lclcoach, you raised a fine young man, I'm sure you were very proud to see him give back to the community by coaching HS pitchers. My condolences to you and your family.

I've been on the road for the last week and completely missed this. This is so sad, you have our deepest sympathy.

I pray that this time of great sorrow is soon lightened with many moments of cherished memories.
This is heartbreaking. Lclcoach, you have my deepest sympathies. I will be praying for you and you family in this difficult time.
I just logged in here for the first time in about a week, and this is very disheartening. Brent, our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

Remember him for all the great memories and inspiration he provided. He sounds like an awesome young man.
I know the site can’t leave this post up for too much longer. Thanks to all of the posters for prayers and thoughts.. I totally grew on this site, for many years. I just wanted to share what kind of kids are related to this site, I am sure all of the members have the same type of kids.
Brandon was a awesome kid. He was fortunate to play baseball all over the country. He accomplished so much, and not just baseball. He finished college, was a "big brother "to a boy in San Diego. He coached Varsity baseball (pitching of course) in Glendale, CA and yet made sure he still worked hard.
He taught little league players pitching and wouldn't ask for anything in return. Things I didn't know, he studied the Lord so much more than what we would direct to him. His friends told me, he would send them different scriptures often, yet not grind them on their beliefs. At the funeral, an older ex-player told me, Brandon fed him for a number of months until he was able to get back on his feet, I had no idea.
He definitely watched over his sister, he would boot the boyfriend before I had the chance. What a wonderful brother! He would call me two or three times a day and his greeting was "hey pop what is going on?" He had really turned into a fine young man.
We said good bye to him on last Saturday. He touched many people. We have received letters, calls and visits from MLB people, college people, friends and relatives. The high school developed a college scholarship in his name for one senior ball player each year. In one day of announcing the scholarship, they can assist a number of players for a number of years, who knows what came today. What fantastic community, in addition to the baseball world.
During his return from Tommy John, I would grind him a bit, you need to throw to batters or something else. His reply was "I have it under control dad". After learning about him, his relationship with God and his giving heart, he did have it under control. My little saying to him was "make it count". He was supposed to leave for Illinois Thursday to join the Gateway Grizzlies and begin his journey in pro-ball.
I joked to him after the funeral services that he had a sold out stadium. The church held almost 1100 people and there was standing room only. He touched many, so l guess he did "make it count"! I know all of us here have great relationships with our kids, but if you don't, find a way. You never know when they will go.

Julie is going to help post a few pictures. One is the Babe Ruth world series, one Connie Mack World Series(they won them both), Long beach state, San Diego State and him just being a kid with no uniform, a rare moment.
Thanks for this site. It is great for the up and coming players or parents and the old ones too.

Good luck to all!
Brett Villalobos


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God Bless you and yours, Brett. He had a sold out stadium indeed. He definitely made it count! I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you stay around here - dads and moms would be wise to heed your advice about having the best relationships possible with their sons.
i just saw this thread. to many tragedy's of late.words can;t describem but i'm very sorry for your loss.

coach, your son had fight in him. coming back from tj surgery and getting another chance. i;d like to think he's still with it.

my heart goes out to you and your family.prayers aswell.
Thank you Brett for sharing those memories of your precious son. What comfort it must give you to know he had a love for the Lord that he shared freely with his friends. He truly sounds like an amazing young man who touched so many in his short life.

My prayers to you and your family that your grief will soon be replaced by warm and happy memories of the time you had together here on this mortal plane.

What a moving post about Brandon. What a wonderful young man, friend, brother and son.

I added the photos you shared to your post above, in case you want to put the captions with any of them.

Thank you for sharing part of Brandon's story with us. It means so much.


Thank you for sharing those pictures of Brandon and your story brought tears to my eyes. I'll keep looking at as many pictures as you would like to post.

May God bless you and your family angel

My son Mike played with Brandon at SDSU. He was saddened as my family was to learn of this tradegy.My son thought very highly of him and will miss him.

I am so very sorry to hear of this. May you and your family draw strength and guidance from above.


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