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Junior Bulldog Camp Summer 2024

Bulldog Baseball Camps California
1620 East Bulldog Lane , Fresno, CA 93740
Beiden Field
June 18 - June 20
Registration closes Jun 18th.
Ages 6-12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Check in 8:30 am
In the event of a cancellation, credit will be applied to a future camp.

Join the ‘Dogs this summer starting with our first 2024 Junior Bulldog Camp! Held at beautiful Beiden Field, the Junior Bulldog Camp is a perfect option for players 6-12 years old looking to further their baseball skills, play games, and experience practicing with the Bulldogs. Campers will receive individual and group instruction for offense and defense. Campers will receive instruction from current Bulldog Players and Coaches. The day is split into 3 parts. First, campers will work on their defensive skills, followed by offense, and ultimately finishing with games to end the day. Daily camp awards are given out and concludes with Campers of the week! Extra Hitting Instruction will be offered after camp each day and you can register at check-in each morning. See you at the yard. Go Dogs!

Lunch and a light snack will be available for campers.

T-shirt will be provided.

Please bring any and all baseball equipment!

Jack Karraker

Event Type: Camps & Clinics

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Fresno State Baseball
Ryan Overland
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After spending the 2023 season as interim head coach of the Diamond ’Dogs, Ryan Overland has been named head coach of the Bulldog Baseball program, Fresno State Director of Athletics Terry Tumey announced on May 31, 2023.

“After an extensive national search, it became clear that Ryan Overland is the right coach to build upon our storied past and lead our baseball program into an exciting new era in our history,” Tumey said.

“Ryan is a proud alumnus with a deep-rooted passion for Fresno State, Bulldog Baseball, and our Central Valley community,” Tumey added.  “He cares tremendously about the personal growth and holistic development of student-athletes, recruits at a high level, and has a unique ability to simultaneously acknowledge and celebrate tradition, while also embracing a whole new world of analytics and forward-thinking in the game of baseball. I am excited for Ryan to lead our proud Diamond ’Dogs program back to consistently competing for conference championships and national relevance.”

Overland was named interim head coach in January 2023 following the retirement of Bulldog legend Mike Batesole. Overland led the Bulldogs to their first 30-win season since 2019 with an overall record of 30-27. Fresno State also earned its best Mountain West winning percentage since 2017 at 16-14 in conference play (.533). Prior to the 2023 season, Overland spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach for the Diamond ‘Dogs, working alongside Batesole.

“I am extremely honored for the opportunity to be the head coach of Fresno State Baseball, a program that means so much to not only myself, but so many people,” Overland said. “The pride and tradition of Bulldog Baseball runs deep through generations of Bulldogs and I am filled with excitement to lead the future of the program. I would like to thank Athletic Director Terry Tumey and President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval for their leadership and vision for the future of both the University and the program.”

Before being appointed interim head coach, Overland had served as the pitching coach for the Diamond ’Dogs for the past five years. In that time, the ’Dogs combined for 126 wins and a 5.01 ERA in 2001.0 innings and combined for 1,879 strikeouts while walking 844 for a 2.23 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Overland also spent 10 years as the Bulldogs’ Recruiting Coordinator, which led to 36 draft picks out of Fresno State, three of which were in the first round (Ryan Jensen, Taylor Ward and Aaron Judge).

“I am excited about Ryan being named the head baseball coach at Fresno State. He knows the expectations and the culture it takes to run a winning program firsthand. There is nobody better to lead the Bulldogs in this next chapter,” said former Diamond ’Dog and current Yankee Captain Aaron Judge.

In Overland’s 13 total years coaching the Bulldogs, Fresno State has produced 63 total all-conference selections and a whopping 170 academic all-conference team selections. The Bulldogs secured three league regular season titles and conference tournament titles in Overland’s tenure, with three NCAA tournament appearances.

