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Tue, Jul. 17, 2012 - [Baseball]

James Rael is a catcher/utility player from Gilbert, Arizona. James started playing baseball at the age of six where he played in the Gilbert National Little League. After 7 years, he then started playing club ball at the age of thirteen for The Garden of Gears baseball club. James attended Gilbert High School where he would spend his entire high school career. After high school, he received a scholarship to play for Gateway Community College in Phoenix. James is a sophomore criminal justice major who wants to pursue a career in law enforcement. "My Family and Baseball are the loves of my life. I want to thank all the coaches and faculty at the La Sierra University for making this happen. I look forward to helping the Golden Eagles do big things in the near future", said James Rael.

Brian Burgin started playing baseball in his hometown of Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. After 13 years of baseball, his family moved to Los Alamitos, California where he was now able to play the game he loved year round. Brian completed his last season at Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California playing centerfield.  Some of his accomplishments include League Champion during his senior year as well as first team all-league. Brian would like to thank God for all the talents He has given him, and his family for all the love and support they have given him throughout his life.  Additionally, he would like to thank Coach Gamboa and the coaching staff at La Sierra for giving him the opportunity to play in the next level.