Eric Valent was an All-American at Canyon High School in Anaheim, CA, before playing at UCLA. At UCLA, Eric finished with the most career home runs in Pac-10 history, and as the UCLA career RBI leader, in only three years of play. He was selected in the first round of the supplemental draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, played four years in the big leagues, played a season in Japan, coached for the Philadelphia Phillie organization, is a member of the Baseballtown Hall of Fame, and is now a top amateur scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. After his playing career, Eric settled here in Baseballtown, and is raising two terrific sons. Eric is an owner of Rip It, as well as an advisor and instructor.