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Oct. 13, 2017
Baseball Team, Playa Vista Orioles Partner for Youth Clinic on Oct. 21

The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cougar Field.

Open to only 50 participants, this high energy event will feature a variety of current professional and collegiate level players from the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding region who played for the Playa Vista Orioles as youths.

Scheduled to serve as clinic instructors at the event are:
  • Pat Valaika — Colorado Rockies / UCLA / Hart High School
  • Trevor Brown — San Francisco Giants / UCLA / Hart High School
  • Alex Mejia — St. Louis Cardinals / University of Arizona / El Camino Real High School
  • Nick Valaika — Pittsburgh Pirates / UCLA / Hart High School
  • Cory Jones — Baltimore Orioles / College of the Canyons / Simi Valley High School
  • Jared Oliva — Pittsburg Pirates / University of Arizona / Valencia High School
  • Shane Zeile — Detroit Tigers / UCLA / Valencia High
  • Brian Mundell — Colorado Rockies/ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo / Valencia High School
  • Luke Persico — Oakland Athletics / UCLA / Great Oak High School
  • Brennan Bernandino — Cincinnati Reds/ CSU Dominguez Hills / Valencia High School
  • Luke Soroko — University of Arizona / Valencia High School
  • Alex McKenna — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo / Alemany High School
With only a limited number of clinic spots available, participants are required to pre-register in advance at the Playa Vista Orioles website.

The Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization has provided youth baseball instruction for more than 16 years. During that time more than 8,000 players that have participated in the program have gone on to play baseball as collegiate student-athletes. Additionally, more than 200 former players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations.

Cougar Field is located on the northern side of the COC Valencia campus, accessible via Stadium Way adjacent to Cougar Stadium.

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