-Program/School Updates--

I will try and keep the baseball and school updates coming on this webpage. As I know, you will know. I will also share my thoughts and experiences as this moves forward, feel free to contact me with any questions.

Coach Casey Burrill

Previous COVID-19 Daily Updates are HERE

Most recent updates are below...


Friday April 3, 2020

I am still struggling to come to grips with no finish to our season. My heart breaks for the seniors. Eight amazing young men who are destined for greatness.

Grading for this week is done. My AP computer science students are amazing. They are continuing their education with minimal problems. The future of our country is in good hands!

Off to spring break I go! I will continue to post each day. Looking forward to "traveling" to Canada. Online of course. I will post pictures.

Spring break should be a return to the National Classic Baseball Tournament to defend our 2019 title! We will have to try and defend the title in 2021. HERE is a link to our National Classic webpage to travel down memory lane and think of what would have been this next week.

Stay safe everyone! I truly miss all of you!


Thursday April 2, 2020

Official, no onsite school for the remainder of the semester. Felt this coming. We will still have school, there will still be grades, and distance learning will be the lasting legacy of this unbelievable school year.

Spring baseball season is officially canceled. I have no words. I am going stir crazy. I miss everyone, I think that is the hardest part. Players, students, coaches, staff, families, coworkers, opponents, media, and even the umpires are sorely missed. June baseball is on. Crossing my fingers and hoping that will be our return to Wildcat Field.

We will have a 2020 banquet. I do not know how or when... I will keep you updated here.

Zoom.com meetings will continue during spring break. Next parent meeting will be Monday night 7pm. I will continue my weekly meetings with the players at lunch (noon)- Seniors Monday, Juniors Tuesday, Sophomores Wednesday, and Freshmen Thursday.

Well, tomorrow faculty meeting, department meeting, and then help students with their work. Then off to spring break. I think I will travel virtually this year. Maybe an online trip to Canada? What will you and your family be doing?

Stay safe everyone! Enjoy your staycation!


Wednesday April 1, 2020

No April's Fool joke today. Still avoiding people.

Zoom meeting with the Sophomores today. They all looked and sounded great. Some new haircuts! Fantastic!

Here is the zoom.com link for the Freshmen tomorrow- https://zoom.us/j/695040028

Announcement from the district about finishing the school year online has to be coming soon. If we do not go back to school this semester, then we will find a new date and location for a "banquet". We can still honor our seniors and celebrate all the time and energy we put into the year.

Stay safe everyone. Hang in there!


Tuesday March 31, 2020

Last day of March. April Fool’s Day is tomorrow. Sure would be nice if someone would just come out and say all this madness was just a big joke.

I will meet with the Sophomores tomorrow on zoom. Here is the link- https://zoom.us/j/684027504

Today I saw Coach Brady Burrill at West Ranch. Saw my sister Mitzi. Each from a distance but it was great to see them both. I miss so many people.

My family sat out on our driveway with our lawn chairs and watched people taking walks and getting their dogs out of the house. Was fun to talk to the neighbors. This pandemic is affecting people in so many ways.

Looks more and more like we will finish the semester away from West Ranch. Waiting for an official announcement from our district. If that happens, a bunch of decisions will need to be made in terms of activities, sports, graduation, etc... As I hear, I will let you all know.

Take care everyone!  And check on your neighbors!

 


Monday March 30, 2020

I will meet with the Juniors Tuesday at noon, here is the zoom link- https://zoom.us/j/134232753

Connected with my students today. All 3 online classes are running smoothly. Web Design 1, Web Design 2, and AP Computer Science all seem to be going well. Students are on top of their work and the communication has been fantastic.

My son Corey is finishing his last semester at USC, and he had his first online midterm this afternoon. A timed test that locked him out of the rest of the computer functions. I assume as our teachers at WR start to give assessments they will use a similar tool.

We are keeping our distance from others. Our little Burrill pack of 4 do everything together. But there are times when we need our space, and everyone has found a room to hide. My children miss their significant others, and I feel for them. But we are staying strong and the 4 of us have made a pact to distance ourselves.

I have taken the time to reach out electronically to old friends. I would never have had the time to do so. It has been amazing to catch-up with so many wonderful people who I do not communicate with anymore. And the only reason I have not had past contact is because I have declared myself too busy. Find someone you miss and reach out to them.  You will be glad you did.

Talked to the WR baseball seniors this afternoon. We discussed the changing college baseball landscape. And sure enough, it changed just a few hours after we chatted. College baseball seniors have the option of returning for another season of baseball. It will be interesting to see what that means for our WRHS baseball seniors. More details and information are coming from the NCAA.  College baseball coaches are looking for more recruiting instructions.

MLB trying to figure out the draft. One rumor is just 15 rounds. If that is the case, then that sends even more young players into the college baseball mix. Suddenly, the college baseball rosters become super competitive.

I am looking forward to the next baseball practice. Hopefully in early May. I say my baseball prayers each night.

Stay inside my friends!


