What a GREAT day of baseball fun in Dana Point. Please feel free to email your best picture to email@example.com and we will add it to this gallery. We would love to get some non-baseball FFD pictures, so that future parents can see the different FUN events that occur during the day!
More than 45 players showed up for the MLB sponsored Pitch Hit and Run event. DPYB Board Member Paula Yousef headed up a FUN first time event. Players raced from second base to home, hit a ball long and straight from a tee and pitched to a target; all against their age group peers. Pitch, Hit and Run overall and individual skill champions are eligible to advance to the sectional championship in Del Mar on May 21. Congrats to all that participated!
More than 45 players participated in our inaugural Pitch Hit & Run event on May 1!!!
2016 DPYB Pitch Hit & Run Hosting Results
|All-Around Champion||John B.||751|
|Pitch Champion||John B.||375|
|Hit Champion||Jack B.||266|
|Run Champion||Jack B.||302|
|All-Around Champion||Michael Y.||773|
|Pitch Champion||Michael Y.||225|
|Hit Champion||Michael Y.||240|
|Run Champion||Landon W.||340|
|All-Around Champion||Jack B.||1061|
|Pitch Champion||Cal I.||300|
|Hit Champion||Jack B.||516|
|Run Champion||Jack B.||395|
|All-Around Champion||Trevor K.||1029|
|Pitch Champion||Raines P.||225|
|Hit Champion||Trevor K.||390|
|Run Champion||Remington K.||452|
Thanks to Board Member Jerome Kucera, who arranged for more than 100 DPYB family members to enjoy the UC Irvine vs. UC Riverside game!
Players wore their DPYB caps and jerseys!!! Despite an occasional sprinkling from the sky, we brought our lawn chairs and enjoyed watching the game on the grass down the rightfield line.
DPYB players got to go into the Anteaters dugout to watch batting practice, most went out for a quick lunch off campus and then came back to take the field with the Eaters right before game time! One of our players, Will Schattmaier, got to be the PA announcer too!
Go DPYB and Rip Em Eaters!!!
|Ethan G.||Capistrano VW||3|
|James S.||Dr. William Wight||3|
|Connor B||Dr. William Wight||2|
|Rome D||Dr. William Wight||2|
|George E.||Dr. William Wight||2|
|Jake H||Capistrano VW Mazda||1 (GS)|
|Danny M.||Dick's Sporting Goods||1|
|Brock D.||Reata Glen||1|
|Max M.||Reata Glen||1|
|Henry V||Capistrano VW Mazda||1|
|Scotty P.||Reata Glen||1|
|Remington K.||Dick's Sporting Goods||1|
|Julian R.||Roth Capital Partners||4|
|AJ N.||ProKids Baseball Academy||2|
|Noah A.||Surfrider Foundation||1|
|Tim P.||Pyramid Logistics||1|
|Cadence T.||Linear Home Loans||1|
|Benjamin U.||Dodgers||3 (1 GS)|
|Mason S.||Padres||2 (1 GS)|
Each of our clinics were created to provide HIGH quality instruction to help our players improve fundamentally and further their enjoyment of our league. These clinics were geared for Pinto 7 players and older.
Managers and Assistant Coaches were encouraged to attend these clinics to add to their coaching knowledge.
We sold out (40+ players) clinics specializing on pitching, fielding, hitting fundamentals and catching. Our mental hitting and arm care sessions had more than 30 players participating.
Click the link below to see GREAT galleries of our catching, hitting fundamentals, pitching, fielding, arm care and mental hitting clinics
Remember that famous Super Bowl commercial in 2011 featuring a young boy dressed as Darth Vader? He's DPYB's own Max Page. Read his story here!
The PONY baseball organization, which Dana Point Youth Baseball is a member of, was created for all players to be able to participate in baseball. We want to Protect Our Nation's Youth as they grow into young men and women and leaders of tomorrow. PONY is a community based program for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Worn on jersey sleeves during the Spring 2016 season
Gene Burrus, a major supporter and longtime "Voice of Dana Point Youth Baseball", passed away on October 21, 2015.
Gene touched so many baseball families that the Mustang Field at the Dana Point Community Center was dedicated to him in 2012.
During the Spring 2016 season, DPYB commemorated Gene by wearing "GB" insignias on their jersey sleeve.
He will be remembered.
Gene Burrus - "The Voice of Dana Point Youth Baseball" (Photo credit: Andrea Swayne)