Team California About

History

MAKING THEIR MARK SINCE 2010

The 1st event Team California Baseball participated in was the highly competitive Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic in the Fall of 2010, and then in the Summer of 2011 Team California’s 14U squad won the Bronze Medal in the Inaugural USA Baseball 14U National Team Championships. That same Fall, the 16U Team California squad won the USA Baseball NTIS SoCal Tournament and placed 3 Players on the USA Baseball NTIS SoCal Squad that represented the SoCal Region in Cary, NC.

Team California Baseball is the premier College Development Program in SoCal, Hawaii and Las Vegas. While many Baseball Programs are concerned with being the biggest or the best… Player Development, Eliminating the Fear of Failure and College Exposure is the Team California way and winning is the by-product.

Commitments

COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Team California is not a travel ball team but is known as a College Development Program. What makes Team California a College Development Program?

 

  • Development: Team California Players are placed in a competitive environment by utilizing game-speed workouts, simulated games and live practice in actual games.
  • Database: Team California has a rapport with college coaches and staff not just in SoCal but throughout the US.
  • Placement: Team California has a track record of placing players (200+) since the first Team California graduating class of 2012 not just in D-1, but in D-2, D-3, NAIA and JuCo.
When you have a group of players who are like-minded, obviously, the winning attitude naturally comes out and Team California wins more often than not. The significant difference is that the setting is in front of hundreds of college coaches and MLB Scouts at the USA Baseball NTC, Perfect Game World Series, Arizona Fall Classic and College Team Camps.

Team California College Commitments

2021

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
Chase Gallegos Catcher UNLV Liberty – Henderson NCAA – D1
Jonathan Hernandez Infield UC Irvine South Hills – West Covina NCAA – D1
Jack Holman Catcher UCLA Etiwanda – Rancho Cucamonga NCAA – D1
Charlie Saum Catcher Stanford University St. Bonaventure – Ventura, CA NCAA – D1

2020

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
Nic Baum IF UC Riverside Torrey Pines – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Tony Castonguay C Kansa University Grandview – Aurora, CO NCAA – D1
Johnny Erickson OF Edmonds CC Kaiser – Kailua, HI JUCO – D1
Brian Kraft LHP Pacific University Torrey Pines – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
Hayden Matulich OF Purdue Northwest Pioneer – San Jose, CA NCAA – D2
AJ Ortiz IF Wagner College Schurr – Montebello, CA NCAA – D1
Matt Ortiz IF Washington State Pacifica – Garden Grove, CA NCAA – D1
Konnor Palmeira C University of Hawai’i Kamehameha – Maui, HI NCAA – D1
Porter Pittman OF New Mexico State Roosevelt – Eastvale, CA NCAA – D1
Joey Taddie C Concordia University Leland – San Jose, CA NCAA – D2
Nicholas Thomson IF Northwest Nazarene University Valley Christian – San Jose, CA NCAA – D2
Kirk Vasquez LHP University of Pacific Westmont – Campbell, CA NCAA – D1
Jon Jon Vaughns RHP/UT UCLA St. John Bosco – Glendora, CA NCAA – D1

2019

NAME
POSITION
COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
DRAFTED – ROUND
Bubba Akana IF University of Hawaii St. Francis – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D1
Scott Anderson IF Point Loma Nazarene University Sage Creek – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D2
Andre Beudoin RHP University of Louisiana – Monroe Slidell – Slidell, LA NCAA – D1
Stephen Chavez MIF San Francisco State St. John Bosco – Downey, CA NCAA – D2
Ryan Cho IF Hawaii Hilo Westview – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
Austin Curtice LHP San Diego State Point Loma – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Luke Fipps LHP Santa Barbara City Bishop Kelly – Boise, ID CCCAA
Jacob George IF University of Pacific Moreau Catholic – Hayward, CA NCAA – D1
Kaleb Lemos 1B Arizona Western Roosevelt – Eastvale, CA JUCO – D1
Trent Lopez RHP San Diego State University Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Kyle Moats LHP United States Air Force Academy St. John Bosco – Downey, CA NCAA – D1
Makana Ontai OF George Fox University St. Louis – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D3
Kaipo Panui RHP/OF Edmonds Community College St. Louis – Honolulu, HI JUCO – D1
Marcellus Pearson OF UC Riverside Bonita – La Verne, CA NCAA – D1
Ethan Ross LHP Washington State Southwest – El Centro, CA NCAA – D1
Carter Rustad RHP. USD Mid-Pac – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D1 Brewers. – 23rd
Shayden Sabangan IF Ohlone College Campbell – Ewa Beach, HI CCCAA
Jake Saum LHP UCLA St. Bonaventure – Ventura NCAA – D1
Ben Schoneman RHP School of the Mines La Cueva HS – Albuquerque, NM NCAA – D2
Aaron Ujimori IF University of Hawaii I’Olani – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D1
Zach Veen LHP PLNU Roosevelt – Eastvale, CA NCAA – D2
Micah Yonamine C/IF Illinois State I’Olani – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D1

2018

PLAYER

 

POSITION

 

COLLEGE

 

HIGH SCHOOL – CITY

 

