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Simi Valley Defeats Moorpark 5-4 on Hodgins' Walkoff Bomb!!!!

The Pioneers got back to work in Marmonte League action on Wednesday and defeated Moorpark by the score of 5-4. With the game tied at four in the bottom of the seventh at home, Cal Hodgins hit a walkoff solo homerun with two outs. The sophomore ended the day with two RBI. Robert Stephan went 2-4, Tristan Friedl went 2-4, and Austin Fields went 2-3 on the day. Fields and Friedl both had doubles on the day as well. On the mound Matt Campbell pitched 5 1/3 innings striking out seven Musketeers. Senior Nick Gambino pitched the remainder of the game recording the win and not allowing any hits. The Pioneers return to play Moorpark (at Moorpark) on Friday. Gametime is 3:30 PM.

 

Pioneers Defeat Rio Mesa 1-0...

Simi Valley continued it's winning ways on Tuesday in the Easton Tournament by defeating Rio Mesa by the score of 1-0. The Pioneers were led on the bump by Matt Campbell. The righthanded senior pitched a complete game shutout on only 89 pitches. Campbell struck out nine and only walked two Spartan batters, while allowing only four hits. Offensively, sophomore Turner Nelson scored the only run for the Pioneers. Anthony Acosta, Cal Hodgins and Robert Stephan all collected hits on the day. Simi Valley, now 3-1, will continue at home against Burroughs High School on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

 

Simi Valley is Defeated by Crespi 5-4...

The Pioneers took a tough loss on Thursday, giving up a two run lead in the seventh inning to the Celts of Crespi. Although a tough 5-4 loss, there were a lot of positives for Simi Valley. On the mound sophomore Shea Barry pitched six solid innings in his first varsity start. The righthander allowed only four hits, one earned run, and struck out two. Offensively the Pioneers were led by four Pioneer batters that accumulated two hits on the day (Seniors Taylor Campos and Austin Fields, and sophomores Cal Hodgins and Adrian Acosta). Five Simi Valley hitters doubled on the day: Tristan Friedl (Senior), Lorenzo Perez (Junior), Fields, Campos and Hodgins. Simi Valley, now 1-1 in the Easton Tournament, will wait to hear who they play this coming Saturday at 11:00 AM.

 

Pioneers Defeat Oak Park 18-0 in Season Opener...

The Pioneers opened the season in the Easton Tournament by defeating Oak Park by the score of 18-0. The Pioneers were led on the mound by senior Matt Campbell who pitched five solid innings striking out three and giving up only two hits. Freshman Abbot Haffar and senior Taylor Campos each pitched an inning in relief to preserve the shutout. Offensively Robert Stephan led the way going 3 for 3 with two walks and two RBI. Austin Fields, Lorenzo Perez and Cal Hodgins all had three RBI while Adrian Acosta added a pair as well. Campbell announced his presence in the batters box as well by hitting a bomb, as did catcher Lorenzo Perez. In all eleven seperate hitters collected hits on the day for the Pioneers. Simi Valley will continue in the Easton Tournament again on Thursday as they travel to Hartunnian Field and play Crespi at 3:00 PM.

 

For the Love of the Game Fundraiser Information Now Available!!!!

It's that time of year again! Time to begin registration for the best night of the year! It's the For the Love of the Game Fundraiser! Registration is now being accepted for both the poker and casino aspects of this event. Once a year we gather almost 400 of the most fun and exciting people in one place (this year it is at the Grand Vista in Simi Valley) and have a night to remember. Plenty of fun to be had by all including dancing, poker, casino games, music, live and silent auctions and much much more! Hang out with current, future and fomer Major League Baseball players while supporting the Pioneer Baseball program! Click HERE to register now! Click HERE to see pictures of last years event! Spaces fill up quickly, especially for the poker event, so don't delay!!!!

If you plan on staying on the night, the Grande Vista Hotel is offering rooms for a deeply discounted price. Click HERE for their website and mention that you are playing in our tournament!

 

The 2004 CIF Championship Team to be Honored at the 2014 Alumni Game!!!!

