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Baseball Reference Pages

By: Jessica Golden, posted 4/10/2016


Mark Appell


Brandon Crawford


Stephen Piscotty


Bryan Shaw


Casey Soltis




Piscotty Brothers Article

By: Jessica Golden, posted 4/10/2016


Interesting article on the Piscotty brothers, focusing on the youngest brother, Austin Piscotty.




14 Former TVBR Players Selected to All-EBAL Team!

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/13/2014


With MVP Soltis, 14 Former TVBR Players Named EBAL All-League

Casey Soltis, selected in the 5th round of last week's MLB draft by the Miami Marlins, was named the 2014 MVP position player of the East Bay Athletic League which was recently ranked the 9th best high school baseball league in the United States.

Overall, the 14 former TVBR alumni selected "all-league" increased the total to 17 including those in the DFAL.  This matches 14 selected in 2013 and 15 selected in 2012.

Congratulations to all the players named to the all-league team and all 119 former and current TVBR players who recently completed their 2014 high school baseball seasons!

MVP Field Player

Casey Soltis - Granada High School

1st Team All-League

Cameron Santos - California High School

Ryan Anderson - Foothill High School

Nick Poirier* - San Ramon Valley High School

2nd Team All-League

Justin Hooper - De La Salle

Max Sanderson - Foothill High

Trent Kravitz* - California HS

Austin Piscotty - Amador Valley

Ruben Mercado* - Foothill

Honorable Mention:

Mike Podany - California

Noah Robbins - Livermore

Nick Moroney - San Ramon Valley

Bradley Pluschkell - Amador Valley

Jake McIntosh - Amador Valley

* Poirier, Mercado and Kravitz made Tri-Valley Babe Ruth but did not complete their full commitment to their teams or TVBR.




TVBR Alumn Theofanopolous Picked by Twins

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/8/2014


Former TVBR standout Michael Theofanopolous formerly of Foothill High School was drafted last week by the Minnesota Twins.  Congratulatins Michael!

Round 30, pick 890 -- LHP Michael Theofanopoulos (6-1, 185), Cal-Berkeley: Theofanopoulos is the second Golden Bear taken by the Twins on Saturday, along with 22nd-round pick Trevor Hildenberger. He pitched in just eight games this year, including six starts, and was 1-4 with a 4.62 ERA.




TVBR's Soltis Selected 5th Round

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/6/2014


Today the Florida Marlins drafted Casey Soltis in the 5th round of the MLB Draft!




2014 All-DFAL Selections Announced!

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/6/2014


2014 All-DFAL TVBR Alumni Selections

Congratulations to the three former TVBR players named to the 2014 All-DFAL baseball team!

Second Team All-League


Brian Hsu, Sr., Dougherty Valley High School

Center Field

Mike Pangelinan, Jr., Dougherty Valley High School

First Base

Tommy Jew, So., Dougherty Valley High School




TVBR Alumni

By: Sean Venezia, posted 5/29/2014

Brandon Crawford




Cal Poly News: TVBR Alumn Tommy Plushkell

By: Sean Venezia, posted 9/15/2013

Proud of Tri-Valley Babe Ruth Alumnus, Tommy Pluschkell, who is featured in this summer’s article in the Cal Poly News!

Click here for the full article:
“With Success In the Classroom and on the Field, Tommy Pluschkell Defines the Cal Poly Student-Athlete”




TVBR Alumn Mark Appel #1 Pick of MLB Draft

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/5/2013


June 2013 - MLB Draft

Mark AppelTVBR Alum (2004-2006) from Stanford/Monte Vista was the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft by the Houston Astros!!  Additionally, LSU/Amador Valley’s Will LaMarche (2005-2007) was selected in the 9th round by the Detroit Tigers.  Congratulations!




19 TVBR Players Earn 2013 All-EBAL Honors

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/4/2013


June 2013 - 14 Tri-Valley Babe Ruth Alumni make 2013 All-EBAL!

MVP Pitcher: Jacob Payne (Granada) Sr.

First Team:
P -- Anthony Olmo (G) Sr.                                            
      Eric Crispell (Foothill) Sr.

OF -- Austin Lonestar (DLS) Sr.
         Max Sanderson (F) Jr.,
         Chase Hennings (Amador Valley) Sr.                   
         Vince Fernandez (G) Sr.

Honorable Mention:
P -- Jake Dronkers (AV) Sr., Justin Hooper (DLS) So.
OF -- Nick Allman (C) Jr., Casey Soltis (C) Jr.,
         Josh Sprugasa (L) Sr., Austin Hall (L) Sr.
C -- Ray Bartolomucci (DLS) Sr.




16 TVBR Alumni Earn 2010 EBAL All-League Honors

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/10/2010


TVBR Alumni 2010 EBAL All-League Team

Once again, former players of Tri-Valley Babe Ruth have received all-league recognition led by Amador's Chris Keck (A's) who was named MVP of the EBAL for the 2010 season. Congratulations to Chris as well as these other honoree's:
Will Anderson, Foothill (Royals)               

Brandon DeFazio, Foothill (Royals)
Brian Hamm, Amador (White Sox)          

Steven Moen, Cal (Giants)
Michael Theofanopolous, Foothill (Royals)              

John Love, Granada (White Sox)
Michael Smith, Cal (Giants)                                      

Tony Olguin, Amador (A's)
Alex Osterholt, Amador (A's)                                    

Nick Piscotty, Amador (Royals)
Ryan Stein, Cal (Giants)                                          

David Camarena, Foothill (Royals)
Tommy Pluschkell, Amador (A's)                            

Joe Moroney, Amador (Giants)

Andrew Hobson, Dublin (Giants)




2009 NCAA College World Series

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/14/2009


TVBR Alumni 2009 College World Series

Congratulations to the following TVBR Alumni who are competing in the 2009 College World Series:
David Hernandez    Texas Longhorns
Derek Helenihi        LSU Tigers
Matt Fahey              Fullerton Titans




TVBR Alumni 2009 MLB Draft

By: Sean Venezia, posted 6/12/2009

Congratulations to the following TVBR Alumni who were selected in the 2009 MLB Draft!!!
Mark Appel              15th Round     Detroit Tigers (Monte Vista HS)
Ryan Palsha            16th Round     Baltimore Orioles (SRV, DVC)
Derek Wiley             31st Round     Atlanta Braves    (DLS, Belmont University)
Dylan Tonneson      36th Round     San Diego Padres (Cal High, Cal)
Stephen Piscotty     45th Round     Los Angles Dodgers (Amador Valley)