• Big Performaces Carry Catch

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDCompton, Calif. – The Catch put together a very impressive victory to close out the series with the Barons on Sunday afternoon. The Catch took this one by the final score of 5-1.This game featured two of the best things that baseball has to offer, dominant pitching and long home runs.Starting for the Catch in which will end up being his final start for the Catch was Zac Whitaker.

  • Bats Fall Quiet in Loss

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The Catch welcomed the Barons to Biola University Saturday night as hey failed to get anything going offensively. So Cal lost this one by the final score of 5-0.The starting pitcher for the Catch on Saturday was the right hander from Azusa Pacific, Hayden Jorgenson.

  • Pitching Woes Sink Catch

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDCompton, Calif. – The Catch travelled to Compton on Friday night to start a three-game series against the division rival Academy Barons. After coming off a huge victory on Thursday, the Catch laid an egg and suffered a huge blowout loss by the final score of 14-6.Although the All-Star Chris Vargas was on the mound for the Catch it didn’t seem to look like the Chris Vargas we’ve all grown to know and love.

  • Hit Parade Carries Catch

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – Following the completion of June 14ths contest, the Catch had to saddle up and play another game right away. The Catch were able to win this one, taking this game from the Arroyo Seco Saints by the final score of 13-6.So Cal came out hot and had all the momentum, timely hitting and clutch pitching secured the hot start and allowed the Catch to complete one of their most impressive victories to date.Chad Boudreaux collected his first start...

  • Bullpen Unable to Preserve Victory

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – Following the completion of Tuesdays contest, the Catch had to saddle up and play another game not only 15 minutes later. The Catch were unable to win this one, falling by the final score of 7-3.So Cal came out hot and looked to have all the momentum, but it couldn’t last as the Oaks scored six of their seven runs in the final three innings.Bailey Martin was the starting pitcher for the Catch on Wednesday night and put in his best start in quit...

  • Catch Hold on to Win Despite Light Delay

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. –After more than 22 hours the Catch hold on to win game two of the three game season series against the Conejo Oaks. The Catch took this one by the final score of 6-5 in 11 innings.This was not the Catch’s prettiest game by any means as displayed by their dismal six errors.

  • Catch Prevail In Extra Inning Battle

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDIrvine, Calif. –It took 12 innings, but the Catch pulled out the victory in style. Evan Sandmann (Dallas Baptist) provided the game winning hit and Conner Davis (Pitt State) secured the victory on the mound.Hayden Jorgenson got the start on Sunday for the Catch and seemed to be in control from the start.

  • Big Inning Bites the Catch Again

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. –After taking an early lead on Saturday night, the Catch could not hang on to secure a win to even up the weekend series. So Cal drops this game by the final score of 6-3 and is now in risk of dropping all six games against the Riptide this summer.All-Star Chris Vargas, the team’s most consistent starter, took the hill for the Catch and produced another quality start.

  • Despite Rough Start, Catch Make it Close

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. –The So Cal Catch played a tight final game before the July 12th all star game against the Academy Barons. The Catch got down big, early, but managed to fight their way back all game long and almost mounted a comeback.

  • Sloppy Game Results in Big Loss

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. –The So Cal Catch played one of their worst games of the season on Saturday night and it resulted in a disappointing 13-3 loss. The Long Beach Legends came out hot and we could not stop them.The pitching staff top to bottom struggled today.

  • Costly Miscues Result in Catch Loss

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLong Beach, Calif. – Sloppy defense comes back to bite the Catch on Friday night as they drop the opening game to this weekend series by the final score of 4-2.Tayt Smith (Azusa Pacific) delivered a solid start for the Catch, tossing six effective innings only allowing three runs. Tayt really settled down after his first inning, where he walked two batters with two outs and eventually surrendered two runs.

  • Walk Off Winners

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The So Cal Catch welcomed the Conejo Oaks to Biola University on Thursday night for the first time in 2017, and this matchup did not disappoint what so ever. The Catch won in walk off fashion by the final score of 5-4.Bailey Marti received the start for So Cal and from the start he looked to have his good stuff working.

  • So Cal Catch Ink 3 CCL All-Stars

    The California Collegiate League announced the rosters of its annual all-star teams today, selecting 54 of this season’s top performers and top prospects to participate in the nationally-televised 2017 CCL All-Star Game and Prospect Showcase. The players representing the 14 CCL teams were selected by the CCL team managers and will compete as two teams, the CCL South and the CCL North.**The So Cal Catch were lucky enough to have had three of their players selected to this prestigious All-St...

  • Catch Sink the Halos

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDVentura, Calif. – The So Cal Catch hit the road once again to finish off their 6-game road trip with matchup with the Halos at Ventura College. The Catch walked away with a 7-2 victory, ending the road trip with a 2-4 record.Chris Vargas (UC Irvine), who before the game was named a CCL All-Star, set the tone for the Catch, tossing four solid innings while allowing only one run.

  • Monkey Off Their Back

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDSan Luis Obispo, Calif. – The So Cal Catch ended their losing streak in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon, taking this one by the final score of 2-0. It seemed as if the Catch were going to need a shutout to break through into the win column, and that’s exactly what they got.Hayden Jorgenson (Azusa Pacific) started on the mound for So Cal on Sunday and delivered his best start of the season.

  • Catch Get a Case of the Blues

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDSan Luis Obispo, Calif. – The So Cal Catch dropped their ninth straight game Saturday night in San Luis Obispo by a final score of 4-1. After a long trip, the Catch were unable to stop the bleeding in their recent struggles.Tayt Smith (Azusa Pacific) got the start for the Catch this afternoon and pitched fairly well.

  • Slim Lead Falls Through the Crack

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDPasadena, Calif. – The So Cal Catch extended their season high eight game losing streak on Thursday night. Despite the best efforts from the Catch starting pitcher, So Cal drops this one 10-5.Bailey Martin delivered an outstanding start for the Catch surrendering only one earned run in five strong innings.

  • Pitcher’s Duel Ends in Saints Favor

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDPasadena, Calif. – The So Cal Catch extended their season high seven game losing streak on Thursday night. Despite the best efforts from the Catch starting pitcher, So Cal drops this one 4-1.Chris Vargas (UC Irvine), coming off an outing in which he gave up five runs in four innings, pitched beautifully and gave the Catch a great chance to win Thursday night.

  • Slump Continues Against the Barons

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The So Cal Catch extended their season high six game losing streak on Wednesday night. The long ball was prevalent against Catch pitching once again as they drop this one to the Academy Barons 8-4.Zac Whittaker (Fresno City) got the start for the Catch coming off his best start of the season.

  • Losing Streak Hits Five Games

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDCompton, Calif. – The So Cal Catch dropped their fifth straight game, extending their season high, Tuesday night as the Academy Barons took game one of the season by the final score of 7-4. TheCatch dug themselves another big hole they could not climb out of.Hayden Jorgenson(Azusa Pacific) was on the hill for the Catch coming off his best start of the season.

  • The Long Ball Spoils So Cal

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The So Cal Catch dropped their fourth straight game Sunday night as the Riptide completed the sweep by a final score of 13-6. In this four game losing streak the Catch are getting outscored 37-17.From the top of the first inning on, the Catch dug themselves a hole.

  • Catch Bats Stay Cool

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDIrvine, Calif. – The So Cal Catch bats stayed quiet at Concordia University in Irvine as they have had zero answer for the Riptide picture these past two games. The Catch lost by a final score of 6-1 on Saturday night.This game looked like a classic pitcher’s duel from the start, both teams starting pitchers Bailey Martin (Miami) for the Catch and Hayden Shenefield (Grossmont) for the Riptide.

  • Catch Get Lost In the Riptide

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The So Cal Catch did not bring their A-game back to La Mirada following the time away as they drop the opening game by the final score of 14-2. It was trouble from the start as the Riptide handled the Catch easily at Eagles Diamond.Chris Vargas got the ball for the Catch and from the start you could tell So Cal was in for a long night.

  • Outstanding Pitching Performance Falls Just Short

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The Catch (3-5) travelled to Santa Barbara to take on the Foresters on Thursday night after three days on non-baseball action. So Cal battled tough and held a lead late, but dropped this one by the final score of 4-3.Zac Whittaker delivered not only his best start of the season, but the best start any Catch pitcher all season long.

  • Catch Take Series in Final Game Before Mexico

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The Catch (3-4) matched up against the Long Beach Legends for a Sunday morning matinee at Eagles Diamond. So Cal came out victorious, capturing this one by the final score of 3-2.Excellent pitching prevailed again in this one as we had quite the pitcher’s duel on Sunday.

  • Catch Drop a Close One in Long Beach

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLong Beach, Calif. – The So Cal Catch took a tough loss in Long Beach Saturday night as they fell to the Legends by the final score of 4-2. The offense failed to pick up where they left off from last night, falling quiet at the wrong time.Hayden Jorgenson (Azusa Pacific) got the ball Saturday night and delivered his best start of the season.

  • Catch Reel in First Win of Weekend Series

    Box ScoreGarrett Osterode – SIDLa Mirada, Calif – The So Catch (2-3) defeated the Long Beach Legends (3-3) in the first of a three game weekend series by the final score of 8-0. This was the first shutout by the Catch pitching staff and was perhaps the most complete game thus far this season.On the mound today for So Cal was Chris Vargas (UC Irvine). Chris went four strong innings allowing only two hits while striking out four Legends hitters.

  • Catch vs. Saints Ends in Light Delay

    Garrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – Wednesdays matchup between the Arroyo Seco Saints and the So Cal Catch will be suspended until the next time these two team’s matchup again on June 29th. The suspension is due to the lack of light on Eagles Diamond.

