The 12U Pasadena Eagles Gold travel baseball team is one of PBC’s several travel teams at the forefront of a revamped and re-energized effort within Pasadena Baseball Club to fortify its squads from top to bottom.
The Gold 12U players include Logan Tewey, Kyle Richards, Greyson Baker, Jack Schreiber, Hayden Johnson, Jaylen Howard, Braiden Bolling, Donovan Jurich, Alex Persons, Danny “Dooper” Herron, Michael Kooser and Evan Geho. Coached by the staff of Adam Bolling, Ron Geho, Barry Jurich and Mike Tewey, the team had a solid showing at the Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach in early July, going 3-3 and falling in the first game of the championship round to finish 10th out of 26 teams.
The team had a similarly strong showing at the Sports at the Beach tournament, playing well throughout.
Schreiber has had a monster season for the Eagle with nine home runs.
Coach Bolling, who is also the head baseball coach at Northeast and the director of PBC’s travel team programs, said the travel programs have modified their efforts to maximize the experiences for the kids. With PBC being half the size of Lake Shore, its 350 players and 120 travel players will be encouraged to move up and down in age groups as their skills and availability allow during the summer months. The 14U team will operate as the parent team, the top club that can also roster the best 13U and 12U players for tournaments here and there.
That way, kids will have a familiarity with each other once they reach the varsity program at Northeast.
“They’re playing really well,” said Bolling of the travel players across all age groups. “All the kids cross paths, play with everyone, and it’s a mixture of kids. When they get to high school, they’ll know me better and know their future teammates better.”