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One of the most difficult positions to choose for the all-state teams in baseball is catcher.
In some groups of players, such as with this year’s Cal-Hi Sports all-state small schools’ team, the trick is simply finding enough catchers to choose from that boast of having legitimate all-state type of credentials.
Then there are other groups of players, such was with this year’s Cal-Hi Sports all-state medium schools’ team, and the problem is that there were so many outstanding catchers on the board that admittedly a couple of very good ones just weren’t able to be chosen.
Here are the 2013 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams for Medium Schools and Small Schools:
Medium Schools First Team Catchers
Jack Kruger (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Sr.
Dom Miroglio (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Sr.
Joey Notch (West, Torrance) Sr.
Zack Perugi (Kimball, Tracy) Sr.
John Riley (Willow Glen, San Jose) Sr.
Medium Schools First Team Pitchers
Jake Barrett (Orange Glen, Escondido) Sr.
Phil Bickford (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Sr.
Chandler Eden (Yuba City) Sr.
Kevin Flemer (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr.
Tyler Mahle (Westminster) Sr.
Parker Merritt (Bonita, La Verne) Sr.
Elliott Shepanof (St. Augustine, San Diego) Sr.
Chris Viall (Soquel) Sr.
Johnny York (Acalanes, Lafayette) Sr.
Medium Schools First Team Infield
Ty Boyles (Quartz Hill) Sr.
Kevin Franklin (Gahr, Cerritos) Sr.
Trent Hammond (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
J.D. Hearn (Westmont, Campbell) Sr.
Tyler Morgan (Golden West, Visalia) Sr.
Darin Newman (Analy, Sebastopol) Sr.
Lars Nootbaar (El Segundo) Soph.
Dominic Smith (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
Medium Schools First Team Outfield
Denz’l Chapman (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
Matt Miller (Del Norte, San Diego) Sr.
J.R. Robinson (Whitney, Rocklin) Sr.
Medium Schools First Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Justin Bruce (Willow Glen, San Jose) Sr.
Devon Loomis (Colfax) Sr.
Chris Mathewson (Kaiser, Fontana) Jr.
Brian Serven (Palm Desert) Sr.
Zeph Walters (Diamond Bar) Sr.
Medium Schools Second Team
(15 players; alphabetical)
Taylor Ahearn (St. Augustine, San Diego) Sr. OF
Stevie Berman (Saratoga) Sr. C/P
Jacob Blunt (Bonita, La Verne) Sr. C
Chris Burkholder (Monrovia) Sr. P/OF
Gordon Cardenas (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Sr. P
Jake Corn (Manteca) Jr. P
Bryce Dyrda (Oakdale) Jr. P
Lucas Erceg (Westmont, Campbell) Sr.
Armando Fajardo (Hillsdale, San Mateo) Sr. INF
Jose Garcia (San Ysidro) Sr.
Austin Henning (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Sr. C
Luke Lanphere (Citrus Valley, Redlands) Sr. P
Joe Ryan (Drake, San Anselmo) Jr. P
Guillermo Salazar (Rio Americano, Sacramento) Sr.
Marc Vela (San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas) Sr.
Small Schools First Team Catchers
Austin Marcus (Menlo School, Atherton) Sr.
Cameron Neff (Palma, Salinas) Sr.
Small Schools First Team Pitchers
Chris Clements (Pacific Grove) Jr.
Dallon Cornelius (Caruthers) Sr.
Steven Farinaro (Head-Royce, Oakland) Sr.
Brent Montgomery (Escalon) Sr.
Ryan Olson (Western Christian, Covina) Sr.
Danny Perez (Firebaugh) Sr.
Carlos Salazar (Kerman) Sr.
Small Schools First Team Infield
Nathan Ahlers (Sutter) Sr.
Wes Carswell (Pacific Grove) Sr.
Tyler Carvalho (Paraclete, Lancaster) Sr.
Aaron Digiamarino (Webb, Claremont) Sr.
Mauricio Dubon (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Morgan Earman (Desert Christian Academy, Bermuda Dunes) Sr.
Tommy Edman (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) Sr.
Justin Giovannoni (Linden) Jr.
Matthew Nunes (Fowler) Sr.
Jamey Smart (Athenian, Danville) Jr.
Small Schools First Team Outfield
Luke Asperger (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Colton Minton (Sutter) Sr.
Ben Richey (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Jack Ross (Palma, Salinas) Sr.
Alphonso Rivas (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) Soph.
Small Schools First Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Conyal Cody (Pacific Grove) Sr.
Steven Gee (Taft) Sr.
Logan Griffin (Oak Hills, Hesperia) Sr.
Brett Prater (Woodcrest Christian, Riverside) Jr.
Austin Ragsdale (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Hilario Tovar (Selma) Sr.
Small Schools Second Team
(15 players; alphabetical)
Ryan Castellon (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Sr. INF
Brad Bonnenfant (Sutter) Sr. P
Connor Brogdon (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) Sr. P
Layne Henderson (Lutheran, La Verne) Jr. P
Matthew Huss (Argonaut, Jackson) Jr. MP
Jacob Musial (Vasquez, Acton) Jr. INF
Dusty Oliver (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) Jr. INF/P
Ramon Ortiz (Selma) Sr. MP
Chad Perry (Marysville) Sr. MP/P
Daniel Rasmussen (Maranatha, Sierra Madre) Sr. OF
Jack Redman (Menlo School, Atherton) Sr. P
Ivan Sanchez (Soledad) Sr. C
Josh Stevens (Valley Christian, Dublin) Jr. MP
Robert Steves (Escalon) Sr. INF
Kevin Teskey (Pacific Grove) Sr. OF
Contributing: Paul Muyskens