  • Foresters Even Up Season Series

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – It was the case of too little too late at Eagles Diamond on Tuesday night as the Catch fell to the Santa Barbara Foresters by the final score of 9-5.The Catch offense couldn’t figure out Forester starter Ty Wiest (Columbia) as he threw five very strong innings and tallied nine strikeouts. Wiest is the same starter that one week ago the Catch tagged for seven hits and eight runs in less than five innings of work.

  • Catch Out Duel Surf

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDIrvine, Calif. – After scoring 14 runs a night ago, the Catch offense seemed to have disappeared on Sunday night. Luckily, the So Cal pitchers brought their A-game and were able to shut down the So Cal Surf and take this one by the final score of 2-1.Sunday was all about the Catch pitching, and that started with left-hander Tayt Smith (Azusa Pacific).

  • So Cal Detonates Bombers

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode -- SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – The Catch offense got back to their old ways Saturday night against the visiting So Cal Bombers. After scoring a season low four runs last Thursday night against the Halos, the Catch bats came out hot against the Bombers taking Saturday night’s game by the final score of 14-3.The Catch, like they have all season long, did their damage early.

  • Catch get Netted in Ventura

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode – SIDLa Mirada, Calif – The So Cal Catch (3-5) hit the road to battle the Ventura Halos at Ventura College Thursday night. After finding their way into the win column the past two nights, the Catch dropped this one by the final score of 9-4.From the first inning of this game it was easy to tell that the Catch were playing their eighth game in eight nights, So Cal didn’t quite have the magic they were able to capture the previous two nights. The past tw...

  • Catch Ride the Surf

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode – SIDLa Mirada, Calif – The So Cal Catch (3-4) took on the Orange County Surf (2-4) Wednesday night in an extremely one-sided affair. The Catch defeated the Surf by a final score of 13-2. The fans that came out to Eagles Diamond were in for a treat with this one, excellent pitching and superb offense.On the mound for the Catch on Wednesday was Bailey Martin (Miami) who was looking to build off of the tone that Chris Vargas (UC Irvine) was able to set Tuesday...

  • So Cal Cut Down Defending Champion Foresters

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode – SIDLa Mirada, Calif – The So Cal Catch (2-4) finally got back on track with a huge win over the Santa Barbara Foresters (0-1) by the final score of 8-4 Tuesday night. A five run first inning propelled So Cal to their second win of the season.Starting on the mound for the Catch and making his first appearance in his first game with the team, Chris Vargas (UC Irvine) provided four solid innings of two run ball. After pitching around three walks in the first ...

  • Catch Cannot Prevail in Extra Inning Heartbreak

    BOX SCOREGarrett Osterode – SIDLa Mirada, Calif – The Catch opened California Collegiate League action Monday night against the Ventura Halos. So Cal dropped their fourth straight game, the first at Eagles Diamond, by the final score of 12-10.This wasn’t the start the Catch intended for when they arrived back home, surrendering 4 runs in the top of the first inning and quickly digging a gaping hole that needed to be leaped out of. Zac Whittaker (Fresno City) got the start for t...

  • Catch Get Caught in Series Sweep

    BOX SCOREBy: Garrett Osterode – SIDPalm Springs, Calif—The So Cal Catch went into Sunday night’s game looking to salvage game three of this weekend road series against the Power. Palm Springs were able to defend their home turf and complete the sweep in game three by the final score of 9-6.For the third night in a row, the Catch were able to get on the board first, jumping on Power starter Jacob Rebar for a quick run thanks to a single by Grant Robbins (UNLV) and multiple passe...

  • Catch Drop Series to Power

    BOX SCOREBy: Garrett Osterode – SIDPalm Springs, Calif – The Catch dropped their second in a row Saturday night as the Power took game two of this three game weekend series by the final score of 10-4. The Power’s bats were present early and often at Palm Springs Stadium, racking up 10 runs on 12 hits.Like last night, the Catch got off to an early start. So Cal scored in the top of the first inning, this time thanks to some sloppy defense by the Power.

  • So Cal Suffer First Loss

    Game Recap 6/2/17 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy: Garrett Osterode-- SIDLa Mirada, Calif—The So Cal Catch (1-1) hit the road for the first time this season squaring off against the Palm Springs Power at Palm Springs Stadium.

  • Catch Swim Through Opener

    BOX SCOREBy: Garrett Osterode, SIDLa Mirada, Calif. – You couldn’t have scripted it any better, the So Cal Catch (1-0) won it’s 2017 California Collegiate League season opener in impressive fashion against the East Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 16-2 on Thursday night.The Catch tallied 18 hits and 16 runs in their 2017 debut. Eagles diamond at Biola University could hardly contain So Cal’s offense.

  • Catch Ink Two Late Signees

    La Mirada, CA– The So Cal Catch are thrilled to announce the signing of two last minute pitchers for this upcoming summer. Pitchers Zac Whittaker and Bailey Martin are two guys who have had a great deal of success and should be able to come in right away and produce.Zac Whittaker, a 6’1”, 185-pound lefty from Clovis, CA just finished up his freshman season at Fresno City College. Whittaker was a was a workhorse for the Rams, working his way from the bullpen to the starting rota...

  • 2017 Season Preview

    La Mirada, CA- The time has come, the grass is green and the players have arrived; Catch season has officially begun. It’s been 10 long awaited months, nothing but sizzling summer days and the crack of the bat on the ball are ahead of us. Opening Day is looming, Thursday June 1st the Catch will take on the East LA Dodgers at 5:00 PM at Biola University.The Catch look to build on their 9th place finish from a year ago and hope to climb towards the top of the CCL standings in 2017.

  • Strike Three!

    La Mirada, CA – The SoCal Catch are excited to announce the signing of four final pitchers for this upcoming summer.  Right-handers Conner Davis and Joey Hanley as well as twin brothers Tucker Thomason and Tallon Thomason are slated to join the Catch pitching staff this upcoming season.Conner Davis, a 6’0”,160-pound righty from Lee’s Summit, MO just finished up his red-shirt freshman season at Creighton University. Davis didn’t see much action in his first full...

  • 60 Feet, 6 Inches

    La Mirada, CA – The So Cal Catch are excited to announce the signing of three pitchers for the Catch season. Tayt Smith, Hayden Jorgenson, and Matthew Wade all aim to make their names familiar with Catch fans as they take the mound this summer. Tayt Smith and Hayden Jorgenson both hail from Azusa Pacific University.

  • Up The Middle

    La Mirada, CA – The So Cal Catch are excited to announce the signing of four new players for this upcoming summer.  Jonathan Ducoff, Shay Whitcomb, Tobias Johnson, and Anthony Seminaris look to make an immediate impact and solidify the Catch infield this season.Jonathan Ducoff, a 6’1”,198-pound infielder from Kingwood, Texas is in his Junior season at Houston Baptist University.  Ducoff spent the previous two seasons at Baylor before transferring to HBU where he appea...

  • Hot Corners

    La Mirada, CA – The So Cal Catch are excited to announce the signing of four new players for this upcoming Catch season. Infielders Jordan Hand, Omar Ortiz, Mitchell Bumann, and Steve Garrett all look to come in and man the corners of this Catch defense.Jordan Hand is an intimidating presence on the baseball field and his resume speaks for itself.  Hand, the 6’2”, 225-pound first baseman from Las Vegas, NV is currently playing at Dallas Baptist University.Jordan has been s...

  • Toe the Rubber - Plus Another Outfielder

    La Mirada, CA – The So Cal Catch are thrilled to announce the signing of four new players for this upcoming Catch season. Outfielder Grant Robbins, as well as pitchers Chris Vargas, Chad Boudreaux,and Tyler Hazlett will be doing their part to fill out the Catch roster for the 2017 summer.Grant Robbins, a 6’0”,190-pound outfielder hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, and attends his hometown school, UNLV.  Robbins, the red-shirt freshman, has seen action in 10 games so far for the...

  • Behind the Dish

    La Mirada, CA – The So Cal Catch are thrilled to announce the signing of three new players for this upcoming summer. Catchers Jimmy Jeffries, Kyle Soria, and Tyler Fisher look to anchor the backstop for the Catch.Jimmy Jeffries, a 6’2”,198-pound catcher from Mokena, Illinois is in his freshman season at University of Alabama Birmingham. Jeffries has seen action in 6 games so far this year and is currently hitting.333 while adding solid catching depth for the Blazers.

  • 2017 SoCal Catch Returning Players

    La Mirada, CA – The SoCal Catch have signed five returning players for this upcoming summer. Outfielders Evan Sandmann, Nate Pecota, and Zack Davis, along with Pitchers Andrew Schuler and James Goodwin.Evan Sandmann is a redshirt sophomore outfielder from Frankfort,IL. He’s played for Dallas Baptist the past two seasons, with a career batting average of .320.

  • Catch Announce 2017 Coaching Staff

    La Mirada, CA - The So Cal Catch are pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Peters to head coach for the 2017 summer season. Peters served as an assistant coach last summer under head coach Jay Sulenger. Said Peters of his promotion, “Last summer was awesome, getting to grow with the team and the staff spiritually, I’m just excited to hear the sound of the bat against the ball again.”Coaching in the collegiate and high school ranks since 1976, Coach Peters brings plenty of ex...

