Press release from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes:
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Announce 2009 Roster
Fresh Faces to Join Some Familiar Ones at the Epicenter
Rancho Cucamonga, CA– The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will open up 2009 with 13 players that have never worn a quakes uniform. 12 pitchers and 13 position players will join first-year Quakes’ Manager Keith Johnson, Hitting Coach Damon Mashore, and Pitching Coach Dan Ricabal as announced by Director of Player Development with the Los Angeles Angels, Abe Flores.
The Quakes will feature seven players that are rated in Baseball America’s “Top 30 Prospects” list headlined by pitchers Trevor Reckling (4), Mason Tobin (10), Robert Fish (20) and Alex Torres (24), infielders Matt Sweeney (18) and Andrew Romine (22), and outfielder Clay Fuller (16). They will also feature a former Division III National Champion Tim Kiely (Trinity College, Connecticut) in their starting rotation
Rancho Cucamonga will bring back a few familiar faces from the 2008 campaign. With pitchers Ryan Braiser, Jeremy Haynes, Sammy Leon, and Jordon Towns, catchers Alberto Rosario, Chris Rosenbaum and Brian Walker, infielders Efren Navarro, P.J. Phillips and Abel Nieves, and outfielder Anthony Norman, this version of the Quakes will have a good mix of young talent and strong veteran leadership. Also new to the squad are three other members of the Cedar Rapids playoff team from 2008, infielder Jay Brossman and outfielders Jeremy Moore and Julio Perez
To see the newest Quakes in action, they will host Azusa Pacific University Tuesday, April 7 at 6:05pm at the Epicenter, with the season opener scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at Inland Empire against the 66ers. The Quakes Home Opener is Monday, April 13 at 7:05pm against the Visalia Rawhide.
The Quakes are the High Class-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call the Quakes Ticket Office at (909) 481-5252 or order online at www.rcquakes.com.