The roster includes six players from Cal State Dominguez Hills — infielder Ricky Vasquez and pitchers Nick Plantz, Devon Ramirez, Sean Wardour, Jonathan Keener and Derrick Dingeman — five from Cal State Northridge — pitchers Josh Goosen-Brown, Alex Muren, Drew Muren, Carlos Gonzalez and infielder Matt Tellesco — and two from Cal State Los Angeles, pitcher Nick Rodarte and catcher Chad Nacopoy, a Crescenta Valley High graduate.
Outfielder Erik Scott and pitcher Greg Fowler are from New Mexico Highlands.
"Each person that is on this roster was really hand selected," Riviera said. "It wasn't just, 'Hey, give me a guy,' so I had to see these guys, meet with these guys face to face and make sure that it was a fit from a chemistry standpoint.
"When you're compiling a team, you really want to make sure everybody is a fit so there aren't any clubhouse problems or any problems on the road. You certainly want to make sure that someone doesn't have bad habits, so you do the due diligence and make sure that these guys truly understand that they're on a short leash."