  • Catch Lose Season Finale

    Game Recap 7/27/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Chopped by Conejo

    Game Recap 7/26/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Split Series, but Miss Out on Playoffs

    Game Recap 7/24/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Exciting Ending Caps the Catch’s Spilt Doubleheader

    Game Recap 7/23/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.Game 1: BOX SCOREGame 2: BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Mrstik Barons’ Bane in Catch’s 16-2 Victory

    Game Recap 7/22/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Loses Series by Nine Runs

    Game Recap 7/21/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • OC Ties the Series as Catch Falter

    Game Recap 7/20/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Nine Runs in Third Beat the Tide

    Game Recap 7/19/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Returns the Favor and Blanks the Blues

    DSC_0646_1 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Blues Two-Hit the Catch

    Game Recap 7/16/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Beat Blues in Extras

    BOX SCOREBy Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationSan Luis Obispo, CA-Taking their lead into the bottom of the ninth, the Southern California Catch bested the San Luis Obispo Blues in their first extra inning game of the summer. Although their matchup did not count towards their conference record, the Catch start their three-game road trip against the Blues with a 4-3 extra inning victory.First baseman Jaiden France (Undecided) wasted no time in giving the Catch a one-run lead in the top of t...

  • Catch Beat Blues in Extras

    BOX SCOREBy Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationSan Luis Obispo, CA-Taking their lead into the bottom of the ninth, the Southern California Catch bested the San Luis Obispo Blues in their first extra inning game of the summer. Although their matchup did not count towards their conference record, the Catch start their three-game road trip against the Blues with a 4-3 extra inning victory.First baseman Jaiden France (Undecided) wasted no time in giving the Catch a one-run lead in the top of t...

  • Exciting Start Ends with Catch Victory

    Game Recap 7/14/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Represented Well in the All Star Game

    By Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationCompton, CA-Receiving one of the highest honors a player in the California Collegiate League can receive, right-handed pitcher Jimmy Gallarda (Biola University), infielders Josh Rojas (University of Hawaii), Austin Bull (Grand Canyon University) and Ethan Lopez (University of Hawaii) contributed to the South Division’s 10-9 victory over the North Division in the CCL All Star Game. Unfortunately, Lopez’s finger injury prevented him from...

  • Catch Lose Series to Legends in Rubber Match

    Game Recap 7/12/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Legends Slam Southern California

    Game Recap 7/10/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Bounces Back to Split Doubleheader with Legends

    Game Recap 7/9/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.Game 1: BOX SCOREGame 2: BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Outslug Long Beach in Wild Win

    Game Recap 7/8/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • The Catch Loch'ed Down to Beat Conejo

    Game Recap 7/7/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Four Catch Players Earn a Spot on the CCL All-Star Roster

    By Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationLa Mirada, CA-With the summer past the halfway mark, the selections for the 2016 All Star Game have been made by the California Collegiate League. This year, among the top 54 players throughout the league, infielders Austin Bull (Grand Canyon University), Ethan Lopez (University of Hawaii-Manoa), Josh Rojas (University of Hawaii-Manoa) and right-handed pitcher Jimmy Gallarda (Biola University) were selected to compete in this y...

  • Foresters Score 14 as Catch Fall in Conference

    Game Recap 7/6/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Goes Dutch with Halos in Doubleheader

    Game Recap 7/5/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.Game 1: BOX SCOREGame 2: BOX SCORELa Mirada, CA-In a wild doubleheader against the Ventura Halos, highlighted by a triple play made in the second game, the Southern California Catch maintained an even conference record and only temporarily gained ground on the Academy Barons in the California Collegiate League standings.

  • Gallarda's Second Gem Leads Catch to Victory

    Game Recap 7/3/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORELa Mirada, CA-After losing to the Orange County Riptide two days earlier, the Southern California Catch built a lead they held onto against the Tide to work their way back up to an even conference record.

  • Catch Move Up After Pitcher’s Duel

    Game Recap 7/2/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORELa Mirada, CA-Working their way back up above a .500 conference record, the Southern California Catch rewarded the stellar pitching performance by Nicolas Cumpston (Eastern Kentucky University) and beat the Long Beach Legends in a 2-1 pitcher’s duel.

  • An Eight Run First Not Enough for Southern California

    Game Recap 6/30/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORELa Mirada, CA-In a game that turned out differently than it started, the Catch’s winning streak was snapped as they fell to the Orange County Riptide.

  • The Catch Win the So Cal Series

    Game Recap 6/29/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORELa Mirada, CA-Once again, the Southern California Catch outlasted their opponent’s late game rally with an 8-5 victory over the So Cal Bombers.

  • Potter’s Home Run, Catch Offense Score Enough to Beat LA

    Game Recap 6/28/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORELa Mirada, Ca-Early runs paid off for the Southern California Catch as they outlasted the East Los Angeles Dodgers 12-8.

  • Gallarda’s Near Perfect Outing Leads Catch to Win

    BOX SCOREBy Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationLa Mirada, CA-Fans at Biola University saw the utterly dominant outing by starting pitcher Jimmy Gallarda (Biola University), which held the San Francisco Seals to one hit through the first seven innings of the game and gave the Southern California Catch a 5-0 victory.While Gallarda blanked the Seals, the Catch struggled to get on the board through the first five innings of the game. However, the floodgates opened in the bottom of the sixth as...

  • The Catch Fall to the Barons' Hit-Fest

    Game Recap 6/26/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Streaks Snapped as Catch Beat Barons, Barrick and Malis Homer

    Game Recap 6/25/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Mexico Recap

    The Orr family (left to right, Jack, Caleb, Lindsay, Owen, Ben) standing with the family with their new home in the background (Eunice, Daniel, David, Nathaniel)Recently, the Southern California Catch upheld their summer tradition of taking a break from baseball and spending three days down in Mexico serving those in need. For the past three seasons, the Catch have worked through Baja Christian Ministries and built a house for an improvised family. In a manner of roughly seven hours, a group of ...

  • 6/24/16 Game vs. Barons CANCELED

    Due to the high number of players who fell ill after the mission trip to Mexico, the game tomorrow originally scheduled at 4:30 against the Academy Barons has been canceled. We hope to see you at the Catch's next home game on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

  • Three Homers Overcome the Catch

    Game Recap 6/19/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Despite Conference Drop, Catch Earn National Ranking

    By Keaton A. MooreLa Mirada, Ca-After their stellar start to the 2016 summer, which earned them national recognition, the Southern California Catch are in the midst of a three-game losing streak that was extended with their 8-10 loss to the Conejo Oaks. Now right at .500 with a 5-5 conference record, the Catch have lost their lead in the South Division of the California Collegiate League and have fallen to a 11-7 overall record.Like they have done so many times in the season, the Catch scored a ...

  • The Catch's Losing Streak Up to Three Games

    Game Recap 6/18/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • The Catch Earn National Ranking for the First Time Ever

    Whether they realize it or not, the Catch’s start to the 2016 summer has put them 29th in the nation, according to the rankings put out by Collegiate Summer Baseball.By Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationLa Mirada, CA-Often overshadowed by the dominant Cape Cod Baseball League and the professional baseball players it produces, the stellar start of the Southern California Catch has earned them national recognition in Collegiate Summer Baseball. In the first national rankings released by CS...

  • The Barons Continue to Puzzle the Catch

    MVI_1156_1 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Catch Remain Hopeful After Loss

    Right fielder Ethan Lopez (University of Hawaii-Manoa) owned two of the three home runs hit by the Catch against the Academy Barons.By Keaton A. Moore - Sports Information DirectorLa Mirada, CA-In their first interleague matchup since their doubleheader against the Orange County Ritpide, the Southern California Catch lost their most recent interleague game against their fellow South Division team, the Academy Barons. Although they lost 10-11, the Catch were encouraged with the continued producti...

  • Three Homers Not Enough as Catch Lose to Barons

    Game Recap 6/16/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Score Double Digits Against Garden Grove

    Game Recap 6/15/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • The Catch Win Three in a Row

    Game Recap 6/14/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.By Keaton A.

  • Diomartich Inks Deal with the Rays

    By Keaton A. Moore - SIDLa Mirada, CA-Joining his old Southern California Catch teammate, Brandon Van Horn, left-handed pitcher Eric Diomartich signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, June 12. Diomartich was a part of the inaugural Catch team in 2013 and after a year playing at Saddleback College, he eventually worked his way up and became ace of the Biola University starting rotation in 2016. Diomartich was born in Laguna, California and spent the last two years of his hi...

  • The Catch Take the Doubleheader and a Division Lead

    Game Recap 6/12/16 (Double Header) from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.By Keaton A.

  • Catch Alum Picked Up in the Draft

    By Keaton A. Moore - Sports InformationLa Mirada, CA-The Southern California Catch were very excited to see right-handed shortstop Brandon Van Horn, a member of the 2013 squad, be drafted into Major League Baseball on Saturday, June 11. Wrapping up his senior year at The Master’s College, Van Horn was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 19th round.From Tujunga, California, Van Horn played on the Saint Francis High School varsity team as an upperclassman.

  • The Catch Split the Twin Bill with the Halos

    Game Recap 6/11/16 (Double Header) from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCORE (GAME 1)BOX SCORE (GAME 2)By Keaton A.

  • Southern California Cuts Down Foresters

    Game Recap 6/10/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.BOX SCOREBy Keaton A.

  • Southern California Calmed the Sea and Beat the Waves

    Game Recap 6/9/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.By Keaton A.

  • Clinton Shuts Out Legends as the Catch Improve in Conference

    Game Recap 6/8/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.By Keaton A.

  • The Catch Start League Play 0-1

    Game Recap 6/7/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.By Keaton A.

  • Catch’s Rally Falls Short as They Lose to the Power

    Game Recap 6/5/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

    By Keaton A. Moore - Sports Information

    Palm Springs, CA-Unlike their last game, the Southern California Catch’s offensive efforts came too little and too late as they lost the series final to the Palm Springs Power 6-9. Losing two in the desert, the Catch now hold an overall 3-2 season record as they prepare for their first conference matchup of the summer.

