Jan. 8, 2010
Media Days Website
CALIFORNIA-- Two dozen teams make up the Division-I college baseball landscape, bolstering Hall of Fame players, Cy Young Award winners and collegiate national championships.
For the first time in state history, teams from around the state will be a part in the Easton California College Baseball Media Day, January 22 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney and January 26 at Stanford University. Each day of the event-series will begin at 9 a.m.
Coaches from the Southern California region, from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will take part in the media event in Anaheim on January 22, where coaches will be available for breakout sessions and the second annual Coaches Cookoff.
In Northern California, teams from the Bay Area as well as the Sacramento area and Fresno will hold a live webcast of the three-hour event at the Kissick Auditorium of the Arrillaga Sports Center on the Stanford campus on January 26.
“This is a great event to showcase all that the Golden State has to offer in regards to college baseball,” said Kyle Horn, Easton's Vice President of Marketing. “I am happy that Easton can play a big part in this event, and further our commitment to the collegiate game.”
Each coach from the Easton California College Baseball Media Day will also tape an extended segment with collegebaseballtoday.com's Eric Sorenson, which will be posted here following the event.
Teams from around the Golden State have combined to win 29 national titles and played in over 50 College World Series. Over 80 former players played in the Major Leagues this past year and five former players have earned the ultimate honor, earning a spot in the Hall of Fame-- Jackie Robinson (UCLA), Ozzie Smith (Cal Poly), Tony Gwynn (San Diego State), Harry Hopper (Saint Mary's) and Tom Seaver (USC).
Media can RSVP to Niall Adler at email@example.com by January 15.
Major League Players from California Schools
Cal Poly (10) Ozzie Smith*, Mike Krukow;
CS Fullerton (44) Mark Kotsay, Phil Nevin, Tim Wallach;
CS Northridge (12) Adam Kennedy;
Fresno State (38) Dan Gladden, Bobby Jones, Jeff Weaver;
Long Beach State (31) Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria, Jered Weaver; Bobby Crosby
Loyola Marymount (20) Chris Donnels;
Pepperdine (27) Mike Scott, Chad Krueter, Mike Fetters;
Saint Mary's College (62) Harry Hooper*;
San Diego State (34) Tony Gwynn*, Mark Grace;
San Jose State (18) Ken Caminiti, Mark Langston
Santa Clara University (56) Mike McFarlane, Randy Winn;
Sacramento State (10)
Stanford University (83) Bob Boone, Jack McDowell, Mike Mussina, Ed Sprague;
University of California (50) Jeff Kent, Darren Lewis;
UC Davis (1)
UC Irvine (4) Brady Anderson;
UCLA (63) Jackie Robinson*, Troy Glauss, Eric Karros;
UC Riverside (10) Troy Perceival;
University of the Pacific (9)
UC Santa Barbara (18) Chris Spier, Barry Zito;
University of San Diego (7)
University of San Francisco (19)
USC (100) Mark McGwire, Tom Seaver*, Randy Johnson, Barry Zito;
*-- Hall of Fame
About Easton Sports
Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey and cycling equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts. Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the No. 1 bat in the College World Series®, Women’s College World Series®, Little League World Series®, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the No. 1 stick and No. 1 glove in the National Hockey League. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs over 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Asia. For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com. Prior to the combination with Riddell Bell, Easton Sports was a subsidiary of Jas. D. Easton Inc. Other subsidiary companies of Jas. D. Easton, including Easton Technical Products and Hoyt, both based in Utah, are not impacted by this combination.