News from "The Crush" World


Today the Crush family gathered to remember, retire #16, and carry on Stephen Pirolli’s legacy.

Thank you all the Crush families for gathering and showing your continued support and love for the Pirolli family.

We miss you Stephen and Steve.

October 26th, 2021


Crush 10u, 12u, and 13u teams with three more D1 championships this weekend (9u D1 finalists).

Competitive play across all levels with our Crush teams. Players are learning and improving EVERY week.

What's the best thing about it? Our players are learning to play AND compete the right way. We are building teams with players that are good teammates and hard workers. Winning is just a byproduct!


September 23, 2021

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We are so proud of Isaac Garcia for his commitment to play at CSU San Marcos!! Current senior at Ramona HS and Crush player since he was 12. No one deserves it more than Isaac - the kind of player that shows up to work hard every day with a smile. He has an attitude that is always positive, and is a phenomenal teammate. Well done Isaac, it's been quite the ride

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July 22nd, 2021

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16u Crush had a great week in Arizona for Perfect Game's WWBA West National Championship. The team went 4 and 2 over the week and caught a D-Backs game along with other shenanigans. 

July 12th, 2021

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Big congrats to Crush alum Dayton Dooney! Dayton was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 6th round of today's MLB draft. He played with Crush from 8th grade through high school.

February 24th, 2021


Great Job Ivran Romero picking up his first college win! 

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November 29th, 2020

Congrats to long-time Crush player Chris Sauer for his commitment to play at Eckerd College in Florida. Chris has played with Crush since 7th grade. We are expecting a bright future out of the senior first baseman and pitcher.


October 28th, 2020

Congrats to High School Crush player Ryan Kroepel for his commitment to play at Arizona State University. Ryan has been working tirelessly all Summer and Fall with us and it has paid off!

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August 1st, 2020


June 15th, 2020

Our coaching staff has been working tirelessly on every detail of our going back to our routine practice from arrival to pick up, to ensure the safest environment for our players. We are so grateful to be back on the fields with our players and we can't wait to welcome our club again and thank you for your support!

Check us out for tryouts this Summer! We are committed to your safety and the safety of all our players. Come check us out at tryouts or join us at a free week of workouts!


January 6th, 2020


Jared Benham signed his letter-of-intent to play college baseball at Lyon College in Arkansas. Jared is a senior this year and has played with Crush since 7th grade. His hard work and motivation has paid off. Congrats Jared!

October 30th, 2019

Our 10u through 14u Crush teams got together for a costume scrimmage this Halloween. This was the 5th annual Crush costume scrimmage and was a blast as always! Pictured from left to right are the 12u, 14u, 10u and 11u, and 13u. 


October, 2019


Nathan Barraza and TJ Roeder, both 2020 grads, committed to CSU Northridge and Emory University this Fall. Great job guys!


August 22nd, 2019


Congratulations to Charlie McBride (Class of 2022) for his commitment to the University of New Mexico! Charlie had a great summer pitching for the Crush. His hard work paid off! 


July 31st, 2019

12u Crush wraps up a successful Cooperstown trip! The group won 5 of 9 games in the event and won 3 straight elimination games. This is the second straight year our 12u Crush has made the trip. As you can see, they had a blast!

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July 20th, 2019


Huge congrats to Crush player Jake Engel! Jake signed with Central Washington University. Jake is an example of a guy that would not stop working to get better, even when told he couldn't. His hard work is paying off! Great job Jake!

June 6th, 2019

Further congratulations to Keaton Weisz (36th Round, Angels) and Jonathan Pendergast (28th round, Orioles) who were drafted in this week's MLB Draft. Both also played Summer ball with Crush. 

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June 18th, 2019

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13u Crush made their first trip to Omaha Nebraska! The group got to play in a new state and see the College World Series. What a great experience! 

June 5th, 2019

Congratulations to Darrien Miller and Adrian Mardueno who were drafted in this week's MLB Draft. Miller (9th round, Brewers) and Mardueno (20th round, Cardinals) both played Summer ball with Crush. 

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June 4th, 2019

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Crush player Dayton Dooney (Arizona, Fr.) was elected as a NCAA Freshman All-American. Dooney hit .323 with 14 doubles, 10 homers, 53 RBI and scored 43 runs in 161 at-bats for the Wildcats. Congrats Dayton!

June 2nd, 2019


HUGE congrats to long - time crush player Ivran Romero for his commitment to play at the University of San Diego! Ivran will be a senior at Poway High next year and has played with Crush since he was in 7th grade. His hard work and dedication is starting to pay off. He was also selected for this year's San Diego Padre High School All-Star game happening tomorrow evening at Petco Park.

June 5th, 2019

Two SD Crush players elected to the 2019 Padres High School All-Stars Night

Ivran Romero and Taylor Johnson, both SD Crush players, have been invited to play in the 2019 San Diego Padres All-Star game on Wednesday, June 5th. They will be competing against all of the top San Diego players after the Padres game ends. Come out and support our boys!

May 21st, 2019


Crush player Ivran Romero led Poway to a 9 - 0 victory in the CIF Open Division semi-finals this week. Romero has played with Crush since 7th grade and is currently a Poway High School Junior in his third varsity season. Check out the link HERE for a great article on him this year!

May 6th, 2019

Alex Dickerson of the San Diego Padres talking about his youth baseball experience with some of the Crush Coaching staff. 

February 25th, 2019


San Digo Crush players are looking forward to a strong start to the 2019 season - all around the county.


Because of its Poway location, Crush has always been largely represented by Poway High players. We'd like to give these boys a shoutout along with all of our other players that represent Scripps Ranch, Mount Carmel, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Cathedral Catholic, San Diego HS, Great Oak, Valley Center, Maranatha, La Jolla Country Day, Santa Fe Christian, Romona, Del Norte, and Westview.


Good luck this season boys!



February 5th, 2019


12u Crush is headed to Cooperstown! This will be the second year in a row that a 12u Crush team will make the cross-country trip. The week-long tournament begins July 28th. The group would also like to thank Wow Auto Care for sponsoring them and is looking for further sponsorship for those interested!


July 16th, 2018

Huge shout out to Tony Avila of the San Diego Crush for throwing a no-hitter in the opening game of the Cooperstown 12u Tournament! Our 12u Crush team is the first group to make the trip to New York to compete in the Cooperstown Baseball Tournament.


June 6th, 2018

Congratulations to Austin Wynns on his Big League debut and first hit!

In the past, Austin helped coach our Crush catchers in his off-seasons. 

Read his story here.

December 16th, 2017:

Thanks to all those that came out and supported our 12u and 13u Crush teams during their Ugly Sweater Holiday Scrimmage!

November 9th, 2017:

Check out Crush's own Joe Musgrove's interview with the Mighty1090 Sports Radio after the Astros' World Series win: 
Joe helped coached with the Crush in 2014 in during the off-season. 

October 25th, 2017:

Crush players and families are PUMPED for Chris Devenski and his Game 2 World Series Win! 
Check out his post game interview here

Chris has helped out at Crush practices during the off-season the last few years.

October, 2017:

Check out our 14u Crush in the 3rd Annual Halloween Scrimmage!

September, 2017:

Our 15u Crush team was ranked by Xtreme Diamond Sports as tied for the #1 team in the Southwest United States with 200 ranking points. This ranking includes teams in California, Arizona, and Nevada that played tournaments in the 2016-2017 14u Season. 


As a 14u team, the group won four Division 1
tournaments and made it to the D-1 championship game in 8 out of 9 tournaments played. 



Congratulations to all 2016-2017 season participants!!