  • France Homers Past Power

    Game Recap 6/4/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

    By Keaton A. Moore - Sports Information

    On the brink of losing their second game in a row to the Palm Spring Power, the Southern California Catchrallied in the top of the ninth. Not only did Jaiden France (Orange Coast College) launch his first homer of the season, he shut down the Power in the bottom of the tenth to secure the Catch’s 10-9 victory.

  • Catch Melt in the Desert

    By Keaton A.  Moore - Sports Information

    Palm Springs, California-The Southern California Catch started off their first road trip of the season with a loss to the Palm Spring Power. Battling the heat, the Catch’s offense could not mimic the runs produced by the Power as they lost 3-11, dropping to 2-1 on the season.Despite a quick first inning, the Power roughed up starting pitcher Zach Clinton (Liberty University) in the bottom of the second with a number of hits and well-timed walk, taking...

  • The Catch Fight Off Ninth Inning Rally to Take Season Opener

    Game Recap 5/31/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo. BOX SCORE La Mirada, CA Squaring off against the Orange County Surf in the 2016 season opener, the Southern California Catch hung onto their lead after a shaky ninth inning to beat the Surf 11-10.

  • Rojas Goes Yard as the Catch Sweep the Surf

    By Keaton A.  Moore - Sports Information

    La Mirada, CA Unlike the series opener, runs were scarse for both teams as the Southern California Catch wrapped up their two-game set against the Orange County Surf. The phenomenal pitching of young right-handed pitcher Jakob Gonzalez (La Mirada High School) and stellar defense allowed the Catch to sweep the Surf and start the season 2-0 after their 2-1 victory.

  • Catch Finalize Roster

    **Press Release** La Mirada, California - May 12, 2016 By Joshua Hemphill, Game Day Operations With the season just under three weeks away, the Catch took a major step in securing their bullpen for the season. The Catch are excited to announce that Nicholas Cumpston (Eastern Kentucky University) will be returning this season, having played with the Catch last season. In addition to Cumpston, the Catch have brought on Jaiden France (Orange Coast College), Seth Jordan (West Virginia Universit...

  • Meet Ashley Turner - Photography and Videography Intern

    Meet Ashley Turner! Ashley was born in raised in Port Charlotte, Florida. From a young age, Ashley has had a passion for sports.

  • 2016 So Cal Catch Summer Preview

    *** PRESS RELEASE *** LA MIRADA, California - April 26, 2016 Kicking off their fourth summer, the Southern California Catch promises another packed summer of baseball and ministry. Since 2013, the Catch has competed in the highly-competitive California Collegiate League consisting of 10 summer-league teams. Pending on the success of their season, the Catch will wrap up their 45-game regular season schedule with a three-day tournament at the end of July, playing against teams such as th...

  • Meet Sarah Kim - Public Relations Intern

    Meet Sarah Kim! Sarah was born and raised in Palos Verdes, California where she attended Palos Verdes High School. Sarah started playing golf from a young age.

  • Meet Troy Holland - Certified Athletic Trainer

    Meet Troy Holland! Troy grew up in Chino, California. He attended Ontario Christian High School where he played soccer and was a hurdler on the track team.

  • Meet Kara Kasser - Public and Media Relations Intern

    Meet Kara Kasser! Kara was born and raised in Orange County, California where she attendedBrea Olinda High School. At Brea Olinda, Kara played varsity volleyball and was acting as the Student Body President.

  • Meet Jessica Roper - Merchandising and Concessions Intern

    Meet Jessica Roper! Jessica was born and raised in Bellflower, California where she attended Mayfair High School and played varsity softball. Jessica ventured to 3 different colleges before she found her home at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.

  • Meet Dallas Dickinson - Broadcast Intern

    Meet Dallas Dickinson! Dallas was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. Sports have always been a part of Dallas' life.

  • Meet Ty Henry - Statistics Intern

    Meet Ty Henry! Ty grew up in Indianola, Iowa where he attended Indianola High School. Ty is currently a Senior at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

  • Meet Ricky Kuntemeyer - Athletic Training Intern

    Meet Ricky Kuntemeyer! Ricky was raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii on the Big Island. During high school, Ricky was heavily involved with athletics, competing in football, track, and soccer.

  • Meet Keaton Moore - Sports Information Director Intern

    Meet Keaton Moore! Keaton grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA. His interest in baseball began at a very young age when his dad taught him how to play the game.

  • Meet Seth Childrey - Stadium Operations Intern

    Meet Seth Childrey! A native of Reidsville, North Carolina Seth will be coming on to our team as our Stadium Operations Intern. Seth is currently working toward a degree in Sport Management and Sport Outreach at Liberty University.

  • Meet Melanie Williams - Public Relations Intern

    Meet Melanie Williams! Melanie grew up in Corona, California and is now attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She is currently studying Communication and minoring in Event Planning.

  • Meet Joshua Hemphill - Game Day Opps Intern

    We welcome back Joshua Hemphill!  Joshua was the Statistics Intern for the Catch last year and will be returning to the Catch as the Game Day Operations and Logistics Intern.  Joshua was born and raised in Fullerton, California. Joshua now attends Grand Canyon University where he will be entering his Senior year this fall. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Sports Management.

  • Catch Release Talented 2016 Roster

    ***PRESS RELEASE*** VIEW 2016 CATCH ROSTER LA MIRADA, California - March 3, 2016 By: Keaton Moore, Sports Information Director  With the season just under three months away, the roster of the 2016 Southern California Catch has begun to take shape. Players from all over the country; from schools such as West Virginia University, Texas Christian University and the University of California- Irvine, are committed to spend the summer with the Catch. They are joined by a number of players from La...

  • Jay Sullenger Named Head Coach of the So. Cal. Catch Summer Collegiate Team

    *** PRESS RELEASE *** LA MIRADA, California - October 9, 2015 The Fellowship of Christian Athletes - So. Cal. Baseball Division has selected Jay Sullenger as head coach of their summer collegiate team, the So.

  • 9-Run Comeback Nets Catch Victory in Final Game

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- In the final set of the season, the So. Cal.

  • Kirkpatrick Schools Academy With Brilliant Performance

    2015 Catch Game 44 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Double Dip Defeat Puts Catch on Doorstep of Elimination

    2015 Catch Game 42 & 43 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • So. Cal. Secures Winning Record in Non-League Play

    2015 Catch Game 41 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Ramirez, Rallies Hook Catch With Humbling Loss

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director Thousand Oaks, Calif. -- In the final regular season road game of the Catch season, So. Cal was left stunned by Conejo as they were defeated in an 18-1 blowout Thursday afternoon.

  • So. Cal Remains Perfect Against Halos

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  La Mirada, Calif. -- A makeup game from Sunday’s double-header rainout, continued the Catch’s perfect record against the Halos as So. Cal.’s ten hits backed Michael Stafford’s (Liberty University) start culminating in a 7-4 victory.

  • So. Cal Brings Boomsticks to the Bash

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- After a rainy weekend washed out plans of playing the Halos in double dip fashion, the Catch matched up Tuesday night with the San Diego Waves in Nicholas Cumpston’s (Eastern Kentucky) final appearance of the season. The steady lefty turned out seven strong innings, striking out a season-high twelve batters, while only allowing a single run, to pave the way to an 11-1 victory.

  • Saints Blaise Back to Beat Catch

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  La Mirada, Calif. -- The Catch made some noise in their return from the All Star Break, but unfortunately, relief pitching faltered, giving up three runs in the eighth resulting in a 5-4 loss to the South Bay Saints. Jason Kim (Point Park University), coming off of his worst appearance of the season, made one mistake in his five solid innings pitched: a third inning fastball that hung up for a two run home run.

  • Catch All-Stars Shine Bright in Compton

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  Compton, Calif. -- The 2015 CCL All Star Game was won in exciting, walk-off fashion by Menlo Parks Legends’ own Tommy Bell. With the game-winning run sitting 90 feet away in the bottom of the ninth inning, Bell swung at the first pitch he saw and crushed a three-run home run off the scoreboard in left to secure a 7-4 victory for the North.

  • Catch Regroup and Split Seals’ Series Entering All-Star Break

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- After a tough loss to swallow, the Catch regrouped on Tuesday, established a lead in the first inning and never trailed in game two against the San Francisco Seals. CCL All Star, Richard Cunningham (Baylor University) lead off the Catch half of the first with a triple to right.

  • Rough Sixth Inning and Pair of Injuries Plague the Catch

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- A non-league contest against the San Francisco Seals went from zero to ugly very quickly as a six run second inning put the contest out of reach of the Catch, before their lineup was plagued by two brutal injuries. Billy Kirkpatrick (William Jewell) struggled in his two innings of work, giving up a season high six runs, as the Seals cruised to a 15-4 victory over So.

  • Unearned Run Decides Catch Rubber Match Loss

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  La Mirada, Calif. -- In another rubber match, the So. Cal.

  • Catch Can't Complete Comeback

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- With a chance to move within a game and a half of the division leading Los Angeles on Saturday, the Catch’s ninth inning rally fell just short as the Brewers were able to hold on to a 7-6 victory at Cypress College. Jason Kim (Point Park University) struggled throughout the game, giving up seven runs (six earned) over four and a third innings pitched, suffering from defensive miscues along the way.

  • Blackjack: Catch’s 21 Hits Secure Game One Victory

    2015 Catch Game 32 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • 2015 Catch Game 33 Recap

    2015 Catch Game 33 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Errant Defense Exacerbates Deficit

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- After asserting authority in Sunday’s doubleheader against the Legends, the Catch dropped their final matchup against the Long Beach club in Wednesday’s defensive disaster at Eagles’ Diamond. In a game that was decided by three runs, the Catch continued to fight until the very end, but ultimately their season high six errors cost So.

