INFORMATION FOR 2023 SEASON
HERE ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES/INFO REGARDING TRYOUTS AND SEASON
1. Tryouts are February 6th after school (3:45 start) on the baseball fields for all levels.
2. A parents meeting is set for January 24th at 7:30 in Room 503. We will cover all things necessary for the season: tryouts, fund-raising, fields, etc.
POKES ADD STEPHEN GATEHOUSE TO COACHING STAFF
COACH GATEHOUSE COMES FROM MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Coach Gatehouse is a huge addition to the Livermore Varsity Coaching Staff. He was the Head Coach at Mountain House for 8 years leading the Mustangs to Back to Back League Titles the past two years. He was selected Coach of the Year in his league and built the Mountain House program from the ground up when the school opened. Coach Gate (as the kids call him) decided he wanted to coach and teach closer to home (he lives in Livermore and kids attend Livermore schools) and made the jump to LHS as the Adaptive PE teacher. He will coach outfielders and head up the running game for the Pokes offense. Gate played at Amador Valley and graduated in 2005. He then went on to play at Chabot College and Cal State East Bay where he was selected as the the Pioneers Male Athlete of the Year in his senior year. Coach Gate will be a huge addition to the Pokes in their quest to capture another D2 NCS Title.
POKES RELEASE 2023 SCHEDULE
LIVERMORE IS PLAYING ANOTHER D2 HEAVY NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE
The 2023 Pokes find themselves playing many familiar teams with a few new ones added to the mix. Concord, Mission San Jose and Castro Valley are three new teams from last year's schedule. The remainder of the non-league slate is the same as last year: Washington, Newark, Northgate, Mountain House and Arroyo. Livermore is also teaming up with Foothill to host the Service Champions Classic over Spring Break. The tourney is fast becoming of the best in the area with the addition of Serra from the WCAL. The teams this year are: Foothill, Serra, Livermore, San Marin, Santa Rosa, Berean Christian, College Park and Redwood. The tourney will be held April 6,7,8.
EBAL play will look a little different this year as the Valley Division games will be held in a series format with a home and home. The Pokes will still only play the Mountain Division one time.
LIVERMORE LANDS FOUR EBAL ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS
TWO SENIORS AND TWO SOPHOMORES TAKE HOME THE HONORS
The Pokes found success on the field, getting back to the NCS Playoffs for the first time since they won it back in 2016. (However, there were no playoffs in 2020 and 2021). Livermore also found success off the field as they had four players take home All League Honors for their efforts during league play this year.
JACKSON NYSTROM- 2nd Team Outfield
MICHAL WEST- 2nd Team First Base
TANNER LEE- Honorable Mention Infield
MATEO BULLIS- Honorable Mention- Utility