The 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams get going with these players named from schools that were in CIF section playoffs during the 2018 season that made them medium or small school in class. Pitchers with multiple no-hitters, ridiculously low ERAs and three with long scoreless innings streaks headline the medium schools squads. For small schools, 30-1 Winters cashes in with four honorees.
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One player who is a new state record holder and the player who may break that record in his first game next season are both listed right next to each other on this year’s Cal-Hi Sports Medium Schools All-State First Team. For small schools, the story is about D4 State Team of the Year Winters, which placed three on the first team and one on the second.
The record in question, according to our own Cal-Hi Sports state records, is for consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run. Dawson Netz from Maranatha of Pasadena is being credited with the new record of 59 1/3 innings since it is known that the previous record holder, Jerry Jordan of Avenal in 1970, ended his senior season at 59 innings exactly. Max Nyrop of Alameda, however, ended this season with a 55-inning scoreless streak. Both Nyrop and Netz are juniors and are listed on the All-State Medium Schools first team, but Netz’s streak has ended. Nyrop could conceivably break the record with six scoreless innings to start the 2019 season.
Both players also were not alone from their teams in gaining all-state honors. Maranatha, the No. 1 team in the final D3 state rankings, also had junior shortstop Max Blessenger selected. Alameda, the No. 1 team in the final D2 state rankings, also had senior Bryan Woo named.
Other schools to land more than one player on the two medium schools all-state teams are Beckman of Irvine, San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno, McClatchy of Sacramento and Del Campo of Fair Oaks.
D4 State Team of the Year Winters (30-1) did even better than that for the two small schools squads. The Warriors placed three on first team, led by CIF Northern Section MVP Sammy Gonzalez (an infielder), who was joined by junior Daniel Carrion (infield) and Anthony Carrion (outfield). Sophomore pitcher Brandon Gomez was the fourth from Winters selected as he earned a slot on second team.
Other schools to land more than one player on the two small schools all-state teams are Soledad, Sierra Pacific of Hanford, Capital Christian of Sacramento and Pasadena Poly.
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 II and Division III are medium. In the CIFSS playoffs, D1 is large, D2, D3 and D4 are medium, D5 is mixed with some in medium and some in small, D6 and D7 are small. Also, some schools with large enrollments in lower playoff divisions are too big to be small schools. There also are mixed teams from the CIF Central Coast Section in its D1 (some medium, some large). 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 2018 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams for medium schools and small schools:
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM CATCHERS
Clayton Owens (Norco) Sr.
Nathan Peng (Saratoga) Sr.
Tanner Tweedt (Red Bluff) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM PITCHERS
Trevor Beer (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) Sr.
Trevor Ernt (Beckman, Irvine) Jr.
Justin Fuson (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) Sr.
Jack Hinrichsen (McClatchy, Sacramento) Sr.
Titus Groeneweg (Will C. Wood, Vacaville) Sr.
Zach Jacobs (San Dimas) Jr.
Kobby Lopez (Imperial) Sr.
Dawson Netz (Maranatha, Pasadena) Jr.
Max Nyrop (Alameda) Jr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM INFIELD
Max Blessenger (Maranatha, Pasadena) Jr.
Osiris Johnson (Encinal, Alameda) Sr.
Matt McLain (Beckman, Irvine) Sr.
Ethan Patrick (La Salle, Pasadena) Sr.
Charlie Rocca (Verdugo Hills) Sr.
J.T. Schwartz (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD
Jacen Roberson (Garces, Bakersfield) Sr.
Kinston Liniak (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Sr.
Mason Poisson (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) Jr.
Ben Polack (Beyer, Modesto) Sr.
James Shimashita (Madison, San Diego) Sr.
FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Cooper Benson (San Luis Obispo) Jr.
Trevor Hazelhurst (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Sr.
Tyson Heaton (Yucaipa) Jr.
Andrew Lucas (Camarillo) Sr.
James Pizzuti (El Dorado, Placerville) Sr.
Alex Reelfs (Los Altos) Sr.
Owen Sharts (Simi Valley) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM CATCHERS
Cian Costigan (Oak Hills, Hesperia) Sr.
Daniel Crasnick (Hamilton, Los Angeles) Sr.
Jeremy Hassell (Tesoro, Las Flores) Sr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM PITCHERS
Jahred Butler (Tahquitz, Hemet) Sr.
Ethan Clough (Temecula Valley, Temecula) Sr.
Derek Diamond (Ramona) Jr.
Javier Martinez (Las Plumas, Oroville) Sr.
Eric Oseguera (Village Christian, Sun Valley) Sr.
Sam Stoutenborough (Palma, Salinas) Sr.
Ian Villers (Northgate, Walnut Creek) Sr.
