June 2012

Fundraising event for the MLB Urban Youth Academy-Compton

Dear Academy Members,

The Rod Dedeaux Foundation is having a dinner to honor Former Dodger Rick Monday on July 12th at the Jonathan Club. Last years dinner honored Sparky Anderson posthumously.

All proceeds will go the MLB Urban Youth Foundation to continue educational support.

Benefitting Organization

Proceeds from this year’s Dedeaux Award will go to Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California.
On February 28, 2006, MLB opened its first Urban Youth Academy in the U.S. The facility is located at the campus of Compton
Community College on 10 acres of land in Compton, CA, south of Los Angeles. It includes two regulation size baseball
diamonds, a youth field and one for girl’s softball as well as a 12,000 square foot clubhouse with locker room, weight room and
other training facilities. It is expected to be a prototype for other U.S. facilities, through the Urban Youth Initiative, which will
serve not only as a catalyst for reviving baseball but a place for inner-city youth to enjoy each summer and after school.

The mission of the Urban Youth Academy is this: “Through the Splendor of the National Pastime, Major League Baseball
Urban Youth Academy aims to set the standard for instruction, teaching and education in Urban America and to enhance the
quality of life in surrounding communities. It serves as a brick-and-mortar testament to MLB’s commitment to urban youth”.

The Dedeaux Foundation is proud to support MLB’s Urban Youth Academy

Click here for Dedeaux Award Invite 2012

Thank you in advance for your support!!


2012 Cal Summer Ball All-Star Game @ the Academy

The CCL All-Star Game will take place at the Urban Youth Academy Wednesday July 11, 2012


Tickets went on sale today for the biggest event of the California Collegiate League each season, the league’s nationally-televised all-star game July 11, 2012 at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. Fans are encouraged to log on to the league website — http://www.calsummerball.com – to reserve admission to the event and to join the CCL in support of the ALS Association and its fight to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Hope to see you here!!


Academy closed for the 4th of July 2012

Hello everyone.

To Celebrate the 4th of July Holiday, the Academy will be closed for the day. There will be no activities or workouts available

Have a safe celebration.


Softball Camps June 27-29 Session

The first Session of or Softball Camps started yesterday June 27, 2012.
They will Continue until the 29th. The Second session is scheduled to start on July 12-14

For more information about the Softball Camps or our Softball Programs contact:
Ta’tyana Leonard @ Tatyana.McElroy@mlb.com
Kristen Aufdemberg@ kristen.aufdemberg@mlb.com

Office: 310-763-3479


Tuesday June 26/JR Olympic Teams/Arizona

Update for todays game, June 26th in Arizona for the Junior Olympic Team.

The 15U team lost today 9-5. There record is now 3-2 going into the last few days of the tournament.

The 17U team lost today, 1-0 against the Southern Arizona Baseball Academy (SABA). It was a well played game by the academy team, but they came up short. Kevin Flores and Greg Humbard combined to pitch 7 strong innings for the 17U team.

*Both teams have tomorrow off, and will spend the day relaxing with a team bbq later for the 17U team.

They will resume game play on Thursday June 28th.

Update Monday June 25 Jr. Olympic Teams/Arizona

Here are the updates for Monday June 25th, of the USA Jr. Olympic tournament. Both teams played at 8am, with the 15U losing, and the 17U winning.

15U team lost, 5-3, against the Barstow Bulldogs. Player of the game was Holt Maybank, who went 2-3, and pitched 2 innings. The 15U team battled all game, but couldn’t get a win. There team record for this tournament is 3-1.

The 17U team won, 10-3 against the ABD Bulldogs Navy. Bishops team had an outstanding offensive performance all game, while the team played 7 solid innings on defense. Player of the game was Derek Vanbilliard, who went 4 for 4, with 3 RBI’s. The 17u teams record is now 3-1 in the tournament.

*also as a side note for the 17 u team player of the game on Sunday. Dillion Tate was clocked at 92 MPH, and was unhittable by the opposing team!

Sunday June 24, 2012 Update/Jr. Olympic Team/Arizona

Here is the USA Junior Olympic tournament update. Both teams played there 3rd game on sunday, with both teams winning.

The 15U team won on Sunday, 4-3 against the San Diego Gamers. Player of the game was Hasaan Smith. Smith went 1-2, with a double and 2 RBI’s. The 15U team is currently undefeated in the tournament with a 3-0 record.

The 17U team won on sunday, 5-1 against the Houston Heat. Player of the game was Dillion Tate, who threw a complete game masterpiece, with 11 strikeouts! The 17U team fell short on Saturday when they lost their second game, but are now back on top. There record is 2-1

Zee Aguilar

Arizona Jr. Olympic Team—Update, 2nd Day

Sat. June 23

Both academy teams played their second game of the day on Saturday, and here are the results…

The 17u team lost today 3-1 against the So Cal Birds 2014. Bishops team battled all game, but couldnt get the bats going until the 6th inning, when it was too late. The 17U will play Houston Heat today at 2pm at Indians field.
17U is now 1-1 and the 15U is now 2-0

The 15U team won today 10-0 in a mercy against MBA Utah. Player of the game of Dominic Potlongo. He threw 3 shutout innings for the 15u team. The 15U will play the San Diego Gamers today at 2pm at White Sox field.

Day one of Jr. Olympic Team Games, Arizona

Dear Academy members,

Here are the updates from our JR Olympic Teams in Arizona

15U- Carls Team

UYA vs. Barstow Bulldogs won 5-1 today
Player of the game was Ryan Hare. He had 3 shutout solid innings against the Bulldogs. The Academy plays again tonight at White Sox Stadium at 5pm, against MBA Utah.

The Academy 15U team is 1-0.

Academy 15U team is coached by Carl Nichols, Rodrigo Veles and Jason McLaughlin.

17U- Bishops Team

UYA vs. ABD Bulldogs Navy won 3-1 today.
Player of the game was pitcher Ryan Loseman. Ryan came in the game in the bottom of the 4th inning with bases loaded and 1 out. Ryan struck out the 1st batter for the 2nd out, and got a fly ball out for the 3rd out. Then threw 4 scoreless innings to win the game.
The Academy plays again tonight at Reds Stadium at 5pm, against the So Cal Birds 2014.
The Academy 17U team is 1-0

The Academy 17U team is coached by James Bishop, Kenny Landreaux and Lorenzo Gray

Thanks to our Blog Administrator Kristen for the updates and the pictures

-Zee Aguilar

Summer Camps hosted by the Academy Barons

Our own Collegiate, Academy Barons, will be doing the instruction for this year’s Summer Camps. 

The Schedule is below.

Check out the Academy Barons @ AcademyBarons.com

Thanks Everyone

Z. Aguilar