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League Wide Field Work Day - Nov. 18th 2017
by posted 10/15/2017


League Wide Field Work Day

is scheduled for November 18th.




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TVBR Fall Classic Schedule 2017
by posted 10/15/2017

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16 TVBR Alumni/Current Player Earn 2017 All-League Honors
by posted 05/30/2017

Tri-Valley Babe Ruth alumni and two current players have received All-League recognition honors this spring in both the EBAL and BCL East.  Congratulations to all of the Honorees!


EBAL All-League:

Mitch Benson, Amador Valley

Justin Clark, Amador Valley

Ryan Cole, De La Salle

Clark Eder, California

Tom Gavello, Monte Vista

Gabe Giosso, De La Salle

Brandon Greim, Dublin

Matt Jew, Dougherty Valley

Jeremy Lea, Foothill

Max Moore, Amador Valley

Cody Nisbet, California

Sam Novitske, Foothill

Jack Watson, San Ramon Valley

Jared Wilson, Amador Valley


BCL East All League:

Rushil Ray, Athenian

Saiki Roy, Valley Christian


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2017 TVBR Opening Day Ceremonies
by posted 05/22/2017


The TVBR 2017 Opening Ceremonies took place on Sunday, May 21st.  TVBR President and Red Sox Manager David Grant addressed the audience of TVBR players, coaches, families and fans and outlined league accomplishments this past year, also thanking long-time volunteers and league supporters, including Sonja Lawrence and Chris York.  The 2016 All-Star teams were mentioned, with an introduction of players and coaches from our 2016 World Series-winning 14YO All Star team.  Also, the 2017 TVBR teams were announced. California High School sophomore, Florence L., sang a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem and the first pitches were thrown out by special guests. 

Graduating seniors/TVBR Alumni were presented, along with their future academic and athletic plans - always a great part of Opening Day.  A special honor took place, as former TVBR President and Mariners Manager, Randy Moore, along with Mrs. Karen Knox, awarded the Frank Knox Scholarship to Granada senior, Zach P.  Congratulations, Zach!

We were also honored and grateful to have several special guests in attendance, including representatives from Camp Parks and Dublin's new residential community, Boulevard, as well as Dublin Mayor David Haubert.  Thank you to David Haubert for taking the time to address our TVBR audience. 

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 2017 Opening Ceremonies were a nice reflection of the history, tradition, excellence and pride of Tri-Valley Babe Ruth. Looking forward to a fantastic season of TVBR baseball!








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TVBR 13's Red Easter Showdown Champs!
by posted 04/17/2017

TVBR 13’s Red completed their third consecutive NCTB tournament win going 3-0 in the Saturday-only Easter Showdown at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale! The TVBR 13’s Red completed an undefeated tournament season going 10-0-1 allowing only 8 runs in 11 tournament games. Amazing Easter Showdown pitching contributions came from Tommy D., Dyllan D., Vinny P., Pranav S. and Jaron N., as the group combined to throw 19 innings allowing only 5 hits, no runs and posting an impressive 26 K’s!!!  Tournament MVP honors went to Jaron N., who went 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 walks and pitched a complete game shutout in the Championship allowing only 2 hits while striking out 12 batters along the way. Way to go, TVBR 13's Red! 

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TVBR 13's Red Spring Super NIT - South Bay Champs!
by posted 04/10/2017

TVBR 13's Red won their second of two NCTB tourneys, going 3-0-1 on the weekend for the Spring Super NIT 14U at Twin Creeks.  The boys gave up only 5 runs in 4 games!  Congratulations players and coaches on a job well done!

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TVBR 14's Win Spring Super NIT - Central Valley
by posted 04/10/2017

Champions!  TVBR 14’s went 3-1 over the weekend, beating Brentwood Blast in the finals at Billy Hebert 2-1, to win the top spot at the Spring Super NIT 14U - Central Valley tournament.  Congratulations to Brendan O., who the coaches named MVP for the tournament. Great job all around players and coaches!

