The California Collegiate League
ClassificationCollegiate Summer Baseball
PresidentAaron Milam
No. of teams8
Country United States
Most recent
Healdsburg Prune Packers
Most titlesSanta Barbara Foresters (12)
Official website

The California Collegiate League (CCL), founded in 1993, is a collegiate summer baseball league headquartered in Moorpark, California, United States.[1] It is associated with both the National Baseball Congress[2] and National Alliance of College Summer Baseball.[3]

The CCL hosts a 40-game summer season including a north-vs.-south All-Star Game, televised nationally by Bally's Sports West.[4] Players use wooden bats and professional-level baseballs to further their development as potential professional ballplayers.


The League was formed in 1993 and seen several changes through the years. The only two original members who still exist are the Santa Barbara Foresters and San Luis Obispo Blues. The league is considered one of top 10 collegiate summer leagues in the country. The league is known for the location of its teams and for holding a nationally televised all star game every July.

Timeline of recent events: Four new teams from Northern California joined the CCL in 2014 (Menlo Park Legends, Neptune Beach Pearl, Pacific Union Capitalists and Walnut Creek Crawdads).[5]

Since 2014, the CCL has undergone significant growth and expansion, now chartering teams from Placerville to Orange County. Teams added to the league since the conclusion of 2013 postseason include, the Walnut Creek Crawdads, the Neptune Beach Pearl, the Menlo Park Legends (who have since left the league), and the Orange Country Riptide.

In 2015, the Texas Rangers, selected Dillon Tate with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, marking the highest a CCL alumnus has been drafted.[6]

In 2017, the California Collegiate League will expand to include the Rockville Rock Hounds, the Auburn Wildcats, the Long Beach Legends, and the Arroyo Seco Saints. This will bring the total number of teams from 10 to 14.

2020 League makes major changes: The California Collegiate League's 2020 season will have a new look in the upcoming summer as the league will now consist of a three division format: South, Central, and North Divisions.

Four teams will make up the new Northern Division, with the Healdsburg Prune Packers, Lincoln Potters and the Solano Mudcats making the transition from being members of the former Affiliate Division, into becoming full-members of the California Collegiate League in 2020. They will be joined by the fourth team of the new conference, the Walnut Creek Crawdads. The Central Division will have the San Luis Obispo Blues, Santa Barbara Foresters and Conejo Oaks. The Southern Division will have Arroyo Seco Saints, Academy Barons and Orange County Riptide.

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Current teams

Team Location Home field Year Founded
MLB Academy Barons Compton MLB Urban Youth Academy 2007
Arroyo Seco Saints Pasadena Jackie Robinson Memorial Field at Brookside Park 2004
Conejo Oaks Thousand Oaks Sparky Anderson Field 2006
Orange County Riptide Irvine Orange County Great Park 2015
San Luis Obispo Blues San Luis Obispo Sinsheimer Park 1946
Santa Barbara Foresters Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College Pershing Park 1991
Sonoma Stompers Sonoma Arnold Field 2014
Walnut Creek Crawdads Danville Monte Vista High School Field 2006

Former teams


Season Winner Runner-up Result
2012 Santa Barbara Foresters
2013 Los Angeles Brewers Santa Barbara Foresters
2014 Los Angeles Brewers Neptune Beach Pearl
2015 Neptune Beach Pearl Los Angeles Brewers
2016 Santa Barbara Foresters Conejo Oaks
2017 Orange County Riptide Healdsburg Prune Packers
2018 Conejo Oaks Orange County Riptide
2019 Santa Barbara Foresters Healdsburg Prune Packers
2021 Healdsburg Prune Packers San Luis Obispo Blues
2022 Healdsburg Prune Packers Conejo Oaks 2-0 series
2023 Healdsburg Prune Packers Arroyo Seco Saints 2-0 series

Statistical leaders history


Year Batting Average Runs Scored Runs Batted In Home Runs Stolen Bases
2014 Jon Torres, Los Angeles Dylan Moore, Los Angeles Granger Studdard, Santa Barbara Nick Maguire/Tristan Gray Granger Studdard, Santa Barbara
2015 Larry Barraza, Academy Barons Larry Barraza, Academy Barons Aaron Cisneros, Academy Barons Aaron Cisneros, Academy Barons Keyon Allen, Academy Barons
2016 Bret Boswell, Santa Barbara Billy Wilson, Healdsburg Martin Teague, Academy Barons Chad Spanberger, Conejo Billy Wilson, Healdsburg
2017 Dayton Provost, Ventura Bryce Nagata, Healdsburg Jamey Smart, Healdsburg Lucas Halstead/James Free II Bryce Nagata, Healdsburg


Year Earned Run Average Wins Strikeouts Saves
2014 Matt Esparza, Los Angeles Vance Tatum, San Luis Obispo Jon Duplantier, Santa Barbara Andrew Vinson/Evan Rutter/Eddie Muhl
2015 Angel Rodriguez, Conejo Gary Cornish, Santa Barbara Peter Bayer, Los Angeles Adam Atkins, San Luis Obispo
2016 Kyle Johnston, Santa Barbara Korey Anderson, San Luis Obispo Tanner Murphy, Orange County Reece Buska, Academy Barons
2017 Tanner Lawson, Santa Barbara Ty Weist, Santa Barbara Ty Weist, Santa Barbara Justin Smith, Neptune Beach

Notable alumni of current teams

While all teams in the California Collegiate League have combined for over 100 years of history, not all teams have played in the CCL throughout their history. The notable alumni of the current teams who have played in the CCL or in their respective teams' previous leagues include:

Academy Barons

Arroyo Seco Saints

Conejo Oaks

Neptune Beach Pearl

Santa Barbara Foresters

Dylan Axelrod

San Luis Obispo Blues

Healdsburg Prune Packers

Orange County Riptide

Notable alumni of past teams

Puff Capitalists


  1. ^ "Leagues & Teams".
  2. ^ "Leagues & Teams".
  3. ^ "Member Leagues | National Alliance of College Summer Baseball".
  4. ^ "California Collegiate League All-Star Game to be nationally televised on July 17". Think Blue LA. 15 July 2013.
  5. ^ "CCL Accepts Petition from Four Bay Area Teams to Join League in 2014". Summer Baseball Insider. 8 October 2013. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Alumni - Academy Barons". Academy Barons Baseball. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.