“OV is an unrelenting recruiter with a program plan. He is consistent and knows how to win including the last game of the year, as only a National Champion can. He can’t be outworked,” former head coach Mike Batesole said. “As a head coach, he will be over-prepared because he is excellent at thinking ahead, great at adjusting within the game and he will take calculated risks. He will get in the dirt with his players and have his players’ backs. Most importantly, he will invest in them so much on and off the field, that his love for them will form the life-long bonds that only Bulldogs can.”

In 2023, Murf Gray earned MW Freshman of the Week honors a record-setting seven times and was named Freshman of the Year under Overland’s leadership. Roman Angelo and Ixan Henderson also earned MW Pitcher of the Week honors multiple times in 2023. Tommy Hopfe and Ixan Henderson were also named All-MW First Team while Roman Angelo and Bobby Blandford earned All-MW Second Team honors. After Fresno State’s stint in the 2023 MW Championship, Travis Welker and Tommy Hopfe were named All-Tournament Team selections.

Overland has assisted in producing three conference Player of the Year winners (Dusty Robinson, Jordan Luplow and McCarthy Tatum and three conference Pitcher of the Year winners (Greg Gonzalez, Jimmy Lambert and Ryan Jensen) at Fresno State.  Additionally, he has coached four Freshman of the Year winners (Aaron Judge, Blake Quinn, Carter Bins and Murf Gray) in his time with the Bulldogs.

Under Overland, standout catcher Taylor Ward became the highest-drafted catcher in Fresno State program history in 2015 after being selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the 26th overall selection. The junior started all 59 games in 2015 leading the Bulldogs in home runs (7), RBIs (42) and total bases (104) and earned first-team All-MW honors.

Six All-Americans have been developed during Overland’s years on the Bulldogs’ staff including Aaron Judge, Jordan Luplow, Ryan Jensen, McCarthy Tatum, Zach Ashford and Jaime Arias, and three Freshman All-Americans (Blake Quinn, Carter Bins, and Jaime Arias).
Overland has a long-running history at Fresno State as he was a catcher on the 2008 National Championship team. He started as the Bulldogs’ baseball intern in 2011 and then shifted to the volunteer assistant position in 2012. In his career as a Bulldog student-athlete, he played in over 180 games and won three WAC Championships along with the 2008 National Championship.

In between his days as a Bulldog player and coach, Overland served as a graduate assistant coach at South Dakota State (2009-10). He helped lead the Jackrabbits to a regular season Summit League Championship in 2010 after finishing the season with a 39-21 mark as the hitting and catching coach. Under Overland, the Jackrabbits were first in the league in batting average (.350) in 2010 and set new school records in team hits, runs scored, doubles and wins. Eight all-league student-athletes were produced under him.

Fresno State Baseball
Troy Buckley
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One of the nation’s top pitching coaches in the nation, Buckley arrives in Fresno after three seasons at Mountain West rival Nevada where he was the Wolf Pack associate head coach and pitching coach from 2020 to 2022.

In his collegiate coaching career, Buckley has coached 31 major leaguers, with 99 players getting drafted and five going in the first round. As an assistant and head coach at Long Beach State, he made nine postseason appearances including three trips to NCAA Super Regionals.

Buckley served as the head coach at Long Beach State from 2011 to 2019 posting a 260-231-1 overall record. In three of his seasons at the helm, Buckley led the Dirtbags to NCAA Regional appearances in 2014 and 2016, with a NCAA Super Regional berth in 2017. That year, Buckley led LBSU to a 42-20-1 record and Big West Conference championship with a 20-4 record.  He was named the Big West Coach of the Year that same season as his Dirtbags were ranked No. 8 in the nation by Baseball America, as eight players from that team went on to be drafted.

Before returning to Long Beach as the team’s associate head coach in 2010, Buckley spent two seasons as a pitching coordinator in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. He had also previously served as an assistant coach at Long Beach State from 2001 to 2007.

Buckley made a huge impact on the storied program as an assistant coach. In 2002, he helped the Dirtbags post a 2.99 ERA which ranked fifth nationally.