DIVISION

 

DRAFTED – ROUND

 
David BaerOFWestmont CollegeRancho Bernardo – San Diego, CANAIA 
Tyler BeckleyLHPUniversity of Pugent SoundCapistrano Valley – San Clemente, CANCAA – D3 
Hank BrownIFFullerton CollegeValley Christian – CerritosCCCAA 
Max CrabbeOFLong Beach StateNewport Harbor – Newport Beach, CANCAA – D1 
JD DineenLHPChemetka Junior CollegeRoosevelt – Eastvale, CANJCAA 
Matt EricksonC:Santa Clara UniversityMid-Pacific Institute – Honolulu, HINCAA – D1 
Max FoxcroftIFUniversity of OregonMater Dei – Santa Ana, CANCAA – D1 
Noah GomezIFAbilene Christian UniversitySt. John Bosco – Downey, CANCAA – D1 
Brandon GutierrezIFCal State San BernardinoRoosevelt – Eastvale, CANCAA – D2 
Conner HenriquesIFSanta Clara UniversityBellarmine College Prep – San Jose, CANCAA – D1 
Sean HigginsRHPColumbia UniversityFoothill – Santa Ana, CANCAA – D1 
Logan HoIF/OF – R/RSkagit ValleyAiea – Aiea, HINJCAA – WA 
Jake HolcroftOFPortland UniversityClaremont – Claremont, CANCAA – D1 
Michael KnorrRHPCal State FullertonCarlsbad – Carlsbad, CANCAA – D1Padres – 40th
Jamin LaaolaRHPCollege of Southern NevadaCampbell – Wwa Beach, HINJCAA 
Kobby LopezLHPSan Diego StateEl Centro – El Centro, CANCAA – D1Blue Jays – 21st
Jackson LyonOFCal State FullertonWoodbridge – Irvine, CANCAA – D1 
Jacob MarquardtRHPVentura CollegeMurrieta Mesa – Murrieta, CACCCAA – CA 
Ty MatsunamiIFSt. MartinsAiea – Aiea, HINCAA – D2 
Justin MeyerIFUniversity of RichmondThe Haverford School – Villanova, PANCAA – D1 
Sebastian OlivoRHPTrinidad StateBonita Vista – San Diego, CANJCAA – CO 
Blaze PontesRHPUniversity of HawaiiKamehameha – Honolulu, HINCAA – D1 
Emilio RosasIFUSCMater Dei – Santa AnaNCAA – D1 
Alex RosenIFGeorgetown UniversityNewport Harbor – Newport Beach, CANCAA – D1 
Nicholas SampsonOFSanta Clara UniversityCampbell – Ewa Beach, HINCAA – D1 
James ShimashitaLHP/OFSan Jose State UniversityMadison – San Diego, CANCAA – D1 
Korrey SiracusaCCal State FullertonMililani HS – Mililani, HINCAA – D1 
Alexis TorresIFPhoenix CollegeKofa HS – Yuma, AZNJCAA 
Payton WalshOF:University of RedlandsMater Dei HS – Santa Ana, CANCAA – D3 
Wyatt YoungIFPepperdine UniversityMid-Pacific – Honolulu, HINCAA – D1 

2016

PLAYER POSITION COLLEGE COMMITMENT HIGH SCHOOL – CITY DIVISION DRAFTED – ROUND
Carlos Arellano IF Cal State Northridge Calexico – Calexico, CA NCAA – D1
Tommy Acuna IF Arizona San Dimas – San Dimas, CA NCAA – D1
Jacob Benson IF La Verne Mt. Carmel – San Diego, CA NCAA – D3
Dillon Brown RHP Cal State Fullerton Foothill – Santa Ana, CA NCAA – D1
Tre Brown RHP San Diego State Eastlake – Chula Vista, CA NCAA – D1
Jeremy Clark IF Calvin University Mt. Carmel – San Diego, CA NCAA – D3
Daniel Cope C Cal State Fullerton Mt. Carmel – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1 Rockies – 13th
Cade Denyer LHP Occidental College Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos, CA NCAA – D3
Trevin Esquerra IF LMU Patrick Henry – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Kyle Ferraro RHP Chapman University Santa Fe Christian – Solana Beach, CA NCAA – D3
Miguel Garcia RHP Cal State LA Rosevelt – Eastvale, CA NCAA – D2
Chance Hroch RHP New Mexico State Vista Murrieta – Murrieta, CA NCAA – D1
Ryan Kawano IF LMU La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Korey Lee C California Vista – Vista, CA NCAA – D1 Astros – 1st
Michael McDonough LHP Ohio State Crestview – Crestview, OH NCAA – D1
Jack Melton RHP Colorado Mesa Mt. Carmel – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
Matt Ornelia OF Utah Vista – Vista, CA NCAA- D1
Joe Ortiz IF New Mexico State Pacifica – Santa Ana, CA NCAA – D1 Orioles – 4th
Aaron Polley RHP Westmont College Marantha Christian – San Diego, CA NAIA
Tyler Pritchard IF USC Temescal Canyon – Temescal Canyon, CA NCAA – D1
John Ratcliff C Dubuque University Oceanside – Oceanside, CA NAIA
Michael Rishebarger RHP Redlands University Vista – Vista, CA NCAA – D3
Sean Reynolds RHP TCU Redondo Union – Beach, CA NCAA – D1 Marlins – 4th
Trevor Rosenberg IF UNLV Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Blake Schreiver RHP Cal State Northridge Esperanza – Yorba Linda, CA NCAA – D1
Nathan Walker RHP USD Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Jonathan Worley RHP Stanford Hight Tech – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1