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TVBR 13's Red St. Patrick's Slam 14 Open Tourney Champs!
by posted 03/20/2017

The TVBR 13's Red team went 4-0 at the NCTB St. Patty's Slam in winning the Championship this past weekend.  TVBR Red dominated the 14 Open tourney scoring 27 runs while only allowing 4 to opposing teams.  TVBR was fueled by its continued dominance on the mound allowing only 2 earned runs on 10 hits while striking out 30 hitters along the way.  The team got great offensive support from the entire lineup with all players contributing to the team's 29 hit total.  The team was led by Zach R., Tommy D., Vinny P. and Matt L.'s 4 hits each.  Jaron N. supplied the power with multiple extra base hits including a 300 foot shot off the right center field wall in the semi-final game and a 295 foot ground rule double to left center in the championship game.  Chase S. led the team with a .667 OBP after reaching base via the hit, walk or HBP in 8 out of 12 plate appearances.  Team and tourney MVP went to Vinny P. who collected 4 hits and had a simply outstanding weekend on the mound not allowing an earned run all weekend while striking out 7 batters and not issuing a single base on balls.  Congrats to the TVBR 13's Red team for their Championship Win this weekend!!!

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Annual TVBR Pancake Breakfast
by posted 02/25/2017

2017 TVBR Pancake Breakfast is in the books! Such a nice way to kick-off TVBR baseball at Athens Burgers. Great to see everyone! Thank you to all who help so diligently to make sure our league runs smoothly, and an additional thank you to David Grant for this morning's league update. To all of our players and their families, enjoy your spring seasons, and we'll see you all together again on TVBR Opening Day!

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TVBR Winter Program is Awesome!
by posted 01/23/2017

TVBR Winter Strength and Agility Training is awesome!  3 days a week, 90 minutes a day for 2 months ... and it shows!  Just another reason why TVBR is the best high school prep program in the area. Thank you, Coach Battilega, for creating this fantastic winter opportunity for our players and for your dedication.  Good luck to all of our TVBR players at high school try-outs! To our TVBR 14's and 13's - have an excellent season, and we will all look forward to May 20th, Opening Day!

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Winter Program Nutrition Letter from Coach Battilega
by posted 11/30/2016

Dear Parents,


Thank you registering your son for TVBR Strength and Conditioning (Winter Program).  In order for them to maximize their strength gains they need to consume a minimum of half their body weight in lean proteins every day.  (i.e.  120 lbs = 60 grams per day)  Try to have them eat protein 7 times every day:  Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, post work out drink/bar, dinner, before bed snack.  Please help your son achieve this by having the following proteins in your home.  Have your son take ownership in their diet by having them record their protein in a journal every night.   Please feel free to email or call me if you have and questions or concerns.


General Protein List:


Beef, Chicken, Fish, Pork, Turkey, Eggs, Milk, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Cheese, Beans, Peanut Butter, Nuts, Seeds


Why Protein?


Athletes need protein primarily to repair and rebuild muscle that is broken down during exercise and to help optimize carbohydrate storage in the form of glycogen.  Protein isn’t an ideal source of fuel for exercise, but can be used when the diet lacks adequate carbohydrate.  This is detrimental though because if used for fuel there isn’t enough available to repair and rebuild body tissues including muscle.


Thank you. 


Coach Tony Battilega

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World Series Special Event at Camp Parks
by posted 09/17/2016

A special celebration this morning to celebrate a very special team! The two-time Babe Ruth World Series winning team, TVBR 14YO All Stars, their families, friends and special guests, gathered at our home field at Camp Parks to congratulate the players on their fantastic accomplishments. Tri-Valley Babe Ruth was honored to have U.S. Army Garrison Command Sergeant Major Blaine Huston, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Dublin Mayor David Haubert and Amador Valley High School Varsity Head Coach Lou Cesario address the group; thank you all for your support! It is an understatement to say that we are proud of these young athletes! Outstanding baseball players and outstanding young men. #TVBRPRIDE

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Camp Parks World Series Recognition Event 2016
by posted 09/07/2016

The United States Army Garrison, Camp Parks would like to celebrate our Back-to-Back Babe Ruth 14YO World Series Championship with a special Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, September 17th at 9AM.  

The Western Region Two-Star General, Base Commander LTC Hall, Assembly Member Catharine Baker, City of Dublin Mayor, David Haubert, and Amador Valley High School Athletic Director and Varsity Baseball Head Coach, Lou Cesario, will all be speaking at the ceremony. News media personnel will also be in attendance. 

