Prospect Camps Baseball

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UPDATED 5/15/24


We are pleased to announce our 1-day Summer Prospect camp series for recruits in grades 9-12 as well as junior college. This camp will offer an immersive experience into the Westmont Baseball program. This opportunity will provide prospective students with insight into what it means to be a Westmont Warrior!

Here are the following dates:

Saturday June 15th, 2024

Saturday July 20th, 2024

Sunday August 18th, 2024

Note: This day will include field event testing, hitting metric data collection, an on-field defensive showcase and a full scrimmage all on Russ Carr Field!

Westmont is excited to offer a new video and metric service through Pulse Athletix, which can be found in the link below. If you are interested in purchasing a custom video with highlight footage containing metrics, click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Camp will cost $100 (Pitcher only), $150 (Position player), and $200 (Two way).

(*NOTE: Campers need to bring cleats and running shoes for the testing portion. Lunch is not provided, so campers should bring their own.)


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


We look forward to welcoming you to our camps!

The Westmont Baseball Coaching Staff

Pulse Althletix

Westmont College has the opportunity to work with Pulse Athletix who are experts in not only video but uses the latest baseball technology for metrics as well. The cost for both video and metrics is $250 for Pitcher Onlys, $300 for position players and $350 for two-way players (Pitcher and Position player). You will receive a YouTube link with your metrics so that you can post to social media.  Metrics include 60-meter run laser-timed, velocity from your positions (P, INF, OF, C and pop time) and hitting. Pulse Atheltix will be providing all metrics and videos to Westmont Staff for further review whether you buy the package or not.  The purchase of this package is not mandatory, but this is a great way for you to review your development and improve.   

 

Please click on link below for an example of the video you will receive: https://youtu.be/HIzDjHlp3A0


In addition to all the above, Pulse Athletix is building a nationwide database for coaches to access. Here they can review your video and filter by different categories to help build their programs (for purchases only): https://www.pulseathletix.com/players


Now more than ever, video and metrics are playing a major role in coaches’ decisions. It is important to stay in front of them with your most updated metrics. From 2025s to 2028s, colleges are watching how you develop over time.


Click Below To Register:https://www.pulseathletix.com/showcases

 
Please text/call Lou with any questions - 619.599.4426

Head Coach: Tyler LaTorre

"Our baseball program will strive to build Christ-driven leaders that will serve others and glorify God. Through the game of baseball, our players will learn accountability, commitment, and belief in something greater than themselves. On the field, our team will be prepared and detail oriented. We will play with a competitive edge and a toughness that will influence excellence on the field, but do it with integrity and humility."

Coach LaTorre in his second season at the helm continued his storied beginning as the Westmont College Baseball skipper leading the newly established NCAA Division II program to a record of 33-15-3 in the 2024 season. The Warriors finished 2nd in the PacWest and ranked as high as #14 in the country for Division II. He would be named the 2024 PacWest Coach of the Year, with this year's group receiving numerous individual and team accolades. 

In his first season at the helm made quite an impression. Breaking the single season wins record on the way to a National Championship as well as being named the ABCA NAIA Coach of the Year. While his time as a Warrior has been short he sure has made his mark as Westmont begins their journey into NCAA Division II.

LaTorre comes to Westmont from Sacramento State where he served as the pitching and catching coach and recruiting coordinator for the past three seasons. During his tenure at the Division I school, three pitchers signed professional baseball contracts. Prior to his time in Sacramento, LaTorre served for two years at San Jose State where he was the pitching, catching and hitting coach in addition to the recruiting coordinator. Three of his Spartan players - two pitchers and a position player – were selected in the MLB draft. While at San Jose State, LaTorre was honored as both the 2018 San Jose Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2019 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year. LaTorre's coaching resume also includes a two-year stint at Division II San Francisco State where he was associate head coach, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Gators. His work at San Francisco State will provide valuable experience as the Warriors transition into NCAA Division II membership.

La Torre played in professional baseball from 2006 to 2015 in the San Francisco Giants' and Milwaukee Brewers' minor league systems. He was also a catcher for the Italian National Team from 2012-2016. In his first year, the team won the European Championship, which was held in Amsterdam. The following season, he played for the Italian team in the World Baseball Classic.
 
