With the first round of the 5th Annual Cepeda Caribbean Classic tryouts being held in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex the last week of November now in the books, invitations to over 20 players were sent out. They say everything is bigger in Texas and the Lone Star State did not disappoint! The level of talent that came out to the four nights of tryouts has laid a foundation of what is sure to be some of our best Cepeda teams to date. A big shout out to Paul Muse of Dbat Fort Worth and Midtown, Mark Garcia at the Batter’s Cave, and Mike Cress of the DFW Express for opening their incredible facilities to the Cepeda family. Northern California, Florida, and North Carolina get ready, you’re up next!
Elijah Bullard is a 13 year old from Bladenboro NC. His passion for Baseball has driven him to play the game since he was four years old. Elijah's first trip out of the US was in July when he flew to the Dominican Republic with the 12u Cepeda Bulls. During the Caribbean Classic Elijah was able to smack 3 home runs and pitch a few good innings. He is a utility player that enjoys playing all positions with his exceptional speed. This past Summer the 4th Annual Carribean Classic in the Dominican Republic was AWESOME... Frog Bullard as he is called by teammates and friends says he literally Loved the trip and experience. Cepeda's coaching Staff was top notch and coached with a love and passion for the game of Baseball. The Classic was a trip of a lifetime Elijah says. Elijah plays Travel ball with the Akadema Knights here in NC and during the Winter world series in Rocky Mount NC in the Cham [ ... ]
Sean is a 13 years old from Vacaville, California. He has played baseball for the Cepeda Bulls for the last 2 years. Sean plays anywhere on the field the coach needs him to play but likes to pitch, catch and play infield. Sean has played baseball his entire life and it is truly his passion. This summer he had the privilege of participating in the 4th annual Cepeda Baseball Caribbean Classic in the Dominican Republic. He played on one of the 14U teams which was coached by a college coach from Southern California. This was Sean’s first trip out of the United States and was a lot of fun. Playing with and against boys from all over the United States and the Dominican was an incredible experience – one he will never forget. In addition to great baseball the boys were able to experience the island, the ocean, dune buggies, zip lining, horseback riding and hanging out with his teammates. Th [ ... ]
From time to time we will feature different players that have played in the Classic to give you an idea of who’s participating. This week we want to feature a first-time Classic player, Julian Minor. Julian is 12 years old and is from Fort Worth, Texas. He played this past Spring for the 12U Major Fort Worth Lobos Black who went 33-14 and won the AAYBA 12 Open Diamond Bracket World Series going 6-1. He spent most of his time playing 2B, P, and OF. He will be going to the 7th grade this Fall at McLean Middle School in Fort Worth. He not only excels on the field but in the classroom as well and takes all Pre-AP classes. His favorite team is the Texas Rangers and his favorite players are Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor. When he’s not playing baseball he loves to play PS4 online with his friends and go exploring.