All TVBR families and fans are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The ceremony will take place at the TVBR Home Field at Camp Parks. 

Please bring lawn chairs for your use.

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World Series Trophy!
by posted 08/31/2016

Commander LTC Hall and TVBR President David Grant holding the 2016 Babe Ruth World Series trophy at Camp Parks.

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TVBR 14YO All-Stars are Back-to-Back World Series Champions!
by posted 08/19/2016

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth, 14 year-old All-Stars, finished their perfect summer of baseball by winning the World Series in Westfield, Massachusetts on August 18th.  The dramatic, come from behind, 9-6 victory over Bismarck, North Dakota made for an undefeated 15-0 record and is a second consecutive World Series Championship for the boys from Danville, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. 


After winning the Northern California State tournament in mid July and the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in late July, the 14 players and 3 coaches flew to Massachusetts on August 9th to take on eleven other regional winners for the Babe Ruth national title.  The grinding, week long tournament, in a triple digit heat index, started with twelve teams, playing five pool play games each, to determine six teams that would advance to single elimination bracket play.    In pool play, Tri-Valley beat:  Sarasota, Florida 2-0, Tri County, Maine 18-3, Atlantic Shores, New Jersey 10-0, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 13-1, and Arlington, Massachusetts 18-3. 


The 5-0 record earned Tri-Valley the number one seed in the National Division and a day off, one of only eight non-baseball days all summer. With Westfield, MA being only two hours from Boston, the team and parents took in some sites: touring Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail and other historic landmarks while their friends at home began school due to the newly established, earlier start date.


Tri-Valley was back on the diamond Wednesday night in the semi-final against Tri County, Maine (a rematch of last year’s 13 year-old championship game).  The scrappy Mainers gave TVBR a fight for the first five innings, but the scoreboard read 9-3 in favor of Tri-Valley when the final out was recorded.  Bismarck, North Dakota defeated Atlantic Shores, New Jersey in the other semi-final game


Billy Bullens Field proved to be a great venue for championship night:  A beautiful Massachusetts sky, an Olympic silver medalist threw out the first pitch, a local pilot produced and unexpected flyer over, and both teams came ready to play ball.   Nearly one thousand fans in attendance and hundreds more watching live on webcast saw a gripping, seesaw, battle as Tri-Valley jumped on top early twice, only to have Bismarck answer their punch both times.  Then, North Dakota took control and seemed to be on their way to the title with a three run lead and a mere five defensive outs to play.  However, with one out in the bottom of the sixth, the resilient Tri-Valley club started a surge that didn’t end until they had reversed the score differential (from down 3 to up 3) giving Tri-Valley a 9-6 lead heading into the top of the 7th inning.  Four batters later, the Tri-Valley teenagers launched their gloves and hats into the air and their bodies onto each other in an exhaustive but jubilant dog-pile celebration.


Tri-Valley finished the World Series with a 7-0 record (tying a 14 year old Babe Ruth WS record) while outscoring their opponents 79-16 along the way.  Left Fielder, Michael O’Hara earned the tournament’s two highest awards: Most Outstanding Hitter and Most Outstanding Player. Jack Grant was named All World Series Team (SS) and Michael O’Hara was named All World Series Team (LF).   Joey Battilega and Tommy Gavello earned Rawlings Gold-Glove awards as well.


This record setting Tri-Valley Babe Ruth team includes players from five local high schools.  Amador Valley:  Demetre Aaron (OF), Joey Battilega (OF/P), Trevor Jackson (C, Util), Troy Nassar (P), Luke Palfalvi (OF), Jaden Sheppard (P, 1B).  Foothill:  Josh Anderson (P/1B), Max Masajlo (OF/P),  Cory Steinhauer (C, Util)  California:   Asher Golden (3B/P)  San Ramon Valley:  Evan Chevaliar (P), Jack Grant (SS), Michael O’Hara (LF, Util) Monte Vista:  Tommy Gavello (2B)  Manager:  David Grant  Coaches:  Tony Battilega, Mike O’Hara, Mark Palfalvi.