2017

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
DRAFTED – ROUND
Trevor Omahen IF USD Granite Hills – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Trevor Halsema OF USC Madison, San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Trevor Commorford RHP Dubuque University West Hills – Santee, CA NCAA – D3
Tate Samuelson IF Cal Poly SLO Serra – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Sam Wezniak IF California Sage Creek – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Robert Gonzalez LHP Tennessee Wesleyan Redlands East Valley – Redlands, CA NAIA
Noah Montenegro OF Arizona Western Bear Creek – Lakewood, CO NJCCA
Nick Morales RHP San Jose State University St. John Bosco – Bellflower, CA NCAA – D1
Michael Sandoval IF Long Beach State Roosevelt – Eastvale, CA NCAA – D1
Logan Pollack IF Michigan Notre Dame, CA NCAA – D1
Kobe Kato IF Arizona Aiea – Aiea, HI NCAA – D1
Kevin Abel RHP Oregon State Madison – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1 Padres – 35th
Kawiola Takemura IF William Jessup Kamehameha – Honolulu, HI NAIA
Kaiser Weiss OF Washington Oxnard – Oxnard, CA NCAA – D1
Jordan Schramel RHP Minnesota State Delano – Delano, MN NCAA – D2
Johnny Pacheco C UC Irvine Roosevelt – Eastvale, CA NCAA – D1
Jayden Lombardo RHP Westmont Grossmont – San Diego, CA NAIA
Jason Farese LHP USD Orange Lutheran – Orange, CA NCAA – D1
Jacob Hitz IF Minnesota Prior Lake – Prior Lake, MN NCAA – D1
Isaac Esqueda LHP USC Bishop Amat – West Covina, CA NCAA – D1
Hunter Breault RHP Oregon Kamehameha – Honolulu, HI NCAA – D1
Ezele Wicks OF Golden West Cypress – Cypress, CA CCCAA
Dylan Johnson OF Fresno State Palo Verde – Blythe, CA NCAA- D1
Dylan Diaz RHP Concordia University Glendora – Glendora, CA NCAA – D2
Drake Benner OF Dixie State Sage Creek – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Danny Zimmerman RHP Michigan Redondo Union – Redondo Beach, CA NCAA – D1
Damien Rinehart LHP Arizona Western Kofa – Yuma, AZ NJCAA
Cole Francis LHP Northwestern College South Hills – West Covina, CA NAIA
Christian Fedko IF UCONN Vincentian – Pittsburgh, PA NCAA – D1
Carlos Arellano IF Cal State Northridge Cslrxico – Calexico, CA NCAA – D1
Bryan Reyes C Lewis & Clark State Eastlake – Chula Vista, CA NAIA
Blake Zeleny LHP Utah Valley State Brawley – Brawley, CA NCAA – D1
Blake Hunt C Pepperdine Mater Dei – Santa Ana, CA NCAA – D1 Padres – 2nd Comp
Anthony Marquez C Golden West Cypress – Cypress, CA CCCAA
Andrew Martinez LHP NW Missouri State La Habra – La Habra, CA NCAA – D1
Alex Lambeau IF LMU Newport – Bellevue, WA NCAA – D1
Alex Hernandez LHP Azusa Pacific Brawley – Brawley, CA NAIA
Alekzander De La Cruz 1B Point Loma Nazarene University High Tech – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
AJ Renteria C West Point Army Academy Long Beach Poly – Long Beach, CA NCAA – D3

