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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Hard 90 is the biggest tournament baseball program in Northern California. It keeps growing and growing for a reason, development of ball players the main focus over the years. The search is on for more of the finest coaches/instructors in the area. If you have college level or above player experience and interested in interviewing for a H-90 team manager's spot, call Eric Walczycowski at (650) 575-7454. Be part of a tremendous team with our great families, players and instructors.
Monday, July 21, 2014
It's a long time coming but Folsom Lake College will have their inaugural baseball season begin this fall. Hard 90 Coach Jon Ray has been asked to be both an infield and skills hitting coach under Head Coach Matt Wright. They will play games in the Bay Valley Conference at their brand new beautiful facility. Coach Jon Ray says "I appreciate the great opportunity to help build a winning program from the ground up. Hard 90 will continue to be a major part of my life as well." Good luck to Coach Jon Ray, the entire FLC program and the Hard 90 players who are going out for the new team!
Friday, July 18, 2014
It's been a year in the making but the time is near. The Power 12's are ready to travel to the Cooperstown All-Star Village in Oneonta, New York (20 minutes south of Hall of Fame) and play in the biggest tournament of their lives July 26 through July 31 in a 7-game guaranteed event. The team is led by Manager Aaron Agnew who also is the Varsity Manager at Folsom High. You can visit www.cooperstownallstarvillage.com to follow the progress of the team. The Power Premier will play the following week in a 7-game guarantee event also, August 2 through August 7 but at the Cooperstown Dreams Park (5 minutes south of Hall of Fame). They are managed by H-90 director Rick Sundberg which will be his 14th trip there. To follow them, simply visit www.cooperstowndreamspark.com. Good luck to all our hard-working 12's who've earned this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and all the family members going too. Hard 90 is proud to offer such great experiences over the years and for years to come.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Hard 90 Summer Total Player Workouts are rolling but you can still join in anytime. They are held both at Oak Ridge High School and also indoors at The Clubhouse in El Dorado Hills. Workouts are open to all who want to improve their game thru proper mechanics while developing a strong work ethic. Join at any time. Please CLICK HERE to print the entire workout schedule. Members also have a great option of signing up for Open Hitting for only $30 per month allowing them to come in and hit 2 extra times each week at our facility, that's about $4 per visit! We make it easy to get as many reps as you can. Please call (916) 365-4977 during business hours with any questions on our program, thanks.
AGE AS OF APRIL 30, 2014TUESDAY, JULY 29 AT THE CLUBHOUSE
Ages 13-14's 5:30pm-8:00pm
THURSDAY, JULY 31 AT THE CLUBHOUSE
Age 12's 5:30pm-8:00pmOPEN HITTING FOR H90 MEMBERS WITH OPEN HITTING OPTION (off holidays)
ATTEND ANY 2 OF THE 3 WEEKLY SESSIONS AT THE CLUBHOUSE
AGES 7-10 MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AT 5-6pm
AGES 11-12 MONDAY, FRIDAY AT 6-7pm, TUESDAY 5-6pm
AGES 13-14 MONDAY, FRIDAY AT 7-8pm, THURSDAY 5-6pm
AGES 15-18 MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY 8-9pm ($10 drop-in fee also available)
Monday, July 14, 2014
The annual Hard 90 migration to North Lake Tahoe took place the weekend of July 11-13 with six teams playing. Due to the popularity of this All World event, many games started on Friday. The Pride 9's were looking very strong their first day by going 2-0 in pool play but lost their playoff game with a few miscues the next day. The Hustle 10's were the opposite going 0-2 their first day but won a 5-4 playoff thriller against respected rival Sacramento Capitols with a great diving tag at home plate ending the game! They lost their next playoff game but played hard throughout. The Legacy 11's lost 3 competitive games and improved each time out, having alot of fun in the process. The Power Premier 12's came out out of the chute strong winning their first game but lost the next two including a semi-final game to the gritty and talented Nevada Gunslingers. The Cycle 13's lost their first two while barely missing the playoffs but finished strong in a 13-2 consolation win over Battle Born Mavericks of Nevada. The Heat 14's had a mercurial tourney, losing their first two but beating the EDH Crushers 11-3 in their first playoff tilt, only to lose their next. Nations Baseball had The Phenom 16's in Modesto and they came to play all weekend going 1-1 on Saturday and on Sunday played stellar baseball with a 1-0 shutout playoff win over Bruins Baseball. In the same event but in the upper bracket, the Phenom Premier 16's also went 1-1 on Saturday but lost a tightly contested playoff game vs. LB Grizzlies 3-2. The Slam Premier 18's played dominating baseball on Saturday winning both games by a total score of 19-2, only to make some mistakes in their playoff game Sunday and lose to Central Cal. It seemed like an up and down weekend for the H-90 teams, just the way the baseball gods intended.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Congratulations to Legacy Premier's Devon Walczykowski on making the final roster as a pitcher for the Northern California NTIS 11u team. There were over 150 players trying out to make the team of 15. The actual NTIS tournament (National Team Identification Series) will be held at the beautiful USA Baseball Complex in Cary, North Carolina on August 28-31. NTIS players from all over the country will be competing for spots on the 2015 USA Baseball national team. Good luck to Dev with his efforts, we know he'll represent H90 very well back there!