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TVBR 14YO All-Stars Make Babe Ruth World Series 2016
by posted 08/03/2016

For the second year in a row, a group of local boys have made the Babe Ruth World Series.  Last year, as 13 year olds, the team made it to Jamestown, New York and came home with the winner's trophy.  This year, eleven of the same players, and three new players, will travel to Westfield, Massachusetts to defend their title in the 14 year old World Series.  

The tenacious group of ball players has not lost a game this summer.  They prepare everyday (only 6 days off all summer) with three things in mind:  vision, confidence, and execution while wearing practice jerseys that read Mission 2 Massachusetts, as their goal from day one was to get back to the World Series. “Mission Accomplished.”  

Tri-Valley opened the summer by beating Palo Alto, 7-0, in the finals of the Northern California state tournament in Woodland. Next, they traveled to Murray, Utah for the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament where they played and beat four tough teams from different parts of the region. In the opener, they beat the Oahu Sluggers, from Hawaii, 8-5.  Game two was an 8-0 victory over Reedley from Fresno.  Game 3 was an epic, 2-1 come from behind, walk-off win over Westchester from Southern California.  Finally, in the championship game, Tri-Valley put away a strong opponent, the Hamilton Huskies from Chandler, Arizona, with a 9-5 victory.  Jaden Sheppard was named the tournament's most valuable pitcher.  Tommy Gavello earned the tournament's highest honor as most valuable player.

This year's roster is made up of nine boys from Pleasanton, four from Danville, and one from San Ramon.  All fourteen boys have contributed significantly to the team's success.  The roster includes boys from five East Bay Athletic League high schools.  Amador Valley players include: Demetre Aaron (OF/P), Joey Battilega (OF/P), Trevor Jackson (Util), Troy Nassar (P), Luke Palfalvi (Util), and Jaden Sheppard (P/1B/OF). Foothill players include:  Josh Anderson (P/1B), Max Masajlo (P/OF), and Cory Steinhauer (C/Util).  San Ramon Valley players include:  Evan Chevalier (P/1B), Jack Grant (SS) and Michael O'Hara (OF/Util).  The Monte Vista player is Tommy Gavello (2B).  The Cal High player is Asher Golden (3B/P).  The Coaching staff is: David Grant (Manager), Tony Battilega (AVHS Coach), Michael O'Hara (Advanced Scout) and Mark Palfalvi (Game Changer admin).  

Tri-Valley will travel on Aug 9th, enjoy the parade and local festivities on Aug 10th, and then start playing games on August 11th.   The format consists of five consecutive days in pool play against other regional winners.  Then, the top three teams from each group will advance to a single-elimination bracket, with the championship game scheduled for Thursday night, August 18th.   The team will fly home on August 19th.  

To get World Series updates, visit or watch the games in real time live with the free Game Changer app. - team name: Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 yr. all-stars.  

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TVBR 13YO All Stars 2016 Pacific Southwest Regional Runners-up
by posted 08/03/2016

Congratulations to our 13YO All-Star team for your outstanding All-Star season! Northern California State Champs and Runners-Up for Pacific Southwest Regionals! Way to go! Cole A., J.P. M., and Jayden P. were awarded All Tournament Team for the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament. Congratulations!

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TVBR 14YO All-Stars Northern California State Champs 2016!
by posted 07/16/2016

Tri Valley Babe Ruth 14's, 7-0 win over Palo Alto in the Northern California State Championship game.

Vision. Confidence. Execution. 

Next stop - Murray, Utah for the Pacific Southwest Regionals. We open Regionals against Hawaii on Monday, July 25. Please follow us on Game Changer. Thank you for your support!

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TVBR 13YO All Stars Are Northern California State Champs 2016!
by posted 07/15/2016

Front Row: Nick C., Declan A., Cole A., Griffin M., Brendan O., Jayden P. Back Row: Matt K., Rushil R., Luca R., JJ K., Joey D., Shane P., Drew P., Derek W., Bryce L. Not in photo: JP M.

Strong hitting and dominant pitching helped propel the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13 YO All-Star team to victory in the Northern California State Championship in Mountain View, beating a strong team from Palo Alto 16-3.  

