There is no California State High School Baseball championship, yet, but former Elk Grove resident and current sports agent Scott Boras has decided to help begin something that could give baseball enthusiasts an idea which teams might be the best.
He has announced plans to have 32 teams compete between March 25 and March 28 in two locations, one in Sacramento and one in San Juan Capistrano, in the First Annual Boras California Baseball Classic. According to Elk Grove head coach Jeff Carlson, there will be 16 teams compete at McAuliffe Fields, next to Sacramento State University, and the winner of the four-day event would face the winner of the 16-team field from Southern California April 13 at the University of the Pacific.
Elk Grove will be the host team for the Northern tournament, JSerra Catholic school for the Southern tournament.
The Northern California teams that will play are Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove, Rocklin, Rio Americano, Rodriguez, Pioneer, Yuba City, Del Oro, Oak Ridge, Buchanan (Clovis), Foothill (Palo Cedro), Castro Valley, Excell Academy (Stockton), Stockdale (Bakersfield), Deer Valley (Antioch) and Doughtery Valley (San Ramon).
According to a report in Maxpreps.Com, Boras will donate $1,000 to each team that participates in the tournament.