Allan Hancock College infielder Kalub Ramirez has pledged to continue his academic and athletic career at Mount Marty University next season.

The university is located in Yankton, South Dakota.

“I chose Mount Marty because Coach (Josh) Teichroew made me feel wanted in their program early on in the recruiting process,” Ramirez said, according to a school press release. “At first I was hesitant because it was South Dakota. As I got to know the coaches, see the campus and see the facilities they have, it made me somehow pushed.

“I feel like this next step will have a big impact on my life giving me the opportunity to step out and make a name for myself. I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter.”

The Lompoc native recently completed his second countable season, third overall, with the Bulldogs. Ramirez closed the year with a .273 batting average after recording 10 doubles, 24 RBIs and one homer on 35 hits. He also had six stolen bases and boasted a .988 field percentage.

During his first campaign, Ramirez finished the shortened season with a .390 batting average after appearing in 11 games. The Lompoc High School alum recorded 16 hits, including two doubles and a home run, in his first campaign with Hancock.

“My time at Allan Hancock has been a blessing for me, especially the last year. Being more involved and around the folks at Hancock has made my time here more special,” added Ramirez. “Hancock matured me for sure, making sure I took care of my business and became more independent. It had a big impact on my decision because it made me want to go out and experience something new and different.”

Mount Marty is a member of the NAIA and competes in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

The start of the Hancock Summer Baseball Clinics is fast approaching. The school has sent out a final call for all Session 1 packages and discounted “All Sessions” online registration options, as both are due to close on Sunday, June 12. Registrations for session 2 will remain open until June 19th.

Orcutt Academy Coaching Openings

Two varsity head coaching positions are open at Orcutt Academy High School. The Spartans are looking for a head coach for their 8-a-side football program and a head coach for the women’s golf program.

‘Conq Classic’ scheduled for June 18

The annual tournament that benefits Cabrillo High School athletics and is named after the school’s late football coach will be held at the Mission Club in Lompoc. Registration costs $125, although there is a $50 discount for platinum-level club members.

Check-in for golfers is due to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event and there is a shotgun start with a draft format tournament starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is expected to be served around 5:30 p.m. awards and door prizes. and a raffle. There will be payouts for a low gross winner, two low nets and a winner closest to the pin on all three par holes. Attendees are asked to adhere to a dress code, no denim, T-shirts or collarless shirts.

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The buffet dinner includes a starter, side dishes, bread, dessert and coffee/tea. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $25 each.

There are sponsorship opportunities, tee sponsors, closest pin sponsors, foursome sponsors, banquet sponsor, and golf cart sponsor. The banquet sponsor includes eight golfers, recognition as a banquet sponsor on advertisements and dining room advertising. Golf cart sponsorship includes 12 golfers, name on carts, tee boards and other related brochures and advertisements.

Those intending to register are urged to do so early as attendance is limited. For more information, contact Steve Haskins (805) 705-3695 or Wendy Knowles (805) 448-5057.

Junior Golf Camps at Rancho Maria

“Big” John McComish is hosting Junior Golf Camps this summer for boys and girls ages 6-16.

A camp is scheduled for June 13-16 and more for June 20-23, July 11-14, July 18-21 and August 1-4.

The cost is $60 per camper and sessions run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Rancho Maria is located at 1950 Casmalia Road in Santa Maria. Contact McComish at (503) 409-9829 or by email at [email protected]

Righetti’s golf coach, Brian Tomooka, will also help with some of the camps. Clinics will work on swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.

The Allan Hancock College Women’s Basketball Program has announced its summer camp schedule.

The camp is scheduled to take place July 25-28 inside Joe White Memorial Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and is open to ages 8-17.

Participants will receive instruction from current and former female basketball players and HAC coaching staff on several fundamental skills including shooting, dribbling, ball handling, legs, defense, rebounds, passes, guard work and after game.

Registration is set at $85 per participant for the four-day event.