  • Yeomanator’s Bomb Terminates Minier’s Gem

    2015 Catch Game 30 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Five Catch Players Reel in All Star Selection

    Five outstanding players from the So. Cal. Catch were named to the 60-man CCL All Star team Monday.

  • Legendary Performance Leaves Long Beach Stunned

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  Long Beach, Calif. -- A few hours after the Independence Day festivities ceased around Southern California, the explosive Catch bats lit up the Legends in Sunday’s double header, taking the first in shut out fashion before blasting Long Beach to oblivion in the night cap. Game One: After missing his last scheduled start against the San Diego Waves due to a rainout, Jason Kim (Point Park University) manned the bump on twelve days re...

  • Mexico Build 2015

    By: Yvette Fries, Game Day Operations  More than baseball, the So. Cal. Catch pride themselves in their Christian Ministry and service to less fortunate communities.

  • South Bay Swells in Ninth, Sinking So. Cal

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- Adam Paulsen (Lewis and Clark State) went six strong innings, only giving up one run in his first start of the season, but the Saints struggled with So. Cal.

  • Can't Catch a Break: Oaks Walk-Off in Nine

    2015 Catch Game 26 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Rojas Retired as Series Blues Continue

    2015 Catch Game 25 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Two-Out Runs Catch Up With So. Cal.

    2015 Catch Game 24 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Catch Derail Nail and SLO the Blues

    2015 Catch Game 23 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Raking Rojas Reaches Relentlessly

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- Twenty-two games in, and the So. Cal.

  • Kim's First Start Breaks Four Game Losing Streak

    2015 Catch Game 22 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Carter Shuts Out Catch in Complete Game

    2015 Catch Game 21 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Catch Fail to Beach the Pearl

      2015 Catch Game 20 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Despite Best Efforts, Catch Unable to Complete Rallies

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  Game One: La Mirada, Calif. -- A close game one between the LA Brewers and So. Cal.

  • Stafford Extends So. Cal. Streak

    2015 Catch Game 17 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Hit Parade Backs Boone Against Oaks

    2015 Catch Game 16 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Esmay Powers Catch to Complete Comeback

    By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director  Santa Paula, Calif -- After trailing by five runs to the Santa Paula Halos, the Catch appeared to be in line for their third straight loss, but a five run seventh paved the way for a So. Cal. comeback and the team from La Mirada took the one game matchup by a final score of 8-7.

  • Foresters Clearcut Catch

     By: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman, Sports Information Director La Mirada, Calif. -- After a frustrating loss Saturday night, the So. Cal.

  • Series Victory Slips Away in Ninth as Defense Crumbles

      2015 Catch Game 13 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • So. Cal. Reels in Streaking Santa Barbara

    2015 Catch Game 12 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Cunningham Ignites but Pen Blows Out in Finale

    2015 Catch Game 11 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Yeoman's Night is Grand, but Not Enough to Take Game Two

    2015 Catch Game 10 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Catch Win Nail-biter for First League Victory

    2015 Catch Game 9 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Huth Backs Stafford's Gem With Monster Day

    2015 Catch Game 8 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Flanary's First Homer Not Enough for Catch

    2015 Catch Game 7 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • For Second Straight Game, Pitching Staff Leads Catch

    2015 Catch Game 6 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Laurita Levels East LA Lineup

    2015 Catch Game 5 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Riptide too Strong in Series Finale

    By: Myles Bridgwater-Jackman, Sports Information Director Costa Mesa, Calif. -- Things were looking good for the So. Cal.

  • Strong Start from Boone Undone by Three-Run Fifth

    2015 Catch Game 4 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Case Smith and Co. Reel in the W

    2015 Catch Game 2 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • Catch Can’t Escape Current

    2015 Catch Game 1 Recap from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.

  • 2014 Season Ends With Smiles

    Box Score With the playoffs out of the picture, the motivation for the members of the So Cal Catch (24-22) to win their last game against the Santa Paula Halos was one more chance to play for each other and to have fun in pursuit of a victory. By the end of the night everyone was in a jovial mood, as a 7-3 win in Santa Paula made the postgame pictures and bus ride back home that much sweeter. All the scoring in this game was restricted to the second and seventh innings.

  • Catch (23-22) Drop Out of CCL Playoff Race

    Box Score The Catch is a good baseball team with the talented players to keep up with the powerhouse teams of the California Collegiate League. But baseball can be a eccentric sport at times, where a given team, in a given year, can have another’s number. That was the case in the LA Brewers’ favor against the Catch this summer, as it seemed every contest between the two would leave the Catch thinking it had run into the buzzsaw of Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, and the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major ...

  • Brewers Leave Catch With Work To Do

    The day started with smiles and sunny blue skies under which the So Cal Catch thanked its host families before the game against the LA Brewers. Unfortunately, the Brewers joined with the darkness to put a damper on all the festivities, storming back in the final two innings to take a 7-5 lead before the game was suspended at 7:55 p.m.. It will be resumed tomorrow before the teams’ double header at J Serra High School.

  • Catch (23-18) Run Up Score Too Fast For SLO

    Box Score The Catch could not have rebounded better to the late inning loss to the Blue last night. The game was all but decided midway through the fourth inning when the Catch lead ballooned to 12-0 after the first eight batters of the top of the fourth scored. The final score was 18-6, So Cal Catch (23-18).

  • Late Night Heartbreak for Catch (22-18)

    Box Score It was a good thing Sinsheimer Stadium had lights tonight because the So Cal Catch and San Luis Obispo Blues would play the longest game of the season for both teams, a 14 inning struggle that the Catch would lose 5-4. The first game of the three game set was a game and half in terms of the length and drama and spectators watched five scoreless frames from innings nine to 13 with multiple scoring opportunities for both teams. Collin Ferguson (St.

  • Catch (22-17) Shut Down Seals, 10-0

    Box Score The So Cal Catch decided to pay the power bill at Eagles’ Diamond this afternoon, as it came up with five extra-base hits and 13 overall to defeat the San Francisco Seals 10-0. It was decidedly a good day for the bottom half of the Catch order as it accounted for eight of the Catch’s 10 runs. Even Neil DeCook (Western Illinois) and Tyler Schweigert (Eastern Illinois) got in on the fun in non-league action with two hits and a run scored apiece.

  • Late Surge Sends Catch (21-17) Past Seals

    Box Score Seeing Monday on the calendar has meant good things for the So Cal Catch (21-17) this summer. It has either been a day of rest during the taxing 49 game season or has ended with a win as it did tonight in a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Seals. The only blip for the Catch came in the top of the first inning when the Seals jumped out to an early lead on two singles to start the game and a sacrifice fly against starter Jeremy Erisman (Pepperdine Univ.).

  • Catch (20-17) Split Second Doubleheader with Santa Paula

    Box Score Early on Saturday the fatigue from camp week showed for the So Cal Catch (20-17), as it took some time to shake off the groggy beginning to game one and pull ahead of the Santa Paula Halos in game two for a positive end to the week. In game one Santa Paula jumped out early against starter Kevin Lillicrop (Point Loma Nazarene) with four runs in the second inning on two singles, two walks and two pivotal errors by the Catch defense. With game one scheduled for seven innings, it felt like...

  • Catch (19-16) Can’t Stop Brewers’ Roll

    Box Score The offensive success of the LA Brewers against the So Cal Catch has entered broken record territory and it is a loud screeching in the ears of Catch pitchers and their fans. After tonight’s 2-9 loss at J Serra High School, the Catch has now lost five straight against the Brewers and the Brewers offense has averaged over eight runs in those games. Tonight’s contest was an unwelcome déjà vu for Catch starter Colin Ashworth (Arizona State Univ.), who allowed seven runs (three earned) in ...

  • Catch (19-15) Have To Wait For Win #20

    Box Score The Catch knew coming into tonight’s game with the LA Brewers that they would need to score early and often to keep up with the California South Division leaders. The Brewers came into this game with the Catch having won the first four meetings between these two teams, scoring at least eight runs in each contest. The Catch responded in fashion by scoring eight runs in this game, but the visiting team stepped to the plate first and brought the power bats to jump out to a 6-0 lead that t...

  • Catch (19-14) Ease Past Legends Late

    Box Score Sometimes the weather just has an influence on how you go about the day and the looming clouds and constant breeze at Long Beach City College made for a drowsy offensive forecast in the first seven innings of this game. However, the So Cal Catch (19-14) would cash in loads of insurance runs late, five runs in innings seven and eight, and shutout the Long Beach Legends 6-0. The Catch bullpen, affectionately known as “the mafia” after the group game the team plays on buses during road tr...

  • Catch (18-14) Turn It Up To Eleven

    Box Score Sometimes when the game of baseball is played every day the results can be amusingly perplexing. A day after a five run loss and a 2-0 shutout of the Santa Paula Halos, and against a team it squeaked a 2-1 win against on June, the So Cal Catch (18-14) used two home runs to defeat the Long Beach Legends (11-7), 11-2. Monty Plattner (Pepperdine Univ.) got the ball for his second spot start in six days and pitched five excellent innings to allow the Catch power bats to take the headlines ...

  • Pitching Off, then On in Santa Paula

    Box Score (Game 1&2) After an early bus ride to Santa Paula for the Sunday doubleheader, the So Cal Catch (17-14) experienced at rude awakening at the hands of the Halos’ batting order early in game one. Catch starter Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.) was removed after just 1.1 innings after the first five Halos reached based in the second inning and scored three runs. The deficit would not be overcome by the Catch, meaning DeGraaf gets the loss in the game that ended in a 9-4 score for Santa Paul...

