The San Diego Stars annual postseason team barbeque will be
held on Sun., August 7, at Santee Lakes. Details to come.
The San Diego Waves, which will represent the Western Baseball
Association at the National Baseball Congress World Series,
is allowed to add five players to its roster for the national
event. At least two will be Stars in OF/1B Dallas Seidel and
utility (LF/3B) player Johny Valdez. The Waves are talking to
a third member of the Stars - and others - to complete their
roster. The Waves open the NBC either August .5, 6 or 76.
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SDSW staff report
LA JOLLA (7-16-2016) High grad Jacob Sniffet, who will attend
the University of Hawai'i on a baseball scholarship, captured
MVP honors to lead the National team to a 6-1 victory over the
American squad at the 4th annual Western Baseball Association
who plays for the West Coast Clippers in San Diego County's
premier summer collegiate baseball league, collected a solo
home run and an RBI single
player for the American side was outfielder Dallas Seidel
of the Barona Stars. He posted two hits, including a double
and a run scored in the 1st inning to take an initial 1-0
laces homer at
Triple-A All-Star Game
look to move
'Back to the Future'
By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer, www.sdsportswire.com
BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-30-2016) One of the longest
(read: disappointing) seasons in San Diego Stars history came to
a conclusion Saturday (July 30), falling to the North County Waves,
14-5, in Western Baseball Association action at Stars Field.
The Stars held a 5-3
advantage through seven innings, but the pitching-short Stars saw
the depleted bullpen allow 11 runs over the final two frames, including
an 8-spot in the 8th inning to finish under ,.500 (16-18-1)
for only the second time in club history (more than 30 years) under
owner/manager Mickey Deutschman.
were as good as any of our clubs in recent history," said Mickey
D. "But we didn't have enough pitching to carry our offense."
The same could be said
for the Waves, which will represent the WBA South Division at the
NBC World Series in two weeks. They agreed with the Stars to change
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader to a regular- season-ending single
game because of a lack of arms.
Fortunately for Deutschman,
a Hall of Fame manager who is approaching 1,100 career victories,
he is already preparing for the 2017 season by making several announcements.
"Next season, we
are returning to the Grand Forks International tournament in Canada,"
he said. "It's one of the most prestigious events around and
offers more than $30,000 in prize money."
The Stars own a pair
of GFI championships in five title-game appearances. They also will
make other stops on their Tour of Western Canada.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The
club would like to remind future players that participating in such
a tournament does not violate NCAA or other college organizations
rules for amateurism.
"The boys all said
they had a really good time when we went to Alaska this season,"
he noted. "It brought about a ton of team unity and we played
really well. But instead of a week-long trip, this one could be
for at least a month"
"The players really
love to travel, but without being in one place all summer,"
he added. "It's also an experience they'll never forget. I
still have Stars alumni talk to me about trips we took 20 years
Mickey D. also confirmed
there are talks about the ballclub switching leagues. The Southern
California (Summer) Collegiate Baseball League, operated by the
Palm Springs Power, recently offered an Invitation for the Stars
to join in 2017 as part of a reconciliation of summer leagues in
the state by bringing all of the top programs together.
As for the ballgame,
the Stars scored twice in the 1st on an Andrew Martinez basehit,
scoring Johnny Valdez and Dallas Seidel.
The Waves tied the contest
with single runs in the 3rd and 4th, but Seidel regained the advantage
with a 2-run triple in the 5th, brining home Valdez (double) and
first-time Stars performer Danny Rios, who is known for wining the
Little League World Series for Bay View L.L. seven summers ago.
Then in the 6th, catcher
Hank Gonzales hit a lead double, coming home on a Cole Pendleton
basehit to make it 5-3 before the rood collapsed late.
Valdez, who went 3-for-5
and closed the WBA season with a 6-game hitting streak a
stellar .500 (11-for-22; plus 22-for-48with hits in 12 of last 13
games for a .483) run will join the Waves on one of five
"pick-up" players for next month's NBC World Series
Among the pitchers before
running out of arms, Shane Coleman marked his return to the Stars
four solid innings. The CSU San Marcos bound pitcher He struck out
season headed for finish line
By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer, www.sdsportswire.com
With the aid of some cancellations and forfeits, the San
Diego Stars clinched only their second non-winning season in the
32 years the program has been owned and managed by Mickey Deutschman
following Wednesday's (July 27) 12-2 setback to the North County
However, the Stars (16-17-1) could at least clinch a .500 ledger
by taking Saturday's rematch with the Waves, starting at noon at
Stars Field. The contest will be just a single contest rather than
the originally-scheduled doubleheader. The make-up contest with
the San Diego Mavericks was also cancelled, while last Sunday's
road twinbill with the Temecula Nationals was forfeited.
However, some members
of the Stars may continue playing baseball representing the Western
Baseball Association this summer.
Between innings, Deutschman
and Waves manager Mike Studer were in deep conversation. Following
the contest, Mickey D. indicated that some members of the Stars
are expected to e invited to join the Waves, which will represent
the WBA South at the National Baseball Congress World Series in