 

This years Alumni Game is on January 25, 2014. Over the past several years the Simi Valley High School Baseball Alumni have turned out in groves to celebrate the rich and distinguished history of this program! This years edition is sure to be no different. Expect to see former, current and future Major League Baseball players playing on the field (doing their best to defeat the 2014 Pioneer Varsity squad). We will be celebrating the TENTH YEAR REUNION OF THE 2004 CIF CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM! The game and it's festivities (homerun derby, bunting contest, etc) will begin at 10:00 AM on that Saturday. If you are planning on playing we will need you to contact us so that we can have your hat, shirt, and gear ready and in the correct size for you. Please click HERE to get the Alumni Game Information Letter. You will also need to fill out the following waiver form HERE. If for some reason you are not sure about the event, you can check out all of last years PICTURES!

 

Check Out the Cal State Northridge Recruitng Video!!!!

Coach Greg Moore from Cal State Northridge just sent out his first recruiting video, including Matt Campbell, celebrating his signees for next years Matador squad. Click HERE to go to the link, a great touch for a program on the RISE!!!!

 

Third Annual Halloween Game is a Huge Success!!!!

The Third Annual Halloween Game was a huge success. The Sioneers were victorious on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh to win by the score of 4-3. The winners for best costumes were: Shea Barry, Blake Shannon, Cal Hodgins, Turner Nelson and Sean Downey (as the Harlem Globetrotters), Taylor Campos as the Tooth Fairy, and Austin Fields as Lieutenant James "Jim" Ronald Dangle from Reno 911!. You can see the entire photo album thanks to Mark Alexander HERE.

 

Matt Campbell Verbally Commits to Cal State Northridge!!!!

Congratulations to Matt Campbell on his verbal commitment to play for Coach Greg Moore at Cal State Northridge! Matt will be joining the his former battery mate Dylan Alexander with the Matadors. The Pioneers are proud of him for all of his hard work and dedication. He truly deserves the honor and distinction of becoming a Division I scholarship baseball student-athlete!

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2013 Simi Valley High School Baseball Media Guide is Now Online!!!!

The 2013 Media Guide is now online. Click HERE to open it. Please be sure to check out and patronize our generous sponsors who made this possible!

 

Cody Jones on Time Warner Cable!!!!

Click HERE to see the feature on Cody Jones!

On Thursday May 16 at 7:30 P.M. Time Warner Cable will air a feature on Senior Cody Jones. This is an unbelievably well put together piece that is a MUST see! Congratulation Cody!!!!

 

Pioneer Junior Varsity Repeats as Marmonte League Champions!!!

MARMONTE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!

 

Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Pioneer baseball squad for repeating as Marmonte League Champions! On the year Coach John Kuntz and Scott Young's squad finished league play with an 11-3 league record and a 19-6-1 overall record. Great job by a great group of players and coaches!!!!

 

Simi Valley 3, Agoura 2...

Simi Valley continued it's winning streak on Wednesday by defeating the Agoura Chargers by the score of 3-2. The Pioneers (now 14-12, 9-4 in Marmonte League) were down 2-0 in the sixth inning. Wyatt Hogan and Mykel Davis both walked to start off the inning. Ezra Lupoli came up with a clutch base hit to bring the score to 2-1. A passed ball/wild pitch then proceeded to score Davis on a squeeze attempt. Spencer Summers then crushed a base hit to left field to score the eventual winning run. On the mound junior Matt Campbell pitched six extrmely solid innings, allowing six hits while striking out five. That effort elevated his record to 6-2 for the year. Senior Spencer Dubaich recorded his third save on the year with a great seventh inning. With the win the Pioneers have put themselves in the situation where a win at Agoura on Friday will secure a share of the Marmonte League Title and a number 1 seed for the playoffs. Gametime is set for 3:30 PM. For unofficial playoff scenarios click HERE...

 

Simi Valley 6, Newbury Park 5...