2015

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
DRAFTED – ROUND
Kolby Allarrd LHP UCLA San Clemente – San Clemente, CA NCAA – D1 Braves – 1st
Trevor Beard OF Texas A&M – Corpus Christi San Clemente – San Clemente, CA NCAA – D1
Chris Betts C Tennessee Long Beach Poly – Long Beach, CA NCAA – D1 Rays – 2nd
Jason Bush C New Mexico State Cypress – Cypress, CA NCAA – D1
Chase Bushor IF USC Santa Fe Christian – Solana Beach, CA NCAA – D1
Tristan Carranza IF New Mexico State Brawley – Brawley, CA NCAA – D1
Austin Clifton IF College of the Desert Heritage – Romoland, CA CCCAA
Kyle Dean OF BYU Poway – Poway, CA NCAA – D1
Bailey Falter LHP UC Santa Barbara Chino Hills – Chino Hills, CA NCAA – D1 Phillies – 5th
Daniel Farfan IF Academy of Art Soledad – Soledad, CA NCAA – D2
Bryce Fehmel RHP Oregon State Agoura – Agoura Hills, CA NCAA – D1 Giants – 21st
Austin Gorrell C Nevada JW North – Riverside, CA NCAA – D1
Tiger Guerrero OF Grossmont Grossmont – San Diego, CA CCCAA
Brandon Johnson IF PLNU Palo Verde – Blythe, CA NCAA – D2
David Maldonado OF San Diego State Temecula Valley – Temecula, CA NCAA – D1
Wilson Miles LHP Linfield College Valhalla – Valhalla, CA NCAA – D3
Kyle Molnar RHP UCLA Aliso Niguel – Aliso Niguel, CA NCAA- D1 Angels – 26th
Austin Moore RHP Utah Marina – Huntington Beach, CA NCAA – D1
Niko Navarro IF San Diego State Los Osos – Rancho Cucamonga, CA NCAA – D1
Tyler Nevin IF UCLA Poway – Poway, CA NCAA – D1 Rockies – 1st Comp.
Jake Ortega IF Cal State Bakersfield Capistrano Valley – Mission Viejo, CA NCAA – D1 Mets – 28th
Steven Pagan IF Mitchell College Guajome Park – Oceanside, CA NCAA – D3
Austin Reyes IF Santa Clara University Mater Dei – Santa Ana, CA NCAA – D1
Alfonso Rivas IF Arizona La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Kyle Robeinol LHP Utah Los Osos – Rancho Cucamonga, CA NCAA – D1
Conner Shepherd IF TCU Upland – Upland, CA NCAA – D1
Andy Van Antwerp OF Biola University Valhalla – Valhalla, CA NCAA – D2
Cole Weaver IF Baylor University Santa Fe Christian – Solana Beach, CA NCAA – D1
Luke Williams OF Cal Poly SLO Dana Hills – Laguna Niguel, CA NCAA – D1 Phillies – 3rd

2014

PLAYER POSITION COLLEGE COMMITMENT HIGH SCHOOL – CITY DIVISION DRAFTED – ROUND
Will Bjorstad OF Concordia University Carlsbad – Carlsbad NCAA – D2
Josh Blank IF LMU Mater Dei – Santa Ana NCAA – D1
Reid Budrovich LHP USC St. John Bosco – Downey NCAA – D1
David Carpenter LHP Masters College Calvary Christian – Vista NAIA
Lorenzo Carillo RHP Rio Hondo College Charter Oak – Glendora NCAA – D1 Orioles – 26th
Nick Daley C Concordia University Grossmont – San Diego NCAA – D2
Ian Evans IF Grand Canyon Charter Oak – Glendora NCAA – D1
Grant Fennell OF Nevada Scripps Ranch – San Diego NCAA – D2
David Flores RHP St. Gregory’s Calvary Christian – Vista NAIA
Chase Grant OF Nevada Carlsbad – Carlsbad NCAA – D1
Matt Hartman RHP Arizona Calvary Christian – Vista NCAA – D1
Rocky Hroch OF McGill University Vista Murrieta – Murrieta CUFLA
James L’Esperance OF Claremont McKenna The Rock – San Diego NCAA – D3
Esteban Lieras IF Mesa College The Rock – San Diego CCCAA
Michael Lopez RHP San Diego State El Camino – Oceanside NCAA – D1
Mike Martinez LHP Concordia University The Rock – San Diego NCAA – D2
Kalani Nakamura IF Biola University Horizon Christian NCAA – D2
Jordan Pearce IF Nevada El Camino – Oceanside NCAA – D1 Tigers – 24th
Hudson Pearson LHP Baylor University The Rock – San Diego NCAA – D1
Aaron Ping IF USF Patrick Henry – San Diego NCAA – D1
Andrew Shaps OF ASU Chapparal – Paradise Valley, AZ NCAA – D1 Dodgers – 31st
Robby Teel C Orange Coast Mater Dei – Santa Ana, CA CCCAA
Tyler Townsend RHP Park University Scripps Ranch – San Diego NAIA
Drew Weston RHP Cal State Northridge San Marcos – San Marcos NCAA – D1
Ryan Wilson LHP Pepperdine University Carlsbad – Carlsbad NCAA – D1 Orioles – 33rd

2013

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
DRAFTED – ROUND
Nick Anderson OF UC Irvine Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1
Matt Ball RHP – Outfield Long Beach State Bonita Vista – Bonita, CA NCAA – D1
Andy Brown IF San Diego State The Rock – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Noah Buchanan OF Cal State San Marcos Grossmont – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
CJ Burdick RHP USD Serra – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Josh DeVries LHP RCC Capistrano Valley – Mission Viejo, CA CCCAA
Tommy Edman IF Stanford La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1 Cardinals – 6th
Ryan Garcia OF PLNU El Camino – Oceanside, CA NCAA – D2 Mariners – 32nd
Alex Guenette C UC Irvine La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Carter Hodge C Pepperdine IMG Academy – Bradenton, FL NCAA – D1
MJ Hubbs OF Washington Cave Creek – Cave Creek, AZ NCAA – D1
Dustin Hughes RHP Utah La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D1
Matt Jervis IF PLNU Ranch Bernardo – Poway, CA NCAA – D2
Josh Kiethly RHP/OF Pacific University Capistrano Valley – Mission Viejo, CA NCAA – D2
Slater Lee RHP Cal Poly – SLO Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA NCAA – D1 A’s – 24th
Bobby Mead C San Diego Christian The Rock – San Diego, CA NAIA
Eli Rivera LHP Corban College Los Osos – Rancho Cucamonga, CA NAIA
Zack Sestak RHP Grossmont – San Diego Grossmont – San Diego, CA CCCAA
DeAndre Simpson RHP Central Arizona The Rock – San Diego, CA NJCAA
Elliot Stepanoff RHP Cal State San Marcos St. Augustine – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
Adam Taylor IF Concordia University The Rock – San Diego, CA NCAA – D2
Jackson Volle RHP Amherst College La Jolla Country Day – San Diego, CA NCAA – D3
Caleb Whitley C Masters College Calvary Christian – Vista, CA NAIA
Matt Ybarra LHP Fullerton College Riverside Poly – Riverside, CA CCCAA

