| July 22, 2022
CCL North Division:
Healdsburg Prune Packers: 27-5 overall, 6-0 Week 6
The Prune Packers once again achieved perfection this season, going undefeated in Week 6 and winning against the Mudcats, Crawdads, Novato Knicks and Stompers three times.
A major contributor to the Packers’ offense this week was Carson Crawford (California). In 14 at-bats, the sophomore infielder recorded six hits, a home run, and eight RBI. Samuel Brown (Portland) also had a big week at the plate, as he went 11-23, scored three runs and drove in seven more.
Right-hander Mason Dillow (Virginia) was a strike-throwing machine for Healdsburg, picking up nine K’s and only relinquishing three hits in 5.1 innings pitched. Jason Franks (Cal Poly – SLO) maintained a perfect 0.00 ERA on the season in 4.0 innings during week 6, as he struck out seven batters and only conceded two hits.
The Packers will open up Week 7 in Walnut Creek on Sunday before heading to Sonoma on Monday. Healdsburg will then return home for three games against the Potters, West Coast Kings and Stompers.
Lincoln Potters: 28-15 overall, 5-1 Week 6
Week 6 was Lincoln’s most successful since opening their season with a 12-2 record. After a 16-5 drubbing by the Foresters, Lincoln defeated the Crawdads, Mudcats and Medford Rogues three times.
Nolan McCarthy (Kentucky) was nothing short of electric for Lincoln over their last six games. The Kalamazoo, Michigan native went 7-18 with two bombs, four runs and seven RBI. Infielder JT Waldon (Undecided) continued to put up solid numbers, going 6-19, scoring five runs and bringing in two more.
On the mound, Kaden Riccomini (UC Davis) made the most of his 6.0 innings pitched in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Medford. The right-hander recorded eight strikeouts, three hits against and only one earned run. Ryan Sturgeon (LSU – Shreveport) shined on the mound during Week 6, recording three strikeouts and limiting the opposition to one hit in 6.1 innings.
The Potters will play the Packers as well as the Crawdads and Stompers twice each during Week 7.
Sonoma Stompers: 12-21 overall, 2-4 Week 6
Sonoma opened and closed Week 6 with victories over West Coast Kings and Crawdads. However, the games in between didn’t go the Stompers’ way, as they were bested by the Mudcats and Packers three times.
Alex Gouveia (UC Davis) stayed hot at the plate this week, going 8-17 with six runs and driving in eight more. Michael Bell (Cal Poly – SLO) was another impact player on offense for Sonoma, as he also recorded a team-leading eight hits while contributing two runs and five RBI.
Despite pitching being his secondary position, Alex Leopard (Santa Rose JC) led the Stompers in K’s during week six, retiring five batters in 2.0 innings on the hill. Noah Larkin (Cal Poly – SLO) was also solid through 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits, conceding two earned runs and picking up three strikeouts.
Next week, Sonoma will take on the Menlo Park Legends, Packers twice and Potters twice.
Walnut Creek Crawdads: 19-15 overall; 1-5 Week 6
The Walnut Creek Crawdads opened their week with a tough 9-6 loss against the Blues. They were able to come back stronger the next game against the Mudcats and won 16-3. Unfortunately, they could not start a winning streak as they lost against the Mudcats in the next contest 6-1. The Crawdads had a tough outing against the Packers losing 12-0 before dropping a game against the Potters 4-2. They ended their week with a close game against the Stompers, but lost 4-3.
Despite a week of many tough losses, Coleman Schmidt (St Mary's College) won many battles at the plate. Schmidt is a consistent hitter for the Crawdads and this past week, he hit two bombs. He has had an impressive season and has a total of nine home runs and 32 RBI.
The Crawdads will begin Week 7 with a game against the Packers on Sunday the 17th at 12:03 pm.
Solano Mudcats: 13-18 overall, 3-2 Week 6
The Solano Mudcats had a solid five games with a 3-2 record for week 6. They opened up their week against the Packers but lost 8-2. They went on to play the Crawdads and lost 16-3 but beat them the next game 6-1. They finished their week with a loss to the Potters, 10-2.
Hunter Baldwin (Harvard) has proved himself again this week with an RBI in the Mudcats’ game against the Potters and many singles throughout the week. On the mound, Caleb Davis (San Joaquin Delta) has been a strong player with four strikeouts during the Mudcats' win over the Stompers.
Solano will begin a new week with a game on the 18th against the WC Kings.
CCL South Division:
Santa Barbara Foresters (21-10 overall, 5-0 Week 6)
The Foresters were another perfect team during Week 6, winning all five of their games. Santa Barbara picked up victories over the Potters, Riptide, Barons and Saints twice.
Gavin Kash (Texas Tech) was explosive on offense for the Foresters this week, going a combined 8-17 with six runs, 10 RBI and 3 homers. Infielder Will Pendergrass (Louisiana – Lafayette) had an exceptional performance in Santa Barbara’s 12-0 win over the Barons. In three ABs, the Missouri City, Texas native logged two hits, three runs, four RBI and a bomb.
Nick Griffin (Arkansas) appeared nearly unhittable in 4.0 innings, as the Fayetteville, Ark. native struck out five batters while only conceding a single hit. Senior left-hander Graham Osman (Arizona State) was also solid on the mound this week, picking up four K’s and allowing one hit through 5.0 innings pitched.
