OREGON STATELogan Lotti, Andy Quiring
Nick Bryant, Matt Plummer, Casey Smyth, Fred Ludwig, Clark Johnson, Matt Bitker, Tom Moss, Dale Metcalf, Scott Joyce, Steve Hill, Clay Dalrymple, Bush Dalrymple, Nelson Briles, Luke Carriere, Glenn Wood, Scott Joyce, Luke Barker, Will Enos
PEPPERDINE Brent Haapanen
Kevin Garrettson, PJ Gordon, Chris Cooper, Kyle Lohse, Gary Coleman, Erik Lohse, Ryan Lauer, Jeremy Vorheis, Ben Stavely, Joe Sweeney, Cameron Freeland, Jordan Freeland, Chris Larson, Jared Votaw, Travis Marley, Marcus Lares, Bryan Delorey, Beau Jacop, Trevor Nemanic, Erik Lema, Ryan Friend, Justin Freeland, Gabe Carpenter, Evan Crowl, Dan Lapizco, Darnell Uhland, Bucky Barker, Clark Johnson, Russ Wilson, Luke Carriere, Joey Holt, Michael Maehl, Billy Powell, AJ Ghiorso, Derrick Miramontes, Garrett Hamilton, Lucas Himmelspach, Tyler Harvey, Nathan Boles, Jason Enos,Taylor Clements, Thomas Nelson, Logan Alaways, Cody Brown, Trevor Dean, Ryan McDaniel, Taylor Johnson, James Sanderson, Shane Galbraith, Austin Prott, Russ Gray, Joe Borrayo, Matt Brashears, Jesse Morris, Kyle Dahlgren, Kevin Griffin, Jordan Schwarz, Patrick Randolph, Nick Flory, Matt Gilbertson, Steven Johnson, Shawn Lee, Kurt Laver, Steven Perry, Kyle LaClaire, James Bowen, Brett Loughlin
PROFESSIONALKyle Lohse-St Louis Cardinals, Erik Lohse-Cincinnati Reds, Evan MacLane-Arizona Diamondbacks, Steve Bryant-Oakland A's, Bucky Barker-Atlanta Braves, Matt Moran-San Diego Padres, Jamie White-Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Keyser-Chicago White Sox, Mike Lawrence-Anaheim Angels, Pat Clements-New York Yankees, Bob Bryant-New York Mets, Nelson Briles-St Louis Cardinals, John Joslyn-Kansas City Royals, Tom Moss-Seattle Mariners, Clay Dalrymple-Philadelphia Phillies, Jason Shy-Atlanta Braves, Perry Amos-Chicago Cubs
ST MARY'S UNIVERSITYJustin Sloan
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFICTravis Anderson
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARAMatt Moran
SONOMA STATEGlen Wood, Luke Carriere
CALIFORNIA STATE STANISLAUSMatt Miller, Curtis Maas
UNIVERSITY OF UTAHScott Malone
UNIVERSITY OF MONTEREY BAYTyler Harvey
SIERRA COLLEGELogan Lotti
SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGEMatt Bitker, Matt Moran, Erik Lohse
FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE
Brad Husa, Steve Bryant, Evan MacLane, Curtis Henning, Ryan Lauer, Kevin Griffin, Russ Gray, Andy Quiring, Patrick Randolph, Andy Amaro, Sean Ryan, Steven Johnson, Brandon Coborn, Clay Eagleton
YUBA COLLEGECameron Pembroke, Daniel Miller, Corey Todhunter, Deno Gellepes, Matt Miller, Nick Armocido, Javier Solis
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMINGRyan Tracey
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITYMichael Maehl
FREED HARDMAN UNIVERSITYDustin Woodward
STANFORD UNIVERSITYBryan Keyser
Jeff Henning, Tyson Cross, Chris Dow, Tyler Henry, Tom Miles, Ben Severe, Brandon Ottenwalter, Jeremy Richardson, Craig Lohse, Jordan Schwarz, Dylan deWit
MENDOCINO COLLEGECasey Smyth, Dustin Woodward
LASSEN COLLEGEDan Caparello, Mike Padula
WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITYBilly Powell, Logan Lotti
NAPA VALLEY COLLEGEChris Wagoner, Clark Johnson, Clint Dipietro, Jeremy Abbott
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGODerrick Miramontes
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO
Steve Stornetta, Tyler Wells
BRESCIA UNIVERSITYAJ Ghiorso, Ben Stavely, Jared Votaw, Thomas Nelson
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUNDTrevor Beck, Gregorio Beck
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGOChris Dow
CABRILLO JR COLLEGEKevin Griffin
SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGEPJ Gordon, Scott Malone
MESA STATECorey Todhunter
UCLAJohn Joslyn, Pat Clements
YORK COLLEGEJeremy Vorheis, Beau Jacop
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITYKelly Reiger
TEXAS ABILENE UNIVERSITYJared Votaw
AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITYChris Cooper
SAN FRANCISCO STATEJeff Henning, Javier Solis
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPARTENBURGTyson Cross
UC SAN DIEGO
AUSTIN PROTT SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT WITH UC SAN DIEGO
Chico American Legion Baseball alumni Austin Prott has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at UC San Diego beginning in the fall of 2011. Prott played seven years in the Chico American Legion Baseball program, including his last two years with the Chico Nuts, where he was awarded the Bob Busch Mr. American Legion Award, presented to the player who best represents the program.
