Q&A with Saints Alum and Dodgers Beat Reporter Blake Harris

By Hannah Yoshinaga, Saints Reporter Saints alum Blake Harris is in the middle of the action at the 2020 World Series, covering the Los Angeles Dodgers as a beat reporter for True Blue LA, the Dodgers’ SB Nation affiliate. After interning with the Saints as a reporter in 2017 and covering sports at his alma […]

The Journey from the Bright Lights of the College World Series to a Promising Career in Coaching: How Saints Alumnus Mathew Troupe’s Career-Ending Injuries Were, in Fact, Career-Beginning

By Hannah Yoshinaga, Saints Reporter —   For most baseball players growing up, they dream of earning a scholarship and playing for a major college program en route to a career in professional baseball. Former Saints Pitching Coach Mathew Troupe had the same aspirations—and is certainly on that track—but as a coach, instead of as […]

Saints Alum Brandon Van Horn Reflects on His Rise Through Professional Baseball and Fond Summer Memories in Pasadena

By Hannah Yoshinaga, Saints Reporter —   As a minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Brandon Van Horn spent countless hours on the diamond improving his swing and strengthening his already above-average glove. The 6’-2” infielder’s efforts paid off, allowing him to establish himself in the San Francisco farm system and move […]

Determination and Perseverance: The Keys to Success for Saints, Stanford and Dodgers Alumnus Eric Smith

By Jake C. Piazza, Saints Reporter — At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Arroyo Seco Saints’ Eric Smith never turned any heads with his sheer size. He did not run an above average sixty-yard dash. He did not even crack his Stanford collegiate lineup at the position he was recruited at. In an age of analytical […]

Arroyo Seco Saints, California Collegiate League Suspend Operations for 2020 Summer Season; Will Return in 2021

PASADENA, CA — On Wednesday, June 3, the California Collegiate League voted unanimously to suspend operations for the 2020 season. Read the entire release at www.CalSummerBall.com. In accordance with that decision, the Arroyo Seco Saints will not field a CCL team during the summer of 2020. This will mark the first time in 17 years that […]

May Update: Arroyo Seco Saints, California Collegiate League Release Statement Regarding 2020 College Summer Baseball Season

PASADENA, CA — The California Collegiate League has been hosting recurring, bi-weekly meetings to assess the regional state of affairs surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how both legislative and executive guidance will apply to our ability to effectively host a 2020 season. At this time, we’d like to make the following announcements. Read the entire […]

April Update: Arroyo Seco Saints, California Collegiate League Release Statement Regarding 2020 College Summer Baseball Season

PASADENA, CA — As indicated by our previous statement on March 15, 2020, the franchise members of the California Collegiate League have continued to monitor the effects of COVID-19 on our respective local communities in an effort to discern a 2020 season, or part thereof. Following our April 5th league-wide conference call, the CCL, for the […]

March Update: Arroyo Seco Saints, California Collegiate League Release Statement Regarding 2020 College Summer Baseball Season

PASADENA, CA – In light of the COVID-19 developments that at times are occurring on a daily and hourly basis, the Arroyo Seco Saints are releasing a statement to inform the baseball community of it’s plans for the 2020 college summer baseball season. The Saints, along with fellow California Collegiate League teams, have a passion […]

2019 Campaign Nets Postseason Honors for Saints’ Players, Front Office

PASADENA, CA – The California Collegiate League (CCL) announced its postseason awards and four Saints players plus Arroyo Seco’s general manager were recognized for their performances during the 2019 season: 2019 All-CCL League Thomas Luevano, 2B/Home Run Leader, USD Avg: .362, R: 26, H: 42, 1B: 27, 2B: 10, HR: 5, RBI: 25, BB: 12, […]

Historic Season For Saints Concludes In 2019 California Collegiate League Championship Game

THOUSAND OAKS, CA –  A historic season for Arroyo Seco came to an end Friday night as the Saints fell to the Santa Barbara Foresters 10-9 in the 2019 California Collegiate League Championship game.  In year No. 16 overall as an organization and in just three seasons in the CCL, the Saints earned a playoff […]

Saints Roll To 12-7 Win Over OC Riptide, Advance To 2019 CCL Championship At Cal Lu

THOUSAND OAKS – The Arroyo Seco Saints are headed to the California Collegiate League Championship Final after defeating the Orange County Riptide 12-7 on Thursday afternoon. The Saints’ bats were on fire throughout the entire game. In the first inning, shortstop Drew Cowley (Pomona) was walked before designated hitter Thomas Luevano (San Diego) hit a […]

Playoff Bound! Saints Face OC Riptide in CCL Championship Semi-Final

The Arroyo Seco Saints are heading to the 2019 California Collegiate League Playoffs. CCL Championship Semi-Final Saints vs. OC Riptide Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:30 pm California Lutheran University Watch live on the Saints’ Youtube channel Listen to the Saints’ College Broadcast team Matt Boerner (ASU) Mitchell Levefre (TCU) Nicolette Royo (La Verne) Jack Steele […]

CCL Playoff Seedings Set, Saints Upended By Foresters 7-3

PASADENA, CA -The Arroyo Seco Saints fell to the Santa Barbara Foresters 7-3 in the final game in the CCL regular season on Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson. With playoff seeding already set, Saints head coach Aaron Milam wanted to give his players a couple of more at-bats before Thursday’s playoff game. “We are playing […]

Saints Fall To Oaks 7-3 At Cal Lu

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The Arroyo Seco Saints headed to Cal Lutheran University on Sunday, where they fell to the Conejo Oaks 7-3. The Saints jumped on the board in the first inning to take the lead. Right fielder Anthony Forte (Richmond) was walked and later scored on second baseman Morgan Allen’s (St. Edward’s) double […]

Saints Cut Down Foresters 6-2: Allen, Pagan Go Deep; Beer, Kleinsorge Deliver On The Hill

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Morgan Allen’s (St. Edwards) three-run home run in the sixth inning helped lift the Arroyo Seco Saints to a 6-2 victory against the Santa Barbara Foresters on Saturday evening. The Foresters jumped on the board in the first inning scoring one run but the Saints’ starting left-handed pitcher Trevor Beer (Santa […]