The Pioneers finished the series sweep of the Newbury Park Panthers on Friday by defeating them 6-5. Simi Valley trailed by the score of 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, and were sparked by Taylor Campos who was hit by a pitch (in the face). Pinch runner Ezra Lupoli was eventually plated with two outs on a Mykel Davis line drive up the middle. The next batter (Matt Campbell) hit a ground ball in the five/six hole that the shortstop eventually threw away down the first base line. Great hustle and speed allowed Davis to score the walk off run from first base. Robert Stephan had three hits on the day and Wyatt Hogan added a pair himself. On the mound, junior Nick Gambino recorded the win while pitching two great innings in relief. The Pioneers will face off with Agoura on Wednesday and Friday this week. Already guarenteed a playoff spot, the Pioneers will attempt to sweep Agoura and gain the Marmonte League title!

 

Simi Valley 3, Newbury Park 0...

Simi Valley continued it's solid pace in the Marmonte League by defeating the Panthers of Newbury Park Wednesday by the score of 3-0. Junior Matt Campbell increased his season record to 5-2 on the mound with the complete game shutout. In the past six starts Campbell has won five and lost one (with his only loss a 2-1 game). For the day he allowed six hits while striking out four and walking none. The offense was led by two homeruns. Senior Wyatt Hogan (heading to Hendrix College next year) and Campbell both belted bombs. Robert Stephan, Taylor Campos, and Spencer Summers all added base knocks for the day. Defensively the Pioneers were led by Campos at third base who made six assists in the infield. Simi Valley is locked in a three way tie for second place at 7-4 in League play (tied with Thousand Oaks and Moorpark). The Pioneers will battle against Newbury Park again on Friday at home at 3:30 PM.

 

Simi Valley 8, Thousand Oaks 3...

The Pioneers continued on their solid Marmonte League play on Wednesday by defeating Thousand Oaks by the score of 8-3. The win drops the Lancers overall record to 16-6-1. Matt Campbell led the way on the mound and at the plate. On the bump, the junior threw 5 2/3 innings allowing only one earned run while striking out four. Offensively he belted three hits on a four RBI day. Wyatt Hogan (2-4 with two doubles), Dylan Alexander (2-4 with two RBI), Robert Stephan (2-3 with a double and two RBI) all had great days at the plate. Spencer Summers added a base knock and a RBI. On the day the Pioneers collected ten hits. Another key to the day was a record breaking day by junior Taylor Campos. Campos set an all time school record by getting hit by a pitch three times. Word on the street is that Chicken and Waffles will make those bruises just a little less painful!

 

 

Wyatt Hogan and Spencer Summers Sign...

The Pioneers are proud to announce that two more student/athletes from the 2013 senior class have committed and signed to play college baseball next year! Utility man Wyatt Hogan (who has played outfield, first base, second base, and third base this year) and shortstop/third baseman Spencer Summers have both agreed to play for Coach Neil Groat at Hendrix College in Arkansas. The Hendrix and Pioneer programs have been well linked together over the past six years as several Pioneers have continued their careers playing for this successful program. Jeff Forgerson (2007), Kyle Raskin (2008), and Teddy Smoyer (2008) all have graduated or will graduate from this prominent College. (All three also had stellar baseball careers there as well). We look forward to following Wyatt and Spencer in the next step of their careers next year at Hendrix!

 

Simi Valley 11, Royal 4...

Wednesday the Pioneers defeated cross town rival Royal by the score of 11-4. The win moves Simi Valley's record in Marmonte League play to 4-1. Junior Matt Campbell was the star of the day both on the mound and at the plate. On the bump, Campbell pitched a complete game while striking out eight and allowing no earned runs. At the plate he hit a three run homerun as part of a 2-3 day. Junior Robert Stephan began the scoring in the second inning for the Pioneers with a bases clearing triple. He scored another run later in the game. Senior Dylan Alexander had two RBI on the day. Simi Valley plays cross town rival Royal again on Friday at Royal. Gametime is set for 3:30 PM.

 

Simi Valley Improves to 3-1 in Marmonte League Play...

Friday, the Pioneers continued their successful ways in the Marmonte League with a 8-2 victory over Calabasas High School. Simi Valley was led offensively by junior Matt Campbell who had two hits on the day including a three run monster blast to dead centerfield. Seniors Dylan Alexander and Wyatt Hogan both doubled on the day. All in all four Pioneer hitters each collected multiple hits (Alexander, Hogan, Campbell and Robert Stephan). Senior Mykel Davis and junior Taylor Campos both added hits of their own on the day. On the bump senior Spencer Dubaich collected his third win of the year on a complete game eight strikeout performance. The three year returner walked only two on the day. Next week the Pioneers travel to play in San Luis Obispo for a non league tournament. Games are scheduled for Wed (2), Thurs, and Fri.

