News and Announcements

The HOOTS lucky number is 7, as they are currently 3 - 0 at the Perfect Game 18-U National Wood Bat Championships.  Pool play continues through Friday with the HOOTS scheduled to play the Boomtown Prospects tonight at 4:00pm PDT and the Richmond Braves National Red Team at 11am PDT tomorrow.  Click on the headline to be taken to the Perfect Game tournament website. 

7/10/06 HOOTS 7 East Cobb 2
7/11/06 HOOTS 7 Texas Hurricanes 1
7/12/06 HOOTS 7 New York Knights  0

Congratulations to the following HOOTS players who have been selected to the 2006 Bay Area All Metro Team by the SF Chronicle:
Randy Wells Clayton Valley-Second Base
Dylan Tonneson California-Catcher
Tyler Rogers California-Pitcher
Brett Jackson Miramontes-Shortstop
Adam Greenberg Dublin-Outfield

Also congratulations to Austin Hall, named to the EBAL All-League 1st team, infield

Congratulations to former HOOTS catcher, Matt Canepa, selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 15th round of the Major League Draft. He was the 449th pick overall and joins the ranks of many HOOTS players asked to play at the professional level. At Cal Poly, Canepa played in 53 games with 48 starts (44 as catcher and four as designated hitter), finishing as Cal Poly's second-best hitter with a .326 average. He had five hits in a game against Cal State Northridge on April 14, Cal Poly's first five-hit game since 2003, and was third on the team in RBIs with 35. Canepa produced nine- and seven-game hitting streaks and finished with 15 multiple-hit games. A transfer from College of San Mateo, Canepa threw out 17 of 44 would-be base stealers this season.
On draft day, the Oakland Tribune features our own HOOTS alumnus, Nate Schierholtz as he remembers his draft day a year ago! Click on headline to read the whol article.