Prospect Camps Baseball
Westmont baseball is planning on holding a prospect camp this fall. More details to come.
Questions or Inquiries?
Contact Rob Ruiz
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Head Coach: Robert Ruiz
Now the second longest tenured coach in Westmont Baseball history, Robert Ruiz began serving as Westmont’s head coach in June of 2009. In 2012, Ruiz lead the Warriors to their first post seaon appearance in 15 years. In 2014, the Warrior went 39-19, won the GSAC Tournament and made the programs first appearance in the NAIA Opening Round Tournament. Westmont made a return trip to the NAIA Opening Round Tournament in 2015 and posted a record of 41-17.
In 2016, Westmont won the GSAC Regular season championship with a conference mark of 25-5 and an overall mark of 42-13. Ruiz was named the GSAC Baseball Coach of the Year, the first time a Westmont coach was so honored. Also for the first time in program history, Westmont hosted both the GSAC Championship Tournament and an NAIA Opening Round Tournament.
"Coach Ruiz is a strong Christian leader with a track record of winning", said Westmont Athletic Director Odell, "and he is someone who understands how to recruit and coach within the rigorous academic curriculum at Westmont."
A strong suit for the Warrior coach is his experience in evaluating baseball talent. Ruiz has served as a talent evaluator and instructor at the Stanford Baseball Camp, Team One Showcases and Under Armor National Tryouts, Tournaments and Camps.
Dan Yokubaitis returned to the Warriors to work with the pitching staff ahead of the 2020 season.. Yokubaitis earned All-American honors at UC Santa Barbara before being drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 1983 MLB June amateur draft. Yokubaitis played three years of minor league ball within the Giants organization, concluding with a year at the AA affiliate Shreveport Captains in Louisiana.
In his first season back, the club started the season 18-9 and 13-3 in GSAC play, but saw the season come to an end due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In his second season back on the staff, Yokubaitis helped guide the club through the COVID-19 pandemic. Miraculously, the club was able to play 52 games in 2021 without a single cancelation/postponement due to COVID protocols. The club went 30-22, hosted one of nine NAIA Opening Rounds, and won two games in the tournament before being eliminated by eventual World Series Champion Georgia Gwinnett.
Yokubaitis served as pitching coach for the Warriors from 2007-2009. In addition, he has coached at the high school level at both Dos Pueblos and Bishop Diego, guiding both programs to league championships and CIF Southern Section appearances. Yokubaitis also served as pitching coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the National Baseball Congress World Series.
Yokubaitis lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Nancy and serves as a technology teacher at Bishop Diego. They have three sons: Cody, Matt and Casey.
Directions from South (Los Angeles)
Take 101 north and exit at Olive Mill Road. Turn right onto Olive Mill and then left onto Hot Springs Road. Turn right onto Sycamore Canyon Road and then right at Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. Map of campus and parking areas
Directions from North (Santa Barbara Airport)
Take 101 south and exit at #94B (Coast Village Road Exit - left exit). Turn left onto East Cabrillo Road, go through the roundabout and continue north on Hot Springs Road. Turn left onto Sycamore Canyon Road and right onto Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. Map of campus and parking areas