Roseville-area baseball players to stay busy with Raley Field, Optimist all-star games

By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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Graduating baseball players in the area aren’t quite done with their high school careers just yet.

The inaugural Raley Field Baseball Showcase Doubleheader is scheduled for Sunday, and the 41st annual Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento All-Star Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks.

Austin Hagarty and Shaun Mize of Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-champion Woodcreek, Dalton Blaser of 2011 section champ Roseville and Ryan Gearing of Oakmont are scheduled to play in both events.

Blaser, Hagarty and Mize were assigned to the visitors’ dugout at Raley Field for game two at 7 p.m. They’ll be joined by Roseville pitcher Mark Reece.

Gearing will be in the home dugout for game two along with Oakmont teammate Tommy Wieser and Antelope’s Bryan Babcock and Wyatt Castro.

Oakmont catcher Logan Coggeshall is in the visitors’ dugout for game one, which begins at 1 p.m.

There were 46 high school games played at Raley Field this season, and 100 players from El Dorado to Mount Shasta and Santa Rosa were chosen for the inaugural showcase doubleheader, according to a news release.

The teams will be coached by former major leaguers from the area, including Clint Brill, Roland Office, Dion James, Greg Vaughn, Jim Barr and more. Barr is an assistant coach at Granite Bay.

At the Optimist games, the North squad for game two includes, Blaser, Gearing, Hagarty, Mize and Granite Bay’s Nick Lebeau.

Quentin Moore and Jake Sween of Valley Christian Academy and Antelope’s Babcock and Eric Sandness are on the North team for game one, which starts at 4 p.m. Game two will follow.


When/Where: Sunday, June 3, at Raley Field, first game at 1 p.m., second game at 7 p.m.

Admission/Parking: Free. Fans are encouraged to donate to the Sacramento Food Bank on Sunday. For a minimum donation of $5 or canned goods, fans will receive a ticket voucher for any River Cats played Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday this season.

Game 1 (at 1 p.m.)

Visitors’ Dugout team

Pitchers: Chase Kamla, Mount Shasta; Khalil King, Sacramento; Jordan Koch, Elk Grove; Jake Lorigan, Sheldon; Jesse Scholtens, Fairfield-Rodriguez; Austin Spencer, River Valley; Zach Woods, Foothill. Catchers: Justin Beacham, Sacramento; Logan Coggeshall, Oakmont; Garrett Greenhaw, Anderson. Infielders: Lance Lozano, River City; Brandon Ortega, Fairfield-Rodriguez; Jake Phillips, River Valley; Mossimo Smaldino, Santa Rosa-Maria Carrillo; Kyle Twisselman, Chico; Kody Waite, Mount Shasta; Cyrus Yrexa, Colusa; Dusty Zeisler, Nevada Union. Outfielders: Spencer Cho, Nevada Union; Mitch MacDonald, Foothill; Zack Seibert, Chico; Mario Smaldino, Santa Rosa-Maria Carrillo.

Home Dugout team

Pitchers: Billy Broad, Portola; James Harris, Bear River; David Huson, Casa Roble; Tyler Reed, Red Bluff; Tyler Leal, Union Mine; Christopher Rost, Dixon; Brandon Taylor, Linden. Catchers: Ben Bishop, Benicia; Derek Gogna, Linden; Michael Moore, Colfax. Infielders: A.J. Bell, Dixon; Robbie Kunkle, Yuba City; Justin Ozcan, East Nicolaus; Jake Payne, Benicia; Zach Rocha, Yuba City; Gary Root, Colfax; Jacob Stewart, Linden. Outfielders: Cole Robinson, Red Bluff; Tommy Sleva, East Nicolaus; Josh Toft, Bear River; Isaac Williams, Union Mine.

Game 2 (at 7 p.m.)

Visitors’ Dugout team

Pitchers: Michael Frantz, El Camino; Logan James, Jesuit; Tanner McVey, Rocklin; Malik Pruitt, Laguna Creek; Mark Reece, Roseville. Catchers: Justin Beatty, Laguna Creek; Cody Morris, Oak Ridge; Joey Thompson, El Camino. Infielders: Miles Chambers, Rio Linda; Stevin Cisneros, Rocklin; Austin Hagarty, Woodcreek; Jared James, McClatchy; Jesse Luna, Rio Linda; Louis Mejia, Jesuit; Shaun Mize, Woodcreek; Josh Pigg, Franklin. Outfielders: Lance Berringer, Oak Ridge; Justin Dillon, El Dorado; Dalton Blaser, Roseville; Jacob Woehler, Capital Christian.

