2008 Elite Baseball Series Official Press Release

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

LOS ANGELES, CA July 16, 2008- The inaugural Elite Baseball Series (EBS) presented by Muscle MilkTM highlights the top freshmen (2011′) and sophomore (2010′) high school baseball players in America, competing in two series of games in back to back weeks. All games are hosted at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium and UC Irvine’s Anteater Ballpark, two of the finest playing fields in the nation.  The EBS provides a first look at future prospects for college and major league scouts.

“What Elite Baseball is doing for underclassmen is insurmountable. They are setting the standard for events throughout the country. Division 1 Coaches as well as families and players are very grateful for the Elite Baseball Series” says Dave Serrano, Head Coach of Cal State Fullerton.

Over forty players have committed to compete in this premiere event, with the first pitch scheduled for Monday July 21st at 6:30pm.   All games are umpired by Division 1 college umpires and admission is free.

Mike Gillespie, Head Coach of UC Irvine comments, “The EBS will give the players insight into what a college baseball weekend is all about. The experience a player receives participating in the EBS is unattainable anywhere else. It is truly an event a player should be a part of.”

The Elite Baseball Series Schedule:

UCLA: July 21st-July 23rd ,

UC Irvine: July 30th- August 1st

The Elite Baseball Series presented by Muscle MilkTM boasts a stellar lineup of partners including Reebok, Wilson, Muscle Milk and Mission Hospital. For more information and complete game coverage, visit www.elitebaseballseries.com.

2008 Elite Baseball Series Roster

Blue Team:

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Player Pos B/T Ht Wt High School Class D.O.B

1

AJ LaBruna Inf R/R 5’8 145 Loyola 2010 4/14/1988

2

Cory Hahn OF L/L 5’11 150 Mater Dei 2010 12/10/1987

3

Eric Snyder OF L/R 5’10 155 Edison 2011 7/5/1988

4

Trent Zaks Inf R/R 5’11 160 Cypress 2010 1/30/1988

5

Nick Bast C/Inf R/R 6’0 175 Damien 2010 3/25/1988

6

Austin Hedges C/Inf R/R 5’11 165 Jserra 2011 8/17/1988

7

Trevor Scott LHP/OF L/L 6’1 170 Dana Hills 2011 6/24/1989

8

Bret Dalhson RHP/1B R/R 6’0 190 Jserra 2010 8/18/1987

9

Mikel Beltran RHP R/R 5’11 175 Oxnard 2010 8/19/1987

10

Peter Tago RHP R/R 6’2 175 Dana Hills 2010 7/4/1988

11

Henry Owens LHP L/L 6’4 170 Edison 2011 7/20/1988

12

Kenny Matthews LHP/OF L/L 6’3 175 Diamond Bar 2011 8/5/1989

13

David Amendariz RHP/3B R/R 6’1 187 Notre Dame 2010 8/21/1987

14

Gabe Encinas RHP/OF R/R 6’4 200 St.Paul 2010 12/20/1987

15

Will Swanner C R/R 6’2 180 La Costa Canyon 2010 9/9/1987

16

Cody Doyle C/1B L/R 6’2 210 South Hills 2010 4/29/1988

17

Konner Armijo C/3b R/R 6’4 200 Mater Dei 2010 11/26/1987

18

Connor Joe Inf R/R 5’10 170 Poway 2011 8/15/1988

19

Christian Yelich 1B L/R 6’4 180 Westlake 2010 12/4/1987

20

Chad Lewis 3B R/R 6’3 195 Marina 2010 12/9/1987

21

Austin Saenz OF R/R 6’3 200 Mission Viejo 2011 9/3/1988

White Team:

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Player Pos B/T Ht Wt High School Class D.O.B

22

Derek Campbell Inf R/R 6’0 160 Mater Dei 2010 6/27/1987

23

Jake Medina OF L/R 5’9 150 Mater Dei 2010 10/10/1987

24

Adam Plutko RHP R/R 6’3 175 Glendora 2010 10/2/1987

25

Grahamm Weist RHP R/R 6’1 188 Jserra 2010 8/8/1987

26

Willie Kuhl RHP R/R 6’3 175 Mission Viejo 2011 11/21/1988

27

Daniel Arellano LHP/1B R/L 6’2 195 Centenial 2011 5/11/1989

28

Austin Walker RHP/Inf R/R 6’1 180 Crespi 2010 11/9/1987

29

Josh Anderson RHP/1B R/R 5’11 210 Poway 2010 11/3/1988

30

Matt Balliet C R/R 5’11 170 Mission Viejo 2010 6/21/1987

31

Arman Valenzuela C R/R 6’0 160 Northview 2010 11/19/1988

32

Dominic Ficocello Inf S/R 6’1 165 Fullerton 2010 4/9/1988

33

Erick Cruz 1B R/R 6’1 200 Claremont 2011 11/15/1988

34

Michael Lorenzen OF R/R 6’2 165 Fullerton 2010 1/3/1988

35

Zach Regier OF L/R 6’0 155 Gilbert AZ 2011 1/3/1988

36

TJ Kendzorra RHP R/R 6’3 175 El Toro 2010 3/29/1988

37

Brandon Brennan RHP/OF R/R 6’4 205 Capistrano Valley 2010 7/25/1987

38

Ben Wylly LHP/OF L/L 6’2 160 Woodbridge 2011 11/15/1988

39

Stefan Sabol C R/R 6’1 195 Aliso Viejo 2010 2/1/1988

40

Nathaniel Causey C L/R 6’2 205 Gilbert AZ 2011 3/5/1989

41

Jonathan Combest C/1B R/R 6’0 190 Huntington Beach 2010 11/22/1987

43

Wallace Gonzalez OF R/R 6’5 210 Glendora 2011 2/10/1989

Sample Game Day Schedule

2:30 Staff Final Game day preparation

3:00 EBS Player Event
4:00 On Field
4:10 Stretch/Plyometric Routines
4:25 Catch Play
4:35 Break into Batting Practice Stations
4:40 Batting Practice
5:55 Break down field for Pregame
6:00 Infield and Outfield
6:15 Home Starting Pitcher starts routine
6:20 Groom Field (Visitor Starting Pitcher starts routine)
6:30 1st Pitch One 9 inning game (More Innings played if necessary)