The Scripps Ranch Old Pros sponsor Spring Night Soccer 2003 from the middle of January to June. Men ages 25 and older–some much older–are invited to come kick around with us. Registration is open until Sunday, Dec. 29, but first come first served. Your registration fee gets you on a team, a T-shirt, a burger or a hot dog, and 17 to 18 weeks of fun and games. The number of games depends on the number of teams. For applications or information, contact Scott Zuckerman at 621-6039.
Learn the game of baseball and help the less fortunate learn baseball, too! Here is a great opportunity for your young baseball player to develop baseball skills and help our less fortunate neighbors across the border learn the game. The Falcons baseball organization, for 15-year-olds, and Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL) will sponsor a Baseball Skills Development Clinic just for the youngest of our baseball community, players between 5 and 7 years old.
A small donation of used baseball gear is your price of admission. All proceeds go to the disadvantaged Tijuana community of Lomas de Porvenir to help them keep a baseball program alive for their young ballplayers. Scripps Ranch adopted this baseball community over three years ago. This is a chance for our youngest to learn the game from some of our own ballplayers who really know baseball.
- When: Saturday, Jan. 4, 12-2pm;
- Where: Marshall Middle School baseball diamond, below the Rec Center;
- Admission: Donation of baseball gear–cleats, gloves, bats, balls, pants, or other items–or financial donation. Give what you can, but $10 is recommended;
- Who: Baseball players, 5 to 7 years old, which is Little League age. All players must be registered in SRLL for the 2003 season;
- Contact: Falcons Baseball Club, Greg Haddow at 578-5258; and,
- What to bring: Baseball glove, bat, helmet, and baseball attire, including cleats.
The San Diego Stallions 10U Baseball Club won the Triple Crown Fall Classic baseball tournament held in Murietta in October. The 10U Stallions team is comprised of players from Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa. The Stallions began the tournament with a disappointing 6-4 loss to a very tough and experienced Sun Valley team.
The Stallions came back in the second round of play to beat the Temecula Hurricanes 7-6 on a top of the sixth inning solo home run by Scripps Ranch resident Conner Wilson. The third round of play had the Stallions handing the Murietta Lightning a 9-5 loss. In this game the Stallions’ bats were hot, with the lineup batting around twice during the game.
The third round win put the Stallions in the finals with the same Sun Valley team that defeated them in the first round. Scripps Ranch resident Dylan Tye pitched four strong innings during the game to keep the score 2-1 in Sun Valley’s favor going into the top of the fifth inning.
With one out and a Stallions base runner on third, Scripps Ranch resident Cameron Nanquil drew a walk. Upon reaching first base Cameron immediately began advancing to second, which drew a throw out attempt from the Sun Valley catcher. Cameron was not only safe at second on the errant throw, but the runner on third scored the tying run.
The next Stallions batter hit a soft grounder to third, but the Sun Valley third baseman bobbled the ball and threw late to first. With Cameron advancing to third on the hit, the Sun Valley first baseman attempted to throw him out at third, but overthrew the ball, scoring Cameron for the go-ahead run.
The Stallions pitching shut down the Sun Valley team during the remainder of the game for the win. Scripps Ranch residents Cole Francis, Cameron Nanquil, Dylan Tye, and Conner Wilson all had an outstanding tournament.
Dylan was named the team’s defensive MVP for the tournament, and Conner was named offensive MVP. Each Stallions player contributed significantly to the team’s success during this tournament, which qualified the team for the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, next July. Congratulations, Stallions!