Legends Earn West
Bid in AABC World Series
Team Seeking Donations to Offset Travel and Hotel Accommodations in New
The Sacramento Legends
Baseball Club has won the Western Regional Championship and earned a berth in the American
Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) Stan Musial World Series in Farmingdale, NY, announced Legends
manager, Steve Gill.
The team’s immediate goal,
however, is to find the funds to offset travel and hotel accommodations once they reach New
York. They haven’t much time, as the eight-team tournament begins August
The Legends, comprised of
collegiate players from the local area, were winners of the Sacramento Premier League with a 9-0
record. The team currently sports a 46-21 record with four games to play in the regular season.
They are led by pitcher
Lucas Still (CBS High bound for Willamette University) with a 7-1 record and 2.31 earned run
average and hitters Brian Ingram who is hitting .350 with six home runs and a team-leading 46
runs batted in, and Matt Caselli (CBS/Sacramento City College) with a .346
“We’re asking the local
community to help us offset the travel and room expenses for this trip to the AABC World
Series,” Gill said today. The team estimates expenses will total around $30,000. So far they’ve
raised less than $1,000. Gill asks that anyone who would like to contribute should please
visit this link at FundMe.com.
The Sacramento Legends play
three times this week at their home field Union Stadium on the Sacramento City College campus
beginning tonight, tomorrow and Friday evening. Game time is 7 p.m. and admission is
The Legends were founded in
2002 by Gill, who as club manager is following in the footsteps of his late father Joe Gill, the
long-time coach at Christian Brothers High and Southside American Legion.
The AABC is comprised of
age divisions that include the Musial League (19+), Connie Mack (18U), Don Mattingly (17U),
Mickey Mantle (16U), Ken Griffey Jr. (15U), Sandy Koufax (14U) et.al.
call-up, Andrew Susac (Jesuit/Oregon State) got his second major league start today
behind the plate against the Pirates. He is catching two-time Cy Young Award winnger, Tim
Lincecum in a day game at AT&T Park.
Note: Susac got his first major
league hit with a bases loaded single to LF in the 3rd inning off Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton
to give the Giants a 4-3 lead.
The Giants won the contest 7-5, their first in
a six-game homestand, averting their first-ever winless homestand of six games or
After the game skipper Bruce Bochy was asked
to comment on Susac's RBI-hit that put the team ahead. "I think he's done a nice job behind the
plate. Good to see him get a hit. He's got the potential to be a real nice hitter; he's got
power. He'll get settled in and get some playing time until we get (backup catcher,
Hector) Sanchez back. He did a good job blocking balls. So, he'll get more
comfortable. We needed a hit then--bases loaded. He just hit it too hard where we couldn't get
POW NY-Penn League
Happy birthday to
Mauricio Dubon (Capital Christian High)who turns 20 today, one day
after being named Offensive Player of the Week in the New York-Penn League. Dubon, the
righthanded-hitting shortstop went 12-for-27 in seven games, hitting two home runs and knocking in
nine runs batted in for Lowell, the Red Sox Single-A team. He had multiple hit-games five times and
raised his batting average to .286.
If you haven't read
our profile on Dubon and American brother Ben Ritchey when the two were prepping at Capital
Christian, go here.
First Call-Up to the Giants
Susac (Jesuit/Oregon State) got the
the maiden major league “call-up” by the San Francisco Giants. A catcher for the Giants’
Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, Susac this morning hopped a flight out of El Paso destined for the
cool climes of San Francisco.
call up comes less than a day after backup catcher, Hector Sanchez took a
smash to the helmet last night and left the game with a concussion. He is on the 7-day
is having a good year in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .268 with 10 home runs and 32 runs
was the Giants second round draft selection in 2011. San Francisco’s first rounder that year was
Joe Panik, who was called up to the big club since June 21 when he took over the second base
job. Panik is now on the bench with a sprained ankle. The team has brought up
utilityman Dan Uggla, (who they signed earlier this week) and Tony
will not start at catcher tonight. The Giants are playing division rival Los Angeles, which is
starting the best lefthander in baseball tonight, Clayton Kershaw. The Giants hold a one-half
game lead in the West.
In other news,
the Giants acquired righthanded pitcher Jake
Peavy from the Boston Red Sox for a pair of
minor leaguers. San Francisco needs pitching help in Matt Cain's absence. If the above scenario holds, Susac might be
catching Peavy, who is having an off-year. The 33-year old is just 1-9 with a 4.72 earned run
average with the Red Sox, who are in fifth place in the
American League East, after winning the 2013 World Series.
Postscript: Susac replaced Posey in the eighth
inning and caught two frames. In the ninth he took his first major league at-bat against Giant
Killer Clayton Kershaw and grounded out on the first pitch. Kershaw pitched a two-hit shutout,
his third at AT&T Park as the Dodgers won in San Francisco for the second time in a row by
the score 5-0.
SHANE PETERSON NAMED PCL PLAYER OF THE
(Courtesy of River Cats Media
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – River Cats outfielder
and Triple-A All-Star Shane Peterson has been named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for
the week of July 14-20—the first weekly honor of his minor league career.
After participating in the Triple-A All-Star
Game on Wednesday, Peterson racked up a PCL-best nine runs, nine hits, eight RBI, six extra-base
hits, and 21 total bases in just three games. He also led the league in batting average (.600) and
slugging percentage (1.400). His week was highlighted by a three-homer performance on Thursday, a
10-9 extra-inning win over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park. Peterson finished the game
3-for-5 with four runs, three home runs, and four RBI. He followed up that performance by
collecting his first four-hit game of the season on Friday, while scoring four runs for the
Peterson is now batting .320 with eight home
runs and 65 RBI for the season. He is currently the league-leader with 124 hits and 71 runs scored,
and is tied for the lead with 97 games played and 29 doubles. In addition, Peterson ranks second in
at-bats (387), fourth in total bases (181), and fifth in RBI.
Peterson joins right-handed pitcher Dan Straily
and catcher Stephen Vogt as the only other River Cats to receive a weekly award this