Home Dugout team

Pitchers: David Dellaserra, Bella Vista; Ben Eckels, Davis; Sutter McLoughlin, Rio Americano; Nick Rebello, Center; Zach Stilwell, Pleasant Grove. Catchers: Bryan Babcock, Antelope; George Hatamiya, Davis. Infielders: Wyatt Castro, Antelope; Michael Chavarria, Pioneer; Quentin Hick, Sutter; Trevor Hicks, Elk Grove; Nathan Lukes, Center; Caleb Parker, Sutter; Mitch Samson, Casa Roble; Tommy Wieser, Oakmont. Outfielders: Ryan Gearing, Oakmont; Ryan Locke, Bella Vista; Jonathan MacMonagle, Cordova; Johnathan McKeoun, Cordova; Alex Mugnaini, Rio Americano; Morgan Osgood, Sutter.


When/Where: Saturday, June 9, at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks, first game at 4 p.m., second game to follow.

Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and up, $5 for students, $3 for children under 12.

Game 1 (at 4 p.m.)

North: Bryan Babcock, Eric Sandness, Antelope; James Harris, Trevor McGhee, Bear River; Nathan Lukes, Nick Rebello, Center; Michael Moore, Austin Young, Colfax; Zach Woods, Foothill; Shane Soria, Forest Lake Christian; Jordan Albarron, Trent Parks, Lincoln; Michael Chavarria, Justin Irby, Pioneer, Harjap Singh, San Juan; Quentin Moore, Jake Sween, Valley Christian Academy. Head coach: Troy Petersen, Lincoln. Assistants: Gary Culverson, Dave Foxworthy, Rick Foster, Lincoln; Dahori Ennis, Bear River; Chris Sloan, Center.

South: Taylor Blackford, Bradshaw Christian; Jashawn Collier, Josh Vegas, Burbank; Demitri Cranshaw, Jacob Woehler, Capital Christian; Andrew Prizmich, Delta; Christopher Rost, Dixon; Alfredo Arias, Florin; Jake Pott, Galt; John Hernandez, Carlos Lopez Jr., Kennedy; Jon Kendall, Liberty Ranch; Javi Martinez, Justin Rozell, River City; Khalil King, Sacramento; Tyler Leal, Dan Davis, Isaac Williams, Union Mine; Alex Muzzi, Ryan Rodriguez, Vista del Lago; Daniel Contreras, West Campus. Head coach: Nelson Randolph, Capital Christian. Assistants: Terrance Ballard, John Drenth, Leander Jones, Evan Kiesz, Vince Lelimone, Capital Christian.

Game 2 (to follow)

North: David Dellaserra, Ryan Locke, Bella Vista; Nate Bailey, Mitch Samson, Casa Roble; Jacob Sexton, Del Campo; Alex Mason, Del Oro; Mike Frantz, El Camino; Nick Lebeau, Granite Bay; Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia, Jesuit; Dustin Zeisler, Nevada Union; Ryan Gearing, Oakmont; Ryan Mason, Placer; Sutter McLoughlin, Rio Americano; Miles Chambers, Rio Linda; Cameron Boomgaarden, River Valley; Dalton Blaser, Roseville; Austin Hagarty, Shaun Mize, Woodcreek; Aaron Byers, Zach Oakley, Yuba City. Head coach: Dave Rodriguez, Yuba City. Assistants: Shea Davis, Dusty Decker, Jim Stassi, Bret Barrie, Yuba City.

South: Hunter Dodson, Christian Brothers; Jonathan MacMonagle, Cordova; Ben Eckels, Chris Gnos, George Hatamiya, Davis; Justin Dillon, El Dorado; Andrew Horne, Elk Grove; Josh Pigg, Franklin; Jelani Davie, Mykhel Lee, Grant; Justin Beatty, Malik Pruitt, Laguna Creek; Jared James, Alex Jang, McClatchy; Lance Berringer, Zack Mahon, Oak Ridge; J.Q. Folena, Zach Stilwell, Pleasant Grove; Jake Lorigan, Sheldon; Anthony Gonsolin, Ben Gamba, Vacaville. Head coach: Danny Chavez, Grant. Assistants: Michael Bontemps, Lamar Rushton, Grant; Mike DeNecochea, McClatchy.