All-State Baseball: 2nd, 3rd Teams

All-State overall second team member Kort Peterson (far left) celebrates with his teammates from St. Francis of Mountain View after team won CIF Central Coast Section title.

All-State overall second team member Kort Peterson (far left) celebrates with his teammates from St. Francis of Mountain View after team won CIF Central Coast Section title.

Our 33rd annual all-state teams package for baseball includes 31 players named second team overall plus 35 more who are third team. The third team, however, is only for seniors and only for large schools.

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If you are chosen to any of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams, you should consider yourself an “all-state” player. Whether it’s first team overall, second team overall, third team, underclass, medium schools or small schools, to be on any of these teams should be considered an honor.

California remains, after all, the greatest baseball state in the nation in the sport and is still the worldwide leader. There also are more than 1,000 schools in the state.

With that said, congratulations to the following 2013 Cal-Hi Sports all-state baseball second team members as well as third team:

Second Team Catchers

Francis Christy (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Sr.
Dom Miroglio (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Sr.
Dom Nunez (Elk Grove) Sr.
John Riley (Willow Glen, San Jose) Sr.

Second Team Pitchers

Henry Baker (Agoura, Agoura Hills) Sr.
Sean Barry (Moorpark) Sr.
Steven Farinaro (Head-Royce, Oakland) Sr.
John Gavin (St. Francis, Mountain View) Jr.
Ryan Kayoda (El Toro, Lake Forest) P
Matt Krook (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) Sr.
Jacob Payne (Granada, Livermore) Sr.
Tyler Russell (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) Sr.
Jack Wheeless (Buchanan, Clovis) Jr.

Second Team Infield
Jake Bauers (Marina, Huntington Beach) Sr.
Tyler Blake (Franklin, Elk Grove) Sr.
Jacob Greenwood (Clovis) Jr.
Robert Ramos (San Fernando) Sr.
Frankie Rios (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) Sr.
Christian Rossi (Clovis North, Fresno) Sr.
Tyler Wade (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) Sr.

Second Team Outfield
Analani Fukofuka (James Logan, Union City) Sr.
Austin Grebeck (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Sr.
Brock Lundquist (Fountain Valley) Jr.
Hunter Mercado-Hood (De La Salle, Concord) Sr.
Jason Martin (Lutheran, Orange) Sr.
Kort Peterson (St. Francis, Mountain View) Sr. OF

Second Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting/Pitching)
Tyler Cohen (Agoura) Sr.
Joe DeMers (College Park, Pleasant Hill) Soph.
Alex Martinez (James Logan, Union City) Sr.
Chris Mathewson (Kaiser, Fontana) Jr.
Brian Serven (Palm Desert) Sr.
McCarthy Tatum (Clovis) Jr.
Matt Trask (Davis) Jr.

Third Team All-State
(35 players; alphabetical; seniors only and large schools only since we also have underclass, medium and small schools players previously honored)

Josh Adams (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove) OF
Kyle Brown (Arroyo Grande) P/OF
Joey Caffese (St. Mary’s, Stockton) P/OF
Max Carter (Stockdale, Bakersfield) MP
Brandon Caruso (Loyola, Los Angeles) OF
Nick Costello (Claremont) INF
Aaron Cross (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) P
Michael Darr (Santiago, Corona) OF
Shayne Davern (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) OF
Sam Fontaine (Bellarmine, San Jose) P
Chassen Ford (El Toro, Lake Forest) P
Amalani Fukofuka (James Logan, Union City) OF
Brandon Gullotti (Mission Hills, San Marcos) C
Mitchell Haas (Centennial, Bakersfield) OF
Logan Handzlik (Hoover, Fresno) MP
Hans Hansen (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood) P
Jack Hartman (Cleveland, Reseda) P
Daniel Jackson (Amador Valley, Pleasanton) C
John Jaeger (Tracy) P/MP
Ryan Kirby (Granada, Livermore) OF
Angel Landazuri (Redlands) P
Kevin Lillicrop (Cypress) P/OF
Trey Lomax (Mira Mesa, San Diego) MP
Mario Losi (Canyon, Anaheim) P/INF
Jesse Medrano (Clayton Valley, Concord) INF
Nikko Pablo (McNair, Stockton) INF
Logan Poisall (Clovis) OF
Eli Putnam (Foothill, Palo Cedro) OF
Derek Rodigo (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) INF
Billy Roth (Vista) OF
Gabe Speier (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) P
Robbie Tenerowicz (Campolindo, Moraga) INF
Jonah Wesely (Tracy) P/MP
Colton Worthington (Buchanan, Clovis) INF
Mikey Wright (Elk Grove) P

Contributing: Paul Muyskens

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @CalHiSports

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  1. DON
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    interesting picks. Some of these kids didn’t even make all league in their conference, but they make an All State list. Do you select off performance or potential?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted July 11, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

      It’s based mostly on performance. I can add that while we check as many all-area, all-county, all-section teams as possible (not all of them were out yet when selections were made) we do not look at every all-league team out there. That would be much too time-consuming.

      • Dennis
        Posted July 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

        Some guys must be really special in order to make both second team and third. Interesting.
        Be careful looking at performance numbers in Maxpreps. Lots of fluffing going on there!

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