CAL RIPKEN WORLD SERIES HISTORY
2000 WORLD SERIES
The inaugural cal Riken World Series was held in
The team members were :-
Jon Opperman, Murray Hopley, Jason Morriss, Aaron Stimson, Brent Vanderneut, Shane Nagle, Jacob Rooke, Matt West, Matt Sorenson, Jay Nilsson, Ryan Tutt, Brent Young, Kirby McConnon, Adam Courcha. Bob Nilsson was the head coach, Greg Morriss and Alan Connors were the assistant coaches and Keith Land was the Business Manager.
Murray Hopley (who threw a no hitter in the team’s final game against
2001 WORLD SERIES
The World series was held in
The team members were :-
Clinton Naylor, Alan Sconenberger, James Beresford, Shaun Garner, Adam Bowmaker, Jayson Brown, Ben warner, Feeny Armistead, Stefan Welch, Matthew Kennelly, Jayden Pendelton, Tom Fiebig, Mitchel Moore, Jeremy Blab and Mitchell Parry. Bob Nilsson was the head coach, Greg Kent and Jeff Goodworth were the assistant coaches and Keith Land was the Business Manager.
The selection of Alan Schonenberger and James Beresford in the All Star Team in addition to Clinton Naylor and Tom Fiebig being selected in the All Star Defensive team were highlights for the Dingos. Shaun Garner became the first Dingo to hit a home run in the World Series. Alan Schonenberger represented
2002 WORLD SERIES
For the second time in three years the Cal Ripken World Series was held in
Team members were :-Bobby Westmoreland, Chris Lamb, Phil Vanderneut, Michael Lennox, Jamie Gianchou, Andrew Mann, Jason Smit, Tim Atherton, Blake Finney, Brad Samson. Jacob Reust,
The selection of Brad Samson, Tim Atherton and Jason Smit in the World All Star Team in addition to Chris lamb, Tim Atherton and Karl Mackay being selected in the World All Star Defensive team were highlights for the Dingos. Michael Lennox represented
2003 WORLD SERIES
To bring the program in line with ABF teams, last year the team became known as the ARoo’s. The series was held in
Team members were :-David Arnold, Michael Arnold, John Blaskett, Oliver Box, Dale Brown, Andrew Callaghan, Joshua Collis, Christopher Doyle, Jamie Gianchou, David Kandilas, Chris Lamb, Brenton Nahirny, Mitchell Nilsson, Adam Spencer and James Vergos. Bob Nilsson was the head coach, Greg Kent and Jason Hewitt were the assistant coaches and Keith Land was the Business Manager.
The selection of Jamie Gianchou in the World All Star Team and Joshua Collis and David Arnold in the World All Star Defensive team were highlights. Jamie Gianchou contested the home run derby and he also hit a home run in tournament play. Jamie and Chris Lamb made history by becoming the first players to tour twice and David and Michael Arnold became the first twins to play in the same team. Meanwhile the team made Babe Ruth history when it played
2004 WORLD SERIES
For the second year in a row, the team returned to
Team members were :-Corey Adamson, Lucas Bakker, Andrew Campbell, Aaron Costa, Brock Dodd, Jordan Dyer, Joshua Hendricks, Andrew Jones, Ben Lodge, Daniel Luchterhand, Troy Malthouse, Taylor McEvoy, Jake McKenzie, Aaron Tritton and Logan Wade . Bob Nilsson was the head coach, Greg Kent and Jason Hewitt were the assistant coaches and Keith Land was the Business Manager.
The selection of
HISTORY IS STILL BEING WRITTEN
- Jay Nilsson, Jason Morriss, Adam Courcha and Murray Hopley became the first Cal Ripken graduates to move to the next level when they won selection in the Australian AA team that competed in the World Championships in
in 2003. All these players were in the inaugural Cal Ripken World series team. Taiwan
- At this years MLBAAP, 16 players from past teams (almost 25% of all attendees) who are attending include Jason Morriss, Jay Nilsson, James Beresford, Adam Courcha, Tom Fiebig, Brent Young, Clinton Naylor, Alan Schoenberger, Jason Smit and Stefan Welch, Tim Athereton, Chris Lamb, Matthew Kennelly, Brad Samson and Jamie Gianchou.
- Graduates of the program to sign professional contracts include Murray Hopley (San Diego Padres), Jay Nilsson (Cleveland Indians), Stefan Welch (NY Mets) and Clinton Naylor (San Diego Padres).
Your chance to write history about the 2005 series and beyond is about to begin.!!
GO THE AUSSIE AROO’S IN 2005!!