Men’s Baseball News
Providence will be hosting the annual Baseball Banquet the day after the home opener. It will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 8:30 pm at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Duarte, CA. Reservations are required, please RSVP here by Wednesday, January 20.
Chavez, a 6’5 SO RHP from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, NM transfers in from Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to Gateway, Chavez played NCAA Division II baseball at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. As a true freshman in his first college start at Panhandle, Chavez went 8 1/3 innings, only giving up 2 hits to #7 nationally ranked Lubbock Christian University. He only has one single goal in mind when he takes the mound, as Sandy Koufax said, “I pitch to give my team the best chance to win.”
Alvarez, a 6’0 FR RHP from Madera, CA, transfers in from Reedley College. A good teammate and unselfish player, Alvarez lives by Jackie Robinson’s words: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Alvarez joins Providence after a successful high school career where he helped pitch his high school team into earning home field advantage for the Valley Championship game, held at Madera South High School.
McFaddin, 6’2 SO C from Chatsworth CA, joins Providence from Concordia-Irvine University. He has spent his summers playing collegiate baseball with the Nutty Buddy’s in the Arizona Collegiate Summer League. While in high school, McFaddin received the coach’s award from long-time well-respected coach, Tom Meusborn at Chatsworth High School.