The following year, Buckley coached another big leaguer in Jared Weaver to two more dominant seasons as LBSU reached the Super Regionals with a 39-21 record. Weaver then led the staff to a 3.11 ERA in 2004 under Buckley’s guidance, which ranked as the fourth-best nationally. Weaver was selected 12th overall in the 2004 MLB Draft after posting a 15-1 record, 1.62 ERA and 213 strikeouts while being named the National Player of the Year that season.

Buckley began his coaching career with the Montreal Expos Double-AA affiliate as a hitting instructor and third base coach. Following that season, he became a pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Expos before returning to his alma mater from 1998-2000 to serve as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator with the Broncos.

Buckley’s illustrious baseball career began as a standout catcher for three years at Santa Clara University where he was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and second-team All-American in 1988. That season, he slashed .442 with 82 RBI with both marks setting single-season school records.

The Los Altos, Calif. native was drafted in the ninth round of the 1989 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins, and was in the minor leagues from 1990-1995 where he played as high as Triple-AAA before becoming a coach.

Buckley has two daughters, Knoa and Maggie and a son Casey, who played baseball at the University of Michigan.

Fresno State Baseball
Ritchie Price
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Ritchie Price enters his first season as an assistant coach at Fresno State in 2023.

Arriving in Fresno after 11 seasons at his alma mater Kansas, Price coached the Jayhawks hitters and infielders.

Finishing in the top half of the Big 12 six times in team fielding percentage, Price coached and developed 10 infielders and 16 hitters who were selected in the MLB Draft.

In addition, Price recruited and coached a pair of Big 12 Newcomers of the Year and spent the last two seasons coaching and developing projected 2023 first-round pick Maui Ahuna.

Before his time in Lawrence, Price was the head coach at South Dakota State from 2009 to 2011 where he compiled a 102-71 record (.590) helping the Jackrabbits win the 2010 Summit League Championship on his way to earning Summit League Coach of the Year honors.

Price helped SDSU advance to the Summit League Conference championship game in all three seasons falling to nationally ranked Oral Roberts each time. In his time in Brookings, Price coached three MLB players in Blake Treinen (Nationals, Athletics, Dodgers), Caleb Thielbar (Twins) and Layne Somsen (Reds).

Price got his coaching career started at SDSU in 2008 after his playing career ended in 2007. An 18th round selection of the New York Mets in 2006, Price played for the Brooklyn Cyclones and Kingsport Mets in the minors after wrapping up his four-year career at Kansas.

A four-year letter winner for the Jayhawks from 2003 to 2006, Price started 248 consecutive games in college and set 24 program records, including hits, at-bats, games played and runs scored. In addition, he finished top 10 all-time in NCAA history in assists.

Helping Kansas to the 2006 Big 12 tournament championship, Price earned the Jayhawk Excellence Award as the top student-athlete in the department.

Price is a 2002 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School winning the county batting title as a senior and helped the Tigers to the 2000 CIF Division IV Southern Section championship at Dodger Stadium.

Fresno State Baseball
Jack Karraker
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Jack Karraker enters his first season as the Diamond ‘Dogs volunteer assistant coach in 2023.

A 2016 graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in sociology, Karraker was a three-year member of the Ducks from 2014-16 as a pitcher.

Appearing in 30 games, Karraker made six career starts and ended his Oregon career with a 2.63 ERA.

Prior to his time in Euguene, Karraker played infield at Fresno City College for a pair of seasons in 2012 and 2013 earning a pair of All-Central Valley Conference honors and graduated from Buchanan High School in Clovis in 2010.

After his career at Oregon, Jack played for the Texas Airhogs of the American Association league and posted a 1.93 ERA in 14 outings for Texas.

Prior to coaching at Fresno State, Jack coached locally at Bullard High School for coach Tom Donald and helped the Knights to back to back CMAC Championships in 2021 and 2022. Jack coached the pitchers to a team era of 2.92 and a .995 WHIP for the 2022 season.

His father, Rusty, punted for Fresno State 1981-1983 and was a member of the 1982 PCAA Champions and 1982 California Bowl Championship Bulldog football team.

Fresno State Baseball
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