BASEBALL: Dylan Cavender added to UC Riverside Baseball Team

Check out some of the pictures from the press conference at UC Riverside to introduce Dylan Cavender to the baseball team. The Highlanders “adopted” Cavender as part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

According to a release from UCR: The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers, and to raise awareness through their “Adopt-A-Child,” “Safe on the Sidelines,” and “Guardian Angel” programs. They do this by pairing the afflicted child and their siblings with local high school and college sports teams, campus clubs, and arts programs in their community.

Cavender will share a locker with #8 Ian Nowak inside the UCR clubhouse.

Assistant coach Bryson LeBlanc was instrumental in helping connect the Highlanders baseball team with Cavender and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

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UCR head coach Troy Percival (left) and assistant Bryson LeBlanc with Dylan Cavender

 

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Cavender tries on some of his Highlanders baseball gear.

 

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Cavender poses for pictures at his locker inside the UCR clubhouse.

 

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UCR infielder Ian Nowak and Cavender head inside the Plex.

 

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Cavender stretching for a big day of practice with the UCR baseball team.

 

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Cavender playing catch with UCR pitcher Ryan Lillie on the mound.
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The Inland_Sports Headlinder … LIVE from Pep’s House (2-18-16)

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Pep Fernandez brings you the Inland_Sports Headliner, highlighting the Biggest Games & Biggest Names in Inland area sports this week. We take a look at the CIF Southern Section basketball playoffs including Corona vs. Cajon highlights and a Shout Out to the Patriot High school girls team. Plus, a look at the CIF-SS soccer playoffs with video of the Rancho Verde boys.

The Inland_Sports Show will be LIVE  on Saturday at 11am from The Plex as UC Riverside opens the season with a four-game series vs. Kansas State.

BASEBALL: UC Riverside Closer Ryan Lillie

Head Coach Troy Percival is set to embark on his second season at the helm of the Highlanders program. The catcher-turned-closer will give the ball to Ryan Lillie (and his mop) to close the door on opponents this season. UCR opened the season with the Alumni Game at The Plex which included Major Leaguers Joe Kelly (Boston Red Sox) and Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay Rays).

Check out Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta HS): 

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