In our 8th year of the NorCal Jamboree this year was moved from its traditional spot in September, and due to the restructured NCAA calendar that went into effect on August 1st. Held on the last recruiting day for Division 1 schools until the middle of October, our players made the most of it.
Playing in front of schools from the Pac 12, the WAC, the WCC, the Big West, and the GNAC, we had a number of players put together solid performances. 2018s Jessica Nunes and Cali Wyand both had good days, these gifted infielders are legit talents for the next level. 2019 Catcher Iselia Pestana showcased her very solid defensive skill set. 2020s Alyssa Micone and Venessa Nguyen were both solid defensively and very good offensively. 2020 Pitcher Kayla Simonetti also must be noted and was superb in the live pitching segment. Pitching to nine hitters, Kayla struck out 3 and didn’t allow a hit. Her ability to pound the strike zone with a solid array of pitches, including a nice rise she can throw for a strike, allows her to be very effective.
The younger kids were very good as a group defensively. Offensively, Jocellia Roberts, Hailey Morgan-Voyce, Brooklyn Pettis, and Angelina Fuentes all showed very mature skill sets. All four have a chance to be excellent hitters at the next level if they continue to work on their games. Two young athletes – Jenna Birch and Brooklyn Thompson displayed versatile games that allow them to pitch, hit and play defense. Who knows what either of them will turn out to be in the end, but right now they are good athletes who can play. And finally I would be remiss in not mentioning two smaller players with big hearts and very good games – Rylie Crane and Madison Dingman. Rylie and Madison have been taught some good fundamental skills that will allow them to continue to experience success as they move up the recruiting ladder.
One of our favorite people in the game will be bowing out this Fall. Arnaiz Park manager, John Furhman, will be stepping away from his duties. John has been a good friend for many years, and we will miss working with him and seeing him on a semi-regular basis. We want to wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavors.
This information will be posted by Friday, Aug. 18th