TVBR won their first game of the tournament 5-0 over Palo Alto behind the strong pitching of Nick C. and JP M.  The two combined for the shutout and only allowed 1 hit over 7 innings.  In their second tournament game, TVBR was able to easily overcome the Bel-Mateo team 11-1 by jumping out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning and settling in on defense behind the pitching of Cole A. and Rushil R.  In the third game of the tournament, Tri-Valley again went on another offensive explosion, easily defeating Woodland 18-4 with a 12 run fifth inning.  In the championship game, both strong pitching and an overpowering offense helped Tri-Valley cruise to the 16-3 win against a very good Palo Alto team.  Tri-Valley will now move on to Surprise, AZ to compete in the 2016 Babe Ruth 13 Year-Old Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament beginning July 25th.

Tri-Valley had great performances from the entire team, including: Declan A., Cole A., Nick C., Matt K., JJ K., Bryce L., JP M., Griffin M., Brendan O., Jayden P., Shane P., Drew P., Rushil R., Luca R. and Derek W. The team was led by Manager, Mike Powers along with Coaches Bill Hoefs and Tony Whitworth.

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2016 TVBR All-Star 14's
by posted 07/02/2016

Front Row Kneeling (left to right):
Trevor J. #4
Max M. #6
Michael O. #5
Tommy G. #13
Joey B. #2
Demetre A. #7
Luke P. #9

Back Row Standing (left to right):
Manager: David Grant #25
Coach: Mark Palfalvi #28
Jack G. #15
Asher G. #3
Jaden S. #11
Josh A. #14
Evan C. #10
Troy N. #8
Cory S. #12
Coach: Mike O'Hara #29
Coach: Tony Battilega #27


2016 14YO Babe Ruth Tournaments

July 10-16 Northern California State Tournament- Woodland, California

July 25-30 Pacific Southwest Regionals Tournament- Murray, Utah

August 11-18 14YO Babe Ruth World Series- Westfield, Massachussetts

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2016 TVBR League Champion and Standings
by posted 06/27/2016

Congratulations to the Pirates for their 2016 TVBR League Championship!


Final Standings for the 2016 TVBR 13-15 Season:

Pirates 12-7-1

Red Sox 12-8

Royals 10-9-1

Giants 9-11

Mariners 9-11

A's 7-13

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TVBR 2016 Opening Day Ceremonies
by posted 05/23/2016


The Opening Day Ceremonies for Tri-Valley Babe Ruth were such a celebration! This year we celebrated the 2015 13 YO and 14 YO World Series teams, the newly updated field, our graduating TVBR Alumni, previous TVBR Managers, our Frank Knox Scholarship Award Winner, Nathan White, as well as introduced our 2016 teams.  We were also honored and grateful to have Colonel Andrew Jones and his staff from Camp Parks in attendance and throwing out our ceremonial first pitches. Thank you to Colonel Andrew Jones for his special address of the large audience in attendance. TVBR is the premier high school preparatory baseball program in the area and we have much to be proud of!  Our 2016 Opening Ceremonies were a true reflection of the history, tradition, excellence and pride of Tri-Valley Babe Ruth. 

Visit the TVBR Photo Albums/2016 TVBR Opening Ceremonies album for all of the Opening Ceremonies photos.



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TVBR 13's Red at 'Twist It'
by posted 05/18/2016

13's Red Enjoying their Success at the 'Twist It' Tournament in Woodland, CA. Congrats on a great season!

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TVBR 13's Blue NCTB Super Regional Champions!
by posted 05/04/2016

Congratulations to our TVBR 13's Blue team - NCTB Super Regional Champions! The tournament took place at Twin Creeks on April 23/24, and Blue finished 4-1 on the weekend. Shout out to Brendan O. (Mariners) for earning MVP honors. Way to go!!!

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Pancake Breakfast a Perfect Kick-Off
by posted 03/04/2016

TVBR kicked off our 2016 season with pancakes and good cheer on Saturday, February 26! We are all looking forward to a fun and exciting year of Tri-Valley Babe Ruth baseball. Go TVBR!

