As mentioned with the All-State Underclass teams, we’re going to go back-and-forth between softball and baseball to complete those postseason honors this summer. That means it’s now time to announce those players in baseball from schools that were in CIF section playoffs during the 2017 season that made them medium or small school in class. Seven years ago, Linden’s Aaron Judge was selected to the small schools first team. Who’s on it now? This is the 36th straight year in which Cal-Hi Sports has produced all-state baseball teams.
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Mythical state champions San Marcos (Division 2), Christian Brothers of Sacramento (D3), Wasco (D4) and Winters (D5) all placed two players each on the first team of this year’s Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium & Small Schools All-State Baseball Teams.
Not all Division 2 state-ranked teams are considered medium schools, but San Marcos was not in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division or Division I playoffs. The Knights did win it all in the section D2 playoffs and are represented on the All-State Medium Schools first team by infielders Jacob Blas and Zack Prajzner.
Christian Brothers won the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D3 title and ended 29-2 overall. The Falcons, who also are in the medium schools category, landed both catcher Diego Black and pitcher Tanner Cunha on All-State Medium Schools first team.
In the small schools category, Wasco and Winters were joined as having two first-team all-staters by Capital Christian of Sacramento (which was No. 2 in the final D4 state rankings behind Wasco). Wasco’s duo is pitcher-hitter Lalo Barraza and catcher Esteban Rios. Winters checks in with infielder Greg Creamer (who was second team all-state last season) and pitcher Anthony Carrion. Capital Christian, which isn’t going to be considered in the small schools ranks next season when it moves up in class in its section, has pitcher Tyler Pons and super sophomore outfielder/pitcher Xavier Carter.
Note: Other than a few exceptions, schools that were eligible to be in the Cal-Hi Sports Division IV or Division V state rankings are considered small and those that were in Division III are medium. In the CIFSS playoffs, D1 and D2 are large, D3 is medium and D4 & D5 are mixed with some in medium and some in small, D6 and D7 are small. There also are mixed teams from the CIF Central Coast Section in its D1 (some medium, some large) and for CIF Sac-Joaquin D4 (some small, some medium). There is no all-state large schools team, but there is a third team added to the overall teams in which only players from large schools are eligible.
Here are the 2017 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams for medium schools and small schools:
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM CATCHERS
Diego Black (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.
Alber Hsaio (Leland, San Jose) Jr.
Bryan Rosario (Arroyo, San Lorenzo) Jr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM PITCHERS
Tanner Cunha (Christian Brothers. Sacramento) Sr.
Branden Dixon (Tahquitz, Hemet) Sr.
Brandon Godoy (Walnut) Jr.
Jonathan Guardado (Nogales, La Puente) Sr.
Skyler Johnson (Katella, Anaheim) Sr.
Mike Mercado (Westview, San Diego) Sr.
Alex Reelfs (Los Altos) Jr.
Matt Sauer (Righetti, Santa Maria) Sr.
Sam Stoutenborough (Palma, Salinas) Jr.
TIm Tague (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM INFIELD
Nick Allen (Francis Parker, San Diego) Sr.
Jacob Blas (San Marcos) Sr.
Jace Chamberlin (Redwood, Visalia) Sr.
Tyler Hardman (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) Sr.
John Jackson (Serra, Gardena) Jr.
Charles Middleton (Lincoln) Sr.
Tanner Murray (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton) Sr.
Zack Prajzner (San Marcos) Jr.
Spencer Torkelson (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD
Ty Babauta (Mt. Pleasant, San Jose) Sr.
Joel Olmos (Manteca) Sr.
Jake Palmer (El Segundo) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Jack Newman (Analy, Sebastopol) Sr.
Holden Powell (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) Sr.
Cade Sakamoto (Highland, Bakersfield) Jr.
Hunter Schilperoort (Westmont, Campbell) Sr.
Brett Super (Sage Hill, Newport Beach) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM CATCHERS
Dan Carnazzo (Palma, Salinas) Sr.
Chase Morales (Highland, Bakersfield) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM PITCHERS
Alex Bradshaw (Lowell, San Francisco) Sr.
Joey Estes (Paraclete, Lancaster) Soph.
Jake Hernandez (Porterville) Sr.
Ryan McLaughlin (Drake, San Anselmo) Sr.
Nate Mendoza (Oak Hills, Hesperia) Sr.
Noah Nunez (Santana, Santee) Sr.
VIncent Pratti (Redwood, Visalia) Sr.
Josh Torres (Don Lugo, Chino) Jr.
