| July 11, 2022
CCL North Division:
Healdsburg Prune Packers: 21-5 overall, 4-2 Week 5
After starting week 5 at 2-2, the Prune Packers' offense exploded, posting 43 runs in two victories over the Fresno A’s. Healdsburg also defeated the Santa Rosa A’s, lost to the Crawdads and went 1-1 against Sonoma.
Among the many contributors to the Packers’ week 5 success at the plate was Torin Montgomery (Missouri), who went a combined 6-14 with five runs and 10 RBIs. Samuel Brown (Portland) had a standout performance in Healdsburg’s 21-3 win over the Santa Rosa A’s on Thursday, going 3-3, hitting two homers and bringing in three runs.
On the hill, Grant Cherry (Tennessee) was dominant this week, striking out nine batters and allowing no hits in 6.0 combined innings pitched. Right-hander Tyler Stasiowski (Cal) had his work cut out for him in week 5, as he logged 10 K’s, five hits against and two earned runs in 10.0 innings of work.
Next week, the Packers will face the Novato Knicks, Crawdads, Mudcats twice and Stompers three times.
Lincoln Potters: 23-14 overall, 3-3 Week 5
The Potters opened week 5 with two impressive victories over the Stompers and surging Crawdads. Lincoln then lost two in a row to the ‘Dads and West Coast Kings but split a two-game series with the Blues.
Arizona Wildcat Garen Caulfield (Arizona) had a productive week despite only going 4-17 at the plate. The senior shortstop provided a team-leading eight RBIs and scored two more runs himself. JT Waldon’s (Undecided) power was on full display over the past couple of games, as the Fair Oaks, Calif. native posted two bombs, five RBIs and eight hits in 15 at-bats.
Pitcher Hunter Hayes (University of the Pacific) was lights out in 3.0 innings this week, throwing six strikeouts, conceding no hits and improving his season ERA to 2.45.
The Potters will begin week 6 in Santa Barbara to take on the Foresters. They will then return to McBean Stadium to host a three-game series against the Medford Rogues before rounding out their week with contests against the Crawdads and Mudcats.
Sonoma Stompers: 10-17 overall, 2-4 Week 5
For a second consecutive week, the Stompers posted a 2-4 record. While Sonoma went 1-1 vs. the Mudcats and first-place Prune Packers, they came out on the wrong end of two decisive decisions against the Potters and Novato Knicks.
Alexander Gouveia (UC Davis) led the Stompers on offense this week with seven hits, four runs and four RBI in 24 at-bats. Aggie teammate Jack Gallagher (UC Davis) was also solid, going 3-16 with five RBI.
Zachary Garcia (Texas A&M - Corpus Christi) boasted a 0.00 ERA through 5.0 innings pitched, as he struck out seven batters and allowed five hits.
The Stompers will play the West Coast Kings, Mudcats, Crawdads and Prune Packers three times next week.
Solano Mudcats: 9-15 overall, 1-1 Week 5
The Mudcats had a short week and only played two games. They lost their first game against the Stompers, 4-2. They played the Stompers again later in the week and pulled off a win, 6-3.
Caleb Davis (San Joaquin Delta) played extremely well in the game yesterday against the Stompers. Pitching an ERA of 5.17, he had five strikeouts yesterday and an impressive total of 23. Also from San Joaquin Delta College, Cole Santander, was a standout player during week 5. In the last game against the Stompers, he hit one home run and two RBIs. Santander has a whopping total of 11 RBIs and now two home runs.
On Sunday, they will play against the Packers hoping to start week 6 with a win.
Walnut Creek Crawdads: 18-10 overall, 3-4 Week 5
The Walnut Creek Crawdads have an impressive record overall with 18 wins under their belt. This week they went 3-4. They won their first game against the Packers, 4-3. They were not able to keep their winning streak alive and lost the next game against the Potters, 12-3. They played the Potters again a few days later and this time beat them 8-4. They went on to rout the Cal Bees, 11-3, but were shut out 12-0 by the Foresters the next day. They closed out week five with another loss against the Foresters, 3-2.
Ryan Brome (Texas Tech) has again this week proved himself as a consistent hitter and player for the Crawdads. This past week he had one home run, and five RBIs. Brome has been a prominent player for the Crawdads all season and has proved himself game and game again.
The Walnut Creek Crawdads are playing on Sunday against the Blues hoping to secure their first win of week 6.
CCL South Division:
Conejo Oaks: 14-8 overall, 4-1 Week 5
The Oaks were 4-1 in Week 4 of CCL Play. They opened the week with a tough loss against the Foresters in Santa Barbara on Sunday, but bounced back and shut out the Barons in Compton on Tuesday. The winning continued when Conejo travelled up to San Luis Obispo and beat the Blues in a close 6-5 contest. The wins kept coming when the Oaks went back down to Compton and defeated the Barons on Friday 14-5. The Oaks closed out the week on Saturday at home for the first time in Week 4 in an 8-7 victory over the Riptide.
