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Burbank Civitan Day Jamboree a Celebratory Success

Civitan Day began with the traditional parade of teams (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Civitan Day began with the traditional parade of teams (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

The Burbank Civitan Day Hap Minor Baseball Jamboree was held last Saturday at George Izay Park. A total of 37 teams and 327 participants competed in various events. All the results are listed below.

Ricky Perez of the Grimaldo Pirates receives his award (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Ricky Perez of the Grimaldo Pirates receives his award (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Special recognition goes out to Ricky Perez of the Grimaldo Pirates who was honored as the recipient of the Jackie Arrington Memorial Award. This award is named after a young man who played in the Little Majors division over 30 years ago.

Unfortunately, Jackie’s life was cut short by a terminal illness. The memorial award was started to keep alive Jackie’s memory and the spirit he showed for the game of baseball.

The following 5/6 grade baseball players were also candidates to receive the award based on good sportsmanship, solid baseball ability and a true love and enjoyment of the game of baseball as Jackie did:

Joey Clark (Grimaldo Pirates), Ricky Perez (Grimaldo Pirates), Dylan Ryan (Ryan Dodgers), Sam Hawksworth (Ryan Dodgers), Adan Perez (S.F.X. Indians), Leo Montes (S.F.X. Indians), Azucena Villalta (Sandoval Dodgers Elite) and Daniel Sandoval (Sandoval Dodgers Elite).

Dave Frost

Dave Frost

A warm thank you to guess speaker Dave Frost who gave an inspirational talk. Frost pitched for the California Angels from 1978 to 1981. In 1979, his first full season with the club, he won 16 games and helped lead the Angels to their first division championship.

At the conclusion of the season he was chosen as the team’s most valuable pitcher by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Upon retirement from baseball, Frost worked as a floor trader at the commodities exchange in Chicago. Frost has also presented seminars and training to businesses on a wide range of topics such as motivation, team building, attitude, and stress management. He has been a columnist for the Orange County Register in which he wrote a weekly feature on “sports and family issues.”

Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy addresses the crowd (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy addresses the crowd (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

He has also been a frequent guest on radio talk shows discussing subjects such as life transitions, family sports issues, and athletes in crisis. Currently he is the Director of Educational Programs for Catholic Charities of Orange County.

Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy also spoke to the players and parents in attendance.

2013 CIVITAN DAY EVENTS- WINNER LIST

T-BALL

Baserunning:

 1. Lucas Fico

2. Joey Dimarco

 3. Anthony Morse 

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Jadon Holguin

 2. Harrison Siegal

 3. Dario Vargas

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Jassiel Romano

 2. Cooper Savage

 3. Joey Dimaro

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Jassiel Romero

 2. Louis Torres

 3. Beckett Sandaas 

 

COACH PITCH

Baserunning:

 1. Michael Fraser

 2. Vance Hyatt

 3. Joey Earl

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Blake Lau

 2. Brody Beebe

 3. Dante Stennis

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Clint Geryak

 2. Mathew Biser

 3. Zakk Estrada

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Garnet Rez

 2. Davin Anderson

 3. Conner Carver

 

3 / 4  LITTLE EASTERN

Baserunning:

 1. Micah Homayounian

 2. Bryce Kennedy

 3. Andrew Marquez

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Frankie Malagon

 2. Thomas Anderson

 3. Justin Gutierrez

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Thomas Anderson

 2. Nick Franco

 3. Lien Ceballos

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Frankie Cervantes

 2. Andrew Marquez

 3. Joshua Lovato

 

3 /4 LITTLE WESTERN

Baserunning:

 1. Sal Disa

2. Rocco Morse

 3. Gabriel Vilosis

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Ian Graves

 2. Trevor Malden

 3. Jason Bisordi

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Choy Jimenez

 2. Elmer Reyes

 3. Isaac Strouas 

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Isaac Strous

 2. Bryan D’Andrea

 3. Gabriel Vildsis 

 

5 / 6 LITTLE NATIONAL

Baserunning:

