for 9, 4 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, and 2 RBIs. Adrian Flores, 3 runs scored 3 stolen bases, and 2 RBIs. Josh Hilger 3 for 6, 2 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. Anthony Karagiannopoulos 4 for 8, 2 runs scored and two stolen bases. Javier Felix recorded two victories on the mound.

The newly formed Santa Cruz County Generals 10U Travel baseball team exceeded any and all expectations in their first baseball Tournament transitioning from little league rules to major League baseball rules. The boys fought hard and competed versus 1 year older boys in their first go around. GENERALS 10U expect to learn the rules of MLB and will build the foundation to compete at the highest level in the Travel baseball community.



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