The Major League Baseball Draft included players with Inland Area ties. Inland_Sports will keep a running tab on players from the IE that are selected in the MLB Draft:
P – Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta/UC Riverside) 5th Round to the Miami Marlins
3B – Zach Kirtley (Redlands East Valley/St. Mary’s) 5th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals
OF- Mark Contreras (Canyon Springs/UC Riverside) 9th Round to the Minnesota Twins
P- Garett King (Cal Baptist) 11th Round to the Detroit Tigers
INF – Nate Webb (King) 26th Round to the Oakland A’s
P – Tristan Beck (Corona/Stanford) 29th Round to the New York Yankees
P- Alex Fagalde (UC Riverside) 30th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals
P- Cole Percival (Riverside Poly) 31st Round to the Arizona Diamondbacks
OF – Dean Miller (Ramona/Riverside City College) 37th Round to the Atlanta Braves
3B – Tyler Hardman (Temescal Canyon) 37th Round to the Colorado Rockies
UC Riverside played its home finale against the University of Oregon as Zack Noll (Great Oak HS) guided the Ducks to a 10-6 victory.
Noll tossed five, no-hit innings with seven strikeouts to pick up the victory and improved his record to 2-2.
UCR (21-30, 7-14) will wrap-up the season with a Big West Conference series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Cal State Bakersfield pushed across 9 runs in the 5th inning to surge past UC Riverside 15-9. Check out some of the highlights from the Runners vs. Highlanders on the Inland_Sports Show Channel on YouTube:
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.
Geoff Gorham subs in for Pep Fernandez and talks high school hoops with Jurupa Valley coach Mark Gard and La Sierra coach Justin Norman.
Pep will have a LIVE report from the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame Wall of Distinction Ceremony that includes Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, Rays pitcher Matt Andriese, and gold medal swimmer Tyler Clary. Gorham is also joined by UC Riverside basketball broadcaster John Ramey.
The UC Riverside men’s soccer team remained unbeaten in Big West Conference play with a 3-0 win vs. visiting UC Irvine. The Highlanders move to 4-0-1 to lead the Big West South Division and match last year’s win total in conference play.
Romario Lomeli, Stephen Copley, and Philipp Dominique tallied goals in the victory.
Check out the next episode of Sports Weekly on IEMG-TV for interviews with Jacob Arrieta and Dominique!