Prott has spent the last two seasons at Butte College, and is completing his final season as a Roadrunner this spring. Congratulations and good luck to Austin!
RANDOLPH BREAKS BUTTE COLLEGE RECORD, NAMED ALL AMERICAN AND ALL CONFERENCE
Chico Nuts player Patrick Randolph has set a new record at Butte College for freshman by hitting in 25 consecutive games. Randolph broke the record with a two hit performance against Shasta on April 10, which included a mammoth 3 run home run. Randolph is leading Butte with a .448 average, 7 home runs, 5 triples, 24 stolen bases, and 53 runs batted in.
Randolph was named to the Northern California All America team, and a unanimous selection for all conference. Fellow Chico Nuts player Steven Johnson was a second team selection, along with Chico Nuts alumni players Taylor Johnson and Logan Alaways.
ANDY QUIRING COMMITS TO OREGON STATE
Chico Nuts alumni Andy Quiring recently committed to the two time national champion Oregon State Beavers. Quiring played three seasons with the Chico Nuts and seven in Chico American Legion Baseball. In that time he became the all time leader in hits for the Nuts. The right fielder then moved on to Feather River College where he iwas a two year All Section player. Quiring will begin attending OSU in the fall of 2009, and will be on the field of play in the Spring of 2010.
BARKER WILL COME DOWN FROM STANDS TO TAKE FIELD FOR CHICO STATE
Luke Barker was in his mother’s belly the first time he took in a Chico State baseball game. Next season he’ll be in the cardinal and white. A fixture at Nettleton Stadium since he was “this big,” (insert old lady motioning low to the ground here) Barker, now 6-foot-3, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Wildcats Wednesday in a ceremony at Pleasant Valley High School.
Barker, the son of Chico State Athletic Director Anita Barker and Chico State Head Athletic Trainer Scott Barker, chose Chico State over a number of other collegiate baseball programs in Northern California. Performances like he had as a senior at Pleasant Valley this season tend to get that kind of attention.
Barker went 7-2 with a 0.99 ERA and a save while leading the Vikings to a 28-3 record, a No. 22 ranking in the state, and the North Section title this season. The lanky right-hander twirled six complete games, struck out 58, and walked just five in 56-plus innings. He allowed only 30 hits and just three extra-base hits. He also fired a no-hitter on March 9 to outduel Shasta High School’s Dallas Chadwick, who was selected in the 18th round of this year’s draft, and a five-inning no-hitter against cross-town rival Chico High School on April 22.
“It’s definitely a dream come true,” said Barker. “I’ve been a part of the Chico State family my whole life. I’ve watched hundreds of Chico State baseball games in my lifetime. Now I can take the next step and contribute something back. It’s really special. “Some people get caught up in the Division I, Division II thing. But what I looked at when I was deciding where to play was the level of baseball being played. I chose Chico State because the baseball that gets played at Nettleton Stadium is played at a very high level.”
Barker has been playing at a very high level himself. He earned First Team All-Eastern Athletic League honors and an invitational to the Lions All-Star Game following his senior season. And he was the Pitcher of the Year for the Chico Nuts American Legion team last summer, and this summer is 1-0 with a 3.50 ERA through eight innings of work.
When Barker wasn’t on the mound for the Vikings, he was contributing with the bat as the team’s third baseman. He hit .360 with a .558 slugging percentage and 36 RBI in 29 games and notched eight doubles and three home runs in 88 at-bats.
As a junior, Barker went 5-0 with a 2.03 ERA to help led the Vikings to a 27-5 record and the Northern Section title. In 35 innings of work, Barker fanned 28, walked four, and allowed 35 hits.
“Luke’s been on our radar for a few years now. He’s gotten bigger and stronger to put himself in a position to play at a high level,” said Chico State Head Coach Dave Taylor. “His ability to locate on both halves on the plate with his fastball and throw his off-speed pitches in fastball counts is impressive. He’s the type of guy we’ve won with in the past and we plan to win with in the future. We’re really excited about his future here.
“The nice thing for us is that, not only can we see the talent and know he can compete at this level, but he’s a known quantity in terms of his make up. We know Luke has intangibles that are hard to find in terms of his character and work ethic. We also know that he understands what it takes to compete and succeed at the national level since I’ve been seeing him at the yard since he was four years old.”
One moment in all of those years left an especially lasting impression on Barker.
“There’s a long list of memories but I remember one specifically,” said Barker. “I don’t remember what year it was but (Chico State all-time home run leader) Rich Gregory was still playing. I remember him coming up into the stands after the game and giving me a baseball. I didn’t let go of it for a week.”
Now he can do the same for someone else.