We are excited to announce that CJ Beatty will be joining us in the Dominican Republic in June both as a coach and as a featured speaker for one of the evening sessions. Christian Jarreau Beatty was born September 28, 1988, in Winston-Salem, NC. He graduated from Glenn High School, Kernersville, NC. He moved on to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University located in Greensboro, NC, where he majored in Business and catapulted his baseball career. CJ’s accomplishments and accolades led him to be drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from North Carolina A&T State University. He accredits some his life’s learned lessons of “Mental Toughness” from Albert Pujols, former first baseman of the St Louis Cardinals. In addition to his baseball career, CJ has expanded his talents to including Motivational Speakin [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]