2012

PLAYER
POSITION
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
HIGH SCHOOL – CITY
DIVISION
DRAFTED – ROUND
Sam Ayala C UC Santa Barbara La Jolla Country Day – San Diego NCAA – D1 White Sox – 17th
Russell Harmening RHP Westmont College Calvary Christian – Vista NCAA – D1 Nationals – 26th
Collin Nyenhuis IF Masters College Vista – Vista NAIA

Testimonials

Former Team California Player and Parent Testimonials

  • Team California was a key factor in preparing me for College Baseball, which would eventually lead me to an opportunity in playing Professional Baseball. Coach Mitch Spiers showed his belief in me as a player from the first practice I showed up wearing a Team Cal uniform. Coach Spiers will push you to your limits getting the most out of you as a baseball player and a man, as I was taught Life Lessons along the way. Team California’s atmosphere replicated the College Baseball setting, so when I stepped on Campus I was ready to compete from Day 1. Team California’s philosophies are taught not only at the College Level, but the Professional Level as well. It was truly a blessing to play for Coach Mitch as I contribute most of my success to rise from learning how to compete at the highest level at a young age, as I played for Team California.
    Ryan Garcia: Outfielder
    El Camino HS – Oceanside, CA
    Point Loma Nazarene University – 2 x DII All-American
    Seattle Mariners

    PLAYER: '13 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • Living in Hawaii makes it extremely difficult to get exposed to College Baseball Coaches and Recruiters. Having my son play with Mitch Spiers and Team California was one of the best decisions I made. My son played in only two tournaments with Mitch during the Summer prior to his Senior Year of High School. I was very impressed College and Pro Scouts that were in attendance. Mitch promotes players through his vast network of College Coaches from D1 to Junior Colleges. His program works! The exposure my son received by playing for Mitch Spiers and Team California was second to none. My son earned a baseball scholarship, and now is attending the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!
    Lucien Breault
    Hunter Breault: RHP Kamehameha HS – Honolulu, HI
    University of Oregon

    HAWAII PARENT: '17 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • Team California made me the person I am today, and showed me the true meaning of success and leadership. I realized that High School ball wasn’t necessary for me to receive a Scholarship. Mitch Spiers as my Coach was always there to show me where I could improve, and achieve the next level of success. Team California pushed me to be the best I could be. The fundamentals that were installed in me have allowed for success and cooperation in all endeavors, and for that I am thankful. Team California’s commitment, unwavering dedication to the sport and more importantly, to player development helped me obtain a Scholarship to New Mexico State University at the D1 Level. Mitch Spiers and Team California had me play in the right Tournaments, and to be seen by the right College Recruiters. I am Thankful for all of this!
    Jason Bush: Catcher
    Cypress HS – Cypress, CA
    New Mexico State University

    PLAYER: '15 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • Our son began playing for Team California in 2011-2012 at which time he was a good player, not an Elite Player. Mitch Spiers and the Team California Staff taught our son what it meant to (A) Play the Game the right way, (B) How to COMPETE at ant level, and (C) Prepared him to play at the Next Level with greater expectations. The ability to play in front of numerous colleges through Elite and National Events that are well attended is a testament to the Team California Program Strength and Reputation. Mitch’s commitment is not only to teaching the game of baseball, but more importantly the value of academic success and how to conduct yourself on and off the field was invaluable and afforded our son with multiple options to play at the Next Level. Mitch’s style of coaching isn’t for everyone, and his expectations of the Players is High! Hence the success rate at not only the next level but beyond that. These expectations are there so players can succeed in College and beyond. I can guarantee you it doesn’t get any easier from here. We are truly grateful to Mitch Spiers and Team California for not only the development of our son, but all of the families we have made lifetime friendships with, and the wonderful adventures of playing for Team California!
    Rick & Carrie Abel – Go Beavs!
    Kevin Abel: RHP Madison HS – San Diego, CA
    Oregon State University

    PARENT: '17 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • Team Cal prepared me not only physically, but mentally as well. Head Coach Mitch Spiers taught me how to look presentable, constantly challenged me and emphasized a lot about trusting my eyes. He created an overall environment very similar to how a College Baseball Program is Run. Team Cal Prepares you more than enough to face the Grind of College Baseball.