Santa Barbara is set to take on the Blues, Oaks, Barons and Riptide twice next week.
San Luis Obispo Blues (16-20 Overall, 4-2 Week 6)
The Blues started Week 6 with an interleague matchup against the Crawdads, defeating them 9-6 on Sunday. They then traveled to Orange County, Calif. and fell to the Riptide in a close 2-1 game. They followed that up with a 14-6 win in the second game of the road trip down to Great Park. They took home their second straight win in a home game against the Barons with a 9-5 victory. The streak was not made complete when they were shutout 8-0 by the Oaks on Friday night. They ended the week with a win, defeating the Saints 7-6 back home at Sinsheimer Park on Saturday evening.
Kody Darcy (UTSA) and Nathan Cmeyla (Dartmouth College) carried the Blues to one of their best weeks all season. Darcy had seven hits, three RBIs, and scored twice in 17 at bats. Cmeyla did not want to bested, grabbing eight hits, five RBIs, and scoring four times in 20 at bats. Cameron Mabee (Illinois St.) was the best pitcher for the Blues in Week 6. Mabee picked up a win in his outing against the Saints, throwing 7.0 innings and striking out five with only one earned win.
San Luis Obispo will have matchups against the Oaks and Foresters next week.
Orange County Riptide (15-14 Overall, 2-3 Week 6)
The Riptide began the week by traveling to Compton, Calif. and falling to the Barons 8-6 on Sunday. They followed that up by hosting the Blues back home at Great Park and defeating them 2-1 in a low scoring affair Tuesday night. On Wednesday they hosted San Luis Obispo for the second game of the set, and lost a high scoring affair against the Blues 14-6. Orange County headed up to Pershing Park in Santa Barbara, Calif. and faced off against the Foresters in a Friday night matchup, falling 10-6. The Riptide rounded out their week in Thousand Oaks, Calif. for a late afternoon game against the Oaks, and defeated them with ease 8-1.
Nathan Smith (Tennessee) was getting hits left and right for Orange County, picking up nine in 17 at bats. He also drove in two runs and scored twice during the week. Blake Penso (UC Irvine) also made a huge impact, picking up six hits in 17 at bats while driving in two runs of his own and scoring four times. Matt Maloney (New Mexico St.) was the pitcher of the week for the Riptide, earning his fourth win of the season giving up no runs in his outing.
The Riptide will play the Oaks, the Foresters, and the Saints in Week 7.
Conejo Oaks (17-10 Overall, 3-2 Week 6)
The Saints led off Week 6 with a tough 7-5 loss against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. They bounced back against the Saints during a Tuesday night away game, winning 10-8. They then went back home and beat the Barons 9-1 on Wednesday. The win streak continued against the Blues on Friday night, shutting them out 8-0. Their good fortune ran out on Saturday night, losing 9-1 to the Riptide at home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Brendan Durfee (Cal Lutheran) was the batting leader for the Oaks in Week 6, picking up seven hits in 16 at bats. He also hit one homerun and drove in five runs. Gavin Grant (Oregon) was the main producer for the Oaks, with one homerun and six RBIs. He also picked up six hits and scored four times. Michael Alan Stanford (College of the Desert) was on fire for the Oaks, throwing 6.0 innings and giving up no runs to earn one of the Oaks wins.
The Oaks will face off against the Riptide, Foresters, and Blues in the coming week.
Arroyo Seco Saints: 12-16 Overall; 1-5 Week 6
The Arroyo Seco Saints had a difficult week of games. The Saints played six games in a row this past week and have been challenged as a team. They opened up their week with a game against the Conejo Oaks on the 10th and beat the Oaks, 7-5. They were able to have Monday off before heading into back-to-back games. On Tuesday the 12th they played the Oaks again but lost 10-8. The Saints went on to play two games against the Foresters on the 13th and 14th and lost the first one, 7-3, and the second one, 9-7. The next day the Saints played the Barons and lost a tough close game 4-3. They ended their long week with a game against the Blues and like their previous game the day before, fell short only by one run, losing 7-6.
Wichita State Shockers Cooper Harris (Wichita State) and Jordan Rogers (Wichita State) have continued to be all-around players for the Saints and performed well again this week. Harris has been consistent all season behind the plate and this past week has even improved his hitting with 2 RBIs this past week. Jordan Rogers had another outstanding week and one of his highlights from these past games was when he sent the first pitch of the game over the fence for a solo home run against the Foresters.
The Arroyo Seco Saints will open Week 7 with a game against the Barons on July 17th at 6:05 pm.
Academy Barons: 10-16 overall; 2-4 Week 6
The Academy Barons went 2-4 this past week and struggled to win games. As the season is coming to an end the Barons are pushing through but had a difficult week. They opened up with a win against the Riptide, 8-6, but lost the next game against the Oaks, 9-1. They faced the Blues the following day but were not able to pull off a win, losing 9-5. They got their second win against the Saints, 4-3, but ended their week with a rough game against the Foresters losing 12-0.
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They will go on to start the new week with a game against the Arroyo Seco Saints.
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