OC Xtreme Fundamentalsby Ruben Corral
From fielding to hitting to pitching and catching, the staff at OC Xtreme walks us through some basics of baseball that are needed to take your game play to the next level. Get ready to B.E.A.S.T.
RUBEN CORRAL, General Manager:
Coach Ruben Corral is in his 20th year of full-time baseball. Ruben's playing and coaching experiences with several championship organizations and tireless research have made him one of the most respected private and team instructors in talent-rich Southern California.Ruben was drafted by the World Champion Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round in 1993 as a 17-year old. He led the league in innings pitched and complete games in 1995 as his Medicine Hat Blue Jays won the Northern Division Championship.
CLEMENTE BONILLA, Director of Player Development:
Coach Clemente Bonilla Jr. played professional baseball with both the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles organizations for five years. Bonilla was signed to his first professional baseball contract in 2002 with the Reds. This was after a stellar collegiate career playing four years of Division 1 baseball at Southeast Missouri St. where he was the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and a Second Team All American. Bonilla prepped at El Toro High School. He was an All League Player there three times and was a two time All CIF Player.
BRIAN RAUH, Professional Player / Clinic Instructor:
Brian Rauh joins our staff after finishing his first year of professional baseball with the Washington Nationals as their 2012 11th round pick.When he's not pitching professionally, Brian spends his offseason working out and passing down his work ethic and knowledge of the game with our players. Brian attended Chapman University and was a three-time All-American. He went 30-1 with a 1.78 ERA and holds Champman's all-time strikeouts record with 355 in 289 innings. Coach Brian attended Laguna Hills High School and played for Coach Bonilla since Brian was 12 years old.