Marcus Zoffrea (Redlands) Jr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM INFIELD
Diego Armas (Jurupa Hills, Fontana) Jr.
Javier Felix (Santa Cruz) Jr.
Jack Filby (McClatchy, Sacramento) Sr.
John Jackson (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
Jeffrey Jamison (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) Sr.
Eamonn Lance (Drake, San Anselmo) Jr.
Brian Orr (Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa) Sr.
Cade Sakamoto (Highland, Bakersfield) Sr.
Dominick Tello (Arcadia) Jr.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD
Colin Barber (Pleasant Valley, Chico) Jr.
Cole Koniarsky (Ayala, Chino Hills) Fr.
Jalen McMullen (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) Soph.
MEDIUM SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Bill Duby (Miramonte, Orinda) Sr.
Sterling Hayes (Parker, San Diego) Sr.
Erik Herrera (Carson) Sr.
Davis Miller (Willow Glen, San Jose) Sr.
Pierson Ohl (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) Sr.
Bryce Roe (Ramona) Sr.
Jacob Tucker (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) Sr.
Bryan Woo (Alameda) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM CATCHERS
Justin Bowman (Temple City) Sr.
Sean Chambers (Kerman) Sr.
Ethan Cloyd (Dunn, Los Olivos) Jr.
Parker Cosby (Escalon) Sr.
Isaac Lopez (Soledad) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM PITCHERS
Daniel Colwell (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr.
Andru Holguin (Soledad) Jr.
Raden Perry (Coronado) Soph.
Dakota Redfern (Colfax) Sr.
Will Springer (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) Jr.
William Tamkin (Malibu) Sr.
Chase Watkins (St. Francis, Watsonville) Sr.
Alex Williams (Redwood Christian, Castro Valley) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM INFIELD
Daniel Carrion (Winters) Jr.
Treven Crowley (Hilmar) Soph.
Sammy Gonzalez (Winters) Sr.
Trevor Jones (Rancho Christian, Temecula) Sr.
Christian Stapleton (Carmel) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS FIRST TEAM OUTFIELD
Anthony Carrion (Winters) Sr.
Brett Graber (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Sr.
Alec Ritch (Branson, Ross) Sr.
D’Artagnan Van Dusen (Lincoln, San Diego) Sr.
FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Xavier Carter (Capital Christian, Sacramento) Jr.
Ryan Gervais (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) Sr.
Bubba Gomez (Fremont Christian) Sr.
Agustin Oseguera (Fillmore) Jr.
Matt Queen (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Lance Santerre (Gridley) Jr.
Sam Springer (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) Sr.
Seth Tomczak (Argonaut, Jackson) Jr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM CATCHERS
Cody Brockman (Modesto Christian) Jr.
Noah Fry (Linden) Sr.
Andy Semo (Bishop’s, La Jolla) Sr.
Sam Wilson (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro) Jr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM PITCHERS
Trevor Elliott (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) Jr.
Garrison Finck (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) Sr.
Brandon Gomez (Winters) Soph.
Willem Hoekstra (Ripon Christian) Sr.
Ethan Rapaport (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) Sr.
Trevor Smallwood (Foothills Christian, El Cajon) Sr.
Angelo Tonas (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM INFIELD
Will Batz (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) Sr.
Bo Fick (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) Sr.
Luke Lovett (Lutheran, La Verne) Sr.
Darrell Miller (Lassen, Susanville) Sr.
Kai Saterstrom (Chula Vista High Tech, Chula Vista) Soph.
Chase Schellenger (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) Jr.
Hans Seo (LACES, Los Angeles) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM OUTFIELD
Nick Bello (Dixon) Sr.
Camron McFarlane (Poly, Pasadena) Sr.
Derek Ray (West Valley, Cottonwood) Sr.
SMALL SCHOOLS SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
Gabe Arteaga (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) Jr.
Connor Avrit (Hamilton, Hamilton City) Sr.
Johnny Carlberg (San Jacinto Valley Academy, San Jacinto) Sr.
Kaidin Conrad (Bakersfield Christian) Sr.
Devin Dhaliwal (Athenian, Danville) Sr.
J.T. Hammer (Fowler) Jr.
A.J. O’Neal (Dixon) Soph.
Michael Paredes (San Diego) Sr.
Zach Reitmeyer (Tri-City Christian, Vista (Sr.)
Robby Stevenson (Woodlake) Jr.
State Medium Schools
Player of the Year: Tyson Heaton (Yucaipa)
We don’t have ties but for State Junior of the Year Dawson Netz (Maranatha) was selected for that honor.
State Small Schools
Player of the Year:
Alex Williams (Redwood Christian, Castro Valley)