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TVBR In The News


High school baseball: Early-season outlook, rankings.

TVBR is very well represented in the EBAL!


TVBR All-Star Teams Make History in 2018

East Bay teams make Babe Ruth baseball history - The Mercury News


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