With New Seasons Come New Directions
I would like to thank all those who have made the Fresno Cardinals a success over the past nine years. There are too many names to mention, but I would like to acknowledge a few. First and foremost is my partner who helped me start the Cardinals so many years ago, Joe DeLaTorre. Without you, my friend, none of this would have been possible! I would also like to thank my right-hand man who helped me take the Cardinals to the next level, Ken Crew! In addition, I want to thank all the coaches who have given of their time and talents. I also want to thank and acknowledge Cherie Smith who handled all our stats, media and interns. Cherie, you are the best! I would be remiss if I didn't thank my family for their sacrifice and their support to allow me to give back to our community, and allowing me the time needed to give to this endeavor. Last but not least, I would like to thank all the players who put on the Cardinals uniform. This was always about you - the players!
Background of the Fresno Cardinals
Since 1998, the Cardinals have continued to provide a structured athletic experience for our valley athletes. This is our third year as a summer collegiate baseball team. Our goal is to motivate our upcoming athletes and help them to aspire to reach their highest level of success. We recruit players with valley connections (attended high school or attend college in the valley) as well as other players from around the country. The season runs June and July. We play our home games at John Euless Ballpark at Fresno City College. We also travel throughout central and northern California playing games. Our highly competent coaching staff not only bring years of experience, but the desire to serve as mentors and role models for our players. The Cardinals organization believes in giving back to the community.
2012 PWBL All-Star MVP
Congratulations Laz Villa on receiving the 2012 PWBL All-Star MVP. Keep representing the Fresno Cardinals and the valley.