Great West League Awards

Matt Monohan, Tim Brokop, and Jay Vincent all received league awards. Monohan from St. Xavier University hit .365, 10 doubles, 4 triples, and 4 Home runs in league play this summer. Offensively and defensively was considered by many managers as one the best players overall in the GWL. Tim Brokop pitched 48 innings this summer with a 5.00 ERA and was second overall in strikeouts with 64 in the GWL. Tim saw innings out of the pen and in the bullpen early in the season but settled in as the Seals ace this summer. Jay Vincent finished the season tied for the team leader in Home Runs with 5 and also had 9 doubles with a .316 average. Jay also brought home the award as champion of the Home Run Derby in the 2018 GWL All-Star game in Klamath Falls this summer. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them and all our 2018 Seals the best of luck for this upcoming Fall and Spring Season.

AUGUST 20, 2018 – PORTLAND, OR:  The 2018 All-Great West League team has been announced by league commissioner Ken Wilson. The voting was conducted by the league managers.

Thirteen players from the 2018 GWL Champion Chico Heat were selected to either the first or second team All-GWL.  The Lincoln Potters had seven selections.

Thirteen players received votes from every manager, though not a single player received a number one vote at his position from each manager.  “Seeing so many players receiving votes speaks well for the depth of talent in the league this season,” noted Wilson.

The GWL Player of the Year, the GWL Pitcher of the Year and the GWL Manager of the Year will be announced tomorrow.

All-GWL First Team:
Catcher – Parke Phillips – Chico Heat (Brown University)
First Baseman – Mike Hicks – Klamath Falls Gems (University of Portland)
Second Baseman – Will Law – Lincoln Potters (William Jessup University)
Third Baseman – Matt Monahan – San Francisco Seals (St. Xavier University)
Shortstop – Riley Kasper – Medford Rogues (Saddleback College)
Outfield – Cole Carder – Medford Rogues (University of Antelope Valley)
Outfield – Brian Morley – Lincoln Potters (Old Dominion)
Outfield – Cole Lemmel – Chico Heat (Cal Berkeley)
Designated Hitter – Joe Starich – Lincoln Potters (William Jessup University)
Starting Pitcher – Justin Sterner – Chico Heat (Brigham Young)
Starting Pitcher – Shane Gustafson – Chico Heat (Nevada – Reno)
Starting Pitcher – Blake Hannah – Chico Heat (UC – Davis)
Starting Pitcher – Ryan Sanchez – Chico Heat (Hawaii Pacific)
Relief Pitcher – Wesley Clawson – Chico Heat (San Jose State)
Relief Pitcher – Reid McLaughlin – Chico Heat (Brigham Young)

ALL-GWL Second Team:
Catcher – Jacob Terao – Yuba Sutter Gold Sox (University of Portland)
First Baseman – Joe Debaca – Chico Heat (UC – San Diego)
Second Baseman – Andrew Meggs – Chico Heat (Creighton)
Third Baseman – Wyatt Branch – Chico Heat (Dixie State)
Shortstop – (tie) – Larry Fonseca – Lincoln Potters (Cal State – Northridge) and Brice Foster – Klamath Falls Gems (Menlo College)
Outfield – Charles Middleton – Lincoln Potters (Sierra College)
Outfield – Brandon Stewart – Chico Heat (UC – San Diego)
Outfield – Brody Clifford – Yuba Sutter Gold Sox (Dixie State)
Designated Hitter – (tie) Tanner Cantwell – Medford Rogues (Montana State – Billings) and Mitchell Neunborn – Medford Rogues (North Iowa Area CC)
Starting Pitcher – Tanner Simpson – Medford Rogues (Lewis-Clark State)
Starting Pitcher – Jakob Frederick – Lincoln Potters (San Joaquin Delta)
Starting Pitcher – Bobby Voortmeyer – Medford Rogues (Columbia Basin)
Starting Pitcher – Tim Brokop – San Francisco Seals (St. Xavier University)
Relief Pitcher – Brayden Bonner – Chico Heat (Dixie State)
Relief Pitcher – Tyler Cochran – Lincoln Potters (Folsom Lake College)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Chico Heat – Alex Crouch (Cosumnes River College), Tim Firth (Texas A&M – Arkana), Cole Galvagno (Folsom Lake College), Matt Kimura (Chico State), Dalton Smith (Chico State), Klamath Falls Gems – Kyle Yamada (Hawaii – Hilo),  Lincoln Potters – Austen Swift (William Jessup University) ,  Medford Rogues – Tommy Ahlstrom (Simpson University), Blake Baumgartner (UC – San Diego),  Kolby Button (Shasta College), Cole Elvis (Cal Berkeley), Gabe Smith (Everett CC), San Francisco Seals – Jay Vincent (University of Pikeville)


ABOUT THE GREAT WEST LEAGUE
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.

