Fall Tryouts & Fall Information

Tryouts for the Thunder Sox fall teams are right around the corner! The fall season will run September through the beginning of November. Fall practices and games will be centered around player development. Individual development will be stressed to help prepare players for their upcoming high school season. All of our fall coaches have played or coached at the collegiate or professional level.


This fall for our upper division teams we will be attending multiple showcase tournaments/camps (Cal Poly, Fresno, Etc…). Practicing outdoors during the week at Cal High School, Indoors at TPC and playing instruction based double headers on the weekend. Our home fields will be Cal High and Chabot College.


Our 10U-14U teams will practice in Livermore at Bill Payne Field and Ernie Rodriguez. Teams will participate in 6 local tournaments throughout the fall season. The fall season for our underclass teams, like our upper division teams will be based around player development.


Please contact Coach Lonsdale to register for fall tryouts. Email: tsoxbaseball@gmail.com Phone: (510) 909-6718


Tryout Information


High School Age Players

Date: Wednesday 8/13 & Friday 8/15

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Cal High School (San Ramon)


10U-14U Players

Date: Sunday, August 24th

Time: 9:00am

Location: Bill Payne Field (Livermore)



#44 Jake Dronkers

JULY 4, 2014 - Happy Fourth of July all! The entire upper level program was down in Orange County this past week for the annual Firecracker tournament. It was a great chance for all three of our teams to compete against some of the best teams in the West. All teams enjoyed some success, but none more than the Connie Mack squad, who took a tough 6-5 loss in the semifinals on Thursday to finish 5-2 and in the final four of the 91-team pool. The coaching staff is extremely proud of the performances of our players in front of countless colleges and scouts. We hope to be announcing some commitment news soon!


Congrats to current Thunder Sox player Levi Noddin (Arroyo HS '15) on being selected to the 2014 Louisville Slugger All American 2nd team. Levi is a RHP & 1B and very dominant at both. This year for Arroyo, Levi was 10-2 with a 2.49 ERA, struck out 84 and only walked 18 in 73 innings pitched. At the plate he batted .442 and slugged .688 in 97 plate appearances. Levi has continued his dominace this summer as a two way player for the Thunder Sox on our Connie Mack club.

Kyle Franco throwing heat for Foothill HS against Cal HS.

JUNE 6, 2014 - We will be updating these lists as local All-League teams are announced.




Golden Gate Conference (JC):

First team: SS Ian Dawkins (Chabot)


Second team:

LHP Thomas Triantos (Livermore)

OF Max Sanderson (Foothill)

OF Zac Guardino (Cal High)

Honorable Mention:

C Noah Robbins (Livermore)

OF Zack Lander (Amador)



Honorable Mention: INF Zac Maloney (Dublin)



First team: 1B/RHP Levi Noddin (Arroyo)

OF/LHP Kevin Burt (Castro Valley)

Second team: C Jake Ruiz (San Leandro)


Kyle Franco did it all!

MAY 27, 2014 - Members of the Thunder Sox have been invited to participate in the Bay Area World Series, as well as the Bay Area World Series Underclass. BAWS is a series of great events put on by former Atlanta Braves scout Blaine Clemmens. Many current and former T-Sox players participated in the event, including LHP Thomas Triantos, LHP Cameron Self, RHP Francis DeMartini and RHP/IF Kyle Franco, who came home with MVP honors from the BAWS championship game. T-Sox assistant coach Stephen Gatehouse participated in the inaugural BAWS in 2004.






C/OF Tylor Silva (Livermore, '15)

IF Ryan Jeffries (Monte Vista, '15)




LHP Brian Martinez (Livermore '16)

IF/RHP Aaron Gaela (Dublin '16)

IF/RHP Chris Horton (Dublin '17)

RHP Josh Pell (Las Lomas '16)

LHP/OF Zach Promes (Dublin '16)

OF/LHP Ben Resnick (Monte Vista '16)


Cody Bacho squaring one up.

March 1, 2014 - Here are a couple of updates from Thunder Sox Baseball...


T-Sox 12U competed in their first two tournaments the past couple weekends, and starts 680 League play next weekend against Orinda. The 12U will be playing three-game sets each weekend against teams in the 680 League.


HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS: if you have played in our program in the past, let us know what your high school schedules look like in the spring so that the coaching staff can come see you play. We have not fully set our 2014 Summer rosters yet, so please be patient as we figure out how many roster spots we have available. You can contact Coach Lonsdale or Coach Gatehouse with any questions or to let us know what level you are playing at.


PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS: The same goes for you...drop Coach Lonsdale a line, and let him know what school team you play for this spring so we can come check you out.


Have a good one, all! Go T-Sox!


JANUARY 8, 2014 - Happy New Year from us at Thunder Sox Baseball Club! Here is a quick update as we head into the last few weeks of our winter program and into our spring season...


The High School-level Winter Program has been, in our eyes, a success. The players are getting conditioned and ready to go for school tryouts in February.


As the winter season has gone on, the coaches have also kept an eye towards the spring, as we will be running our first-ever 12U spring team. We are very excited to coach this group of kids, and we are confident that they will see huge improvements. The first practice of Spring will be held Friday, January 10 at 7:30 PM at TPC in Pleasanton. The 12U will be participating in their first spring tournament the weekend of February 22. Keep your eyes peeled for any schedule changes that may come!




NOVEMBER 19, 2013 - Here is a quick roundup, highlighting a few former Thunder Sox players who have either made news or are primed to make news. If you would like to be highlighted in this space, contact us at TSoxBaseball@gmail.com and let us know what you're doing!


The Thundersox are happy to announce that LHP Joey Lucchesi (2012) has signed a letter of intent to play for Southeast Missouri State beginning in 2015. The Chabot College lefty will pitch for the Gladiators this year as a sophomore. Lucchesi was the leader of our college team's pitching staff in 2012 and could be a draftable prospect with a big season this year.


CSUMB catcher Mikey Lonsdale is primed for a big senior season leading the Otters. A former All-American catcher at Chabot College, Lonsdale is being counted on to help lead the way to a repeat of the Otters' 2013 CCAA championship.


Former Livermore HS RHP Jackson Mancieri (T-Sox 2012-13) signed with Doane College (NE) following an outstanding 2013 summer season. Mancieri worked incredibly hard and was patient, waiting his turn to show what he could do. In the Firecracker Classic in Huntington Beach, Mancieri was dominant, shutting down a top Southern California team to the tune of 2 hits in 7 innings, allowing only one unearned run. He signed his letter of intent shortly after. The right-hander will be competing for innings for Doane this spring.


Please take time to check out all of our former players making a name for themselves in college and pro ball.

Fall Tryouts 2014

HS Age Players


Date: August 13th & 15th

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Cal High School


10U-14U Players


Date: August 24th

Time: 9:00am

Location: Bill Payne (Livermore)


Thunder Sox Baseball Club


Andrew Lonsdale (President/GM)

Phone Number: (510) 909 - 6718

Email: TSoxBaseball@gmail.com

17915 Lamson Rd.

Castro Valley, CA 94546