    Bryan Reyes: Catcher
    Eastlake HS – Chula Vista, CA
    Lewis & Clark State College

    PLAYER: '17 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • Thank You to the Team California Organization and Mitch Spiers in helping both of my boys move on to the Next Level of Collegiate Baseball. Team California’s commitment to competitive Tournaments, Showcases and Personal Relationships with College Coaches and Recruiters gave both of my boys the opportunities to be seen by all of the colleges. Coach Spiers works with his players and teams so that they can reach their potential. Coach Spiers stresses the importance of grades, attitude, appearance and talent. Team California is a Family, and years after our boys playing has ended we still get together as parents to enjoy each others company. Thanks for a Great Experience!

    Kathy Hroch
    Rocky Hroch – OF Vista Murrieta HS ’15/McGill University
    Chance Hroch – RHP Vista Murrieta HS ’16/New Mexico State

    PARENT: '15/'16 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

  • I just want to take this opportunity to Thank Mitch Spiers and the Team California Coaching Staff for all they do. Team California is a top notch program, well known and respected. Playing with Team California, my son not only met a group of fellow ball players, but friends for life.. Such a positive experience. Team California attends Great Events and All Players are given an opportunity! We couldn’t have asked for more. Your Mentorship, recruiting advice, direction and playing with Team California was instrumental in leading my son to have the opportunity to play at the next level. This process would not have happened without you. We still can’t thank you enough, my son now attends and plays at a College that is a good fit for him both Academically and Athletically. I think of Mitch and Team California every time my son takes the mound when he pitches in College.

    Pam & John Rishebarger
    Michael Rishebarger: RHP Vista HS – Vista, CA
    University of Redlands

    PARENT: '16 TEAM CAL GRAD CLASS

Tournaments

Team California Tournament Placings

2019

FINISHEDEVENT NAMELOCATION
CHAMPIONSPERFECT GAME UPPERCLASS 18U CA WORLD SERIESIRVINE, CA
2ND PLACEPERFECT GAME 16U WWBA WEST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSPEORIA & SURPRISE, AZ
FINAL 4WILSON PREMIER CHAMPIONSHIPS WESTSURPRISE, AZ
QUARTERFINALSPERFECT GAME 17U WORLD SERIESSCOTTSDALE, AZ
TOP 32USA BASEBALL 17U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ
TOP 32USA BASEBALL 16U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ

2018

FINISHED EVENT NAME LOCATION
FINAL 4 WILSON PREMIER CLASSIC WEST PALM BEACH, FL
TOP 32 USA BASEBALL 17U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS GLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ

2017

FINISHEDEVENT NAMELOCATION
CHAMPIONSMIKE SPIERS 18U MEMORIAL CLASSICONTARIO, CA
CHAMPIONSMIKE SPIERS 18U MEMORIAL CLASSICONTARIO, CA
SILVER MEDALUSA BASEBALL 17U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ
2ND PLACEPCBA WALLY KINKADE 18U 4TH OF JULY CLASSICLONG BEACH, CA
ELITE 8USA BASEBALL 15U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ

2016

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
CHAMPIONSPROSPECTWIRE 18U LA INVITATIONALLOS ANGELES, CA
CHAMPIONSPCBA WALLY KINKADE 18U 4TH OF JULY CLASSICLONG BEACH, CA
FINAL 4PERFECT GAME 18U CA WORLD SERIESSAN DIEGO, CA
FINAL 4PROSPECTWIRE EAST VS. WESTLOS ANGELES, CA
TOP 8USA BASEBALL 15U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ

2015

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
CHAMPIONSAZ MIZUNO UNIVERSAL FALL CLASSICPEORIA, AZ
CHAMPIONSCORY LIDLE 16U THANKSGIVING CLASSICSAN GABRIEL VALLEY, CA
CHAMPIONS18U MIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
CHAMPIONS16U MIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
CHAMPIONSWALLY KINKADE 18U 4TH OF JULY CLASSICLONG BEACH, CA
CHAMPIONSUSA BASEBALL 12U FUTURES INVITATIONALCARY, NC
3RDPERFECT GAME 15U WORLD SERIESLAKEPOINT, GA
ELITE 8AZ SOPHOMORE FALL CLASSICPEORIA, AZ
ELITE 8USA BASEBALL 17U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ
ELITE 8USA BASEBALL 14U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ
ELITE 8PERFECT GAME 18U EVOSHIELD UPPERCLASSGLENDALE & GOODYEAR, AZ
ELITE 8PERFECT GAME 16U MLK CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE & GOODYEAR, AZ

2014

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
CHAMPIONSPERFECT GAME 15U WORLD SERIESFT. MYERS, FL
CHAMPIONSPERFECT GAME 16U SUPER 25 SOCAL QUALIFIERSAN DIEGO, CA
CHAMPIONS18U MIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
2NDUSABF 16U SOCAL BEST OF THE BESTSAN DIEGO, CA
2NDMIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
3RDPERFECT GAME 18U MLK CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE & GOODYEAR, AZ
ELITE 8USA BASEBALL 15U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ

