All-State Baseball: Small, Medium

Small Schools All-State honoree Efrain Del Rio of Dos Palos is a 6-foot-7, 290-pounder who has been the Merced Sun-Star's Player of the Year twice. Photo: dpol.net/news/athletics.

Small Schools All-State honoree Efrain Del Rio of Dos Palos is a 6-foot-7, 290-pounder who has been the Merced Sun-Star’s Player of the Year twice. Photo: dpol.net/news/athletics.


One of the reasons that the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams are so highly regarded is a continuing commitment to honor players not just from the big-school, major divisions. That continues with this year’s best in baseball from medium-size and small-size schools (based on section playoff divisions).

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 medium schools and small schools baseball teams (which also has been added to the site today) are for Gold Club members only. We picked first-time MLB All-Star Stephen Vogt to one of those teams back in 2003. To join our team today, CLICK HERE.

For the nearly 20-Year All-State Medium Schools & Small Schools Teams Archive (1996-2014), CLICK HERE.

For more on this year’s Medium Schools & Small Schools State Players of the Year, CLICK HERE.

Medium Schools State Player of the Year Peter Lambert of San Dimas and Small Schools State Player of the Year Nico Hoerner from Head-Royce of Oakland headline the annual selections of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams for medium schools and small schools.

Lambert was joined on the medium schools squad by junior teammate Jacob Castillo since the duo both had insanely low ERAs of 0.43 in helping San Dimas finish 31-1 with its only loss coming in an upset to Walnut in the CIF Southern Section Division III semifinals.

It still proved to be very difficult this year for even championship teams to land more than one player on either the medium or small schools squads.

The only other medium schools besides San Dimas to get two are Christian of El Cajon, Redondo of Redondo Beach and Christian of El Cajon. For small schools, the only ones to get two are Sutter and Firebaugh.

Here are the 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Medium Schools & Small Schools Teams:

(Note: Schools considered medium are those that were considered Division III for our state rankings and some that were Division II; those considered small are those that were considered Division IV or Division V in the state rankings)

Speedy Calvin Andrews of Santa Rosa Maria Carrillo, who also can pitch, already has been chosen as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat's Large Schools Player of the Year. Photo: Harold Abend.

Speedy outfielder Calvin Andrews of Santa Rosa Maria Carrillo, who also can pitch, already has been chosen as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat’s Large Schools Player of the Year. Photo: Harold Abend.


Medium Schools Catchers

Will Hail (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.
Matt Kassowitz (Santa Monica) Sr.

Medium Schools Pitchers

Daniel Alvarez (California, Whittier) Sr.
Jacob Castillo (San Dimas) Jr.
Anthony Guardado (Nogales, La Puente) Sr.
Tim Holdgrafer (La Jolla) Sr.
Peter Lambert (San Dimas) Sr.
Tyler Peck (Redwood, Larkspur) Sr.
Arman Sabouri (Branham, San Jose) Jr.

Medium Schools Infield

Reese Berberet (Fallbrook) Sr.
Marcus Chiu (San Marin, Novato) Sr.
Brady Dorn (Redondo, Redondo Beach) Sr.
Isaiah Garcia (Lincoln) Sr.
Hudson Hartley (Garces, Bakersfield) Sr.
Matthew McGarry (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) Sr.
Travis Moniot (Palm Desert) Sr.
Lars Nootbaar (El Segundo) Sr.
Dylan Paulson (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) Sr.
Yeager Taylor (Hemet) Sr.
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Medium Schools Outfield

Clayton Andrews (Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa) Sr.
Jonathan Engelmann (Burlingame) Sr.
Alfonso Rivas (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) Sr.
Kyle Stowers (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.

Medium Schools Multi-Purpose

Andrew Bash (Palm Desert) Sr.
Cooper Gallion (Redondo, Redondo Beach) Jr.
Ro Mahanty (Hillsdale, San Mateo) Sr.
Devin McKesson (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) Sr.
Troy Miller (Soquel) Sr.
Hazahel Quijada (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) Sr.
R.J. Peace (Serrano, Phelan) Sr.

Grant Dragmire led Bradshaw Christian to its second straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI title. Photo: Bryan Davis/Elk Grove Citizen.

Grant Dragmire led Bradshaw Christian to its second straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI title. Photo: Bryan Davis/Elk Grove Citizen.


Small Schools Catchers

Clay Dunkle (Justin-Siena, Napa) Sr.
Dametri Evans (Tahquitz, Hemet) Sr.
Nick Kitzmann (Santa Ynez) Sr.
Kaleb Murphy (Excelsior, Victorville) Sr.

Small Schools Pitchers

Miles Glazier (San Marino) Sr.
Christian Hammar (Woodcrest Christian, Riverside) Jr.
Tiegen Jones (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Jr.
Brian McConnell (Monrovia) Sr.
Sam Reinertson (Branson, Ross) Sr.
Grant Shives (Francis Parker, San Diego) Sr.

Small Schools Infield

Jason Allen (Firebaugh) Sr.
Brock Bell (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) Sr.
Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) Jr.
Dalton Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) Sr.
Micah Gunter (Valley Christian, Roseville) Sr.
Carter Hayes (Carmel) Jr.
Nico Hoerner (Head-Royce, Oakland) Sr.
Ryan Garcia (La Salle, Pasadena) Jr.
Randy Post (Sutter) Sr.
Sahid Valenzuela (St. Francis CCC, Watsonville) Jr.

Small Schools Outfield

Brendon Nelson (Sutter) Jr.
Will Ruiz (Chavez, Delano) Sr.
Steven Stockton (Brookside Christian, Stockton) Sr.

Small Schools Multi-Purpose

Jeff Ahern (Anderson) Sr.
Sal Alaniz (Firebaugh) Sr.
Cole Brodnansky (Clear Lake, Lakeport) Sr.
Chris Davidson (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Sr.
Efrain Del Rio (Dos Palos) Sr.
Grant Dragmire (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Robbie Leslie (Flintridge Prep, La Canada) Sr.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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