Coach Casey Burrill

Previous COVID-19 Daily Updates are HERE

 

 

3rd League Games vs Canyon

Varsity- The Wildcats came from behind to take the lead in the top of the 7th using a 5 run inning. The comeback was highlighted by a couple of 2 run singles by Trey Topping and Ryan Farr. Topping finished with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Farr ended up with a triple, single, and 3 RBIs. DJ Tsukashima had a RBI single. Blake Schroeder hit a double. Brandon Wyre and Matt Striplin each added a hit. The Wildcat arms shined again. Scott Bauman got the start and went 4 1/3 innings allowing 1 run and leaving the game with the lead. Luke St. Amand picked up the win in relief and Trent Huff earned the save getting the last 2 outs. The Cats will next host Canyon Thursday at 2pm.

Box Score - Hudl Video - Pictures - The Signal Article

 

JV- Rained out. Game scheduled for 2pm Thursday at Canyon.

 

Frosh- The Frosh game was rained out. Game rescheduled for Thursday 2pm at sierra Vista JrHS.

 

 

Saturday March 7 Games- 2nd League Games

 

Varsity- The Wildcats lost 0-4 on Saturday to Thousand Oaks. The non-league spring game was played at College of the Canyons. The Wildcat arms did their job again keeping West Ranch in the game. James Hepp got the start and went 4 innings allowing just 1 run while striking out 3. Trent Huff pitched the next 3 innings allowing just 1 earned run. At the plate, Jake Callahan had a pair of hits. Nicholas Perez hit a double. Adding hits were Ryan Farr and Blake Schroeder.

Box Score - Hudl Video - Pictures - Broadcast

 

JV- JV traveled out to Thousand Oaks on Monday night and left with a hard fought 4-4 tie. Brendan Deems got the start and went 3 2/3 innings. Shane Overholser tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. At the plate, Sean Sadaqatnal had a double and 2 RBIs. Ty Deperno also hit a double. Jake Schwartz added a hit.

Box Score

 

Frosh- The Frosh beat Chaminade 3-2 in another thrilling game. Bret Potter got the start and went 4 innings keeping the Cats in the game. He allowed 2 runs while striking out 4. Joe Specht picked up the win throwing 3 scoreless innings while striking out 3. At the plate, Specht had the big 7th inning 2 RBI single to push the Wildcats in front. Kristian Trujillo had 2 hits. Adding hits were Potter, Jack Stewart, Andrew Grrenberg, and Maverick Diaz.

Box Score

 

 

Foothill League Play- Game 2 vs Saugus

Photo by Kevin Karzin

Varsity- The Wildcats took another game from Saugus this week with a 9-2 win on the road. The Wildcat arms were once again untouchable. Ryan Lang, Luke St. Amand, and RJ Gordon combined to allow just 3 hits, 0 earned runs, while striking out 4. St. Amand earned the win in relief. At the plate, the Cats knocked out 12 hits. Nicholas Perez had a bases clearing double, 2 singles, and a 4th RBI. Gordon had 3 hits and a RBI. Blake Schroeder had 2 hits. Trey Topping had a double and a RBI. Brandon Wyre and Jake Callahan each had a hit anad a RBI. Matt Striplin had a hit and Ryan Farr added a RBI.

Box Score - Hudl Video - Pictures - Broadcast - The Signal Article - SCV News Article

 

JV- The JV steam beat visiting Saugus 7-4 on Friday night. Caden Deck got the start and threw 4 innings for the win. Matt Lloyd picked up the save tossing the last 3 innings. At the plate, Sean Sadaqatmal had a double and a single. Eric Muneton had 2 hits and a RBI. Ty Deperno and Jake Schwartz each had a single and 2 RBIs. Joseph Jizmajian hit a triple. Isaac Martinez and Josef Brosche each added a hit for the Cats. Adam Ilan chipped in with a RBI.

Box Score

 

Frosh- The Frosh beat Saugus 5-4 in walk-off fashion under the lights at the Colt Field. Ryan Shalkevich had the 2 RBI hit to win the game in the bottom of the 7th. Shalkevich finished with 3 hits on the night. Bret Potter had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Adding hits were Kristian Trujillo, Gavin Langston, and Shane Buchbinder. On the mound, Harish Balachandran got the start and went 4+ innings keeping the Cats in the game. Langston finished the game picking up the win. He allowed 0 earned runs while striking out 5 in 2 2/3 innings of work.

Box Score

 

 

Foothill League Play- Game 1 vs Saugus

Varsity- The Wildcats opened up league play with a 7-1 win over visiting Saugus. The Cats received a great pitching performance from Scott Bauman. The junior right hander went 6 innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 run. He struck out 9 Centurions. James Hepp struck out the side in the 7th to preserve the win. At the plate, DJ Tsukashima had a double, single, and 3 runs scored. Blake Schroeder had a big 2 RBI single. Nicholas Perez and Matt Striplin each had a RBI and single. Adding hits were RJ Gordon and Jake Callahan. Ryan Farr chipped in with a RBI. The Cats travel to Saugus on Friday for a 3pm start.

