*Westhills 2017 Season Winners*

WHBB

PONY

Division Winner - Brewers

Tournament Champion - Cubs


 BRONCO

Division Winner and Tourament Champion - Dodgers

Wow. 22-2. What an amazing season and an amazing group of boys! From the very start, this group was truly a team, picking each other up when needed and congratulating each other on a job well done. Whether it was a great play or a routine one, the boys high-fived each other each and every inning and recognized each other for making the play or giving it their best effort.  It was truly a pleasure to watch them develop and grow as athletes and ball players and no one can be prouder of the accomplishments these boys achieved than I, the coaches, and our families. Special thanks go out to the families of these young players who made sure that they made it to every practice and every game throughout the season as we had no less than 10 players at each of the 22 regular season games, 2 playoffs, 1 grapefruit game and 32 practices which, in itself, is quite amazing. The determination and resolve that these young athletes demonstrated was incredible.  After losing the second game of the season, this very special group of boys set a goal of going undefeated for the rest of the year and proceeded to go on an 18-game winning streak to end the regular season 20-2 and they did it with hard work and a never-give-up attitude. And the best part…they had FUN doing it.  Laughing, joking, and playing amongst themselves during practice and at games. Even when coming from behind, they had smiles on their faces and the confidence to know that they could win.

I’d like to thank Westhills Baseball for giving me the opportunity to coach and develop this amazing group of kids and I’d like to thank my coaches, Scott Shulman, Todd Perry, and Hyun Sung Song for their help and dedication to this incredible season. I’d also like to thank the parents for making sure that the boys always made it to practices and games and for cheering and being nothing but positive with the boys during the games and I’d like to thank our team parent, Dina Shulman, for being an amazing team parent and doing all of the administrative tasks. I’d also like to thank my scorekeeper, Dawn, for keeping score and keeping all of the statistics throughout the year which is a HUGE job. Finally, I’d like to thank the boys for trusting me to teach them baseball and guide them through was turned out to be an amazing season.

Here are your Bronco Dodgers – Bronco Division Winner and Tournament Champion:

Ben Portman                        Benji Shanks                       David Gorodkin

Dylan Frank                          Elijah Huck                          Hayden Perry

Hayden Song                       Maddox Tsutsui                    Matt York

Trevor Olins                         Tyler Shulman                      Will Shulman

 

Manager/Coach: Duane Tsutsui

Coach: Scott Shulman

Coach: Todd Perry

Coach: Hyun Sung Song

Team Parent: Dina Shulman

Scorekeeper: Dawn Tsutsui

 Congratulations boys…for a job well done!

 Coach Duane

 


 

MUSTANG A

Division Winner and Tournament Champion - Braves

                            

 


 

MUSTANG B

Division Winner - Dodgers

So proud of our Mustang Dodgers. It was a pleasure to coach a wonderful group of boys! First Place Division Champs!

 -Coach Chris

 

Tournament Champion - Yankees

                            

This year was a very fun season. These boys bonded really well together, each one brought the other one up and gave support as needed. It was a great season. All these boys were very coachable and listened to pointers on how they can improve their game. They played really well together and showed great sportsmanship in tough situations. It was a pleasure coaching and managing a great group of boys.


#1 Jayden Granados
#11 Evan Barak
#8 Eli Abromsom
#6 Kyle Mclaren
#3 Luke Carlis
#5 Ronan Varga
#2 Alex Gonzalez
#4 Jullian Bray
#10 Luke Metken
#9 Dominic Joice
#12 Tayden Sly
#7 Zach James

#22 Gary Gonzalez Manager/Coach
#20 Wick McLaren Coach
#21 Eric Abromsom Coach
#29 Eddie Granados Coach
#23 Kameron Carlis Coach

Corey Barak Scorekeeper
Lisa Joice Team Parent
Tami Metken Tram Parent

Thank you to Westhills for giving us the opportunity to coach and for providing us the fields we play on.

 


 

PINTO A

Division Winner - Angels

If you have ever played baseball or you are a fan of baseball, you know that it is a game that can break your heart. But at the same time, baseball seems to produce a different hero for every game. For the Pinto Angels, our team goals were simple - have fun and prepare the boys with the proper fundamentals to succeed at the next level of baseball. While only losing two games the entire spring, makes for a lot of positive post game speeches, the season was special because of the camaraderie and perseverance the boys showed during the entire season. They all worked hard to improve throughout the season and it showed on the field. It did seem like every game there were different heroes that contributed to our team's success and for that, I, along with all the coaches, thank Aiden, Asher, Ben, Brodie, Dylan, Jackson, Michael, Roi, Timber, Trevor and Tyler, for making this 2017 season such a special one.

Jerry Chang
jerryRchang@gmail.com

 

Tournament Champion - Braves

The 2017 Pinto A Braves were made up of a remarkable group of boys, coaches and families with the common goal of having fun and bonding through the game of baseball. The Braves battled through each and every game during the spring baseball season, and all of the hard work and dedication ultimately resulted in the Braves winning the Pinto A Tournament Championship in an extremely exciting and hard fought game!  This was only accomplished by a complete team effort, and would not have happened without the contribution of each and every one of the players on the team whether through great pitching, an outstanding play in the field or coming through with a timely hit. 

The following is the list of boys who made up the Pinto A Tournament Champion Braves:

Aidan Schwartz

Alexander “AJ” LaSota

Ashton Velasquez

Brady Entin

Brady Stevens

Dylan Steinberger

Ethan Schwartz

Hank Baskett IV

Jake Escobar

Jake Fitzgerald

Judah Calig

 

Manager: Neil Wapner

Coaches: Brian Stevens, Craig Schwartz, Dan Fitzgerald, Hank Baskett III



 

PINTO B

Division Winner - D'Backs

What a great season for the D'Backs! They battled through every game and ended up Division Champs with a record of 11-5! A big thank you to these 12 boys, their families and my coaching staff for making this a memorable spring season! 

-Coach Todd

Tournament Champion - Giants

Very proud of the Giants and the way they finished the season. Tournament Champs way to go boys. Thank you to the players, families, and coaching staff for the commitment and dedication this season. 

- Coach Jared