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Winter Conditioning Program a Success!
by posted 02/13/2016

TVBR Crew at Winter Strength and Agility Training

TVBR Winter Strength and Agility Training came to an end as the HS season begins. 3 days a week, 90 minutes a day for 2 months ... And it shows! Another reason why TVBR is the best high school prep program in the area. Thank you, Coaches, for your dedication and support! Good luck to all our TVBR players at high school try-outs!

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High School Baseball Tryouts - Thoughts From a Coach
by posted 01/07/2016

Dear TVBR Parents and Players,

As we get ready for the 2016 high school season,  I'd like to offer my perspective on try out expectations leading up to and during the try out period.  If you're not interested, feel free to hit the delete button.  I have been a high school coach for 25 years at 4 different High Schools.  I take great pride in my responsibilities as a high school coach.  I have worked with and learned from many great coaches.  Please read my thoughts, talk them over, understand them and use them to have the best possible try out experience.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have have. 

- Tony Battilega (TVBR Royals, Amador Valley Varsity Baseball)


Before your try out

1.  Pass ALL your classes.  Get the best grades you can.  Know your grades before your finals and study to increase border line grades.  Do not rely on teachers to bail you out.  Coaches cannot keep you on the team if you do not meet academic eligibility requirements, even if you are talented.  Each school district is slightly different.  In Pleasanton, the minimum requirement is a 2.0 with no F's.

2.  Get your arm, your glove, your legs, and your swing into baseball shape before day one of try outs.  Go to open fields in January.  If there are no open fields, ask the coaches if you can throw, hit, field, on the facility.  Make every effort to be seen and known by the varsity coach(es) BEFORE the try out. 

3.  Attend all pre try-out meetings.  At Amador we have a very important Spring sports parent meeting to explain all the information about try outs.  All sports have this on the same night.  Check your school website or call the school and find out when the baseball meeting is.  Both parents should attend the meeting if possible.  Introduce yourself and have a short conversation with the coach(es).

4.  Get your physical early and turn in all try-out forms, checks, and information one week before try outs.  If you wait until the last minute, the lines will be long.  If you don't get cleared before try outs, you won't be able to try out the first day.  Clearance includes:  concussion baseline test, athletic contract, school emergency form, physical form, participation fees, etc...

5.  Eat healthy, hydrate, and sleep the week before and each night of your try out.  You will only be at your best if you are rested and healthy.  You cannot afford to be sick or injured any of the try out days.  If you are hurt, someone might take your roster spot. 

6.  Arrange all your transportation to and from practices.  Do not have any appointments, vacations, other activities during try out hours.  If you make the team you will be expected to attend all baseball events. 

7.  Have all your baseball gear ready to go the weekend before try outs.   Do not buy new gear for the the try out unless you are 100%  certain of making the team, but you do need all the essentials:  cleats, bat, glove, helmet.    Wear school colors to the try out: grey or white pants with a school colored t-shirt / sleeves.  Buy a school hat before the try out if you don't have one.  Ask the coach if he has baseball hats, if not, buy one from the school store or borrow one from someone that has played.  Look and act like a serious ball player.  This is the East Bay Athletic League!

8.  If you are a winter sport athlete:  basketball, soccer, or wrestling, tell the varsity coach before try outs.  Make sure he knows you are playing a winter sport.  Find out directly from him what his expectations are for you during the try out period.  You will probably try out after your winter sport is over, but don't assume this.  Make sure you are clear on his expectations.


Lucky 13  -  13 Do's and 13 Don'ts of High School Baseball Try outs

1.  Do arrive 15 minutes early and help set up / carry equipment.                                     

1.  Don't be late.  Don't miss any try out days.

2.  Do help clean up the facility.  Ask the coach what needs to be done.                           

2Don't be in a hurry to leave.  Watch a little of the varsity try out if you finish early.

3.  Do make eye contact and listen to every piece of instruction.                                       

3.  Don't talk while the coaches are talking. 

4.  Do hustle / run in every drill and to and from every station.                                          

4Don't be last ... ever.