  • 5 Catch Players Earn All-Star Bid

    With the California Collegiate League All-Star Game this coming Wednesday, the So Cal Catch would like to congratulate its five All-Stars: outfielders Chance Gusbeth (Cal State Bakersfield) and Alex Jefferson (Missouri State Univ.), infielder Jonathan Munoz (UC Irvine), and pitchers Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.) and Kevin Lillicrop (Point Loma Nazarene). Munoz has been selected to the all-star game for the second straight summer and was chosen this year because of his few weeks with the Catch and ...

  • Catch (16-13) Wash Out Crawdads

    Box Score 7/9   Box Score 7/10 It was a longer day at Eagles’ Diamond than anticipated with a few wrinkles that the Catch could have done without, but two good offensive efforts put two more tallies in the win column to give the Catch a record of 16-13 this summer. After losing 9-6 and 6-1, the Crawdads fall to 17-15. Start time was scheduled an hour earlier tonight to complete the final inning of the game started yesterday but halted due to darkness.

  • Catch (14-13) Claw Back, Lose Grip in 10th

    Box Score  Will Barring (Westmont College) and the Santa Paula Halos turned off the lights on Eagles’ Diamond and the So Cal Catch (14-13) as the shadows fell, daylight faded, and a snuffed out rally in the bottom of the 10th cemented the final score at 10-9 Santa Paula. Barring pulled an outside change-up from reliever Billy Kirkpatrick (William Jewell) 350 feet to left field to give his team the lead and winning pitcher Eddie Muhl (George Washington) stranded Catch runners at first and se...

  • Barons and Catch (14-12) Split Series

    Box Score Tonight’s game at the MLB Urban Youth Academy started just the game last night at Biola University: the away team takes a lead in the top of the first only to lose it in the bottom of the first and never have it again the rest of the game. Unfortunately, the So Cal Catch (14-12) and Kevin Lillicrop (Point Loma Nazarene) got the short end of the stick tonight as the away team and lost, 4-3. The Catch seemed well on its way to taking three of four in the series against the Barons when Al...

  • Wire to Wire Win for Catch (14-11)

    Box Score Early on it seemed that the Academy Barons and So Cal Catch were competing in a hundred meter dash to the middle innings, not a baseball game, so it hardly seemed the Catch (14-11) were actually down 2-0 before winning the game 7-3. Juan Avena (Sterling College) hit a two out, two-run homerun against Colin Ashworth (Arizona State Univ.) in the top of the first, but it would be all Catch the next eight and a half innings, as the Catch would immediately respond to the deficit with four r...

  • DeGraaf Lights Up Academy but Catch (13-11) Fall

    Box Score Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.) may never have a better non quality-start the rest of his baseball career. The righty from Morris, IL kept pace with Barons starter Jason Broussard (Undecided) all game, trading blow for blow, zero for zero on the scoreboard until the eighth inning when the flood gates burst open for the home team. DeGraaf left the bases loaded when he exited the game and would be charged with four earned runs when the dust settled on an 7-1 loss for the So Cal Catch (13-11)...

  • Gillespie, Esmay Swing Catch (13-10) to Success

    Box Score Starter Jason Kim (Biola Univ) and the So Cal Catch (13-10) weather a three homerun barrage from the Academy Barons and held on to a lead gained in the first three innings to win for the first time since Saturday, 6-4. Kim pitched five innings and struck out five to earn his second win of the summer to improve his record to 2-1. All four of the runs scored by the Barons came on those three homeruns, but they left 13 men on base and fell to 6-12 on the summer.

  • Catch (12-10), Berumen Battle but Fall to Palm Springs

    After three consecutive Catch batters hit singles to score a run in the first inning, the Catch (12-10) offensive engine was stuck in the mud the next eight innings and could not create any momentum in a game that ended in a 5-1 loss to the Palm Springs Power. The Catch scored their only run after Scott Gillespie (Covenant College) hit a single up the middle to score Perry Rigby with two outs, but could not link two hits one after another for the rest of the game. The Catch would get a total of ...

  • MexicoBuild 2014

    On June 18, the Catch team and staff traveled to Mexico to partner with Baja Ministries to build a house for a family of five in Tecate, Mexico. The team, carpooling in five vans, stayed at the Estancia Inn in Tecate for the duration of the trip.  Upon arrival in Mexico, much of the team had never traveled outside of the United States, so this was a new and growing experience for many.  Jordan Crowell (Point Park Univ.) and Perry Rigby (Covenant College) were two of the playe...

  • Catch (12-9) Can’t Reel In Brewers

    Box Score For the second straight day the LA Brewers (10-4) took the lead early and scored a few runs late to keep the So Cal Catch (12-9) at arms-length from a chance to win the game. The final score would be 8-3 in the Brewers' favor and would place the Catch two games behind today’s opponents in the California Collegiate League South Division. Kevin Lillicrop (Point Loma Nazarene) was the starter for the Catch and was victimized by Brewers’ extra base hits in the first two innings.

  • Catch (12-8) Go Down Early and Can't Recover

    Box Score As Catch starting pitchers go, so goes the team record. So when starter Colin Ashworth (Arizona State Univ.) could not prevent the flood gates from opening in the seven run second inning for the LA Brewers (9-4), even homeruns from Chance Gusbeth (Cal State Beakersfield) and Jonathon Munoz (UC Irvine) could not prevent the Catch (12-8) from losing 10-4. After retiring the first four batters in order, Ashworth would walk Manny Argomaniz (Fresno State), the first of six Brewer batters to...

  • Catch (12-7) Squeeze and Hold On Tight

    Box Score Runs have been hard to come by in this three game homestand for the So Cal Catch (12-7), but give the team credit for not resting on its laurels. Manufactured runs on aggressive play-calling was what won the day in the 5-3 Catch victory over the Conejo Oaks (7-14), as the Catch scored all five of their runs in innings seven and eight and two on successful suicide squeeze attempts. Oaks Starter Michael Gomez (Cal Poly SLO) held the Catch hitless into the sixth and scoreless until the se...

  • Oaks Even the Series with Catch (11-7)

    Box Score After receiving quality starts in every game of its four game win streak, the Catch (11-7) were left without a quality start tonight against the Conejo Oaks (7-13) and lost, 6-2. Juan Berumen (Oklahoma Wesleyan) settled down after a shaky second inning when he allowed two runs and did not allow a run in the next three innings he pitched. But Cody Lenahan (Portland Univ.) delivered the decisive blow for Conejo after Berumen was removed in the sixth, hitting a two run homerun against rel...

  • Sean, Stefan Smash in Catch (11-6) Victory

    Box Score Pitching and timely hitting was the story for the second straight So Cal Catch win tonight at Biola University. The Catch is now 11-6 and 7-4 in the California Collegiate League after defeating the Conejo Oaks, 3-2. While the Catch extend their winning streak to four, the Oaks have now dropped four straight and fall to 3-11 in CCL play and 6-14 overall.

  • Bishop Brings the Boom for Catch (10-6)

    Box Score Cameron Bishop (UC Irvine) has a great reaction time and he used it when the Catch (10-6) needed it most to hit a pinch hit homerun in the eighth inning. The home run would give the Catch the 2-1 lead over the Santa Paul Halos (9-11) that it would hold until the final out. It seemed at the time that the coaching staff sent the big first baseman to the plate trying to catch lightning in a bottle with the previous 11 batters making out until one out in the top of the eighth, but Bishops ...

  • Catch (9-6) Cash In at Academy

    Box Score Colin Ashworth (Arizona State Univ.) had a fastball, slider combination working from the get-go and the Catch (9-6) rode his pitching performance into the late innings, to win for the second time at the MLB Urban Youth Academy against the Academy Barons (5-10), 5-1. Ashworth (1-1) earned his first win of the summer after throwing 103 pitches and striking out six over eight innings. He allowed one run on four hits but had four one-two-three innings.

  • Pitchers Power Catch (8-6) to Victory

    Box Score The Catch (8-6) made the most of their second chance at home against the Academy Baron (5-9), winning the first game of the home and away series between these two teams, 2-1. The Catch scored its two runs in the first three innings. That would be all Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.), Chad Powers (Princeton Univ.), and Kevin Lillicrop (Point Loma Nazarene) would need to keep Baron batters at bay and improve the Catch California Collegiate League record to 4-3.

  • Catch (7-6) Flounder Late Against Force

    After building a house in Mexico, the return yo the United States was not very sweet for the So Cal Catch (7-6), losing in the bottom of the 9th on a walk-off single to the San Diego Force (13-3), 4-3. The Catch showed definite signs of rust after two staright days without playing a baseball game, indicated in the four defensive errors and the shaky start on the mound from Juan Berumen (Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ.). Berumen allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the first on two hits, two walks,...

  • Catch (7-5) Go Flat Against Brewers

    Box Score In what appeared to be a delayed lag after the weekend road trip to Santa Barbara this past weekend for the Catch (7-5), the LA Brewers (3-3) took advantage on both offense and defense to win in a laugher, 8-0. No Catch player seemed comfortable, even in friendly confines, from the first inning, during which Chad Powers (Princeton Univ.) needed almost 40 pitches to keep the Brewers to two runs in the opening frame. The Brewers scored in every inning to begin the game until the fifth an...

  • Catch (7-4) Take One For the Trip Home

    Box Score  Kevin Lillicrop (Pt. Loma Nazarene) started strong, Jason Kim (Biola Univ.) shut the door, and Chance Gusbeth (Cal State Bakersfield) got off to a blazing start in his team debut to lead the So Cal Catch (7-4) to a 4-3 victory over the Santa Barbara Foresters (11-3) in the final game of the three game series. The Catch offense started rolling from the get go, taking a 2-0 lead before Lillicrop toed the slab.