Box Score - Hudl Video - Pictures - Broadcast - The Signal Article - SCV News Article

 

JV- The JV squad lost 4-6 on Thursday at Saugus. West Ranch scored all 4 runs in the 7th inning to close the gap, but the rally fell short. Ty DePerno and Sean Sadaqatmal each had 2 hits. Shane Overholser had a hit and 2 RBIs. Josef Brosche had a hit and a RBI. On the mound, Jake Schwartz battled for 5 innings. Brandon Camacho threw a scoreless 6th inning.

Box Score

 

Frosh- The Frosh dropped their first league game of the season 4-9 on Tuesday night. The Cats got solid pitching from starter Andrew Greenberg who went 4 innings allowing just 2 hits, 1 earned run, while striking out 6 Centurions. Ryan Shalkevich and Bret Potter finished out the game on the mound. On offense, Potter was 4 for 4 with a RBI. Greenberg had a hit and a RBI. Adding hits were Shalkevich, Joe Specht, Aiden Lindquist, Maverick Diaz, and Tyler Lujan. Gavin Langston chipped in with a RBI.

Box Score

 

 

Varsity Loara Tourney Game 5- Saturday Feb 29

The Wildcats finished up the Loara Tournament with a 2-4 loss to Ocean View. The Cats once again got several great pitching performances. Ryan Lang got the start and went 2 innings allowing 1 run while striking out 2. Luke St. Amand, Trent Huff, RJ Gordon, and Matt Striplin combined to allow no earned runs while striking out 5. At the plate, Gordon had a triple, double, and a RBI. Ryan Farr hit a single and Brandon Wyre chipped in with a RBI. West Ranch will host Saugus Wednesday at 3pm to open up Foothill League play.

Box Score - Hudl

 

 

Freshmen vs Castaic- 2/28/20

West Ranch freshmen beat Castaic 7-0 in the first ever spring match-up between the 2 schools. Matt Lloyd got the start and the win throwing the first 4 innings. Ty DePerno earned the save closing out the game. Lloyd and DePerno combined to allow just 2 hits and received error free defense behind them. At the plate, Lloyd had a 2 RBI triple and 2 singles. Maverick Diaz had a double and a single. Andrew Greeenberg hit a 2 RBI double. DePerno and Bret Potter each had a hit and a RBI. Ryan Shalkevich and Josef Brosche each added singles. Shane Buchbinder chipped in with a RBI.

Box Score

 

 

Varsity Loara Tourney Game 4- Thursday Feb 27

The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season with a 11-0 shutout of El Modena. The West Ranch bats came alive at Boysen Park in Anaheim. Nicholas Perez had 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Brandon Wyre had a double, single, and 3 RBIs. Trey Topping had a double, single, and 2 RBIs. Logan Mandel had a double, single, and a RBI. RJ Gordon hit a RBI triple. Ryan Farr added a hit and DJ Tsukashima chipped in with a RBI. On the bump, Scott Bauman turned in another gem to get the win. He tossed 6 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, while striking out 3. James Hepp threw a scoreless 7th inning. The Cats will next play Ocean View on Saturday at Brookhurst Park. 1st pitch is set for 11am.

Box Score - Broadcast - Hudl - Pictures

 

 

The Decade in Review- 1st Ever Decade of WR Baseball

Thanks to all the players, families, coaches, faculty, and community for unrivaled hard work and support. Special thanks to all involved in the program for the 4 years before this decade. You set the bar high and started an amazing tradition. Looking forward to decade #2!!!

  • CIF SS Division 1- All 10 Years
  • Overall Record- 185-95-2 (.656)
  • League Record- 103-47 (.687)
  • Foothill League Titles- 3
  • 2nd Place Foothill League- 4
  • D1 Playoff Appearances- 9
  • D1 Semi Final Playoff Appearances- 2
  • Santa Ana Elks Champions- 1
  • Easton So Cal Showdown Champions- 1
  • National Classic Champions- 1
  • Contests on D1 College Fields- 16
  • CIF SS Upper Division Team GPA Top Ten- 2
  • All Foothill League Selections- 66
  • All CIF SS D1 Selections- 9
  • College Alumni All Levels- 53
  • Alumni MLB Drafted- 7
  • Community Service Projects- 16

Colleges and Universities our alumni have attended- Arizona, Arizona State, Belmont, Biola, Boston College, Boise State, BYU, Cal Lutheran, CSUN, CS Fullerton, CS Long Beach, CSLA, CS Pomona, Chapman, Concordia, East Tennessee State, Fresno State, Laverne, Loyola, LSU, Marymount, Marshall, Master's, Michigan State, Milligan, Navy, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Occidental College, Ohio State, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Diego Christian, San Jose State, Sonoma, State, Southern Mississippi, St. Katherine, Temple, Texas, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, U Mass Amhurst, UNLV, USC, UCSD, West Point, Willamette, and many more...

Each Year 4 Memorial Scholasrhips are Awarded to our Seniors.

Alumni, are we missing anything?

And best of all, they are Wildcats forever!

 

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