ABOUT CHAFFEY BASEBALL
Chaffey Baseball celebrates its THIRTY FIFTH year of baseball excellence in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1980, young men have enjoyed high quality instruction and high-caliber competition as part of the Chaffey Baseball System.
The Chaffey squad enjoys a well-organized program that engages in a full sixty-plus game schedule, including many travel opportunities to nationally ranked tournaments. Home games are played at the same outstanding facilities enjoyed by the University of Washington Huskies. [ map ]
Our typical Chaffey ball player is a college-bound student/athlete who represents the best talent in their high school, district or area. We pride ourselves in attracting self-motivated young men who have proven they can excel in their academic studies, on the baseball diamond, and in life. In fact, over the past ten years, the team’s average grade point is 3.5.
Our Mission is simple: Provide the highest level of quality instruction and baseball for dedicated and committed young men. Our goal is to maximize a young man’s personal and athletic potential, for future success in any endeavor they choose.
In its thirty-three years, Chaffey Baseball has consistently been a perennial baseball power. We’re proud to have most of our athletes continue playing baseball at the college level. These young men receive outstanding educations that lead to quality lives. Many have returned to play an important supportive role in the Chaffey family.
A good number of today’s outstanding collegiate players have found their roots in Chaffey baseball. Most recently, Willie Bloomquist won a national championship while on scholarship for Arizona State, was a member of the USA National team, and is now part of the Seattle Mariners professional baseball system—and there are more! View our complete list of college scholarship athletes and understand why we’re confident that Chaffey Baseball produces winners!
CHAFFEY COACHING STAFF
- Coached the Seattle Mariner’s “Area Code” teams for six years and overseen the Mariner’s Fall Baseball program for the past seven.
- Coached the National Amateur All-Star Baseball Team representing High School all-star players from across the country for three years.
- For eleven years he has taken teams (16 and under) to Europe
- to compete against teams from the Netherlands and Belgium.
- Taken teams (16 & under) to Europe to compete against teams from the Netherlands and Belgium for eleven years.
- Served as a Scout for the Seattle Mariners for 10 years.
A graduate from Seattle University with a degree in Education, Jim has been married for 37 years to wife Patty, and has two children: Robbie, graduated in Engineering at the University of Washington, and Shannon, graduated from Western Washington in Accounting.
Ray Atkinson has been working with baseball players for the past 11 years, currently owns the Ranger Hitting Academy and running the hitting program for the Husky Baseball Summer Camps, which opened a new facility in Woodinville.
Ray attended Rick’s College in Idaho as a freshman where he played shortstop; He transferred to Lewis & Clark State College and started at 3rd base. He attended the NAIA World Series in 86 and winning an NAIA World Series Championship in 1987. He was named ALL LEAGUE and REGION as a junior and senior at LCSC as a 3rd baseman.
Ray then played Mens’ Fastpitch Softball for the next 10 years winning the World Championship three times. He played one year with Pay N Pak, six years with SeaFirst, and his last three years out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ray made the Mens’ National Team SEVEN straight years, playing in Mexico, Japan, Philipines, New Zealand, Argentina, Panama, Brazil, and Cuba.
Ray resides in Bothell with Tracy, his wife of 25 years and their three children: Cody (attends and plays baseball at LCSC); Tyler and Jessie who both attend Bothell High School.