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2021 Season Update:
The 2021 league schedule is now complete, but has not been loaded on our Website or Pointstreak yet. Hopefully, that will be done by the end of this month. The league is at our strongest point in the last decade as we have added two quality programs (Colton Nighthawks and Solana Beach Redbirds) to make seven full-time members. We have also added a top notch associate team (OC Juice) that will play part of the league schedule. Everything is looking positive in returning to play this season following last summers cancellation. We will let everyone know when the league schedule is posted to our Website and Pointstreak. Thank you.
February 16th, 2021:
As we continue to plan for a summer season in 2021 the WBA is proud to announce that the Solano Beach Redbirds will be playing in the league this year. That gives us six teams in San Diego area and two out of county teams for a full schedule of games ahead of us. We are glad to have a quality program such as the Redbirds in the league! We hope to have a league schedule done within the next month and posted to Pointstreak.
December 4th, 2020
The WBA will return to play in 2021 following the cancellation of the 2020 season. The league schedule should come out this spring. If you are interested in playing this summer please
If you would like to contact the teams directly please click here.
League Commissioner and Stars Manager/General Manager Passes Away:
September 24th, 2020
The Western Baseball Association is sad to announce the passing of Mickey Deutschman on Wednesday night at the age of 78. He was the WBA Commissioner for 22 years and manager of the the San Diego Stars for the last 36 years. Without Mickey D. there would have been no NBC Baseball in San Diego or much of Southern California. When the WBA was created in 1998 Mickey was named Commissioner right away and had remained in the role ever since. His San Diego Stars teams won the WBA Championship or WBA Southern Division Championship seven times in 22 years. At the NBC World Series his teams had three 5th place finishes and a 7th place finish before the WBA was formed. After the WBA was formed they finished 3rd twice and 5th place twice. His three crowing achievements at the NBC World Series were as follows:
One, beating the Hutch Broncos in 1984 whose roster included Barry Bonds, Pete Incaviglia and Rafeal Palmeiro. They finished 5th that year. Two, his squad in 1999, en route to a 3rd place finish, upset team USA to reach the Super Six. Three, in his final trip to the World Series 2019 the Stars finished in 3rd place for the second time in his career. What a way to finish his career!
This past March Mickey was selected to the NBC Baseball Hall of Fame, but due to Covid they did not announce it at this years Series as in years past. Mickey was a trailblazer in the Summer Ball community in Southern California and especially the San Diego Area. He was as old school as you can get in these days. He loved the game, loved his players and they loved him back. Mickey D will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Skip!
2020 Season Update June 26th:
The WBA has decided not to have a league season this summer. We had delayed our decision as we were hopeful sites would start to open up. That of course has not happened and we don't see it happening within the next two weeks. However, we have granted teams the option of playing an independent schedule if they choose. We look forward to returning in 2021! In the meantime everyone stay safe and healthy during the remainder of 2020.
Covid-19 Update 5/16/2020:
Here is the latest update from the WBA Board of Directors:
The WBA has made a schedule that would start on July 1st and last through August 9th with social distancing guidelines set up. However, we have to get approval to play on the local fields. We have set a June 26th drop dead date to decide if we can have a baseball season this summer. We hope everyone is staying healthy. social distancing, and washing their hands. Thank you.
WBA COVID-19 Statement 4/1/2020:
2020 Prospective Players
If you would like a chance to play in a high caliber summer collegiate baseball league please try the Western Baseball Association. We have had thirteen top ten finishes at the NBC World Series since we started. This summer the league teams will not only play local, but you would have a chance to travel to Alaska, Santa Barbara, Canada and Wichita (NBC World Series). If you are interested please click the apply here button below:
As we head into the 2020 there have been some changes that we would like to announce. First off, the WBA would like to thank former President John Marsh for his 18 years of service to the league! John stepped down in August following the completion of the 2019 season. All your work through the years is much appreciated! Congratulations to Kelly Ritayik on being voted to the board of WBA. She will be the new Treasurer/Secretary for the league. Mickey D. will remain Commissioner and the new President is Mike Studer who has moved up from Treasurer/Secretary position. We are looking forward to the 2020 season and improving our league any way we can.
NBC World Series Updates:
Congratulations to Jon Sintes of the San Diego Stars and Mitch Moralez of the San Diego Waves for being named the NBC World Series All-American Team yesterday. Sintes was 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA, 21 K, 1 BB, 2 CG in 18 innings of work. Moralez hit .500 with 8 hits, 2 RBI, 2 doubles, and 2 SB's. Great work by both players!!
Congratulations to the San Diego Stars for their 3rd place finish at the NBC World Series. It is their highest finish since taking 3rd in 1999. Great effort by the whole team. John Sintes was named Pitcher of the Tournament. He threw 18 innings giving up only 2 Earned Runs while striking out 21 batters. His 2 complete games also led the tournament. Congratulations to John on his great performance!!
The purpose of this league is to organize and operate a summer collegiate baseball association in order to foster national amateur sports competition and to support and develop amateur athletes for that competition. To provide a positive environment for individuals who aspire to higher education and/or professional baseball within the framework of local, regional and national amateur sports competition. To teach amateur athletes the skills of baseball, to maintain a foundation based on goodwill and the development of hard work ethics, and to promote responsibility and teamwork within a structured environment.
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