Webb School of California Baseball looks to be in prime position of reaching the CIF-SS Division Six playoffs. The 2017 Gauls return six of nine starters from the 2016 team that went 13-9, finished in third in the San Joaquin League, and was eliminated in the first round of CIF.
Like all teams in the CIF-SS, WSC must operate under the new standards for resting pitchers based on pitch counts. Passed in January, the new rules require any pitcher to have a day’s rest after throwing 31-50 pitches in a start, two days’ rest after throwing 51-75 pitches in a day, and three days’ rest for more than 76 pitches. However, Coach Stodgel has already been giving his pitchers a days’ rest after 30 pitches, and says the team’s overall goal is to take the season “one game at a time.” He says every player on the team will play a role.
A pair of four-year varsity starters will lead Webb: infielder Adrian Alvarez ‘17 and inflielder/RHP Spencer Stewart ’17. Fellow four-year varsity player Wyatt Albert ’17 will split time between the pitcher’s mound and the outfield, while junior Blake Pedersen, sophomore Eric Evans, and freshman Ryan Bridges will all have time on the mound as well. Stodgel also points to outfielder J.J. Cunningham ’19, infielder Eddie Moreira ’19, and catcher Alex Cardenas ’20 as being key players.
The San Joaquin League once again looks to be loaded in 2017, with eight-time defending league champions Capistrano Valley Christian already having players committed to schools like UCLA, BYU, and UC-Irvine. Stodgel also says Saddleback Valley Christian and Southlands Christian will be well-coached teams, while newcomer Avalon will bring a fresh challenge to the league.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.