2013

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
CHAMPIONSPCBA UNDERCLASS GAMESLONG BEACH, CA
CHAMPIONSPERFECT GAME 15U SUPER 25 INVITATIONALANAHEIM, CA
CHAMPIONS18U MIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICAZUSA, CA
2ND16U MIKE SPIERS MEMORIAL CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
ELITE 8USA BASEBALL 17U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR & PEORIA, AZ
SWEET 16PERFECT GAME 14U WWBAFT. MYERS, FL
TOP 32PERFECT GAME 16U WWBAATLANTA, GA

2012

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
CHAMPIONSUSABF 18U VETERANS CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
CHAMPIONSUSABF 18U HOLIDAY FOR CHEER CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
CHAMPIONSUSABF 16U HOLIDAY FOR CHEER CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
2NDUSABF 16U COLUMBUS CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
FINAL 4USA PREMIER 16U FIRECRACKER CLASSICORANGE COUNTY, CA
TOP 32PERFECT GAME 17U WWBAATLANTA, GA

2011

FINISHED
 
EVENT NAME
 
LOCATION
 
GOLD MEDALUSA BASEBALL 17U SOCAL NTISLAKE ELSINORE, CA
CHAMPIONSUSABF 18U LABOR DAY CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
2NDUSABF 16U HOLIDAY FOR CHEER CLASSICSAN DIEGO, CA
2NDUSABF 16U SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHALLENGEPLAM SPRINGS, CA
BRONZE MEDALUSA BASEBALL 14U NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSGLENDALE, GOODYEAR PEORIA, AZ

Area Codes

Team California Area Code Selections

YEAR

 

PLAYER

 

POSITION

 

TEAM

 

COMMITMENT

 
2019CHARLIE SAUMCATCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERS UNDERCLASSSTANFORD
2019JONATHAN VAUGHNSRIGHT HANDED PITCHER/INFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERSUNDECIDED
2019JUARON WATTS-BROWNRIGHT HANDED PITCHEROAKLAND A’STEXAS TECH
2019TONY CASTONGUAYCATCHERCINCINNATI REDSKANSAS
2018CARTER RUSTADRIGHT HANDED PITCHERWASHINGTON NATIONALSUSD
2018JAKE SAUMLEFT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUCLA
2018JON JON VAUGHNSRIGHT HANDED PITCHER/INFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERS UNDERCLASSTBA
2017CARTER RUSTADRIGHT HANDED PITCHERWASHINGTON NATIONALSUSD
2017EMILIO ROSASINFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERSUSC
2016EMILIO ROSASINFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERS UNDERCLASSUSC
2016HUNTER BREAULTRIGHT HANDED PITCHERCINCINNATI REDSOREGON
2016KEVIN ABELRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSOREGON STATE
2015AVERY TUCKOUTFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERSSAN DIEGO STATE
2015JACK DASHWOODLEFT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUC SANTA BARBARA
2015JONATHAN WORLEYRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSSTANFORD.
2015KEVIN ABELRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERS UNDERCLASSOREGON STATE.
2015NATHAN WALKERRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUSD
2014BAILEY FALTERLEFT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUC SANTA BARBARA
2014CHRIS BETTSCATCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSTENNESSEE
2014KOLBY ALLARDLEFT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUCLA
2014KYLE MOLNARRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUCLA
2014MATT HARTMANRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSARIZONA
2013BAILEY FALTERLEFT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUC SANTA BARBARA
2013CHRIS BETTSCATCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSTENNESSEE
2013KYLE MOLNARRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERSUCLA
2011TIMOTHY LOPESINFIELDMILWAUKEE BREWERSUC IRVINE

MLB Draft

Team California Baseball MLB Draft Selections

YEAR
 
PLAYER
 
POSITION
 
ORGANIZATION
 
ROUND
 
2019KOREY LEECATCHERHOUSTON ASTROS1ST
2019JOE ORTIZSHORTSTOPBALTIMORE ORIOLES4TH
2019DANIEL COPECATCHERCOLORADO ROCKIES13TH
2019BRYCE FEHMELRIGHT HANDED PITCHERSAN FRANISCO GIANTS21ST
2019JAKE ORTEGAINFIELDNEW YORK METS28TH
2019CARTER RUSTADPITCHERMILWAUKEE BREWERS23RD
2018IAN EVANS1ST BASEBALTIMORE ORIOLES26TH
2018MICHAEL KNORRPITCHERSAN DIEGO PADRES40TH
2018KOBBY LOPEZLEFT HANDED PITCHERTORONTO BLUE JAYS21ST
2018ANDREW SHAPSLEFT HANDED PITCHERLOS ANGELES DODGERS31ST
2017KEVIN ABELRIGHT HANDED PITCHERSAN DIEGO PADRES35TH
2017RYAN GARCIAOUTFIELDSEATTLE MARINERS32ND
2017BLAKE HUNTCATCHERSAN DIEGO PADRES2ND
2017SLATER LEERIGHT HANDED PITCHER/INFIELDOAKLAND A’S24TH
2017JORDAN PEARCE1ST BASEDETROIT TIGERS21ST
2017RYAN WILSONLEFT HANDED PITCHERBALTIMORE ORIOLES33RD
2016TOMMY EDMANINFIELDST. LOUIS CARDINALS6TH
2016SEAN REYNOLDSRIGHT HANDED PITCHERMIAMI MARLINS4TH
2015KOLBY ALLARDLEFT HANDED PITCHERATLANTA BRAVES1ST
2015CHRIS BETTSCATCHERTAMPA BAY RAYS2ND
2015BAILEY FALTERLEFT HANDED PITCHERPHILADELPHIA PHILLIES5TH
2015RUSSELL HARMENINGRIGHT HANDED PITCHERWASHINGTON NATIONALS26TH
2015KYLE MOLNARRIGHT HANDED PITCHERLOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM26TH
2015TYLER NEVININFIELDCOLORADO ROCKIES1ST COMP.
2015LUKE WILLIAMSOUTFIELDPHILADELPHIA PHILLIES3RD
2013MATT BALLRIGHT HANDED PITCHERCHICAGO WHITE SOX10TH
2012SAM AYALACATCHERCHICAGO WHITE SOX17TH