News: Now Forming 2019 12U Cooperstown team

 

Open Tryouts

Please fill out the Player Application form and in the comment section the mention Cooperstown 2019. We will reach out and setup a date for an individual workout.

Location of home field:

College Of Alameda Baseball Field
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy,
Alameda  California  94501

New Player Application

 

The Seals Baseball Club has had a Summer Collegiate Baseball Team and Youth Travel Baseball Teams for over 30 years. The Seals have a well-qualified, very experienced coaching staff. All of the Seals coaching staff have extensive and successful playing careers, ranging from a minimum 4-year college level to professional affiliated experience. ALL of the Seals coaching staff are currently collegiate level coaches. Abel Alcantar, founder and owner of the Seals, has been a collegiate level coach at NCAA and JC schools for over 25 years. He also has experience being a professional scout for the major league baseball teams including the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. The Seals as an organization, from our youth to collegiate level teams, has positively influenced thousands of players to grow and mature as a person and a player, on and off the field. We take pride as an organization in making sure each team is learning the game and that each individual is honing their baseball skills. Each individual will have the opportunity to take part in the various things we offer outside of the team scheduled practices at a better rate such as Private Lessons, Batting Practice, Camps, and Defensive Skills.

In the fall of 2015, the Seals 13U team was recognized nationally for their success on the field. The team was Ranked as high as 4th and finished the fall ranked 5th nationally for USSSA Major division. This group started in late June 2015 as 12U and transitioned into 13U when the new season started in August. They won 4 out of their first 5 tournaments and boasted a record of 24-1.

Cooperstown fees will be updated and a deposit will be required if player is selected. Below you can see what our normal fees are to join our team full time.

Seals Baseball Club will be providing the following for selected players:
  • 2 Dri-fit t-shirt jerseys
  • 1-2 Hats
  • 5 Tournaments
  • 2-3 Scrimmages
  • 1-2 Practices a week
  • 1 Coach (Pay, hotel, and gas included)

Cost: Tournament Fee: $650  Uniform Fee: $100

Travel Team Tournament Schedule

Local tournaments: NCTB, All World, TPR, Big Timer

The Schedule for our younger teams (8/9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14U, 16u, 18u) Dates are TBA (subject to change).

National Tournament Plans

Canada : Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (College Team)

Alaska: Fairbanks, Alaska to play the historic summer collegiate team Goldpanners (College Team)

Louisville: only 7 teams in the country invited. Ex-Major Leaguers team hosting their own week long world series at Triple-A stadium Louisville Slugger Field. ( College Team)

Branson, Missouri: 12u & 13u week long summer tournament (Youth Travel Team 12u -13u)

Cooperstown, New York: 12U week long tournament (Youth Travel Team 10u – 12u)

Arizona: Arizona Jr & Sr. Fall classic. (Juniors and Seniors in High School 15u – 18u)

Florida & Arizona: USA Baseball Jr. Olympics tournament. (Youth Travel Team 15u – 17u)

Las Vegas, NV: Desert Fall Classic ( All ages 10u – 18u)

Please Contact us if you have any questions:

Seals Baseball Club
Abel Alcantar (707) 292-2424 / Isias Alcantar (707) 889-4538 (Call or Text)
Office: (510) 545-9618
Email: Info@SealsBaseball.com

 

 

 

News: Seals Join Great West Summer Collegiate Baseball League

Great_West_LeagueThe Great West League gives the Seals a great opportunity to play in a prestige league. The league is going into its 3rd year of operation and offers great competition with professional, minor-league like atmosphere. While running as an Independent team the last few years the Seals have played 16-18 home games in the summer and have traveled extensively throughout several states and internationally to play top competition from different Leagues. Some of the states include Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Alaska, Kansas, and internationally into Canada. By joining the Great West League it will allow us to continue to still travel and play a highly competitive schedule. It will also give us the benefit of playing 26-30 home games out of the newly renovated College of Alameda baseball field. This will give the community an opportunity to see these highly talented college athletes, who are the pros of the future, right here in the city of Alameda. To see the press release from the Great West League Website please click the link: Seals News Release

Seals 13U team Ranked 5th in Nation

Seals 13 under team has been recognized nationally for there success on the field. Was Ranked as high as 4th and currently ranked 5th nationally for USSSA Major division. This group started in late June as 12U and transitioned into 13U when the new season started in August. They have won 4 out of 5 tournaments and hold a record of 24-1. This team is coached by Tony Cecaci, Deirdres Orta, and Diamend Orta. These guys have done a tremendous job in helping this team be successful.

The Luau 13U Major DIvision Champions

The Luau 13U Major Division Champions