San Diego - Barona Stars
Where Performance
Counts At Any Degree
The San Diego Stars
are proud members of the Western Baseball Association (WBA)

Founded in 1981 Our 36th Big Season!
Team BBQ
SANTEE — The San Diego Stars annual postseason team barbeque will be held on Sun., August 7, at Santee Lakes. Details to come.
NBC World Series
WICHITA, Kan. — The San Diego Waves, which will represent the Western Baseball Association at the National Baseball Congress World Series, is allowed to add five players to its roster for the national event. At least two will be Stars in OF/1B Dallas Seidel and utility (LF/3B) player Johny Valdez. The Waves are talking to a third member of the Stars - and others - to complete their roster. The Waves open the NBC either August .5, 6 or 76.
All-Star Game
Future Raunbow fuels North
at WBA Sll-SStar Game

SDSW staff report
LA JOLLA (7-16-2016) High grad Jacob Sniffet, who will attend the University of Hawai'i on a baseball scholarship, captured MVP honors to lead the National team to a 6-1 victory over the American squad at the 4th annual Western Baseball Association All-Star Game.

Sniffet, who plays for the West Coast Clippers in San Diego County's premier summer collegiate baseball league, collected a solo home run and an RBI single

The top player for the American side was outfielder Dallas Seidel of the Barona Stars. He posted two hits, including a double and a run scored in the 1st inning to take an initial 1-0 lead. MORE

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Alumni News
Taijeron laces homer at
Triple-A All-Star Game

Stars look to move
'Back to the Future'

By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer,

BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (7-30-2016) — One of the longest (read: disappointing) seasons in San Diego Stars history came to a conclusion Saturday (July 30), falling to the North County Waves, 14-5, in Western Baseball Association action at Stars Field.

The Stars held a 5-3 advantage through seven innings, but the pitching-short Stars saw the depleted bullpen allow 11 runs over the final two frames, including an 8-spot in the 8th inning – to finish under ,.500 (16-18-1) for only the second time in club history (more than 30 years) under owner/manager Mickey Deutschman.

"Talent-wise, we were as good as any of our clubs in recent history," said Mickey D. "But we didn't have enough pitching to carry our offense."

The same could be said for the Waves, which will represent the WBA South Division at the NBC World Series in two weeks. They agreed with the Stars to change Saturday's scheduled doubleheader to a regular- season-ending single game because of a lack of arms.

Fortunately for Deutschman, a Hall of Fame manager who is approaching 1,100 career victories, he is already preparing for the 2017 season by making several announcements.

"Next season, we are returning to the Grand Forks International tournament in Canada," he said. "It's one of the most prestigious events around and offers more than $30,000 in prize money."

The Stars own a pair of GFI championships in five title-game appearances. They also will make other stops on their Tour of Western Canada.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The club would like to remind future players that participating in such a tournament does not violate NCAA or other college organizations rules for amateurism.

"The boys all said they had a really good time when we went to Alaska this season," he noted. "It brought about a ton of team unity and we played really well. But instead of a week-long trip, this one could be for at least a month"

"The players really love to travel, but without being in one place all summer," he added. "It's also an experience they'll never forget. I still have Stars alumni talk to me about trips we took 20 years ago."

Mickey D. also confirmed there are talks about the ballclub switching leagues. The Southern California (Summer) Collegiate Baseball League, operated by the Palm Springs Power, recently offered an Invitation for the Stars to join in 2017 as part of a reconciliation of summer leagues in the state by bringing all of the top programs together.

As for the ballgame, the Stars scored twice in the 1st on an Andrew Martinez basehit, scoring Johnny Valdez and Dallas Seidel.

The Waves tied the contest with single runs in the 3rd and 4th, but Seidel regained the advantage with a 2-run triple in the 5th, brining home Valdez (double) and first-time Stars performer Danny Rios, who is known for wining the Little League World Series for Bay View L.L. seven summers ago.

Then in the 6th, catcher Hank Gonzales hit a lead double, coming home on a Cole Pendleton basehit to make it 5-3 before the rood collapsed late.

Valdez, who went 3-for-5 and closed the WBA season with a 6-game hitting streak – a stellar .500 (11-for-22; plus 22-for-48with hits in 12 of last 13 games for a .483) run – will join the Waves on one of five "pick-up" players for next month's NBC World Series

Among the pitchers before running out of arms, Shane Coleman marked his return to the Stars four solid innings. The CSU San Marcos bound pitcher He struck out six.

Disappointing season headed for finish line

By Nick Pellegrino
SDSW staff writer,

ESCONDIDO (7-27-2016) — With the aid of some cancellations and forfeits, the San Diego Stars clinched only their second non-winning season in the 32 years the program has been owned and managed by Mickey Deutschman following Wednesday's (July 27) 12-2 setback to the North County Waves.

However, the Stars (16-17-1) could at least clinch a .500 ledger by taking Saturday's rematch with the Waves, starting at noon at Stars Field. The contest will be just a single contest rather than the originally-scheduled doubleheader. The make-up contest with the San Diego Mavericks was also cancelled, while last Sunday's road twinbill with the Temecula Nationals was forfeited.

However, some members of the Stars may continue playing baseball representing the Western Baseball Association this summer.

Between innings, Deutschman and Waves manager Mike Studer were in deep conversation. Following the contest, Mickey D. indicated that some members of the Stars are expected to e invited to join the Waves, which will represent the WBA South at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

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Family Picnic

Current Stars and Alumni: Family Picnic is on for tomorrow at Santee Lakes, near the horseshoe pits and area P (near the playground). Please let us know if you plan on coming. Either post here, send a message or call/text Kelly at 619-871-7659. Trying to plan food and drinks. Also, if everyone can bring a side to share and adult drinks for you and your family. We will supply water and soda. Please share this post on your own personal pages.


San Diego Stars'
 Mission Statement 

It is the pledged mission of the San Diego Barona Stars to provide and foster a positive environment for young men who aspire to higher education and/or professional baseball within the framework of competition. The San Diego Barona Stars are committed to maintaining a foundation principled on teamwork, goodwill, development of relationships and hard work ethics, with the expressed goal to serve as role models to the youth of America - in sports as well as life in general.

Stars skipper Mickey Deutschman
elected to NSB Hall of Fame

Deutschman elected
to National Semipro
Baseball Hall of Fame

SANTEE (1-2-14) — Buoyed by his 1,000th career  victory in 2013, MICKEY DEUTSCHMAN, the owner/manager  of the San Diego Stars semipro baseball team, has been  named as part of the Class of 2014 to the National Semipro  Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Hall, an online entity for more than a decade,  will open its doors for the fist time this Thanksgiving  weekend in Evansville, Ind. An enshrinement dinner will  feature 10 new honorees.

Deutschman, 73, took over the then Santee Stars in  1984, immediately guiding the team to a fifth-place  finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series.  In his 30 seasons, his ballclub has qualified for two  dozen NBC appearances, thanks to numerous NBC regional  and league championships. MORE