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Coach Ruben Corral

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The 2012 season will be Coach Ruben Corral's 13th season coaching baseball after a great run as a pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

As a 10th round pick of back-to-back World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 at the age of 17, Coach Corral began his professional career as a pitcher.  He led the league in complete games and innings pitched in 1995 helping the Medicine Hat Blue Jays win the Northern League Championship.

Coach Corral's playing resume includes:  Toronto Blue Jays, Dodgers Scout Team, Phillies Scout Team, Blue Jays Scout Team, Mariners Scout Team, 1993 Mission Valley League Player of the Year, San Gabriel Valley All-Star Team, California North/South All-Star Team, Sunbelt National Classic All-Star Team, Dodgers Area Code All-Star Team.  

As the Pitching Coach at NAIA Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA, he ran the oversaw of development of skilled, knowledgeable players and pitchers with the expressed intent to teach the game, win and move his boys on to the next level.  Vanguard was ranked as high as #6 in the nation during Coach Corral's season as their pitching coach.

In 2011, he opened the OCX Baseball Training Academy in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.  The facility serves South Orange County and provides batting cages, tunnels, pitching mounds, strength training and private training.  His Xtreme Baseball Academy also practices out of the facility and at local high schools and fields.

In 2000-2001 Coach Corral coached at nationally-ranked powerhouse Capistrano Valley High School, where the Cougars won back-to-back Division I CIF Championships.  He credits nationally recognized head coach Bob Zamora for helping him become the coach he is today.

From 2003-2007, he helped to open Junipero Serra Catholic High School as Varsity pitching coach, where the Lions made 2 CIF Playoff appearances in their first 3 varsity seasons on their way to becoming a Southern California powerhouse.

From 2003-2010 outside of the high school ranks, "Roob" worked extensively with young players for the Capo Cats Travel Baseball Organization.  While coaching both 12u and 13u teams, he created well-groomed, responsible young athletes in a fun environment that isn't solely built on winning...but on learning the game the right way.

His track record for developing players that perform and execute at the high school has been impeccable.  Of the 15 players on Capo Valley's 2009 CIF Championship winning team, 10 players played in the Capo Cats program.  Many of his former players have gone on to help Capo Valley win 9 league titles in 10 years, and 3 CIF Championships.  With great pride, Ruben has at least one player playing at every high school in South Orange County, CA.

Coach Corral's coaching resume includes:  Arroyo High School JV Assistant Coach 1997; 1998-1999 Grand Slam Baseball School, Monrovia, California; 2000-2001 Capo Valley High School, Orange County, California; 2003-2007 Junipero Serra Catholic High School, Orange County, California; RealDealBaseball Camps, Orange County, California; El Monte Dukes Baseball Camps, El Monte, California, 2002- Present Capo Cats Baseball Club, Orange County, California.

Ruben's past coaches include:  Darren Balsley, current San Diego Padres Pitching Coach, Rick Peterson, current Baltimore Orioles pitching coach, Alfredo Griffin, current Los Angeles Angels first base coach, Bruce Walton, current Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach.  His influences also include: Dr. Mike Marshall

 

Coach Clemente Bonilla Jr.

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chache-bonillaClemente Bonilla Jr. played professional baseball with both the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles organizations for five years. Bonilla was signed to his first professional baseball contract in 2002 with the Reds. This was after a stellar collegiate career playing four years of Division 1 baseball at Southeast Missouri St. where he was the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and a Second Team All American. Bonilla prepped at El Toro High School. He was an All League Player there three times and was a two time All CIF Player.

Coach Bonilla says “My purpose in coaching is to help grow and inspire Christian-like character in each and everyone of my players. To help any players with the ability to play beyond high school to get there and enjoy a college baseball experience. To show how baseball can relate to everyday living and help them to become better men in their post high school life.”
 

Coach Sommer McCartney

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sommer_saddleback_head_shotCoach Sommer McCartney is the Assistant Coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA now in his third season as a full time instructor and assistant coach after being hired in the summer of 2006. He teaches Health and Kinesiology at Saddleback. From 2001 through 2005 he was the head coach at Aliso Niguel High School where he won back to back Seaview League championships.

Sommer is originally from San Jose and played football, soccer and baseball at Willow Glen High School. After high school he went to San Jose City College and played for coach Barry Woodhead. He transferred to UC Riverside and played for coach Jack Smitheran. In 1994, his UCR team went to the NCAA Division II College World Series in Montgomery, Alabama. Sommer signed with the Florida Marlins as a catcher in 1994 and played until 1997.
 
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