San Diego - Barona Stars
Where Performance
Counts At Any Degree
The San Diego Stars
are proud members of the Western Baseball Association (WBA)

Founded in 1981 Our 36th Big Season!
All-Star Game
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at WBA Sll-SStar Game

SDSW staff report
LA JOLLA (7-16-2016) — Westview 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 All-Star Game.

Sniffet, 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

The top 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 lead. MORE

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Disappointing season
headed for finish line

By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer,

ESCONDIDO (7-27-2016) — 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 Waves.

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 Wichita, Kan.

The Waves, the second-place team in the division, accepted the bid when the champion West Coast Clippers of San Marcos declined. The Stars, which entered last weekend with an outside shot gaining a nationals berth, will finish n third place.

Entering the NBC World Series, a ballclub is allowed to add up to five players from almost any source. It is believed Studer was looking toward at least one of the three Stars which participated in the WBA All-Star Game,

If true, the selection(s) will be from among utility player Johnny Valdez, outfielder-first baseman Dallas Seidel, or pitcher Austin Seidel. Others may also be under consideration, but for now, the Studer-Deutschman conversation remains mostly private.

One player under consideration could be Jacob Sniffet, a left-handed hitting outfielder for the Clippers headed for the University of Hawai'i. Because of Statehood Day on Aug. 19, UH classes will not start until the following week, giving Sniffet ample time to head to Wichita and return to Hawai'i in plenty of time.

Meanwhile, the Stars saw their first two batters score for a quick lead before the Waves answered with 12 unanswered runs in a contest called after seven innings. Included was a 6-run outburst by the Waves in the 4th inning, when four Stars errors made all of the runs unearned.

Javi Gonzalez opened with a walk, Robby Scott sent a line drive above the shortstop for a basehit, giving him hits in 10 of his last 12 games. Dallas Seidel then extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single. Two batters later, Mike Lange lifted a deep fly ball to center for a sacrifice fly.

However, a total of six Stars errors, along with other mistakes in the field, led to a total of eight unearned runs off hard-luck losing pitcher Michael Byerline. Conversely, among his two walks, both runners scored earned runs.

Stars control destiny for Wichita... barely

By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer,

SANTEE (7-23-2016) — The San Diego Stars semipro baseball enters the final week of the Western Baseball Association schedule in third place in the South Division. However, prospects for a berth to the National Baseball Congress World Series are still reasonable when you break down the schedules among the two teams in contention.

Third place? Yet two teams -- not three -- only are in the race? What gives?

The West Coast Clippers clinched the South pennant following Friday's (July 22) 6-5 victory over the San Diego Mavericks. At 15-3, they only have two ballgames remaining while the second-place San Diego Waves already have five setbacks.

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Games vs. Waves

Game tonight at Escondido HS vs. the Waves. Game time 6:30. Be there at 5:30. If you are NOT going to be there, please message Kelly or Mick. Double header Saturday at Barona at noon. Also vs. the Waves. Be there by 11:00. Be ready to turn in uni's after the game. (Last games of the season).


San Diego Stars'
 Mission Statement 

It is the pledged mission of the San Diego Barona Stars to provide and foster a positive environment for young men who aspire to higher education and/or professional baseball within the framework of competition. The San Diego Barona Stars are committed to maintaining a foundation principled on teamwork, goodwill, development of relationships and hard work ethics, with the expressed goal to serve as role models to the youth of America - in sports as well as life in general.

Stars skipper Mickey Deutschman
elected to NSB Hall of Fame

Deutschman elected
to National Semipro
Baseball Hall of Fame

SANTEE (1-2-14) — Buoyed by his 1,000th career  victory in 2013, 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, 73, 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. MORE