EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beach City Baseball Academy, Southern California’s premier baseball training facility, announced an exclusive partnership with the nation’s leading college camp and showcase organization, Trosky Baseball, to develop high school age student-athletes for college careers at America’s most competitive schools.
Under the guidance of renowned coach Benny Bonilla, the partnership’s inaugural program will focus on elite travel baseball teams for players in the 14 and under; 16 and under; and 18 and under classes. Players will attend Trosky Baseball Camp each season and teams will participate in top showcases and tournaments throughout the Southwest to maximize exposure to college scouts.
Trosky has had tremendous success securing spots for players in college and in Major League Baseball. In 2013, forty-three players signed National Letters of Intent and more than 95 percent of these players received Division I (D-I) baseball scholarships. Trosky’s travel baseball program is currently ranked 2nd nationwide for level of exposure to scouts.
“Trosky Baseball is about getting players to college. As an organization they work tirelessly to give players every opportunity to be seen. We are eager to give the student-athletes in our program that kind of exposure,” said Richard Murad, General Manager of Beach City Baseball Academy.
“We are pleased to form this alliance with Beach City Baseball Academy,” said Nate Trosky, founder of Trosky Baseball. “Not only is their facility and coaching staff second to none, but their philosophy, and especially their emphasis on character development, matches ours. The most important part of Trosky Baseball is character because that will carry a player through life.”
About Beach City Baseball Academy:
Beach City Baseball Academy is the premier baseball training facility in Southern California. The twenty-five-thousand-square-foot campus includes 7 state-of-the-art indoor batting cages offering custom pitch technology to help players from t-ballers up to the pros perfect their swings. The campus features a well-stocked pro shop and fitness center, a 2,500-square-foot outdoor training area and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor regulation little league practice infield. Beach City's renowned Baseball Academy also sponsors the award-winning Beach City Prospects travel baseball club teams and operates a school program with open enrollment and an exceptional 6 to 1 student to coach ratio for truly focused training. The Academy also offers seasonal programs, camps, clinics and private baseball lessons year round for players of every skill level and free one on one baseball lessons to all children in the community with special needs.
About Trosky Baseball:
Trosky Baseball conducts premier college camps and showcases in Northern and Southern California. With more than 15 years experience, Trosky Baseball has developed the most sought out programs and events for competitive high school and junior college players in the country. Trosky Baseball takes teams to the sophomore, junior, and senior Fall Classics. The Fall Classics are the biggest showcase tournaments in the West Coast, drawing up to 300 college coaches and pro scouts. Athletes participating in Trosky programs learn the importance of scholastics, fundamentals, attitude, character, dedication, team play, and the importance of striving for excellence. Trosky Baseball is run by Nate Trosky; Coach Trosky is employed part time by the Milwaukee Brewers, the German National Team, and serves as a baseball clinician at many colleges and universities (Stanford, USC, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal Poly, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Sonoma State, and Cal State Bakersfield).
About Benny Bonilla:
Benny Bonilla is on the LMU Lions 2013 coaching staff and is in his 2nd season at LMU as the Director of Baseball Operations. Bonilla, a left-handed pitcher who played for the Lions from 1997-2000, served as LMU's pitching coach during the 2007 season. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Bonilla served as Director of Baseball Operations at San Diego State under the leadership of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. A 4-year letterman as a pitcher at LMU, Bonilla received All-West Coast Conference recognition three times in his career. He still holds the LMU single-season winning percentage record after going 9-1 as a senior in 2000. After graduating from Loyola Marymount, Bonilla signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and played for two years with the organization.