"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson
Who said baseball isn’t a contact sport?
Even as Major League Baseball works to increase on-field diversity, it reported that just 8.3 percent of players on opening day rosters identified themselves as African-American or black.
So great to see Major League Baseball making a decisive move towards actively seeking out minority players. As an organization that strives to build better futures for minority baseball players, this makes our hearts swell!
Congratulations to our HITTER OF THE WEEK: Anthony Firenzi
Over the weekend, Junior at Niagara University Anthony Firenzi went 6 for 17 with two home runs, 4 runs scored, 3 RBI’s and one stolen base, helping to lead the Purple Eagles in a series win over North Carolina Central. Firenzi played 3 years for the Warriors in the past, and is in his first year at Niagara. He is an Alum of College of Marin Baseball. You can follow Anthony on Twitter: @abomb112
Congratulations to our PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Matt Krook!
Freshman at University of Oregon Matt Krook threw 6.1 innings vs Loyola Marymount this past Saturday, striking out 11 hitters while allowing just three hits and a walk. Krook has been dominant so far in his first year, recording 19 strikeouts over the first 13.1 innings pitched in his college career. He is an alum of St. Ignatius, and played one year for the Warriors. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @krook_daddy
It’s a frenzy of activity in the office and on the field. We can’t wait for the baseball season to begin!
"I am told that it was two or three million years ago that our ancestors started walking on two feet, and that is when they started swinging clubs and throwing stones to catch an animal, to hit an enemy. It is no accident that games like golf and baseball are popular around the world. It is in our DNA to like to go WHACK. I like to split wood, it is fun.”
- Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)
Follow us on Instagram: @caliwarriors for EXCLUSIVE first looks at all our Summer 2014 California Warriors Gear!
PS: Aren’t these socks AMAZING?! Shout out to Rock ‘Em Apparel!
Thank you to all the student athletes who attended our tryouts to be a part of the California Warrior teams for the upcoming summer. We greatly appreciated your participation, energy, and positivity.
Noah Jackson, First Base Foundation General Manger and Founder, will be contacting you no later than February 9th to let you know if you made one of our teams.
The California Warriors are holding TRYOUTS for our 2014 Summer Baseball Teams. Tryouts are mandatory in order to be placed on a team.
WHEN: Sunday, January 19th, 2013 at 1PM
WHERE: Marin Catholic High School
Pro Style Tryout including: 60 Yard Dash, infield/outfield, batting practice, and a scrimmage.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Check out our (not so) #tbt to last week’s awesome Winter Ball Game! Warriors players braved the morning cold to participate in the first game of winter. The game was a resounding success as many players got their first taste of Varsity baseball. The Winter Warriors will continue to fine-tune their skills throughout the winter with current minor leaguers O’Koyea Dickson (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Will White (Miami Marlins).
Come out and support our players this Saturday for another chilly but eventful game at Marin Catholic High School at 8:30am!
Got any plans for tomorrow morning? How about a baseball game? The first Winter Ball game begins tomorrow, December 7th, at 9am at Marin Catholic High School!
Grab a coffee, wrap up in all your layers, and come support our Winter Ball Team in their first game of the season!