BLUE WAVE-SENATORS 18U CONNIE MACK

2 GREAT PROGRAMS HAVE COMBINED WITH 1 AWESOME COACH

TO GO AFTER 18U CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES TITLE

 

Blue Wave Athletics and the California Senators are combining efforts this summer to take a run at the prestigious AABC 18U Connie Mack World Series title.

Blue Wave-Senators 18U Connie Mack team is for 2019 graduating high school seniors that want to play in the top league and events in Southern California this summer before they head off to their first year of college ball.

Blue Wave-Senators is skippered by Rich Pohle, one of Southern California’s top baseball coaches/trainers and will be focused on going to the AABC 18U Connie Mack World Series.

The team has an automatic berth to the Connie Mack Regional that will be held in Orange County in July. Winner of the regional goes to Farmington, New Mexico, starting July 25 to go after one of the most coveted amateur titles in the nation.

First off, the team will play 13 league games (two games a week) in the top USA Premier Baseball 18U AABC Connie Mack wood bat league at various Orange County high school and college fields, including the new OC Great Park Sports Complex.

Besides league and playoff games, Blue Wave-Senators will play in the following two events leading up to the AAA Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico in August.

  • June 28-July 4 USA Premier Firecracker Classic is the top competitive tournament of the summer in SoCal with more than 200 teams from throughout the nation attending each year. Plenty of scouts and recruiters for semi-final and championship games. All games played on top high school and college fields.
  • July 18-20 AABC Connie Mack Regional is for teams that have advanced through local and state playoffs to compete for berths in the Connie Mack World Series Starting July 25 in Farmington, New Mexico. Blue Wave has an automatic berth in the Regional this year due to winning the 2018 USA Premier Christmas Classic tournament last December. Winner advances with paid berth and $10,000 in team travel funds to the World Series.

TOP SOCAL COACH FOR CONNIE MACK RUN

Blue Wave-Senators 18U is coached by Rich Pohle, one of the leading private baseball trainers and coaches in Southern California, as well as a scout for the Seattle Mariners.

Besides helping coach the local Mariners scout team, he is currently the assistant varsity coach for Brea Olinda High School, and trains athletes full-time in hitting, fielding, strength and conditioning.

He is founder and head of Player Development for the California Senators, as well as a former Blue Wave head coach for many years, his Blue Wave 18U teams won the Under Armour Southwest Championships in 2011, finished 2nd in 2012, and won again in 2013.

Since then, Coach Pohle’s California Senators have won the Cory Lidle Memorial Tournament twice.

Pohle played several years for the Phillies and Seattle Mariners minor league teams, as well as the Orange County Flyers in the Golden Baseball League, where he was team MVP and a league All-Star.

He started his baseball career at Buena Park High School, where he was first team All-Conference and an All-Star. Coach Pohle then played at Cypress College and at Fullerton College before going pro.

Over the years, hundreds of his students have gone on to play college baseball, with dozens playing professional baseball as well.

“Rich Pohle is a coach you want to play for, he makes everyone better that does,” Blue Wave GM Steve Kruse noted.

PLAYER COSTS

Price is $895 for position players and $195 for a “Pitcher Only.” Player Fee includes all tournaments, games and practice sessions in May, June and July. Expect to play 21+ games.

Payments of $450 can be made at signup to secure your team spot with the balance of $450 due by June 15, 2019.

Players must register online HERE in order to tryout, practice, or play with any Blue Wave team or participate in any Blue Wave Athletics event. There is no cost to register.

PAY FEES HERE

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GENERAL SCHEDULE

  • WED MAY 29 OPTIONAL PRACTICE @ 5:30 @ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY, 55 FAIR DRIVE, COSTA MESA
  • JUN 3-JULY 28 USA PREMIER 18U CONNIE MACK LEAGUE GAMES
  • JUN 28-JULY 4 USA PREMIER FIRECRACKER CLASSIC
  • JULY 18-22 AABC 18U CONNIE MACK WESTERN REGIONAL
  • PRACTICE AND GAME SCHEDULES TO BE PUBLISHED WHEN CONFIRMED

LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE

  • SUN JUNE 2 @ 9:00 AM vs DESERT PROSPECTS @ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
  • WED JUNE 5 @ 7:30 PM vs LONG BEACH UNDEFEATED @ OC GREAT PARK FIELD 6
  • WED JUNE 12 @ 4:30 PM vs CAGE RATES @ OC GREAT PARK FIELD 5
  • SAT JUNE 15 @ 10:00 AM vs FULLERTON STINGERS @ FULLERTON COLLEGE
  • TUE JUNE 18 @ 5:00 PM vs SOCAL RENEGADES @ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
  • SUN JUNE 23 @ 3:00 PM vs DESERT PROSPECTS@ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
  • SAT JULY 13 @ 12:00 PM vs CAGE RATS @ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
  • THU JULY 18 @ 5:00 PM vs  CAGE RATES @ IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
  • WED JULY 24 @ 7:30 PM vs WET BASEBALL @ OC GREAT PARK FIELD 5
  • SAT JULY 27 @ 9:00 AM vs TBD @ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
  • WED JULY 31 @ 5:00 PM vs. TBD @ GREAT PARK FIELD 7

Blue Wave 18U-Senators plays in the USA Premier 18U Connie Mack league against top Southern California teams. In general, we play two 9-inning wood bat games each week, total 13 league games.