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Games next spring in the Tri-Rivers Athletic Conference of the CIF Central Section should be even more talent-laden than usual.
While defending section champ Clovis North of Fresno should be strong again, the Broncos may have a tough task when they play TRAC rivals Buchanan and Clovis.
Both Buchanan and Clovis have landed three players each on either first team or second team for this year’s all-state underclass teams. The only other schools in the state to have three players on either of those teams are Fountain Valley and Temecula Valley of Temecula.
Schools that had two players chosen were Loyola of Los Angeles, De La Salle of Concord, Valley Christian of San Jose, Rancho Bernardo of San Diego, Fountain Valley, Serra of Gardena and College Park of Pleasant Hill.
Here are the 2013 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Underclass Teams:
First Team Catchers
Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Jr.
Bryce Macy (Paloma Valley, Menifee) Jr.
First Team Pitchers
Quinn Brodey (Loyola, Los Angeles) Jr.
Joe DeMers (College Park, Pleasant Hill) Soph.
Alonzo Garcia (San Fernando) Jr.
John Gavin (St. Francis, Mountain View) Jr.
Matt Ladrech (Campolindo, Moraga) Jr.
Chris Mathewson (Kaiser, Fontana) Jr.
Jack Wheeless (Buchanan, Clovis) Jr.
First Team Infield
Eddie Alvarez (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) Sr.
Jacob Gatewood (Clovis) Jr.
Shane Mardirosian (M.L. King, Riverside) Jr.
Kyle Plantier (Temecula Valley, Temecula) Jr.
Jagger Rusconi (West Ranch, Valencia) Soph.
Harrison Smith (Frontier, Bakersfield) Jr.
Ezra Steinberg (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood) Soph.
Albie Weiss (Agoura, Agoura Hills) Jr.
First Team Outfield
Denz’l Chapman (Serra, Gardena) Jr.
Brad Degnan (Woodside) Jr.
Derek Hill (Elk Grove) Jr.
Trenton Kemp (Buchanan, Clovis) Jr.
Brock Lundquist (Fountain Valley) Jr.
Kyle Molnar (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) Soph.
First Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Joe Cochran (Knight, Palmdale) Jr.
Jack Flaherty (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood) Jr.
Theron Kay (Valley Christian, San Jose) Jr.
Jack Labosky (Clovis North, Fresno) Jr.
Lars Nootbaar (El Segundo) Soph.
McCarthy Tatum (Clovis) Jr.
Matt Trask (Davis) Jr.
Second Team Catchers
Alan Crowley (Clovis) Jr.
Andrew Piraino (Sonora, La Habra) Jr.
Hunter Stratton (Grossmont, La Mesa) Jr.
Second Team Pitchers
Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Jr.
Solomon Bates (Serra, Gardena) Soph.
Bryce Dyrda (Oakdale) Jr.
Nathan Hadley (Loyola, Los Angeles) Jr.
Trevor Hall (Cypress) Jr.
Brandon Koch (Temecula Valley, Temecula) Jr.
Burke Mitchell (Temecula Valley, Temecula) Jr.
Second Team Infield
Korby Batesole (Buchanan, Clovis) Jr.
Justin Brand (Fountain Valley) Jr.
Bryson Brigman (Valley Christian, San Jose) Jr.
Gage Canning (Ramona) Soph.
Kyle Hatton (Norco) Soph.
Zach Kirtley (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) Jr.
Trevor Larnach (College Park, Pleasant Hill) Soph.
Hank LoForte (Franklin, Elk Grove) Soph.
Daniel Patzlaff (Fountain Valley) Jr.
Jed Sprague (St. Mary’s, Stockton) Jr.
Chris Williams (De La Salle, Concord) Jr.
Ryan Williams (Branham, San Jose) Jr.
Second Team Outfield
Chad Bible (Valencia) Jr.
Tyler Herburger (St. Augustine, San Diego) Jr.
Ben Polshuk (De La Salle, Concord) Jr.
Alfonso Rivas (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) Soph.
Second Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Jordan Garcia (Tulare Western, Tulare) Jr.
Casey Henderson (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Jr.
Michael Majeski (Vista del Lago, Folsom) Jr.
Sean Watkins (Serra, San Mateo) Jr.
Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year & State Junior of the Year:
Jack Flaherty (Harvard-Westlake)
State Sophomore of the Year:
Joe DeMers (College Park, Pleasant Hill)
State Freshman of the Year:
Conrado Diaz (San Ysidro)
Contributing: Paul Muyskens