5.  Do encourage your teammates.                                                                                    

5.  Don't criticize, laugh at, or belittle any player trying out.

6.  Do what the coach asks.   Be coachable.                                                                      

6.  Don't question the coach's knowledge.  Don't tell the coach "you learned it a different way."

7Do volunteer when the coach needs help.                                                                    

7.  Don't be shy.  Don't hide at the try out.

8.  Do show all your talents: Throwing, Fielding, Hitting, Running, Pitching                      

8.  Don't limit yourself.  Don't say "I can't ..."                  

9.  Do say goodbye to the coach after each practice.                                                        

9.  Don't be afraid to speak to the coach.

10.  Do understand attitude is a difference maker.  Character counts!                              

10.  Don't act cocky or arrogant.  You might be good, but the competition in the EBAL is far superior to any baseball you have played.

11.  Do wash your uniform after every work out.  Get DIRTY and then get CLEAN!          

11.  Don't require your parents to do your laundry.  You are in high school.  Learn to wash your practice and game uniform items.

12.  Do LOCK all your baseball gear every day / night.                                                         

12.  Don't leave your gear unlocked or unattended.  It will get stolen if you are not very careful.  you cannot make the team with out gear.

13.  Do have fun.  Enjoy the try out experience.  Relax, breathe, smile!                            

13.  Don't try to be someone you're not.  Don't let your nerves hurt your performance.    

Good luck.  I hope every one of you makes the team.  But if by chance you do not make your high school team, keep working on your game and try again next year.  Thanks for reading.

Tony Battilega


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Camp Parks World Series Recognition Event
by posted 12/20/2015

On Saturday, December 12th, Camp Parks Military Base, Colonel Andrew Jones and staff recognized the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth All-Star 13 and 14 year old teams on their World Series achievements.  The TVBR 13 year old All-Star team won the 2015 Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, New York this past August.  In their decisive 20-0 win over Tri-County Babe Ruth from Maine, the TVBR players soundly solidified their winning title.  The TVBR 14 year old All-Star team earned the Runner-Up honor in the 14 YO 2015 Babe Ruth World Series in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  Tri-Valley Babe Ruth’s home field is proudly located at Camp Parks Military Base in Dublin.

The World Series recognition event was a celebration of the hard work and dedication the TVBR players and coaches put in for their very successful World Series runs.  Colonel Smith delivered an inspirational speech, photographs were taken and the players signed a camouflage baseball helmet and baseball to be put on display at Camp Parks.  TVBR sincerely thanks Colonel Jones and staff for the wonderful event they put on for our players, coaches and families.

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Congratulations 2015 All-Stars!!!
by posted 08/31/2015

Tri-Valley Babe Ruth completed a wildly successful All-Star run this summer.


Our 13YO All-Star team won the national title and are now the 2015 Babe Ruth World Series Champions! They are also the Pacific Southwest Regional and the Northern California State Champions.


Our 14YO All-Star team competed in the Babe Ruth World Series championship game for their age division and are now the World Series Runners-Up. They are also the Pacific Southwest Regional and the Northern California State Champions.


Our 15 YO All-Star team competed in the Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regionals championship game for their age division and are now the PSW Regionals Runners-Up.  They are also the Northern California State Champions.


Fantastic job to all of our TVBR 2015 All-Star players and coaches.  Way to go!

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TVBR 14's Pacific Southwest Regional Champions
by posted 08/04/2015

TVBR 14's Pacific Southwest Regional Champions

Dublin, CA - August 4, 2015:  TVBR 14's Pacific Southwest Regional Champions

Powerful hitting and dominant pitching helped propel the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 year-old team to win the championship of the Pacific Southwest Regional Babe Ruth tournament in Riverton, UT, beating a strong team from Hawaii 13-6 and 13-3 in consecutive championship games.  

TVBR won their first game of the tournament 8-2 over the Southern California regional champion Torrance, but then lost a tough game to Hawaii 11-5, putting TVBR into the losers bracket for the second consecutive tournament.  TVBR was able to easily overcome the Vernal, UT team 20-8 with a 10-run offensive explosion in the 4th inning, then were forced into a double-header situation the next day against both Torrance and the Central California champion Selma.  In a tense, high-stress game against Torrance, TVBR managed to prevail 4-3 on a walk-off base hit by Sam Zevanove.  Tri-Valley again went on another offensive explosion, easily defeating Selma 14-3 in the nightcap, forcing a showdown against Hawaii on Saturday, 8/1, in which Tri-Valley had to beat the winners bracket team twice in order to win the championship.  Both strong pitching and an overpowering offense helped Tri-Valley sweep the Hawaiian team to take the championship.  Tri-Valley will now move on to Pine Bluff, AR to compete in the 2015 Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series.