LaTorre played his college baseball at UC Davis during the 2002-2006 seasons. A two-time captain and four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, LaTorre was a member of the 2003 Aggie team that advanced to the NCAA Division II World Series.

Elijah Ontiveros began his coaching career at Westmont College, right after graduating from UC Davis in 2017. He is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge, specializing in biomechanics. Entering into his eighth season with the Warrior program and his third with Coach LaTorre at the helm. Elijah has been tasked with working with the catchers and leading the program’s recruiting efforts.

In his eight years on staff, Ontiveros helped coach Westmont to six NAIA Opening Round Tournament appearances and navigate the transition to NCAA Division II. In 2024, Westmont would set the threshold moving forward for it's time in Division II and the PacWest Conference, finishing in second place with a record of 33-15-3. 

In 2023, the team would break the single season wins record streak on the way to winning the National Championship and finished for 1st in the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season. The Warriors would host nationally ranked opponents Benedictine Mesa and British Columbia. The 2023 Warrior squad would claim the World Series title by taking down national powerhouse Lewis and Clark State in their home field. The final out made by Gabe Arteaga saw the Westmont Warriors the victors with a final score of 7-6.

As a coach, Ontiveros said, “I try to create a stimulating environment that is constructive and challenging that allows for the players I work with to not only develop but learn and grow at the same time. My favorite part about the job is to see the players develop and grow not only on the field, but in the classroom and spiritually as well. I am grateful for the opportunity that I am given as a coach to see that growth and development take place.”

 

Greg Venzor started serving as an assistant coach in 2008. His primary responsibilities include working with the outfielders as well as coaching first base.

"We are fortunate to play the game and the gifts we are given are not ours, but are all on loan from God," said Venzor. "I want to help the team put God first and nurture the spiritual aspect of the game. I want to help bring stability to the program. I love the atmosphere and I love the campus. I love the fact that you can get a great education with a Christian background at Westmont. It is a privilege to coach here."

 

Rick Hubbard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Hubbard entered into his second year as the Westmont Baseball Program's pitching coach returning to right where it left off in 2023. The Westmont Warrior pitching staff would lead the PacWest conference in strikeouts and opponent batting average with a .268. His pitching staff would feature 4 All-Conference pitchers and 2 Western Region pitchers as well. 

Coach Hubbard's joined the Westmont staff after four seasons as the Director of Pitching Development with the NCAA Division I Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets under head coach Danny Hall. In his first year as the Warrior's pitching coach, he saw the Warriors rank in the top-ten in several different pitching categories within the NAIA, leading the program to it's first ever NAIA National Championship.

While at Tech, the Jackets were two-time ACC Coastal Division champions (2019, 2021), and earned a place in three-straight NCAA Division I Regional Championships. The Yellow Jackets burst back on to the national scene in 2019 winning 43 games and earning the number three national seed, hosting the 2019 NCAA Atlanta Regional. In 2021 and 2022, Georgia Tech finished as NCAA Division I Regional runners-up to Vanderbilt University and top-seeded Tennessee respectively. Over his six-year career, Hubbard has coached over 70 Major League Baseball draft selections.

Hubbard has also served as pitching coach with the Santa Barbara Foresters for the last four seasons, winning three-straight National Baseball Congress World Series. Under Hubbard, the 2022 Forester pitching staff earned the Best Team Pitching Award for the third straight year and held the California Collegiate Leagues lowest ERA for an equal span. In 2022, nine former Foresters with Hubbard were selected in the MLB Draft.

 

Camp Schedule -

Saturday, June 15th 2024 (*tentative)

8:30 AM - Player Check-In

9:00 AM - Camp Introduction

9:15 AM - Team 1 Scrimmage / Team 2 Campus Tour and Data Collection

Team 1                                                                                     Team 2

9:30 AM - In/Out Defensive Showcase                      9:15 AM - Campus Tour

9:45 AM - 1st Pitch                                                       10:30 AM - Active & Data Collection

12:30 PM - Lunch                                                         12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Campus                                                       12:30 PM - Active / Throw

2:15 PM - Active & Data Collection                            12:45 PM - In/Out Defensive Showcase

3:45 PM - Camp Closing Remarks                          1:00 PM - 1st Pitch

4 PM - Dismissal Team 1 & 2

 

 

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