  • Santa Barbara Puts Up 14 On Catch (6-4)

    The fifth inning of today’s game against the Santa Barbara Foresters (11-2) was an inning the So Cal Catch (6-4) would like to quickly forget, as three different Catch pitchers allowed a total of eight runs and nine hits for the score to shift from a 3-1 Catch lead to a 3-9 Catch deficit. The Foresters would eventually win by a final score of 14-3. Colin Ashworth (Arizona State Univ.) gets his first loss of the summer in three starts, pitching four effective innings before being removed one out ...

  • Foresters Fight Back Twice Against Catch (6-3)

    BOX SCORE In an eerie game for a Friday the 13th, the number seven was not lucky for the So Cal Catch (6-3). The bullpen surrendered three runs in the bottom of the ninth to the Santa Barbara Foresters (10-2) and gave up a two run lead to lose 7-8.  The game began as a pitchers’ duel with starters Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.) and Cameron Cuneo (UC Santa Barbara) each surrendering one run and a couple of hits through five innings. DeGraaf’s day would finish after five innings, seven strikeout...

  • Catch (6-2), Thorne in Halo’s Side

    BOX SCORE The Catch (6-2) scored 10 of its 11 runs in innings four through six to put the game away for all intents and purposes against the Santa Paula Halos (5-5) tonight at Biola Univ. With the 11-2 victory, the So Cal Catch maintain its one game lead in the California Collegiate League South Division over the Academy Barons and increases its lead over the Halos and LA Brewers to 1.5 games. Sam Thorne (Biola Univ.) was indispensable for the Catch offensively.

  • Barons Bounce Back Against Catch (5-2)

    Box Score A game that was a pitching duel through six innings turned into a sour return home for the So Cal Catch (5-2), as the Academy Barons (2-4) scored six runs in the last three innings to win 7-0. Leadoff hitter and shortstop Justin Broussard (Orange Coast JC) delivered the final blow in the ninth inning by hitting a two-run homerun off Billy Kirkpatrick (William Jewell). It was Broussard’s first round tripper of the season.

  • Catch Alumni in the NCAA Championship

    The So Cal Catch would like to congratulate two players (and all-star game representatives) from its inaugural 2013 season who are going with their schools to Omaha, Nebraska to play in the NCAA Division I College World Series beginning this Saturday. With the Catch this past summer, Jonathon Munoz (UC Irvine) batted .332 in 32 games played with 19 RBI’s, six doubles, and two triples. Munoz is a primary DH for the Anteaters, batting .293 this season with 17 RBI’s and 10 doubles.

  • Catch (5-1) Me, If You Can

    Box Score Someone may want to check if there is still steam rising from the infield at the MLB Urban Youth Academy because the So Cal Catch (5-1) burned up the base paths with 8 steals in its 10-3 victory over the Academy Barons (1-4). The Catch scored two runs in the first inning without the benefit of a hit when AJ Jefferson (Missouri State Univ.) and Jordan Aboites (Arizona State Univ.) both stole a base and scored on a wild pitch after reaching by a walk and hit by pitch, respectively. “We h...

  • Catch (4-1) Completes the Comeback

    Long Beach Legends starter Nick Morton simply ran out of gas and the So Cal Catch capitalized. With the previous two hitters reaching base via base hits and the lefty Morton north of the hundred pitch mark in the bottom of the seventh, Sean Nearhoof (Univ. of Hawaii Hilo) doubled down the left field line to tie the score at two and put momentum squarely in the hands of the home team.

  • Catch Silence the Thunder

    The So Cal Catch continued to score at a torrid pace and added lights out pitching from four different arms to cruise past the So Cal Thunder 9-0. The entire Catch lineup worked deep into the count and made the Thunder pitching staff work hard, allowing hitters three through five in the lineup plenty of opportunities and have nice days in the box score. “[Jordan] Crowell (Point Park U.), [Stefan] Panayiotou (Chicago State U.), and [Perry] Rigby (Covenant College) reaped the benefits of the ...

  • Foresters Fight Back Twice Against Catch (6-3)

    BOX SCORE In an eerie game for a Friday the 13th, the number seven was not lucky for the So Cal Catch (6-3). The bullpen surrendered three runs in the bottom of the ninth to the Santa Barbara Foresters (10-2) and gave up a two run lead to lose 7-8. The game began as a pitchers’ duel with starters Josh DeGraaf (Taylor Univ.) and Cameron Cuneo (UC Santa Barbara) each surrendering one run and a couple of hits through five innings.

  • Foresters Fight Back Twice Against Catch (6-3)

  • Catch (6-2), Thorne in Halo’s Side

    BOX SCORE The Catch (6-2) scored 10 of its 11 runs in innings four through six to put the game away for all intents and purposes against the Santa Paula Halos (5-5) tonight at Biola Univ. With the 11-2 victory, the So Cal Catch maintain its one game lead in the California Collegiate League South Division over the Academy Barons and increases its lead over the Halos and LA Brewers to 1.5 games. Sam Thorne (Biola Univ.) was indispensable for the Catch offensively.

  • Barons Bounce Back Against Catch (5-2)

    A game that was a pitching duel through six innings turned into a sour return home for the So Cal Catch (5-2), as the Academy Barons (2-4) scored six runs in the last three innings to win 7-0. Leadoff hitter and shortstop Justin Broussard (Orange Coast JC) delivered the final blow in the ninth inning by hitting a two-run homerun off Billy Kirkpatrick (William Jewell). It was Broussard’s first round tripper of the season.

  • Catch (5-1) Me, If You Can

    Someone may want to check if there is still steam rising from the infield at the MLB Urban Youth Academy because the So Cal Catch (5-1) burned up the base paths with 8 steals in its 10-3 victory over the Academy Barons (1-4). The Catch scored two runs in the first inning without the benefit of a hit when AJ Jefferson (Missouri State Univ.) and Jordan Aboites (Arizona State Univ.) both stole a base and scored on a wild pitch after reaching by a walk and hit by pitch, respectively. “We have an ath...

  • Catch Alumni in the NCAA Championship

    The So Cal Catch would like to congratulate two players (and all-star game representatives) from its inaugural 2013 season who are going with their schools to Omaha, Nebraska to play in the NCAA Division I College World Series beginning this Saturday. With the Catch this past summer, Jonathon Munoz (UC Irvine) batted .332 in 32 games played with 19 RBI’s, six doubles, and two triples. Munoz is a primary DH for the Anteaters, batting .293 this season with 17 RBI’s and 10 doubles.

  • Catch (4-1) Completes the Comeback

    Long Beach Legends starter Nick Morton simply ran out of gas and the So Cal Catch capitalized. With the previous two hitters reaching base via base hits and the lefty Morton north of the hundred pitch mark in the bottom of the seventh, Sean Nearhoof (Univ. of Hawaii Hilo) doubled down the left field line to tie the score at two and put momentum squarely in the hands of the home team.

  • Catch Silence the Thunder

    The So Cal Catch continued to score at a torrid pace and added lights out pitching from four different arms to cruise past the So Cal Thunder 9-0. The entire Catch lineup worked deep into the count and made the Thunder pitching staff work hard, allowing hitters three through five in the lineup plenty of opportunities and have nice days in the box score. “[Jordan] Crowell (Point Park U.), [Stefan] Panayiotou (Chicago State U.), and [Perry] Rigby (Covenant College) reaped the benefits of the other...

  • Catch Land a Big One

    The Catch earned their second win of the season with a score of 12-6 against the San Diego Waves tonight at Escondido High School, making this a two-game win streak for the team.  The Catch came out strong in the first inning scoring seven runs with Ryan Land (Concordia Irvine Univ.) highlighting the hit parade. A.J. Jefferson (Missouri State Univ.) lead off the game by taking a pitch to his back.

  • DeCook Lifts Catch in the Pinch

    With 10 players left to join the team in Southern California the Catch needed some extra players to step up in their 6-3 win against the East LA Dodgers. Assistant Chaplain Neil DeCook was the man to answer the bell, hitting a two-run homerun in the top of the ninth inning to give the Catch a 5-3 lead. Chris Burkholder (Dartmouth Univ.) received his first win in his Catch debut, pitching two shut-out innings with two strikeouts.

  • East LA Dodgers Spoil Catch Opener

    On a bright and sunny day in La Mirada, CA, the So. Cal. Catch hosted the East Los Angeles Dodgers for their home opener at Biola University.  Starting on the hill for the Catch was Josh DeGraff (Taylor, Univ.).

  • LOCATION CHANGE 6/5

    Listen up Catch fans! On June 5, the Catch will match up against the East LA Dodgers at Whittier Christian High School. The Catch will still be considered the "away" team.

  • Getting Caught Up: Opening Weekend Top 10!

    Keeping you up to date on Catch players old and new. Opening Weekend Top 10! 1.

  • So. Cal Catch Release 2014 Season Schedule

    ***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE*** LA MIRADA, CA - The So Cal Catch is excited to release their schedule for their second season as a member of the California Collegiate League and their first season at their new home, Biola University. The schedule features 47 regular season games including 22 at home. The Catch will open their 2014 season at home on June 4, against the East LA Dodgers.

  • So. Cal. Catch Promotes Justin Duarte as Head Coach: Adds Lavoie, Marchael and Schweigert

    ***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE*** LA MIRADA, CA - The Southern California Catch has recently announced the promotion of Justin Duarte to head coach for the 2014 summer season. Duarte served as an assistant coach under former head coach Gary Patchett for the Catch’s inaugural season last summer. Said Duarte of his promotion, “It is an honor to be selected as the skipper for the 2014 season.

  • Feed a Player | Host Families Needed

    01/23/14

    The So. Cal. Catch is looking for sponsors to help us feed our players this summer...

  • Kirkpatrick, Smith, DeCook Named to the CCL All-League Team

    SANTA BARBARA, CA—All season long, pitcher Billy Kirkpatrick (William-Jewell College) dominated opposing hitters. He dominated at the ballot box as well, being named to the California Collegiate League First Team while joining 6 other Catch players on the CCL South All-Star Team. Kirkpatrick led the league in ERA with a microscopic 0.51, surrendering just two earned runs in 34.1 innings, walking just eight while fanning 18 batters.