Tri-Valley had great representation of players who were selected to the All-Tournament team, including Joseph Gavello, Josh Giffins, Matt Jew, Nicholas Maestas, Dylan Lawlor, Josh White and Sam Zevanove.  Zevanove was also selected as the tournament MVP, collecting 15 hits, 13 RBI's with a .625 batting average for the tournament.  Additional contributing team members were:  Mason Arnold, Jake Benno, Will Brega, Tyler Coulson, Connor Lawrence, Jeremy Lea and Logan Mendoza. The team was led by Manager, Dave Jew, and Coaches Dave Lawrence and John Giffins.

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14 Former TVBR Players Selected to All-EBAL Team!
by posted 06/13/2014

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


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TVBR Alumn Theofanopolous Picked by Twins
by posted 06/08/2014

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.



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TVBR's Soltis Selected 5th Round
by posted 06/06/2014

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

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2014 All-DFAL Selections Announced!
by posted 06/06/2014

2014 All-DFAL Team Announced

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




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TVBR Alumni
by posted 05/29/2014

Brandon Crawford


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EBAL Baseball Ranked #9 in USA
by posted 05/17/2014

EBAL Named 9th Toughest Baseball League in the United States


119 local high school baseball players currently play or played for Tri-Valley Babe Ruth through their 15 year-old season.  No other program comes close.

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1st Annual TVBR Camp Parks Army Softball BBQ
by posted 05/10/2014

1st Annual TVBR / Army BBQ & Softball Game - May 2014

Thank you to all the Army personnel and families for spending the morning
& lunch with our TVBR players and families.

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119 TVBR Players and Alumni Playing Local High School Baseball
by posted 04/04/2014

Congratulations to ALL of our TVBR players and alumni who are currently playing high school baseball.  We are very proud of our 119 current and past players!

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Cal Poly News: TVBR Alumn Tommy Plushkell
by posted 09/15/2013

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”


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Giants Win 1st TVBR Championship
by posted 06/30/2013

Congratulations to the Giants and Randy Moore for their first league title in
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth’s 24 year-old history!

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TVBR Alumn Mark Appel #1 Pick of MLB Draft
by posted 06/05/2013

June 2013 - MLB Draft

Mark Appel, TVBR 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!

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19 TVBR Players Earn 2013 All-EBAL Honors
by posted 06/04/2013

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.

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TVBR 13s Capture Babe Ruth Southwest Regional Championship!
by posted 08/07/2012

Tri-Valley 13s win Pacific Southwest Regional Championship in Surprise, Arizona!

Next up is Kitsap, WA for the Babe Ruth World Series!

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2011 TVBR 15s Make Babe Ruth History
by posted 08/27/2011

Tri Valley 15 year old All-Stars make history...

TVBR 15s made history today! They beat Tri-Township, PA 3-1 in 8 innings to clinch the 13-15 year old Babe Ruth World Series Championship! They are the only team in TVBR history to appear in the Babe Ruth World Series all three years and the only team in TVBR history to win the Babe Ruth World Series Championship twice. Congratulations to all the players & families, Manager Paul Pluschkell & Coaches Ron Anderson & Mike Piscotty!

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TVBR 13s Capture Babe Ruth World Series
by posted 08/26/2011

Tri Valley 13s Win World Series Championship

TVBR 13s captured the 13 year-old Babe Ruth World Series Championship with a 12-0 mercy rule contest in 5 innings of play tonight! They bring home the fourth Babe Ruth World Series Championship for TVBR since 2004.
Congratulations to all the players & families, Manager Randy Moore and Coaches Chuck Lind & Roger Rocha!

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16 TVBR Alumni Earn 2010 EBAL All-League Honors
by posted 06/10/2010

TVBR Alumni 2010 EBAL All-League Team

16 TVBR alumni earn all league honors! 

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)

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2009 NCAA College World Series
by posted 06/14/2009

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

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