NORTHEAST GLENDALE — In assembling the Glendale Angelenos' inaugural roster, coach and team president Tony Riviera gathered college baseball players from up and down California and even from across the country. But, for the foundation of the first-year California Collegiate League squad, Riviera had to look no further than the team's own backyard, so to speak, at Stengel Field.
Of the 40 players that will open the season on the team's roster, 11 are fresh off carrying the Glendale Community College baseball team, which also calls Stengel home, to the finest season in program history, one that ended one win shy of the title game of the California Community College Athletic Assn. State Championships.
"It certainly was a good audition [for the Angelenos]," Riviera said of the Vaqueros' epic season.
Vaqueros position players included on the roster will be infielders Sako Chapjian and Ellis Whitman and outfielder Sean Spear.
Glendale college pitchers Ryan Sherriff, Thomas Korn, Michael Noteware, Greg Astor, John La, Gus Garcia, Michael Sherwin and Jamie Rosales have also been added to the club.