With the Fourth of July hot dogs back in the freezer, we keep the fireworks going with the first post of the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams for baseball. This post honors top juniors, sophomores and even two freshmen who all played beyond their years.
Note: We’ll have an inside look at this year’s all-state baseball teams after all of the teams are chosen, including names of players we really wanted to pick but couldn’t. That post plus a nearly 20-year archive of all-state underclass baseball teams (which also has been added to the site today) are for Gold Club members only. To join our team today, CLICK HERE.
For the nearly 20-Year All-State Underclass Teams Archive (1996-2014), CLICK HERE.
For more on this year’s Junior, Sophomore & Freshman of Year, CLICK HERE.
If one were to look over this year’s Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass Teams for baseball, it also might be a preview of next spring’s preseason state and national rankings.
Huntington Beach, which won the CIF Southern Section Division I title, will have three returning players who are first team all-state underclass with one other player on the second team. The second teamer, dazzling outfielder Dominic Abbdessa, also easily could have joined Hagen Danner, Logan Pouelsen and Landon Silver on the first team. It was one of the more tougher choices made.
The Oilers won’t have to look far for another team that also will be loaded with returning players next season. Fellow Orange County school JSerra of San Juan Capistrano had sophomore Trinity League Player of the Year Royce Lewis and junior Brady Shockey (who was on last year’s All-State Underclass team as a sophomore) on first team plus pitcher Jack Owen on second team (even though he was a sophomore last season).
Freshmen usually don’t get onto any of the All-State Underclass Teams because they are lumped together with juniors and sophomores, but two made it this time. Pitcher and State Freshman of the Year Joey Magrisi is on the second team thanks to some of his late playoff performances and being on the All-San Diego Section team. The other picked that high is infielder Brice Turang from Santiago of Corona.
Here are the 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Underclass Teams:
First Team Catchers
Conrado Diaz (San Ysidro) Jr.
Robert Reeves (Hart, Newhall) Jr.
Eric Yang (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) Jr.
First Team Pitchers
Cole Cardey (Arlington, Riverside) Jr.
Jacob Castillo (San Dimas) Jr.
Hagen Danner (Huntington Beach) Soph.
Trevor Franklin (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) Jr.
Ryan Mauch (South Hills, Covina) Jr.
Jeremy Polon (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) Jr.
Arman Sabouri (Branham, San Jose) Jr.
First Team Infield
Tommy Acuna (San Dimas) Jr.
Kevin Bristow (Poway) Jr.
Dylan Carlson (Elk Grove) Jr.
Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) Jr.
Royce Lewis (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) Soph.
Scott Ogrin (Valencia) Jr.
Logan Pouelsen (Huntington Beach) Jr.
Lane Pritchard (Red Bluff) Jr.
Andrew Vaughn (Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa) Jr.
First Team Outfield
Cameron Deere (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) Jr.
Mickey Moniak (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) Jr.
Blake Rutherford (Chaminade, West Hills) Jr.
Brady Shockey (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) Jr.
First Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting, Pitching)
Hunter Bigge (Los Gatos) Jr.
Cooper Gallion (Redondo, Redondo Beach) Jr.
Grant Gambrell (Buchanan, Clovis) Jr.
Hunter Greene (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) Soph.
Grant Nechak (Calabasas) Jr.
Landon Silver (Huntington Beach) Jr.
Jeremy Ydens (St. Francis, Mountain View) Jr.
Second Team Catchers
Adam Kerner (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) Soph.
Parker Laret (Redwood, Larkspur) Jr.
Second Team Pitchers
Blake Borror (Quartz Hill) Jr.
Joey Magrini (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Fr.
Kevin Milam (Heritage, Brentwood) Jr.
Leo Nierenberg (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Jr.
Jack Owen (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) Soph.
Michael Weisberg (Agoura, Agoura Hills) Soph.
Second Team Infield
Colby Freeman (Centennial, Bakersfield) Jr.
Tyler Freeman (Etiwanda) Soph.
Kody Gardner (Rio Americano, Sacramento) Jr.
Jayson Gonzalez (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Soph.
Carter Hayes (Carmel) Jr.
Alejandro Lara (Vanden, Fairfield) Jr.
Andrew Martinez (St. Francis, Mountain View) Jr.
Jamal O’Guinn (Sanger) Soph.
Spencer Steer (Millikan, Long Beach) Jr.
Spencer Torkelson (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Soph.
Brice Turang (Santiago, Corona) Fr.
Second Team Outfield
Dominic Abbadessa (Huntington Beach) Jr.
Matthew Acosta (Ayala, Chino Hills) Jr.
Matt Frazier (Clovis North, Fresno) Jr.
Jack Large (Beyer, Modesto) Jr.
Calvin Mitchell (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) Soph.
Garrett Mitchell (Lutheran, Orange) Soph.
Kaiser Weiss (Oxnard) Soph.
Second Team Multi-Purpose (Hitting, Pitching)
Saxon Andross (Serrano, Phelan) Jr.
Jake Holton (Los Gatos) Jr.
Matt Manning (Sheldon, Sacramento) Jr.
Danny Zimmerman (Redondo, Redondo Beach) Soph.
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An honorable mention goes out to multi purpose 2017 Jonathan Pierce from Freedom.