  • DeCook Lifts the Catch

    It looked like the SoCal Catch was finally going to see their six-game winning streak come to an end. Then one swing changed everything. The Catch, playing host to the Bakersfield Sound in the first of a four-game series, walked off with a 4-3 victory Friday Night on a three-run walk-off homerun from Neil DeCook.

  • Catch Take Two

    The SoCal Catch took both games in their doubleheader Thursday against the East LA Dodgers. Despite coming off the All Star Break, the bats came alive for the Catch, who pounded out 26 hits and 20 runs in just 14 innings of action (both games were scheduled for 7 innings). The Dodgers took a 6-1 lead in the third inning of game one, putting a five-spot on the board in the top of the third.

  • Reckmann Silences Sound

    The SoCal Catch ended its two-game losing streak Thursday night with a 2-0 win over the Bakersfield Sound. The Catch did not muster up a whole lot of offense in the game as the Sound did a terrific job scattering seven hits. Conor Smith led off the fourth inning with a single, moving to second when Tyler Harris followed with a single of his own.

  • Barons Sink Catch, Take Series

    The SoCal Catch lost the rubber match of their three game series against the Academy Barons Wednesday night. The Catch trailed nearly the entire game as the Barons scored four runs in the first three innings against Catch starter Kelvan Pilot. Trent Zaks lead off the game with a double, scoring two batters later on a Jordan Hinshaw double.

  • Weathersby, Catch Blank Barons

    Playing the first game in a grueling seven league games in six days stretch, the Catch rode their pitching to a 1-0 victory on the road against the Academy Barons. The Catch got off to a great start offensively when Neil DeCook singled to lead off the game. After a sacrifice bunt and a groundout, DeCook would eventually score on a two-out RBI single from cleanup hitter Conor Smith.

  • Koprowski Legendary for Catch

    The SoCal Catch finally won their first game in July, ending a three game losing-streak with a 2-1 victory over the Long Beach Legends. The Legends entered the game 24-13 overall, but were overpowered by the Catch pitching staff. Zach Koprowski, making his first start of the year for the Catch, pitched five scoreless innings.

  • Six to Represent Catch in All-Star Game

    The California Collegiate League All-Star Break is approaching, but for six SoCal Catch players, the break will be cut short. Jonathan Munoz, Conor Smith, Chad Shannon, Tyler Harris, Derek Reckmann and Scott Weathersby will be representing the Catch at the CCL All-Star Game on July 17th at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA. The six players have all gotten off to strong starts this summer for the Catch, who are playing their inaugural season in the CCL.

  • Conejo Walks Away with Series

    The SoCal Catch wasted an opportunity to win another series this weekend on the road against the Conejo Oaks. The Catch won the first game 8-5 Saturday night, but fell 9-5 Sunday in the second game. After a promising start in the rubber match Monday, they quickly handed the game, and the series, to the Oaks.

  • Catch Reel in Victory

    The SoCal Catch ran their winning streak to 3 games with a 7-6 victory on the road against the LA Brewers Wednesday night. It was a thriller, as the lead changed hands five times in the game. The Catch jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second as Chad Shannon singled, stole second and later scored on a Jarrett James sacrifice fly.

  • Complete Game Recks Brewers

    The SoCal Catch won the first game of their three-game series against the LA Brewers Tuesday night behind a gem of a pitching performance from Derek Reckmann. Reckmann threw a complete game shutout; he allowed just four hits and striking out six en route to his team-leading third win of the summer. While his fastball control was occasionally lack, Reckmann’s off-speed stuff was superb, particularly a slow, looping curveball that had the Brewers off-balance all game.

  • Pitching Pilots Catch to Series Win

    The SoCal Catch played two Sunday on the road against the Santa Paula Halos. Sam Sadler returned from injury to start game 1, surrendering two runs in his two innings on the mound. He was replaced by Eric Diomartich, who went three really strong innings for the Catch as they scored five runs to take a 5-2 lead.

  • Catch Flop in Series Finale

    The Catch followed Wednesday’s blowout win with a forgettable performance at home Thursday night. The Academy Barons shutout the Catch in the series finale, winning the deciding game by a final score of 5-0. Cleanup hitter DJ Wallace did most of the damage for the Barons, driving in four of the teams five runs.

  • Catch Score Big Win Over Barons

    The Catch ended their two-game skid in style night, exploding for 16 runs on 22 hits on the road against the Academy Barons Wednesday night. Playing under the lights at the MLB Urban Academy in Compton, CA, the Catch won the second game of their three-game series against the Barons by a final score of 16-3. Eric Diomatrich started on the hill for the Catch, and pitched a spectacular game, surrendering no hits in his four scoreless innings.

  • Catch Split Foresters, Lose Series

    A strong start turned ugly Sunday night for the SoCal Catch. The Catch, playing a doubleheader to wrap up their series against the Santa Barbara Foresters, won the first game 3-1 thanks to strong performances from all four of their pitchers. Scott Weathersby, making just his second appearance of the summer, pitched four strong innings for the win.

  • Catch Can't Find Way Out of Forest

    Friday night ended with a tough loss for the SoCal Catch in their first of three games against the Santa Barbara Foresters. The Catch wasted a solid start from Cullen Montgomery, scoring only two runs despite the fact the Foresters had four errors. Montgomery gave up just one run in his four innings on the mound.

  • Catch Feeling Blue Following Loss to Brewers

    The SoCal Catch’s two-game winning streak ended Friday night with an 8-4 loss to the LA Brewers. The Catch (5-6), on the road for the second straight game, could not get anything going against Brewer’s (7-2) starter Geroge Thanopolous. Thanopolous, a Columbia University student, went six strong innings to pick up the win for LA.

  • Home Runs Power Catch to Series Sweep

    The SoCal Catch swept their two-game series Thursday night with a 7-4 victory over the MLB Academy Barons at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA. The Catch followed their 12-run outburst Wednesday night with 5 runs in the first three innings Thursday. They were sparked by three homeruns: back-to-back solo shots in the first innings by Chad Shannon and Connor Smith, and a two-run laser over the right field fence by Neil DeCook in the second.

  • Catch Win First CCL South League Game

    The Catch jumped out of the water in today's game flopping over the Academy Barons 12-0 for their first win of CCL South league play. Starting pitcher Sam Sadler was granted the win after throwing five scoreless innings with five strikeouts, and only giving up three hits on the day. The fish were able to put two runs on the board in the first inning off of the bat of Tyler Harris as he lined a shot to right field.

  • Catch Swept Out to Sea

    The SoCal Catch were swept in todays doubleheader to end the series against the San Luis Obispo Blues. In game one of the day the Blues jumped to an early lead as they would score two of their three runs in the first inning. The Catch were unable to produce a hit until the bottom of the fourth when Tyler Schweigert hit a hard ground ball through the left side to start off the inning.

  • Catch Flounder In CCL League Opener

    League play began on a disappointing note for the SoCal Catch following a 7-2 loss Monday evening. The Catch hosted the San Luis Obispo Blues, two-time defending champions of the California Collegiate League, and never could quite get it going at the plate or in the field. The Catch had just five hits in the ball game and never could quite get the clutch hit they needed to get back into the game (they left nine men on base).

  • Catch Salvage Split, Win Series

    An ugly game one gave way to a somewhat better result for the SoCal Catch in their doubleheader versus Team San Diego Saturday. The Catch lost game one 12-4 after committing five errors and walking ten batters. Team San Diego jumped out to a 6-0 lead off Catch starter Jonathan Knapp, who received little help from his defense in his two innings of work.

  • Catch Hook First Road Win

    A day after squandering a lead late in the game, the Catch staved off a rally to hook their first road win of the season. The Catch scored four runs in the first five innings Friday night en route to a 4-3 victory over Team San Diego. Chad Shannon homered and Tyler Schweigert scored three runs and stole a base to pace the Catch offense.

  • Catch Walk Away with Win in Season Opener

    The inaugural season kicked off Wednesday evening with a 2-1 win for the SoCal Catch. The game proved to be a huge success as more than 100 fans saw pitching and stellar defense will the Catch to victory versus the East LA Dodgers.

  • Grand Finale Hands Catch First Loss

    The SoCal Catch did not fare quite as well in the second game of their inaugural season. It took 10 innings, but eventually a walk-off grand slam was the deciding blow as the East LA Dodgers walked away with a 6-2 victory Thursday night. The game got off to a rocky start for the Catch.

  • FCA's Sadler and Levsen Throw No-hitter

    Two of FCA Baseball's instructors combine to throw a no hitter on Friday. Sam Sadler, who will also be pitching for the Catch Collegiate Team...

  • So. Cal. Catch Name Justin Duarte Assistant Coach

     03/11/13

    ***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***
    LA MIRADA, California - March 11, 2013 - So Cal FCA Baseball announced today that Justin Duarte, a teacher at Fairvalley High School and West Coast Regional Scout for Under Armour Baseball, The Baseball Factory, and TeamOne Baseball, has been named the assistant coach for the So Cal Catch’s inaugural season this summer.


  • So. Cal. Catch Name Gary Patchett Manager

    01/28/13

    ***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***NEWS RELEASE***
    LA MIRADA, California - January 28, 2013 - So Cal FCA Baseball announced today that Gary Patchett...


  • CCL Expands with Bakersfield and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    12/01/12

    The California Collegiate League announced the addition of two new clubs to its roster today and, for the first time in its 20-year history, will split into two geographic divisions the winners of which will play in the first-ever League Championship Series the last weekend of the season...

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