May 2013

Academy Barons 2013 Schedule

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Barons 2013 Schedule

The Showcase Field Gets Some Love

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

With tons of summer play just around the corner, we are preparing our Showcase Field to shine! Today our grounds crew started a week-long renovation that will make the field dazzle. We thank the crew for all of their hard work!

All baseball workouts for ages 13 and up will be held on the Auxiliary Field and in the batting cages until further notice.

Field Work


Taylor’s off to Brescia University!

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We would like to wish Taylor Garcia-Grisham all the best as he travels to Owensboro, Kentucky tomorrow morning to begin his tenure with the Brescia University Bearcats. 

Taylor (RHP), a member of the 2013 Compton College baseball team, has been a member of the Academy for just over a year. He posted a 0.0 ERA with nine strikeouts in 12.0 innings of work for the Tartars this season. Opposing batters hit just .105 (4/38) against Taylor all year.

Off the field, Taylor assisted in the office and helped Coach David Frost with pitching workouts. Needless to say, we are very proud to see him pursue his goals. Best of luck, Taylor!



No Open Workouts Today, May 26

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

There are no open workouts today because we are holding high school and collegiate summer league workouts. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have a great day!


Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We would like to wish each of you a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. We also want to give a special thank you to all of those who are serving and have served our great country. We wish you all the very best!

We hope you all get a chance to relax and watch tons of baseball over the holiday!

American Baseball


Vote for Bludso’s BBQ!

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Craving some Barbeque today? We encourage that you check out Bledso’s Barbeque in the City of Compton. There is no doubt that you will love their supply! After you check them out, nominate them as the best BBQ spot in the community. The businesses, organizations and/or individuals in each category that receive the most nominations may win a trip to the 2013 Ford Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada including a king size room at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, plus a chance to walk the Blue Carpet with celebrity presenters! Voting for each category begins June 3rd. Visit the link below to cast your vote.

Bludso’s Barbeque
811 South Long Beach Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 637-1342


Compton College Baseball

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The Compton Tartars finished the season just two wins short of contending for the State Championship. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and hard work!

We wish each of the sophomores the very best as they continue on to their various colleges of choice. We hope to see all of you returning players here at the Academy preparing for next season.

Best of luck to each of you. Keep your eyes on the ball!


Matt Kemp and Juan Pierre Visit the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We would like to thank Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp and Miami Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre for visiting the Academy this past Saturday. Many youths had a great time listening to the Major Leaguers as they talked about baseball and the importance of education.

Check out a few pictures of their visit below!


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The Academy will be closed Mother’s Day



Your Mother is Always With You – Anonymous

When you need mom most, don’t forget she’s still a part of you.

Your mother is always with you…

She’s the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.

She’s the smell of bleach in
your freshly laundered socks.

She’s the cool hand on your
brow when you’re not well.

Your mother lives inside
your laughter. She’s crystallized
in every tear drop…

She’s the place you came from,
your first home.. She’s the map you
follow with every step that you take.

She’s your first love and your first heart
break….and nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, Not space…
Not even death….
will ever separate you
from your mother….

You carry her inside of you….

-On behalf of the Academy Staff, have a safe, happy celebration. 



Dave Stewart Visits the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Check out a couple of photos below of former World Series MVP Dave Stewart as he speaks with dozens of high schoolers. Mr. Stewart visited the Academy this afternoon to motivate players to always work hard and do their best.

We would like to thank Mr. Stewart for visiting with us today. Keep swinging!


Dave Stewart 1

Dave Stewart 2