 

Pioneers Continue Winning in Marmonte League...

The Pioneers continued their winning ways in the Marmonte League with a 7-4 victory over the Coyotes of Calabasas on Wednesday. Simi Valley was led on the mound by junior Matt Campbell who went 6 2/3 innings allowing only three runs. Campbell struck out five and walked two on the day. Offensively the Pioneers were led by a two run homerun by Dylan Alexander in the third inning deep over the left field fence. Junior Taylor Campos was 2 for 3 on the day with two singles and two runs scored. Robert Stephan and Mykel Davis both added hits on the day. Defensively Simi Valley saw great defensive catches by Davis and freshman Anthony Acosta. Alexander added a key back pick at second to difuse a potentially potent sitaution and end an inning. Simi Valley will continue Marmonte League play on Friday against Calabasas at home at 3:30 PM.

 

Pioneers Defeat Moorpark in Marmonte League Home Opener...

The Pioneers were victorious in their first Marmonte League home contest on Friday by defeating the Musketeers of Moorpark by the score of 8-3. Offensively the Pioneers were led by senior Wyatt Hogan who belted a double and a homerun in route to a 3 RBI day at the plate. Robert Stephan (2-3 on the day) and Taylor Campos both had doubles and a pair of RBI. Seniors Dylan Alexander and Spencer Dubaich each added a base knock for the day. On the mound Simi Valley received a complete game performance from Dubaich who allowed only three runs while striking out another three. Strong defense was the name of the day for the Pioneers and it was finished off with an unvelievable double play starting with a diving Anthony Acosta up the middle who flipped it to Spencer Summers, and then to Wyatt Hogan to end the game. Simi Valley is now 1-1 in Marmonte League action. They will travel to Chatsworth High School to play Santa Barbara at 2:30 PM. Next week for the Pioneers in League play will be the Coyotes of Calabasas on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Simi Valley Defeated by Hart 2-1...

The Pioneers lost a tough decision to the Hart Indians on Saturday by the score of 2-1. Simi Valley was led on the mound by an outstanding pitching performance by senior Spencer Dubaich. The right hander went 6 1/3 innings allowing only two runs which were both unearned. On the day he allowed only four hits while striking out five. Offensively the Pioneers were led junior Matt Campbell who had a double in the sixth inning. Tristan Friedl, Taylor Campos, and Dylan Alexander all had base hits on the day. Simi Valley will finish up the Easton Tournament on Tuesday at Golden Valley High School. Gametime is set for 3:00 PM.

 

Follow the Pioneers on Gamechanger this year again!

Click on the following links to follow our teams on Gamechanger.

Varsity

Junior Varsity

Freshman

 

Driving Forms...

It's that time of year again! We are about to enter into the "regular" season, and the rules regarding driving are different than during our "club" time with the VIBL. This weekend (February 16) will be the last time that parents will be driving their children to games. Starting with the games on the following Saturday parents will have to be cleared through the school to drive in an official carpool. In order to be cleared for that you can follow the following LINK and fill out the appropriate paperwork. You will also need a copy of your driver's license and insurance as well. Those items are to be turned in to the ASB office. Regular weekday games will have bus transportation, but we will need to carpool for the weekends and Spring Break! Thank you!

 

It's Spirit Pack Time!!!!

It's that time of year again! Spirit packs will hopefully be shipped soon, so it is time to start thinking about turning in money (checks made out to Simi Valley High School Baseball) so that you can pick yours up on the first day! As always each level will receive different items in their spirit packs, so you will need to click on the correct pack and print that one. If you are a freshman and you are not playing on the freshman team, see Coach La Belle so that he can tell you what exactly to purchase. If you are a new player that is not a freshman, you too will need to see Coach La Belle in order to find out exactly what to order. Click on the links below to print your forms!

Varsity

Junior Varsity

Freshman

 

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