 1. Ian Miller

 2. Quinton White

 3. Aidan Bailey

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Ian Miller

 2. Charles Graves

 3. Keon Tran

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Matthew Covarrubias 

 2. Gabino Reyes

 3. Will Jurman

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Brandon Mendez

 2. Gabino Reyes

 3. Alonzo Johnson

 

5 / 6 LITTLE AMERICAN

Baserunning:

 1. Anthony Blake

 2. Nathan Mai

 3. Josue Merchan

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Toby Ho

 2. Matthew Mai

 3. Lorenzo Jemison

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Chris Wilke

 2. Nathan Mai 

 3. Vincent Martinez

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Connor McDonald

 2. Dylan Ryan

 3. Jerzy Maginnis

5/6 LITTLE MAJOR

Baserunning:

 1. Alvin Hayes

2. Ely Lopez

 3. Chase Marcy

 

Throw for Accuracy:

 1. Leo Montes

 2. Eddie Minjares

 3. Chase Marcy

 

Throw for Distance:

 1. Dylan Childs

 2. Xavier Randall

 3. Mile D’Ahostin

 

Hit for Distance:

 1. Pablo Machado

 2. Manny Gutierrez

 3. Allen Sandoval

Hap Minor Baseball Home Run Derby a Smash Hit for All Players

(Left to Right) Justin Palafox, Nathan Palafox and David Phillips with Coach Jose Sandoval. All players are from the Sandoval Dodgers Elite (Photo courtesy of Jason Dyer)

(Left to Right) Justin Palafox, Nathan Palafox and David Phillips with Coach Jose Sandoval. All players are from the Sandoval Dodgers Elite (Photo courtesy of Jason Dyer)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

As part of the Burbank Civitan Day Hap Minor Baseball Jamboree, the City of Burbank Park and Recreation Department hosted the first-ever “Hap Minor Baseball Home Run Derby.” The special event was held at Schafer Ballfield last Friday night and was offered only for the 7th – 9th grade baseball divisions.

Fences were set at 235 down the line and 250 to center field. A total of 62 players participated during the three round contest. Justin Palafox of the Sandoval Dodgers Elite won the Home Run Derby with 22 home runs.

Round One Rules:

1. Players will receive 10 pitches. No practice swings.

2. Every pitch will result either in an out or a home run.

3. The top 8 players with the highest home run count will move on to round two. There could be more than 8 players advancing depending on ties. If the 8th player is tied with other players, they will move on as well.

Players advancing after round one: Carter Kessinger (Blue Jays), Andrew Gold (Padres), Jerry Solano (Padres), Mark Montano (Padres), Owen Ruiz (Padres), Dru Tilton-Sheldon (Redman Pirates), David Phillips (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), Dominic Dominguez (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), Justin Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), Nathan Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), Joel Micioni (Sandoval Dodgers Prospects)

Round Two Rules:

1. Home run count will reset and all participates will start back at zero.

2. Players will receive another 10 pitches. No practice swings.

3. Every pitch will result either in an out or a home run.

4. The top 3 players with the highest home run count will move on to round three. If there is a tie for advancing the tie breaker will be a combination of home runs hit in the first and second round. If the players are still tied they will hit 5 additional pitches each. This will continue until we have a final three.

Players advancing after round two: Nathan Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), David Phillips (Sandoval Dodgers Elite), and Justin Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite)

Round Three Rules:

1. Home run count will reset and all participates will start back at zero.

2. Each player will get 10 outs in the third round. Home runs are not outs.

3. Every pitch will result either in an out or a home run. Unsuccessful home runs will be an out.

4. The player with the most home runs in round three will be considered the home run derby champion. First and second place ties will be determined by another 5 pitches. Second and third place ties will be determined by total home runs hit during all three rounds.

 

(Left to Right) Justin Palafox, Nathan Palafox and David Phillips (Photo courtesy of Jason Dyer)

(Left to Right) Justin Palafox, Nathan Palafox and David Phillips (Photo courtesy of Jason Dyer)

FINAL RESULTS:

1st Place – Justin Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite) with 22 home runs

2nd Place – David Phillips (Sandoval Dodgers Elite) with 15 home runs

3rd Place – Nathan Palafox (Sandoval Dodgers Elite) with 7 home runs