Thanks again for inviting some of the Jesuit boys to Upperclass/Underclass WS. This was a first showcase for most and they enjoyed the experience and learned a ton. It gave them a true look at some of the talent out there.
I told them they must keep working hard.
After two years of BAWSU and one year of BAWS, I wanted to thank you for all of your time and help in putting together such a professional event.
I know Clayton has enjoyed attending the events and getting to know kids outside of his leagues / region. In addition, as a parent, I have enjoyed your continued responsiveness to my inquiries over the years. From a mid-showcase position correction at Cal Poly in 2013, to whether or not he would attend due to a broken wrist in 2014, to questions on primary vs secondary positions in 2015, you have been extremely courteous and approachable. Thank you again, and I hope you have a restful couple of days!
I just wanted to thank you for a fun experience at BAWS this past weekend. With so many talented players, it was really well run. Unlike a lot of showcases or camps where the games don't feel real, all 3 of my games were competitive, which is what I love about baseball. I've never had an 18 pitch at-bat before, so that's at least one thing I'll never forget.
Zach Wong, Miramonte HS, Class of 2016
I wanted to let you know that Camren had a great time attending your event.
Thanks again for an awesome time. His write up for performance was so positive. Camren was stoked…
Deanna (Camren Mena’s mother)
BAWS 2013 Most Outstanding Pitcher Garrett Hill verbally committed to Saint Mary's College. He eventually decided to attend a local JC (which had nothing to do with the SMC program, it was a decision based on finances), but the way he was known by SMC is still very relevant. Hill is a VERY talented pitcher who for some reason (I truly have NO idea why) had been passed over by all other local schools that had seen him. However, after making him known to a coach who knows and trusts me but had not seen him yet, Hill was quickly recruited and committed.
Is it helpful to be a talented player (with good grades) and then to participate at BAWS, which is run by a respected former MLB scout and D1 coach/recruiter (me) who is willing to make you known to the right people (without you even knowing it)? You can decide for yourself...
Dear Blaine, Thank you so much for the chance to pitch at BAWS. I was honored to be there and to be able to win the Most Outstanding Pitcher award. This was my first exposure to college coaches and it really paid off. I committed to St. Marys College today because Coach Valenzuela heard my name from you. Thanks for all that you have done for me, I deeply appreciate it. --- Garrett Hill
Dear Blaine, My husband and I wanted to thank you for the support you have given to Garrett. Pitching at BAWS was such a great experience for Garrett and him winning the pitching award was an extra-special bonus to an incredible experience for our son. Coach Eric Valenzuela told us he spoke with you about Garrett and now Garrett has committed to St. Mary's College with a scholarship. I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are for Garrett and his future pitching for St. Mary's. Thank you again -- Laura Hill