Austin Carrillo (Cal Lutheran) led the charge for the Oaks in Week 5. Playing all five games of the week, Carrillo had an impressive .529 batting average with nine hits, four RBIs, and one homerun. Alexander Rivas (Cal Lutheran) was the standout pitcher for the Oaks this week. The right-handed hurler gave up zero earned runs and struck out eight batters in seven innings pitched
The Oaks will play the Saints, Barons, Blues, and Riptide during Week 6 of CCL play.
OC Riptide: 13-11 overall, 4-2 Week 5
The Riptide started out their week hot, winning their first four games in a row. They started out on Sunday defeating the Barons 5-4. They then travelled up to Pasadena and took down the Saints 4-2 on Independence Day. The Riptide returned back to Orange County to take on the Foresters, winning 6-2 on Wednesday night. The Riptide then travelled far north to San Luis Obispo and cruised to a 5-2 win on Thursday. Their good fortune ran out during an intense game against the Saints on Friday, losing 8-6 in a game that went to 10 innings. The Riptide then played their fourth road game of the week, heading up to Thousand Oaks and falling to the Oaks 8-7 on Saturday.
Zach Thomas (Utah Tech) was on fire for the Riptide this week. The junior from Lakewood, Calif. had seven hits, three runs scored, and two RBIs over four games. He posted a .368 batting average and a .429 on base percentage over those four games. Matt Maloney (New Mexico St.) led the pitching staff for the Riptide, posting a 0.00 ERA and striking out seven in 6.0 innings of work.
The Riptide will face off against the Barons, the Blues, the Foresters, and the Oaks in the coming week.
San Luis Obispo Blues: 12-18 overall, 2-4 Week 5
The Blues started Week 5 hot, with the offense exploding for a 9-1 win on Sunday night against the Saints. The tides turned quickly, however, with the Foresters coming in and beating them 11-4 on Tuesday. The Blues lost again on Wednesday night, falling to the Oaks 6-5. Their fourth loss of the week was against the Riptide, losing 5-2 on Thursday. San Luis Obispo took their final loss of the week on Friday, getting shutout 4-0 by the Potters. The Blues bounced back and beat the Potters on Saturday 4-3 to end Week 5.
EJ Kreutzman (Columbia) was the batting leader for the Blues in Week 6. The junior from San Diego, Calif. played in five of the six games this week. He picked up five hits and two RBIs, posting a .375 batting average and .500 on base percentage over the stretch. Ryan Beaird (UTSA) and Jared Villalobos (California Baptist) were electric on the mound for the Blues. They combined for a 0.00 ERA, 13 strikeouts, and only five hits over 9.2 innings of work.
In Week 6, the Blues are tasked with playing the Crawdads, the Riptide, The Barons, the Oaks, and the Saints.
Santa Barbara Foresters: 16-10 overall, 4-3 Week 5
Two big victories over the Crawdads salvaged an otherwise average seven-game stretch for Santa Barbara. The Foresters also defeated the Blues and Oaks this week, but lost to the Ventura County Pirates, Riptide and Saints.
Miguel Santos (Dallas Baptist) had quite the week at the plate, as he went 14-24 with two homers and 11 RBIs. Hunter Ensley (Tennessee) was also a key contributor on offense, posting nine hits, nine RBIs and a homer in 18 at-bats.
Graham Osman (Arizona State) looked strong on the mound, picking up six strikeouts and four hits against. Parker Smith (Rice) had a heavy workload in week five, appearing in 7.0 innings, recording five K’s and allowing two hits.
Santa Barbara has a relatively light week ahead of them, as they will face the Potters, Barons, Riptide and Saints twice.
Arroyo Seco Saints: 11-11 overall, 4-2 Week 5
The Arroyo Seco Saints had a monumental week as they achieved their first winning streak. They started off the week slow with two tough losses, 9-1 against the Blues and 4-2 against the Riptide. They went on to finish their week winning four games against the Barons, 13-5, the Foresters, 13-6, the Riptide, 8-6, and against the Barons, 12-6.
Chris Stamos (California) has been a cannon on the mound this past week with eight strikeouts alone during the game on the 4th. In total, he has cumulated 35 strikeouts over the entire season. At the plate, Matt Wong, Hawaii, has continued to perform and hit two home runs in one game this past week against the Foresters. In total, he now has five home runs this season.
They will face the Oaks on Sunday and are hoping to extend their winning streak to five.
MLB Academy Barons: 8-12 overall, 0-5 Week 5
The Barons had a difficult week as they played five games and lost all of them. They opened up week 5 against the Riptide and fought but lost a close game 5-4. They next faced the Oaks and were shut out 5-0. Mid-week they played the Saints losing, 13-5, and then the Oaks and lost again 14-5. They ended their week with another game against the Saints and lost 12-6.
Although the Barons struggled to win a game, they were still able to have success within their team. Maxwell Dias (New Orleans) has been a consistent hitter over the past five weeks and hit a home run in the game against the Oaks making that a total of three home runs for Dias.
On Sunday, they are playing against the Riptide and are hoping to start the new week on a positive note with a win.
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