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Cancellation ends Stars sgot at division crown

 

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BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-23-14) —ANy chance for the San Diego Stars to catch the first-place San Diego Waves for the South Division title of the Western Baseball Association went by the boards after the Escondido System needed to canel BWA finale for both ballclubs.

Thus, the Stars finish with 12 league wins, while the Waves already have 13. The Stars needed to defeat the System, then hope the Waves dropped their final pair of ballgames to forge a one-game tie-breaker. But with the cancellation (the contest was not declared a forfeit) eliminates all championship possibilities for the Stars (21-12 overall).

WBA officials did not disclose why the game was simply cancelled instead of being declared a forfeit.

Division champ Waves fail to play like champions

 

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BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-21-14) — The San Diego Waves magic number to clinch the South Division title of the Western Baseball Association may have fallen to one, but the Escondido based ballclub failed to play like champions.

Following nine innings of errorless play, the Waves committed one error in the 10th, another in the 11th, then three more miscues in the12th, finally handing a 3-2 victory to the San Diego Stars to cap Saturday's (July 20) doubleheader at Stars Field.

ANDREW MARTINEZ, who batted 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles, opened the 12th with a basehit, then a pair of Waves errors loaded the bases. Following a strikeout, DALLAS SEIDEL lifted a shallow fly ball to the opposite field in left, but the defender dropped the ball, then threw to third base rather than home to allow Martinez free reign to post the walk-off run.

The tally allowed MARK VASQUEZ to gain the pitching victory following 5 1/2 innings of solid relief.

Third baseman GARRETT SCHILLING batted 3-for-5 with a walk, including an RBI single in the 4th.

In the opener, Waves pitcher Bob Kraft tossed seven innings of shutout ball, taking an 11-0 run-rule victory n eight innings to guarantee at least a share of the division crown entering the final week of the regular season.

The Stars complete the regular season Tuesday at 5 p.m. by hosting the Escondido System.



Stars go "four" it, shut down the System

 

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BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-18-14) — For the second time this season, the San Diego Stars reached Escondido System pitcher Mark Ojeda for four early runs to gain a Western Baseball Association victory, this time turning the trick in the 3rd inning during a 5-3 triumph at Stars Field.

CODY SOS and ANDREW MARTINEZ got to Ojeda for consecutive RBI singles to grab a 3-2 lead. Three batters later. both scored on a 2-run basehit from designated hitter JAVI GONZALES.

Except for the pair of 4-run innings, Ojeda has limited the Stars to just a single run in his 10 others innings, yet was saddled with consecutive losses.

Meanwhile, Stars pitcher SHANE COLEMAN was touched for a pair of early runs, then set down 11 consecutive System batters. The coaching staff allowed Coleman go for a complete game, but a late System run in the 9th saw his outing end after a career-best 8 1/3 innings. ALEX HAAS registered the final two outs for the save.

The Stars (11-6 in the WBA South) moved within one game of front-running San Diego Waves. The two ballclubs meet in a doubleheader to probably decide the division championship Sunday at noon, also at Stars Field.



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Stars vs. System

Just received a call from the manager of the System. Due to unforeseen circumstances tonights game has been cancelled. Not sure if it will be rescheduled at this point.

Stay tuned for information on returning uniforms, if there is not a play-off for first place.

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Deutschman elected to Semipro Baseball Hall of Fame

By Nick Pellegrino
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SANTEE (1-2-14) — Buoyed by his 1,000th career  victory last summer, MICKEY DEUTSCHMAN, the owner/manager  of the San Diego Stars semipro baseball team, has been  named as part of the Class of 2014 to the National Semipro  Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Hall, an online entity for more than a decade,  will open its doors for the fist time this Thanksgiving  weekend in Evansville, Ind. An enshrinement dinner will  feature 10 new honorees.

Deutschman, 70, took over the then Santee Stars in  1984, immediately guiding the team to a fifth-place  finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series.  In his 30 seasons, his ballclub has qualified for two  dozen NBC appearances, thanks to numerous NBC regional  and league championships.

Deutschman's exploits both on the field and administratively  have been known for years. More than dozen former Stars  players have played in Major League baseball; ,many  more have earned college scholarships.

"All across the country, you only find a guy like  Mickey once every 500 miles," said Tim Turbin,  curator of the new museum. "The Hall began online  12 years ago, but we will open an all-brick facility,  Mickey is definitely a deserving member."

The Stars were founded in 1981 by Marty Nellis and  Pete Jernigan. Three years later, Deutschman asked to  become involved.

"They said, 'Give us $4,000 because we need new  uniforms,'" Deutschman mused. "By the end  of the year, I was in control of the ballclub."

The Stars have also captured several international  tournaments, and once defeated Team USA at the 1998  NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan. The ballclub also  has defeated national teams from Taiwan, Canada and  Australia, and played against squads from Cuba (when  they were ranked No. 1in the world), China, Japan and  other countries.

Deutschman will find his name and likeness ingraved  on a shining square-foot piece of black marble and placed  along side with the other inductees.

Deutschman supports the Stars himself from proceeds  from Air Santee and Temperature Control, his locally  owned and operated heating and air conditioning companies.

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elected to NSB Hall of Fame

'Another' 1,000th for Deutschman
after Stars walk-off the Force, 2-1,
on Enriguez triple in the 9th

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WICHITA, Kan. (8-5-13) — The San Diego Stars may be forced to travel the near impossible road through the losers bracket of the 79th annual National Baseball Congress World Series, but they will eventually return home with a massive smile. BOXSCORE

In a ballgame which began just after midnight on Monday (Aug. 5) morning, ANDRES ENRIQUEZ again came through in the clutch. One strike away from elimination, Enriquez stroked a 2-run, walk-off triple, as the Stars instead eliminated Western Baseball Association rival San Diego Force, 2-1, at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

On a 3-2 pitch with two outs, Enriquez sent a drive down the right-filed line, barely eluding the diving attempt of the Force outfielder, allowing a pair of pinch-runners in CARLOS OCHOA and STEVEN TAFT to easily score.

"The wind was taking the ball away from the right-fielder, who I think got a piece of the ball with his glove," said Stars owner-manager MICKEY DEUTSCHMAN, who earned his 1,000th career victory for the second straight night. "Once the ball skipped past him, both of our guys easily scored."

"Our guys just raced to Andres for the greatest dogpile I've ever seen," noted Deutschman, who owns an updated career mark of 1,000-551 in 31 seasons as Stars skipper. "And it all occurred right in front of the Force dugout. It couldn't be any sweeter than that."

The victory gives the Stars a final mark of 7-4 against the Force this season. The Stars earned a 3-2 edge in WBA action, a 3-2 margin in regular-season tournament play, plus this NBC victory in a contest which ended just past 3 a.m. CT.

The winning rally saw MICHAEL LANGE reach on an error by the shortstop. Lange stole second base, so was replaced by the speedier Ochoa as the potential game-tying run.

Force starting pitcher Conner Little followed with a pair of strikeouts, giving him eight on the night. But when he walked BRIAN SOS, the Force went to the bullpen just one out short of a complete-game victory for Little.

But after Sos was replaced by Taft, Enriguez delivering by lacing the ball down the line.

"I guess the baseball gods were watching over us," added Deutschman.

Stars starting pitcher LUCAS WHITMORE, who was flown in just to pitch this one NBCWS ballgame, was on a verge of the loss after allowing just a single run in the 3rd inning on a simple groundout for an RBI by Tim Williams until Enriquez' heroics.

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