Your 2021 La Jolla Youth Baseball League Champions
Palomar beat DermTech 6-2 to win the Pony Division Championship. Palomar rallied for four runs in the 3rd inning with four consecutive hits from Dylan Cairns, Henry Armstrong, Evan Wied, and Ryan Kestler. Steady defense and solid pitching from Dylan, Ryan, and Henry kept the DermTech bats quiet and in turn, secured the title. Congrats to Palomar, LJYB’s 2021 Pony Division Champs!
The Bronco 11u Championship pitted regular season 1st place finisher Restomods led by Manager Chris Bwy against regular season 3rd place CValdo led by manager Mike Cairns. CValdo came into the game in the winner’s bracket and continued their combined offensive and defensive late season burst to best Restomods by a score of 20 to 7. Restomods came out early in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead, but CValdo quickly came back and controlled most of the game past the first inning. CValdo pitchers had their hands full with the Restomods heavy hitters, using the combined arms of Wesley Pearson, Clayton Cairns, Charlie Smith, and Ryan Kourajian. Defensively, quick hands and great catches were made by many including Dane Larson with a leaping line drive nab at shortstop, Kali DeBerry bagging two fly balls to deep left field just short of the scoreboard, Wyatt Raspotnik with a full sprint steal of a Restomods bomb to right center, Aiden Hogan with a searing line drive snag at second, Wesley Pearson and Ryan Kourajian both holding the line at the dish, Zachary Haubenstock with solid fielding at both left and right holding deep hits to singles, Charlie Smith with his patented 1st base pick move to lefty partner in crime Clayton Cairns, Lev “Gold Glove” Turk with continued mastery of any infield position he plays, and Joe Washkowiak with a line drive catch at the 3rd base dirt and follow-up throw to 1st for a game ending double play. Congrats Team 5!
The Lucky Labradors started barking at just the right time this season and never stopped. With a middling 3-3 record, the young pups suddenly took off on April 22nd and never looked back. Ultimately, the Labs won ten straight games, a winning streak which included three narrow playoff victories and a 5-2 win in the championship game over the very well-coached group of Ceramic Pros. Congrats to LJYB’s 2021 Mustang Champions, the Lucky Labradors!
Pinto's Red Bombers (sponsored by Complete Recycling) finished the regular season with four straight wins to earn the #2 seed going into the playoffs. They then rattled off four more consecutive wins culminating in a thrilling 12-11 walk off victory over the #1 seed, the well coached and talented squad from Duke's La Jolla. Congratulations to LJYB's 2021 Pinto Champions, the Red Bombers!
The Pony division held their annual Home Run Derby championship on Sunday, May 23rd. Over 20 boys attended the event. Those in attendance witnessed some LJYB power. Coach Circuit displayed the most power from both sides of the plate, but he was disqualified because he wouldn’t provide a birth certificate.
The 15u finalists were Hank Hansen and Jett Thomas. The 14u/13u finalists were Henry Armstrong, Harrison Ratner and Luke Cripe.
The 15u winner: Hank Hansen
The 14u winner: Harrison Ratner
The 13u winner: Luke Cripe
All the winners are now listed on the Home Run Derby all-time winners list on Homer's Alley.
The Pure Swing 2021 Summer Schedule begins at our Pony Field June 21-22!
Don't miss this All Star learning and development experience for youth, high school and collegiate athletes aspiring to improve their skill sets by gaining invaluable insight, instruction, useful tips, and keys to build their own unique powerful and natural swing from the ground up.
The Pure Swing is a Southern California based performance academy established by 17-year Major League Baseball veteran, former USA Baseball Hitting Coach, Los Angeles Dodger, and Red Sox Hall of Famer Reggie Smith, and 12 year Minor Leaguer, Ryan Lehr. Smith, a 7-time Major League All Star and World Series Champion, is one of the most sought after hitting instructors in all of baseball.
Players will learn:
How to set-up in the batter's box
How to build their own ideal athletic and balanced stance
How to develop proper swing plane
How to improve visual perception
How to maximize use of the legs and core
How to drive the ball to opposite field
How to hit off-speed pitches
How to increase their power
How to improve bat speed
How to correct fundamental hitting flaws
How to increase exit velocity
How to develop an optimal launch angle
Clinic Location and Details:
Date: June 21-22 Times: 9:00am-12:00pm Location:Cliffridge Park Pony Field and Batting Cages Address:8355 Cliffridge Ave La Jolla, CA. 92037
To ensure each student gets necessary attention to detail the number of attendees are limited for each Clinic, so be sure to register ASAP to ensure your child's slot. Please register online to secure your space.
The UCSD Triton baseball coaches are in the process of completing the final steps to get their summer camps posted for registration. Below are the camp dates and details. There will be some Covid related restrictions, that will not be any different than what is being currently practiced in San Diego County with masking and spacing. Camps will be limited due to UC San Diego's camp guidelines. This will allow for more personalized instruction from our coaches and allow for coaches to keep the players as safe as possible within the school's guidelines.
Please contact coach Mike Ramazzotti if you have any questions. Mike's mobile number is (707)-694-4026 and his email is
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