Ryan Ward (Manteca) Fr.
Blake Zeleny (Brawley) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM INFIELD
Christian Epley (Quartz Hill) Sr.
Kyle Johnson (Leigh, San Jose) Sr.
Alex LeForestier (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.
Steven Ordorica (Nogales, La Puente) Sr.
Ethan Patrick (La Salle, Pasadena) Jr.
Jeremey Rivera (Locke, Los Angeles) Sr.
Dalton Smith (Chico) Sr.
Seth Stone (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) Sr.
Chase Wehsener (Christian, El Cajon) Sr.
Ricky Yoquigua (Chula Vista) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD
Cullen Bearden (Oakdale) Sr.
Shane Betts (Placer, Auburn) Sr.
Caleb Farmer (Tahquitz, Hemet) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Nick Frasso (Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates) Sr.
Jacob Galbreath (Enterprise, Redding) Sr.
Sam Liang (Miramonte, Orinda) Jr.
Nick Roth (Drake, San Anselmo) Sr.
Ryan Wilcox (Los Gatos) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM CATCHERS
Gunner Hellstrom (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Sr.
Esteban Rios (Wasco) Sr.
Trevor Simonian (Malibu) Sr.
Jared Thomas (Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Montebello) Soph.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM PITCHERS
Logan Barrick (Kelseyville) Sr.
Anthony Carrion (Winters) Jr.
Tyler Pon (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Lucas Sweany (Vacaville Christian) Sr.
Trevor Vanderveen (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) Sr.
Nick Warren (Escalon) Jr.
Alex Williams (Redwood Christian, San Lorenzo) Jr.
Matthew Wood (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park) Soph.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM INFIELD
Andre Antone (Capistrano Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) Sr.
Zach Bushling (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) Sr.
Greg Creamer (Winters) Sr.
Robert Lyles (Apple Valley Christian, Apple Valley) Sr.
Marco Martinez (Maranatha, Sierra Madre) Sr.
Jack Williams (Bakersfield Christian) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD
Michael Boomgarden (Sutter) Sr.
Robert Cruz (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands) Sr.
Trevor Jones (Rancho Christian, Temecula) Jr.
SMALL SCHOOL FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Lalo Barraza (Wasco) Sr.
Xavier Carter (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Soph.
Ethan Cloyd (Dunn, Los Olivos) Soph.
Noey Garcia (Firebaugh) Sr.
Bubba Gomez (Fremont Christian) Soph.
Hunter Hennigh (St. Joseph Notre Dame, Alameda) Sr.
Paul Navarro (Santa Maria) Sr.
Griff McGarry (Menlo School, Atherton) Sr.
Will Springer (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) Soph.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM CATCHERS
Gianni Bloom (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr.
Carson Bridges (St. Joseph Notre Dame, Alameda) Sr.
Nathan Graf (Millennium, Tracy) Soph.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM PITCHERS
Matt Butler (Dixon) Sr.
Johnny Carlberg (San Jacinto Academy, San Jacinto) Jr.
Adrian Lopez (Soledad) Sr.
Byron Smith (Maranatha, San Diego) Sr.
Hogan Weaver (San Juan, Fair Oaks) Soph.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM INFIELD
Marc Audet (Saddleback Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) Sr.
Corey Cater (Valley Christian, Roseville) Sr.
Carson Chavez (Lassen, Susanville) Sr.
Ryan Gervais (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) Sr.
Ryan Hagge (Hillcrest Christian, Thousand Oaks) Sr.
Ryan Jenkins (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr.
Andrue Lackey (Immanuel, Reedley) Sr.
Kevin Lo (University, San Francisco) Jr.
Carson Matthews (Capistrano Valley Christian, SJ Cap) Jr.
Luke Nobiensky (Rancho Christian, Temecula) Sr.
Cameron Phelps (American Christian, Anderson) Sr.
Christian Stapleton (Carmel) Jr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD
Tyler Chesney (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) Sr.
Alekzander De La Cruz (High Tech San Diego) Sr.
Dominick Goldschmidt (St. Anthony, Long Beach) Sr.
Ben Weber (Carmel) Sr.
Jase Weckman (Marysville) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Brandon Anderson (Linden) Sr.
Garrison Finck (St. Bernard, Eureka) Sr.
Brett Garcia (Valley Christian, Cerritos) Jr.
Matt Queen (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Sam Springer (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) Jr.
State Medium Schools
Player of the Year:
Matthew Sauer (Righetti, Santa Maria)
State Small Schools
Player of the Year:
(Arrowhead Christian, Redlands)