USA Baseball

Team California USA Baseball Selections

2019

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
JON JON VAUGHNS RHP/UT TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS TBA CARY, NC
ETHAN AKAGI RHP/IF NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC

2018

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
CHASE GALLEGOS CATHCER 15U NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC
ROCCO GIOIOSO PITCHER 14U NTIS NORTHWEST CARY, NC
KOBY KROPF CATCHER 18U NTIS PRIDE CARY, NC
AJ ORTIZ RHP/IF 16U NTIS SOCAL CARY, NC
EMILIO ROSAS INFIELD 18U MLB/USA BASEBALL PDP SOCAL LAKE ELSINORE, CA
CHARLIE SAUM CATCHER 15U USA BASEBALL NATIONAL TEAM NATIONAL TEAM CARY, NC
JAKE SAUM LHP 17U TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS TBA CARY, NC
BEN SCHONEMAN RHP/IF 18U NTIS PRIDE CARY, NC
JON JON VAUGHNS RHP/UT 18U MLB/USA BASEBALL PDP SOCAL. IRVINE, CA
JON JON VAUGHNS RHP/UT 18U NTIS PRIDE CARY, NC
LUCAS VOLLAS RHP 15U NTIS SOCAL CARY, NC
LUKE WARRINGTON OF 15U NTIS SOCAL CARY, NC

2017

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
KEVIN ABEL RIGHT HANDD PITCHER 18U MLB/USA BASEBALL PDP SOCAL LAKE ELSINORE, CA
JACK HOLMAN CATCHER/1B 14U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
LUCAS NELSON OUTFIELD 16U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOUTH TEAS CARY, NC
AJ ORTIZ MIDDLE INFIELD 15U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
EMILIO ROSAS MIDDLE INFIELD 17U TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS UNITED CARY, NC
JD VENOSDEL RIGHT HANDED PITCHER 15U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC

2016

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
KEVIN ABEL RIGHT HANDED PITCHER 18U TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS PRIDE CARY, NC
JACK HOLMAN CATCHER/1B 13U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
JUSTICE PANTON MIDDLE INFIELD 16U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC
DAMIEN RINEHART LEFT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC
EMILIO ROSAS MIDDLE INFIELD 17U USA BASEBALL NDTP ALTERNATE CHICAGO, IL

2015

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
KEVIN ABEL RIGHT HANDED PITHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP STRIPES ORANGE, CA
JACK HOLMAN CATCHER/1B 12U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
KOREY LEE CATCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP ALTERNATE ORANGE, CA
NICK MORALES RIGHT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
JUSTICE PANTON MIDDLE INFIELD 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC
JOSHUA REIS LEFT HANDED PITCHER 12U USA BASEBALL FUTURES INVITATIONAL NATIONAL TEAM CARY, NC
AJ RENTERIA CATCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS PACIFIC NORTHWEST CARY, NC
DAMIEN RINEHART LEFT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBBALL NTIS SOUTHWEST CARY, NC
EMILIO ROSAS MIDDLE INFIELD 16U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
SAM WEZNIAK MIDDLE INFIELD 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP ALTERNATE ORANGE, CA
JORDAN WISNER LEFT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP ALTERNATE ORANGE, CA
JONATHAN WORLEY RIGHT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC

2013

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
KEVIN ABEL RIGHT HANED PITCHER 14U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL. CARY, NC
CHRISTIAN MENDEZ FIRST BASE 14U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL. CARY, NC
JORDAN PEARCE INFIELD 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP ALTERNATE CARY, NC
SCOTT SIPCHEN LEFT HANDED PITCHER 14U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL. CARY, NC
RYAN WILSON LEFT HANDED PITCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTDP SOCAL. CARY, NC

2012

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
JORDAN PEARCE INFIELD 16U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC

2011

PLAYER
POSITION
EVENT
TEAM
LOCATION
SAM AYALA CATCHER 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
REID BUDROVICH LEFT HANDED PITCHER 15U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
LORENZO CARRILLO RIGHT HANDED PITCHER 15U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
TOMMY EDMAN MIDDLE INFIELD 17U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC
JORDAN PEARCE MIDDLE INFIELD 15U USA BASEBALL NTIS SOCAL NTIS CARY, NC

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